Making your mark at your next soirée this festive season doesn’t have to be complicated. Instead of dropping a bomb on the latest handbag or enduring the weight of your party-ready jewellery all night long, consider body shimmers to help you achieve a body glow that’s worthy enough for a red carpet event. After all, nothing complements a party dress better than gleaming skin that is both healthy and hydrated.
Whether you prefer thicker cream gels or fast absorbing oils, this edit of body shimmers promise to nourish and condition your skin thanks to the infusion of skin-loving botanical oils and plant seed butters in their mix. Despite their seemingly rich ingredient list, these sophisticated concoctions are formulated to ensure that they feel weightless on the skin and are tranfer-proof, so you don’t have to worry about discomfort or staining your garments while you’re out and about at parties.
To make the best out of your favourite body shimmer, it’s highly recommended that you exfoliate your skin thoroughly prior to application. Sloughing off dead skin cells means that the body shimmer has a smooth canvas to be applied on when slathered on your skin, enhancing the formula’s glow-inducing properties. Massaging the formula on to damp skin right after a shower also helps with locking in moisture, leaving your limbs with a covetable dewy finish.
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Fenty Beauty Body Sauce Body Luminizing Tint in 07 Chocolate Reign
Those who love thick, luscious formulas will appreciate Fenty Beauty’s Body Sauce Body Luminizing Tint. Despite its texture, the gel-cream formula sinks into the skin and leaves behind a well moisturised glow thanks to babassu oil and vitamin E in the mix. The sprinkle of shimmer adds a fun and fabulous touch, which looks great when you’re all glammed up in a camisole dress.
Fenty Beauty Body Sauce Body Luminizing Tint in 07 Chocolate Reign, $72, available at Sephora
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Moroccanoil Shimmering Body Oil
Despite its lightweight texture, Moroccanoil’s Shimmering Body Oil deeply moisturises the skin, leaving your skin feeling soft and silky without unnecessary stickiness. On top of a healthy gleam, the light-reflecting micro glitter adds a megawatt glow to your skin to deliver a gorgeous sheen.
Moroccanoil Shimmering Body Oil, $74, available at Sephora
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Patrick Ta Beauty Major Glow Body Oil Mini in A Vision
Fancy touching up your body shimmer on the go? Consider bringing a mini bottle of Patrick Ta Beauty’s Major Glow Body Oil while you’re out and about. The shimmering body oil conditions the skin with a blend of squalane and olive oil, while vitamin C helps to improve your skin’s radiance. The finely milled glitter particles also lend a soft glow, so you’ll be turning heads for all the right reasons with this one.
Patrick Ta Beauty Major Glow Body Oil Mini in A Vision (mini), $38, available at Sephora
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Chanel Beauty Coco Mademoiselle Pearly Body Gel (Limited Edition)
Chanel Beauty’s Coco Mademoiselle Pearly Body Gel delivers all the goods with a lightweight pearlescent formula that works with all skin tones. The moisturising formula is perfumed with the brand’s luxurious Coco Mademoiselle perfume, so you’ll be leaving the enchanting notes of patchouli, vetiver, and white musk notes in your track everywhere you go.
Chanel Beauty Coco Mademoiselle Pearly Body Gel (limited edition), $174, available at Chanel Beauty
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French Girl Organics Lumière Bronzée Shimmer Oil
This silky oil formula is concocted with argan oil and shea butter to leave your skin supple and moisturised with every use. The specks of golden shimmer imparts a sun-kissed sheen, so you can achieve a post-holiday glow without the UV damage. The intoxicating scent of rose and sandalwood is also a bonus, so you can skip perfume when you have this on.
French Girl Organics Lumière Bronzée Shimmer Oil, $US38.81, available at Net-a-Porter
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Soleil Toujours Solstice Shimmer Oil Sunscreen SPF30
Thinking of boasting a gorgeous glimmer at a beach party, but afraid of sun damage? Soleil Toujours’ Solstice Shimmer Oil Sunscreen SPF30 has got you covered. Aside from the antioxidant rich formula which contains extracts of acai berry and vitamin E as well as nourishing oils and butters, the formula protects the skin against UV damage thanks to powerful UV filters in the mix.
Soleil Toujours Solstice Shimmer Oil Sunscreen SPF30, $US50.81, available at Net-a-Porter
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Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Brûlant Shimmering Body Oil
Tom Ford Beauty’s Soleil Brûlant Shimmering Body Oil hits all the right notes with its lightweight formula, golden glitter bits and luxurious scent. Simply spritz and massage into the skin to achieve a glamorous golden glow effortlessly before heading out for your social events.
Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Brûlant Shimmering Body Oil, $175, available at Tangs
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Sunday Riley Fairy Godmother Shimmering Body Oil Gel in Gold
This nourishing formula is loaded with deeply moisturising oils, including grape seed and coconut, to soften the skin and impart a healthy glow. We also love that there’s vitamin C and CoQ10 in the mix as well to help brighten and tighten the skin with their unique properties. Micro glitter particles lend a soft romantic sparkle, giving your skin a sophisticated gleam whenever it hits the light.
Sunday Riley Fairy Godmother Shimmering Body Oil Gel in Gold, $US57.08, available at Net-a-Porter