Rihanna has recently released yet another wonderful addition to her Fenty Beauty makeup line, Body Lava and Fairy Bomb. The Body Lava is an illuminating gel-based moisturizer for the body that comes in two shades, Beach Please and Brown Sugar. Fairy Bomb is an oversized puff that dispenses glitter when dabbed onto the body. The catch? Body Lava is $60 and Fairy Bomb is $42. My bank account is crying too. So now it’s time to get creative with the DIY projects and make your own illuminating body products for a fraction of the price!
The first thing you want to figure out is what kind of base you want because there’s definitely plenty of options and it’s all about preference and what’s best for your skin. Some people prefer body butters while others prefer oils, etc. Here are some recommendations for base products to get you started that won’t break the bank.
I wrote a post of recommendations for Black-owned body butters that you can read here. If you don’t want to order online or you don’t feel like waiting, you can also whip up your own body butters at home with shea butter, mango butter, cocoa butter, essential oils, etc.