Looking for a fun, easy DIY makeup project? You’ve come to the right place! Using natural ingredients that you can probably find around your house already, we’re going to create a beautiful bronzer that is easy to apply, smells like hot chocolate, and looks great on your face! For this project, all you’re going to need is a place to store your bronzer (perhaps an empty powder compact or something of the sort), A bowl with a spoon to mix the ingredients in, unsweetened cocoa powder, paper towels, and Isopropyl Alcohol. Happy making!
Gather all of your ingredients together. I recommend putting a towel underneath, because the products can get messy. Make sure that your hands and tools are clean, and the work space is clear. L
Take some Isopropyl Alcohol and clean out the empty makeup compact/container that you’re using.
Grab a heaping spoonful of cocoa powder, or possibly more depending on how big your compact is. Mine is very small and shallow, so I would recommend that you make more than what I made, especially because it’s better to have more than it is to have too little.
NOTE: It is super important that the cocoa powder is unsweetened, because otherwise it’s going to be sticky and it’s going to be like rubbing melted chocolate on your face, not to mention difficult to get off.
Optionally, you can sprinkle some cinnamon into the mixture to give a healthy looking glow to your bronzer. Also, if you’re wanting a more shimmery one, mix in some glitter/glitter eyeshadow.
Mix the dry ingredients together in the bowl. (If you only added cocoa powder, there’s really no need to do this.)
Add a LITTLE bit of the Isopropyl Alcohol. I know that this isn’t very helpful, so if you wanna take it by the spoonful that works, too. I only recommend putting one in at a time. If you used too much, then you can always add more cocoa powder, but I strongly recommend that you try to keep it lower on the alcohol, since we’re only trying to get this texture right and then the alcohol is going to be gone.
Scoop the mixture into the container, Don’t worry about how much you put in, because you’re going to flatten it out and it’s going to be much easier to work with, and any excess can be scraped off later.
Lay a paper towel over it.
Close the compact and squeeze as hard as you can. The goal here is to get all of the alcohol out of it. Open it, and while it’s still open and with the paper towel still over it, squeeze it as hard as you can once again. There’s parts that weren’t really gotten when it was closed, and it’s important to get it out or the bronzer will not turn out. You may have to do this several times. Keep doing it! It won’t ruin it no matter how hard you press, I promise!
After, you may have to scrape off excess or smooth it out with your finger because your paper towel left lines on the bronzer. For a fun effect, you can put a cookie cutter in it and make a shape and it will dry that way. Don’t swatch it just yet, because unless this is the texture that you’re wanting it to remain, this isn’t how it’s going to turn out.
Close the compact and set it in the freezer for about 2-3 hours, or leave it in overnight. It might crack a tiny bit, but that’s normal and can be fixed really easily.
I hope you enjoyed it! If you smell it, it might smell like the alcohol, but if you swatch it on your hand, you don’t smell any of the alcohol and you only smell the chocolate! (: