Highlighter is an underused but very important part of your makeup routine. Using highlighter can help you illuminate the dark parts of your face, decreasing sallowness and bringing a dewy glow to your complexion. A glow that’s screams summertime, of course! Not willing to spend $30 or more on this makeup extra? We don’t blame you. But you don’t have to, not with this DIY highlighter! This DIY is simple and inexpensive to make, and you can use all-natural ingredients, so you know exactly what is making your face look so darn fabulous. And oh, it will look fabulous. Watch the video below to see how it’s done.

You can totally customize this makeup to whatever color flatter your unique skin tone, or to be as dark or light a highlighter as you desires.

Our favorite part of this DIY is the fact that you can put your homemade highlighter into these cheap little chap-stick tubes! Not only does this make your highlighter easy to toss and your purse and take with you wherever, but it means you can apply your highlighter so easily and in a snap. Such a brilliant little hack.


– Funnel
– Chap-stick Containers
– 1 tsp. Coconut Oil
– 1/2 tbsp. Cornstarch
– 1 tube Chap-stick
– Shimmery Eye Shadow (Old Shadow)

STEP 1: In a small bowl, combine your coconut oil, entire tube on chap-stick, and the two lightest colors of eye shadow in your old palette.
STEP 2: Microwave for 45 seconds to melt down the chap-stick.
STEP 3: Add the cornstarch to thicken it up and remove some of the greasiness from the makeup.
STEP 4: Microwave for 45 more seconds to liquidize.
STEP 5: Using a funnel, pour the mixture into the empty chap-stick tubes.
STEP 6: Place in the fridge to harden overnight.

To apply highlighter correctly, check out the end of the video above. But a quick rule of thumb is to apply the highlighter to all the “high” parts of your face – meaning the bridge of your nose, your cheekbones, ect. Hence, HIGHlighter.

What do you think of this DIY highlighter? Have you ever made your own makeup and how did you pull it off? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.