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Sparkle and Shine: Create Your Own Shimmering Lotion For a Glamorous Look


About the author: Jinane Doughan is a professional make-up artist with a degree from the French Fashion Institute ESMOD Dubai. She specialized in natural handmade skincare and haircare products.
Her YouTube channel, Jinane World, has 600+ educational videos and 100K+ subscribers.
She is an accredited Master Trainer and gives courses at a reputed academy that has 16 branches worldwide. She sells online courses about natural skincare.
Disclaimer: This article is for educational purposes only and does not constitute professional medical advice. Use any natural skincare or haircare products at your own risk and perform a patch test before use.

Create your own shimmering lotion and step into the realm of radiant beauty! If you’ve ever desired to captivate attention and become the star of evening social gatherings, we have the perfect solution for you.

In this article, we will guide you through a simple and delightful process of concocting a personalized shimmering lotion. Get ready to sparkle and shine and discover the secrets to a captivating appearance, all within the comforts of your own home.

Let’s begin by exploring the step-by-step process of creating this magical beauty potion.

Ingredients Needed

  • Cream base. It is described as base because it is raw and pure, with no additives added to it. So it has no oils, extracts, color or fragrance added to it. It is meant to be a base to which you add your own additives to make the cream or lotion that you desire.
  • Aloe Vera gel
  • Rose water or rose hydrosol
  • Mica color powder. For darker skin, use the bronze mica color. For lighter skin, use the gold mica color.
  • Fine glitter. This glitter has to be for skincare applications. The color of the glitter is to match the mica color mentioned above.
  • Sweet almond oil

Choose high-quality ingredients to boost the effectiveness and safety of your DIY beauty products. Also, where an essential oil is included in my recipes, I utilize either of two types of essential oils: pure, if added in drops, or diluted, if mixed in grams.

Tools Needed

  • Scale to weigh quantities
  • Glass beaker
  • Bowls
  • Glass mixing rod
  • Hand mixer

Prior to use, ensure that both your utensils and containers are properly cleaned and disinfected. Wash them with warm soapy water, dry with a tissue, and then sanitize by spraying with 70% medical alcohol. Wipe them clean and let them air dry before use.

Steps: Create Your Own Shimmering Lotion

1- Start by measuring and adding 50 grams (1.76 oz) of the cream base into the beaker.

Create Your Own Shimmering Lotion. Add cream base
Add cream base

2- Add a teaspoon (5 milliliters) of aloe vera gel.

Create Your Own Shimmering Lotion. Add aloe vera gel
Add aloe vera gel

3- Now, we want to add the rose water. I will not specify the quantity of the rose water. The reason being that the quantity depends on the cream base that you have. One type of cream base can withstand more additives than another type. Here, we have 2 additives: the aloe vera gel and the rose water.

When you mix the additives with the cream base, you want them to blend properly and not separate. This is what we mean when we say that the cream base can withstand a certain quantity of additives.

The best way to do this is by adding one tablespoon of rose water at a time. Mix and see the consistency of the lotion. It should be neither too thick nor too thin.

For the type of cream base that I have, I have found that adding 7 tablespoons of rose water (105 milliliters) to the 50 grams of cream base and the teaspoon of aloe vera gel gives me the lotion consistency that I like. This quantity also blends well with the cream base that I am using, and does not result in separation.

You might need to add more or less, so start with one tablespoon at a time. Mix and check the lotion consistency.

4- Now, we will add color to the lotion mix. In a small separate bowl, mix a little quantity of the mica color powder with a little sweet almond oil.

Don’t add the mica powder directly to the lotion mix, because it will not dissolve properly in the water-based cream base. Dissolve it first separately in almond oil, then add the color mix to the lotion.

Add more color if you prefer.

5- Use a hand mixer to blend the ingredients thoroughly.

Create Your Own Shimmering Lotion. Blend with a hand mixer
Blend with a hand mixer

6- Finally, add a little quantity of glitter to enhance the shimmering effect. You can add it directly to the lotion mix.

Create Your Own Shimmering Lotion. Add glitter
Add glitter

7- Mix well and you are done!

How To Use: Create Your Own Shimmering Lotion

To make the most of your shimmering lotion and achieve a truly glamorous look, follow these simple steps:

  1. Prep your skin: Start by ensuring your skin is clean and well-hydrated. Take a shower or wash the areas where you’ll be applying the lotion, such as your neck and shoulders. Pat your skin dry gently with a towel.
  2. Apply sparingly: Less is more when it comes to shimmering lotion. Begin by dispensing a small amount onto your fingertips or palm. Remember, you can always add more later if desired.
  3. Targeted application: Gently dab or massage the lotion onto the desired areas, such as the back of your neck, décolletage, or shoulders. Blend it evenly and ensure a seamless transition between the lotion and your natural skin tone.
  4. Build up the intensity: If you prefer a more pronounced shimmer, you can gradually layer the lotion. Apply a thin layer first, allow it to dry, and then repeat the process until you achieve the desired level of radiance.
  5. Let it dry: Give the lotion a few moments to dry completely before getting dressed or touching the applied areas to avoid smudging or transferring the shimmer.
  6. Complete your look: Once the lotion has dried, you’re ready to complete your glamorous look. Pair it with an elegant dress, your favorite accessories, and a confident smile.

Remember, shimmering lotion is meant to enhance your natural beauty, so embrace your inner glow and enjoy the mesmerizing effect it creates.

Create Your Own Shimmering Lotion. Skin that shimmers
Skin that shimmers. Let the lotion dry.

Benefits: Create Your Own Shimmering Lotion

The shimmering lotion you create using pure cream base, aloe vera gel, rose water, mica color, and glitter offers several fantastic benefits that contribute to a glamorous and radiant appearance. Let’s explore these benefits:

  1. Subtle Illumination: The lotion provides a subtle yet alluring illumination to your skin. The combination of mica color and fine glitter creates a beautiful shimmer that catches the light, adding a touch of enchantment to your look.
  2. Nourishment and Hydration: Aloe vera gel, known for its soothing properties, helps to nourish and moisturize your skin. It replenishes hydration, leaving your skin feeling soft, supple, and revitalized.
  3. Even Skin Tone: The shimmering lotion helps to even out your skin tone, giving it a smoother and more polished appearance. It can minimize the appearance of minor imperfections and provide a flawless canvas for your evening look.
  4. Delicate Fragrance: Rose water, an ingredient known for its delightful scent, imparts a subtle and refreshing fragrance to the shimmering lotion. It enhances the overall sensory experience, making it a pleasure to apply and wear.
  5. Customizable Glow: One of the key benefits of creating your own shimmering lotion is the ability to customize it according to your preferences. You have control over the intensity of the shimmer, allowing you to tailor the glow to match the occasion or your personal style.
  6. Versatile Application: The shimmering lotion can be applied to various areas of the body, such as the neck, shoulders, décolletage, and more. Its versatility allows you to highlight specific features or create an overall luminous effect, depending on your desired look.
  7. Confidence Booster: When you apply the shimmering lotion and witness the captivating transformation it brings to your appearance, it can boost your confidence and make you feel truly glamorous. It adds an extra layer of allure to your overall presentation, helping you stand out with a radiant glow.

With these incredible benefits, your DIY shimmering lotion becomes a valuable tool in your beauty arsenal, allowing you to achieve a mesmerizing look and exude confidence at evening social gatherings and other special occasions.

More articles on how to make body butters and creams:

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This video demonstrates the steps to create your own shimmering lotion.


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