DIY Makeup: Create Your Own Makeup Cocktails
Still searching for the perfect shade of lip gloss or foundation? It may already be in your makeup bag. Find out how to create custom DIY makeup like the pros
Bronzer + body lotionSure, there are tons of lotions that come with a hint of tint and shimmer, but many of us avoid them for fear we'll end up looking like we're ready for a 7th grade dance. But the pros actually like a little bit of junior high-esque sparkle: "The right amount of shimmer reflects light so your skin has a golden, healthier appearance," says Paul. But finding that subtle radiance requires some diluting. "Most bronzers are really glittery, and toning them down with a lotion is how many makeup artists create a more natural-looking glow," says Galadjian. Bonus: That body lotion will also ensure the subtle sparkle sticks to your skin -- not to your dress or to anyone you come in contact with. Mix one part bronzer to one part body lotion in your palms before applying -- and use more lotion than bronzer if you've got an especially glittery brand.
Mix JK Jemma Kidd Show Stopper Year-Round Body Glow, $28, with Vaseline Total Moisture Aloe Fresh Body Lotion, $3.69.
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