Highlight Your Body With These Shimmering Lotions

by Miki Hayes
Asian woman using sunscreen cream on her shoulder.
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Real talk for a second. You know how when you find that perfect highlighter you kind of just want to bathe in it? Dust it on your shoulders, sweep it on your legs— the whole nine? Well as bomb as a full-body highlight can look, using products meant for your face may not always be the best. They could transfer on your clothes or upholstery, and they simply don't provide the kind of hydrating effect you might crave. Which is why, especially in the spring and summer, a shimmering body lotion or body oil is everything.

Because when you really want your limbs to glow, the first necessity is moisture— you gotta slather on that lotion anyway. So you might as well opt for one with a shimmer factor to take that glow to the next level. And hey, you don't have to stop there. Want to bronze your skin up a bit while you're at it? There's an oil for that. Or how about a highlighting boost? You can mix in your favorite, liquid highlighter to intensify any shimmering, body lotion. So you can easily choose what qualities will best suit your needs, here are 12 lotions and oils that are perfect for adding more shimmer to your life. Because who doesn't want a head-to-toe glow?

1. Shimmering Firming Cream

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Sol de Janeiro Brazialian Bum Bum Cream, $45, Amazon

For a subtle sheen and firming properties, try this body cream that's packed with skin-tightening and smoothing ingredients.

2. Shimmering Coconut Oil

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Kopari Coconut Body Glow, $42, Kopari Beauty

Wear this shimmering coconut oil alone or mixed with your SPF for a protective glow. Plus, this formula can even be used on your face in place of your typical highlighter.

3. Shimmering Milk Veil

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L'Occitane Almond Milk Veil, $40, Amazon

This lotion provides lightweight moisture and gentle illumination for a delicate finish to the skin.

4. Shimmering Argan Oil

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Moroccanoil Shimmering Body Oil, $42, Amazon

Nourish your skin with antioxidant-rich argan oil while imparting a healthy glow thanks to the infused shimmer.

5. Shimmering Herbal Moisturizer

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Hempz Moisturizer, $23, Amazon

This sweet-smelling lotion has just the right amount of shimmer to leave your skin hydrated and glowing.

6. Shimmering Lightweight Oil

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Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Shimmering Body Oil, $215, Amazon

It doesn't get more luxurious than this. This florally fragranced oil is infused with gold and platinum leaf for the ultimate in shimmering skin.

7. Shimmering Body Cream

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Charlotte Tilbury Super Model Body, $65, Nordstrom

Made specifically to highlight your body, this cream de-puffs skin and adds an enviable glow wherever you want it.

8. Shimmering Body Fluid

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Natasha Denona Body Glow, $70, Sephora

Tailor your body highlight to your skin tone with this sweat and water-resistant fluid that comes in three shades for light, medium, and deep skin.

9. Shimmering Perfumed Lotion

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Black Opium Shimmering Moisture Fluid, $25, Amazon

This sparkling moisturizer will envelop your senses with a delicious scent and your skin with a soft shimmer.

10. Shimmering Monoi Oil

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NARS Monoi Body Glow, $50, Amazon

Lightly bronze and highlight your skin at the same time with this oil that leaves skin with a fresh-from-the-beach glow.

11. Shimmering Classic Lotion

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Olay Quench Body Lotion Shimmer, $20, Amazon

Skin will be left shimmering and smooth with this classic lotion that hydrates for 24 hours.

12. Shimmering Dry Oil

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Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Shimmering Body Oil Spray, $65, Amazon

This fast-absorbing oil will leave your skin glittery and perfectly highlighted but never greasy.

Because when it comes to the perfect highlight, why stop at your face?

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