DIY Your Own Highlighter Using Only 2 Simple Ingredients

Great news everyone! It turns out that the key ingredient to the perfect DIY highlighter has been hiding out in your pantry this whole time. Just when you thought you were fresh out of new ways to incorporate coconut oil into your daily routine, it strikes again! It’s the gift that keeps on giving.

This two-ingredient highlighter hack is super easy; all you need is a small amount of solid coconut oil and your favorite shimmery eyeshadow — it’s that simple! Here’s the breakdown:

Nature’s Way Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

Step 1: Grab a small amount of coconut oil to use as your base. When working with coconut oil, there’s a fine line between dewy and greasy, so make sure to err on the side of caution. You can always add more later on if you need it.


Step 2: Now comes the fun part, select a shimmery eyeshadow to act as your highlight. Use as much or as little as you see fit. Get creative with it — try mixing and matching different shadows to create your own custom shade. The options are endless!

(Feeling bold? Try a purple based eyeshadow, if you dare.)


Step 3: Mix the two ingredients on the back of your hand. Once completely blended, apply the highlight to the bridge of your nose, cheekbones, under your brow and anywhere else you want to accentuate. And that’s it, you’re good to go!


If the ‘no makeup’ makeup look is totally your jam, then this DIY is for you. This subtle approach to traditional highlighters gives your skin a fresh and natural glow — perfect for a day-time look.

How are you using coconut oil in your routine? Share your well-kept secrets below!


Images by: Erica Dawn

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