With highlighters of any and all kinds now as essential to any makeup kit as mascara or lipsticks, shimmer and shine are two descriptors that beauty junkies are pretty familiar with by now. But as willing as you might be to bathe your face in all things shimmery, you might be slightly less inclined to take the walking-disco-ball route. For anyone who has been personally victimized by the roll-on body glitter of 6th grade, you should rest assured that the body glitter trend has done a complete 360 and is now less about chunks of glitter and more about, you guessed it, shimmer and shine.
Today, we're seeing all-over shimmer in the form of body oil, which makes for a much smoother application on your legs, arms, decolletage But not only is the texture of oil much preferable to a gel or lotion, but it's also generally much more hydrating and gentle on the skin—a characteristic that might not have been important to a 13 year old but is very important to a 30 year old. And when it comes the actual star of the show—shimmer—think less glitter action and more luminous glow. Are you ready to get your shimmer on?
Click on to see five options to get your shimmer on like a grown up!