It's WIMIM Wednesday again! "What Inspires Made in Marcelle" happens in the first week of every month where we feature a theme for our posts. Kicking off June are some sweet posts about dessert. Our first ingredient in the mix is cocoa powder.
It all started while I was trying to conjure up some form of edible baked good, and thinking to myself, hm, this could be delicious...as makeup. It made sense considering how many commercially available products use this concept, such as the Two Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette. But I was curious to use it in a more raw form. Can I use cocoa powder as a bronzer?
Here's a quick swatch. (lol) The colour is not too shabby. I prefer this more brown tone to the orange that many commercial bronzers come in. The cocoa does both sheer and buildable quite well on my skin. Although when you do a swipe like above, the powder separates and you can see the different sized particles in the mix. This makes it quite patchy but still acceptably blendable.
|Nothing on the cheeks yet...|
|Bam! Look at that pigmentation.|
Conclusion? I think it is definitely plausible to use cocoa powder on the face but would not be something I would reach for on a regular basis. It requires a lot of effort to blend out nicely and even then, there is some blotchiness still present. I wore this for the whole day and I'm sure noone noticed that there was food disguised as makeup on my face.