Cocoa-Cinnamon Bronzer

A Wee Nest hosts a monthly challenge where participants are to pick a project on Pinterest and give it a go. I chose a project that was more of an experiment than anything.

I’m always open to a natural alternative to anything, but when I saw this idea, I admit I was a little hesitant.

One Good Thing by Jillee shared her project of a DIY blusher made of hibiscus powder, corn starch, and a little cinnamon.


I figured it was worth a try. I really didn’t want to run around trying to find hibiscus powder though so I changed it a bit to use what I had on hand.

My version is a bronzer and it is made with corn starch, cocoa powder, and cinnamon.

make your own bronzer

I did a little research and there have been some reports of cinnamon irritating sensitive skin. I didn’t find any issues with cocoa. If you choose to try this, please do so at your own risk.

I just put a little corn starch in a bowl and added cocoa until it was about the color I wanted. Then I sprinkled a little cinnamon in and stirred it all together.

make your own bronzer

On a clean face, I applied foundation and then the mixture just like any powdered bronzer.

I have to say it wasn’t too bad. It can look cake-y in spots, so you have to blend well. The smell is so heavenly, I wanted to eat my face. For that reason alone, this might not be the best bronzer for me.

All in all, I would say it is actually a pretty decent alternative. So, if you only want natural makeup for medical or personal reasons or if you want a very inexpensive bronzer, this little formula might be worth a try.

Thanks A Wee Nest for the push to try something new!

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10 thoughts on “Cocoa-Cinnamon Bronzer

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  2. I love that you went with a natural beauty DIY! I want to try more of those, for sure. The pumpkin mask I tried turned out so well! I’ll have to try this bronzer out sometime!

    • Yes, with sensitive skin it could irritate, although you only use a sprinkle of the cinnamon for color. I didn’t have any problem at all but I would say use with caution knowing your own skin πŸ™‚
      Thanks for stopping by, Katie!

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