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The best body shimmers for an all-round summer glow…

The best body shimmers for an all-round summer glow…
Penny Lafferty
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Last Updated: 23/03/23

If your tan has taken a backseat this winter, it’s time you discovered body shimmers! Don’t get us wrong – we don’t blame you for neglecting the sun-kissed look through the cooler months. In fact, it’s hardly surprising when it comes to the icy, bitter British winter.

But if you’re in need of a quick fix to revive your golden glow, and don’t have the time to risk a self-tan mishap, listen up! We’ve rounded up our favourite bronzing body shimmers to leave you with a seamless, sun-kissed look, with absolutely none of the fuss!

The best body shimmers:

Natasha Denona Body Glow

Searching for a lustrous golden glow? We’ve got you! This body illuminator is a true game-changer, wrapping your skin in a seamless pop of golden pigment for a natural-looking radiance. Body Glow is perfect when skin needs a quick pick-me-up, offering instant warmth with a goddess-like finish.

Vita Liberata Body Blur

Run out of time to tan? Luckily, Vita Liberata is on-hand with the versatile Body Blur, a silky formula designed to lend skin the perfect summer glow. The innovative cream helps to blur the look of imperfections while imparting a healthy-looking luminosity, leaving skin with that fresh holiday look – with none of the jetlag!

Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs Spray

This one’s a dream for the time-pressed among us! As seen on TikTok, Sally Hansen’s Airbrush Legs is an instant bronzing spray to give your limbs an easy glow-up. The tinted mist sprays on effortlessly, coating your legs in a natural-looking, streak-free bronze hue. What’s more, it dries SO quickly, meaning you can dress 60-seconds after applying. Just make sure you wash your hands after use!

Urban Decay's Body Glitter Lava

Discover an ultra-radiant glow-up with Urban Decay’s Body Glitter Lava, a hyper-fine, duo-chrome glitter to bronze your skin in record time. The liquid illuminiser takes your look to the next level, casting a lustrous, golden hue across your face and body. It even arrives in a travel-friendly tube and is super easy to apply!

Lime Crime Body-Lite

A lightweight body highlighter to give skin a lit-from-within glow, this product is perfect for summer days or winter nights. The antioxidant-rich formula is enriched with vitamin E to keep skin soft and moisturised, while shimmer particles create an ethereal, golden radiance.

Moroccanoil Shimmering Body Oil

Uplift your skin with instant luminosity with this glow-boosting body oil. Infused with argan oil and sesame oil alongside pearlescent minerals, the unique formula delivers a subtle iridescence atop the skin. Topped with the signature Moroccanoil fragrance, inspired by the Mediterranean.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Shimmer Body Oil

Make your skin sparkle with this luxurious body oil. The lightweight, non-sticky formula glides across the skin, scattering golden pearlescent reflects to achieve that coveted, golden-hour radiance. Complete with a delicious coconut and vanilla scent.

BY TERRY Tea-to-Tan Face and Body 30ml

Enjoy instant radiance with this face and body bronzer by BY TERRY, designed to illuminate the skin in a matter of minutes. The bi-phase formula allows you to customise your glow, offering a choice of subtle, nude-tan coverage or a deeply pearlescent finish. Topped with antioxidant benefits, this water-based body shimmer is sure to leave you summer-ready.

NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Golden Shimmer Multi Usage Dry Oil

Glow from top-to-toe with this multi-purpose, oil-based treatment. Vitamin E and seven precious plant oils unite to replenish your skin, offering a dose of hydration for a petal-soft finish. Suitable for use on hair or body, this oil is upgraded with shimmering mineral particles to illuminate skin and strands with a satin-like sheen.

Dripping Gold Shimmer Oil Spray

Shine like you mean it with this shimmer oil spray, designed to unleash your inner bronze goddess. Enriched with vitamin E, jojoba oil and argan oil, the lightweight formula hydrates the skin while casting that coveted, golden-hour glow across the arms, décolletage or legs.

NYX Professional Makeup California Beaming Face and Body Liquid Highlighter

Gift your skin a little sunshine, even in the cooler months, with this liquid highlighter for face and body. Available in two shimmering shades, the formula allows you to fake an instant golden-hour glow, featuring avocado, rosehip, grapeseed and jojoba oil for ultimate hydration. Topped with reflected pearls to create natural-looking luminosity.



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