Now contour was was the new blush and highlight is the new contour, but have you heard of body shimmer? I know what you’re thinking… “You mean that bottle of water and glitter I would spray on myself when I was like 12?” The answer is no! Although, that really just gave me a major #flashback moment. It's actually the most essential item to enhance your Summer tan with a body glow. In fact, body shimmers are often used at our bikini photoshoots, as they capture the light in a very natural way (and in all the right places!) Who doesn’t love a good beauty hack? Especially when you’re feeling like crap about your bikini body, or your tan isn’t as nice as you expected. This is just the thing to give you the kick in the ass for a good time! Here are our top favorites that won’t leave you looking like a disco ball or a streaky painted mess. Only the best here!
Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Shimmer Dry Oil
Why we love it: This oil is not only for your body, but also for your face and hair. Because it has 6 amazing oils in this shimmer oil (Borage, St. John’s Wort, Sweet Almond, Camellia, Hazelnut and Macadamia, and Vitamin E) you will definitely feel the benefits of using Nuxe’s Huile Prodigieuse. This oil leaves the skin soft, smooth, and with a slight shimmer. There’s enough room for play with this product since you can use this product for moisturizing purposes and avoid the tacky/ sticky feeling all day.
Where to get it: $54.00, Ulta
The Body Shop Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil
Why we love it: If you’re in a rut and aren’t feeling yourself because of your tan (or lack there of) this Oil is a life-saver! We love the way it leaves such a great temporary tan. The best part? It’s a build-able product that won’t leave you looking streaky when you’re satisfied with your glow. And did we already mention it smells amazing?
Where to get it: $18.14 Amazon
Charlotte Tilbury Supermodel Body Slimmer Shimmer Shape Hydrate & Glow
Why we love it: This product is definitely one of those that you’d see on set of a major photoshoot. Celebrities love this product because a of its tightening agent, but also because of the cool metal tip for precision. It’s mostly used to contour, placed strategically in the hollows to create depth and exaggerate the light captured on other parts of the body. If you are going for an all over tan this isn’t the best product, but it is perfect for photoshoots or a night out on the town.
Where to get it: $65.00 Nordstrom
Nars Body Glow
Why we love it: From light to dark skin tones, this Nars Body Glow covers all of the bases. It’s great at giving you that extra ‘oomph’ in your tan. If you’re trying to avoid that embaRrassing orange-looking tan, then behold the holy grail! This product can easily be worked all over the skin so you can enjoy your day knowing that it won’t move until washed. Trust me when I say, this baby doesn’t budge!
Where to get it: $45.00 Amazon
Urban Decay Naked Skin Body Beauty Balm
Why we love it: Wouldn’t life be nice if we could walk around like celebs in a magazine, looking flawless and re-touched everywhere we go? Well, the Naked Skin Body Beauty Balm does just that! This beauty balm literally tightens and smooths out any imperfection that you have on your legs, arms, belly, or bust once rubbed in. This is the ultimate confidence booster when you are in a bikini, especially in front of someone who you’ve had your on eye for a while 😉 . The best part about this one is that it blends to any skin tone and you don’t have to worry about leaving any residue in the pool because it isn’t water soluble.
Where to get it: $34.00 Macys
Vichy Ideal Body Shimmering Oil
Why we love it: The Vichy Ideal Body Shimmering Oil is ideal for all over. Containing 10 different essential oils, you can feel free to use it for your hair, your body, or even your face! It’s great at revitalizing dry and sensitive hair and skin. Despite its gold toned, it’s perfect to top off a well developed Summer tan or after a quick session at your tanning salon.
Where to get it: $15.00 Boots