Shine On With Body Shimmer Products For That Summer Glow


RiRi’s lyrics that go ‘Shine bright like a diamond’ take on a new meaning when it comes to reflective body shimmer! With all things bling making a serious comeback through 2022 and into 2023 – including shimmery eyelids, frosted lips, and face gems (thanks to 90s throwbacks and shows like Euphoria!) – we’re not surprised that glistening skin is back with a bang too. 

We adore this trend though, because it’s perfect for adding some glam (without being too OTT) to your weekend brunches or girl’s night, or even for the wedding season, cocktail parties, summer soirées and so much more!

You can try body shimmer in the form of body oils, shimmer mists or sprays. And just as a highlighter would accentuate the high points of your face, you can apply body shimmer to the highest or sharpest points of your body where it beautifully catches and reflects the light for that sexy glow.

Tips for Wearing Body Shimmer:

Moisturise first: Wait to wear body shimmer after moisturising your body with a lotion post shower. This lends the skin a healthy glow as it is and then topped off with a shimmer will help it last longer and look glam.

Choose the right spots: Sexy glow, not glow worm, is the motto here. The key is not to go overboard and instead only wear these on points like your collarbones and décolleté, shoulders, shoulder blades, and legs – especially the shins, calves and front of thighs.

Use a brush: Just as you would use a brush or sponge for other makeup application, beauty experts suggest using one, like a large stippling brush, for body shimmer oils to ensure most of the product doesn’t cling to your hands when applying.

Blend it in: To avoid oddly placed patches of shimmer on the body, ensure you blend it into the skin really well. So take your time with it.

Colour is crucial: If you want it to look like a natural glow up, pick a body shimmer oil or spray that blends well with your skin tone. For example, deeper skin tones can opt for more bronze, or dark gold ones, while pearlescent, rose gold or champagne shimmers will suit lighter skin tones better.

If you’re ready to get your glow on, here are some body shimmer products you can try:

Anastasia Beverly Hills Shimmer Body Oil

This opulent body oil contains jojoba oil and almond oil with soft pearlescent minerals that give a radiant, sun-kissed glow. It has a lightweight formula and is delicately fragranced with the signature coconut-vanilla scent. Yu-hum!

NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Or Shimmering Multi-purpose Dry Oil


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This shimmering version of the brand’s much-loved Huile Prodigieuse nourishes, softens and illuminates the hair and skin thanks to its ultra-fine, pearly mineral particles. 96.2 % of its ingredients are from natural origin and include oils such as sweet almond oil, camellia oil, macadamia oil and argan oil. 

RAS Luxury Oils Sparkle Shimmer Highlighting Body Oil

A gel-oil infused with gold mica, this leaves the body with a sun-kissed luminescence. Enriched with coconut and jojoba oils, this floral-scented hydrating oil will take you back to your beloved beach getaway.

mCaffeine Coffee Body Shimmer

Fragranced with mCaffeine’s signature coffee notes, this non-greasy, water-based formula lends a soft shimmer to enhance your skin tone. It also comes supercharged with caffeine and hyaluronic acid, which keeps skin hydrated for up to 24 hours. 

Sol de Janeiro Glowmotions Glow Body Oil

This luminising, soft-shimmer glow oil for the body and face is inspired by the Brazilian obsession with glowing skin. It has a buildable, blurring-effect tint that lends a healthy glow and is available in a few shade variants. And if you love their original Cheirosa ’62 scent, then you’ll love this body oil as it comes infused with the same fragrance. 

Victoria’s Secret Shimmer Fragrance Mist

Shimmer meets scent in this refreshing mist that gives you a radiant glow from head to toe. It is available in best-selling variants – Pure Seduction, Love Spell, Velvet Petals and Bare Vanilla. Spray on and gleam on, we say!

Plum BodyLovin’ Body Shimmer Oil

This body highlighter comes in three shades – Copper Sheen, Peach Glow, Rose Gold – that are made to suit Indian skin tones. It is extremely blendable and is a buildable formula, so you can control the amount of body shimmer you’d like. Made with a blend of five natural lightweight oils for intense moisture, it is non-greasy and absorbs quickly, leaving behind a stunning shine.

The Body Shop Coconut Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil

Let this shimmering oil enhance your natural tan earned at the beach or if you haven’t had that sandy escape yet, then indulge in some holiday reminiscing. The product is enriched with Community Fair Trade organic virgin coconut oil from Samoa, has a non-greasy formula and is also suitable for sensitive skin.

Bath & Body Works Pure Wonder Diamond Shimmer Mist

Infused with real diamond dust, this dermatologist-tested mist leaves the skin deliciously scented and with a gorgeous sparkle. The fragrance is a clean blend of iced rosé, star jasmine and warm white amber. Just spritz it on and feel uber glam!


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