We’re selective about the formulas we use on our hair, skin, and nails. The Spotlyte 7TM highlights recently-released and/or noteworthy products you can add to your makeup bag, one day at a time. Let’s go shopping the Best Body Highlighters For Summer.
Ask a makeup artist how to get luminous skin, and they’ll probably say something about how it starts from within . . . and ends with a whole lot of highlighter. Most of the time, this advice pertains to the skin on our faces. But warmer weather calls for skimpier garments, leaving many of us with the realization that our limbs could use some luminosity, too.
While committing to a full body skincare routine can help over time, we’re banking on our arsenal of highlighters — body highlighters, that is — to get the skin below our chin in shape. From tinted tropical oils to gleaming galactic powder, these seven curated formulas are sure to turn a dull skin day around.
Best Body Highlighters For Summer
GlowmotionsTM Glow Oil
- ☀️FACE AND BODY OIL WITH SHIMMER: Are you looking for a winter shine or a summer glow? The hydrating shimmer body oil with body glitter will nourish your skin with a satin-like gleam all year-round. Absorbs quickly – no greasy traces.
- 🌸SKIN-FRIENDLY INGREDIENTS: Spoil your skin with the mixture of ORGANIC INGREDIENTS and cold-extracted ANTI-AGING bio body oils - coconut butter, cocoa butter, sweet almond oil, cucumber seed oil, and natural vitamin E.
It’s only fitting that Sol De JaneiroTM — creator of the Brazilian Bum Bum® Cream — would follow up with an equally sexy body product. The GlowmotionsTM Glow Oil ($35) comes in five hues, ranging from tinted bronze to translucent shimmer. Coconut oil and Cupuacu butter impart instant suppleness (psst! — they hydrate your skin over time, too). In addition to leaving limbs looking luxurious, this stuff imparts a sumptuous aroma of pistachio and caramel. If you’ve smelled the aforementioned Bum Bum cream, you get it; if not, you simply must give it a whiff.
The Anastasia Beverly Hills® Shimmer Body Oil
- A tapered, angled brush with synthetic bristles, ideal for applying powder products to the brows
- High-performance pro brush with a width that perfectly fits into the brow to stamp product into sparse areas
The Anastasia Beverly Hills® Shimmer Body Oil ($38) marks the brand’s foray into bodycare — and it’s a damn good debut. After you’ve ogled the swirling shimmer, shake it up and spritz wherever you darn well please. The finish is higher on the sparkle spectrum than most, but it’s flattering — not tacky — nonetheless. (Greasophobes: Because this stuff dispenses via a spritzer, there’s no need to physically touch it with your hands if you don’t want to.) The vanilla scent is purely divine.
TATCHA Luminous Dewy Skin Mist
- A SILKY, FINE MIST moisturizer that can be used under or over makeup for dewy glowing skin anytime, anywhere.
- MIST on this spray moisturizer for a boost of soothing hydration and a luminous complexion. Formulated with more than 20 percent botanical oils and humectants that leave skin dewy. A proprietary complex of Okinawa Red Algae and hyaluronic acid delivers highly efficient hydration to the skin, acting as the ultimate moisture magnet.
Celebrity makeup artist Patrick Ta has created some of the glowiest skin in Hollywood; naturally, his newly-launched makeup line is devoted to the art of creating gleaming skin. We’re partial to the TATCHA Luminous Dewy Skin Mist, which — thanks to the aerosol dispenser — makes the process of applying body highlighter as convenient as spritzing hairspray.
Fenty Beauty® Body LavaTM Body Luminizer
- Fake eight hours of sleep with this eye gel-cream that reduces the look of puffiness and dark circles and plumps the look of fine lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet.
- Horse Chestnut: A flowering tree that reduces the look of puffiness. Hyaluronic Acid: Hydrates, nourishes, and visibly renews. Green Tea: Rich in antioxidants to help defend against environmental stressors.
If you’d rather leave body glitter in the ‘90s, consider the Fenty Beauty® Body LavaTM Body Luminizer ($59). The formula leaves a lustrous sheen, thanks to finely-milled micropigments — not chunky glitter. A little bit goes a long way: all you need is a few dabs for head-to-toe glow. Find it in three sleek shades.
Huda BeautyTM N.Y.M.P.H.TM Not Your Mama’s Panty Hose All Over Body Highlighter
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The Huda BeautyTM N.Y.M.P.H.TM Not Your Mama’s Panty Hose All Over Body Highlighter ($49) imparts sheen without slickness. Unlike similar formulas, which are typically body oils, this formula is water-based, so it feels lightweight rather than greasy. Slather one of three shades on limbs for a blurring effect, or on the face for a dewy luminosity.
- Prtty Peaushun Skin Tight Lotion is a premium ultra-hydrating "serum meets lotion" loaded with skincare benefits for your face and body. This innovative product is enriched with a powerful blend of natural ingredients including Avocado, Pomelo, Shea, Green Tea, and a range of organic botanical extracts. The formula works in harmony to provide your skin with intense hydration. Say goodbye to dry, lackluster skin as this lotion drenches your skin in luxurious moisture, leaving it plump & supple.
- The base of all Peaushuns includes a handcrafted blend of avocado, pomelo, shea, green tea, and organic botanical extracts - delivering ultra-hydrating, conditioning, anti-aging antioxidants & depuffing benefits.The carefully curated blend of botanical extracts, including Green Tea renowned for its antioxidant properties, works to address signs of aging. Regular use addresses the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots, allowing for a more youthful look over time.
If you’d rather dip your toe into the body highlighting trend, consider Prtty Peaushun® ($28). This formula is one of the most subtle-looking body highlighters on the market, and has been rumored to give many celebrities that je ne sais quoi glow. The formula comes in a variety of skin-hued shades, but if tint isn’t your thing, there’s also a clear version. Slather the lotion-like formula all over for skin that feels — and looks — like silk. (Read: soft, light-reflecting, and teetering on imperceptible.) It’s also worth noting that the ingredients are completely natural.
e.l.f. Poreless Putty Primer
- Infused with Squalane for optimal hydration, perfect for all skin types.
- Velvety texture glides effortlessly over the skin, smoothing over imperfections for a poreless effect and the ultimate grip on your makeup.
True to its name, the e.l.f. Poreless Putty Primer boasts a bronze glint that borders on beachy and celestial. The peachy shade is a win for all skin tones. Plus, it’s flattering anywhere you swipe it — including the face. We’d be remiss not to mention the gilded lid, which sits pretty on any vanity.
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