The thought of shimmery body lotions may send you back to a time of angst-y music, unfortunate fashion choices, and Lip Smackers. But, unlike your butterfly clips, this trend has come a long way since your days of slathering glittery, scented lotion on before school dances. Now, shimmer lotions are essential for getting low-maintenance, summer-ready legs. With just a touch of sparkle and a hint of bronzing colour, these lotions blur imperfections and give you natural-looking, sun-kissed skin without the hassle of self tanner.
Keep reading to see the best body lotions that have a hint of shimmer!
Urban Decay Naked Skin Body Beauty Balm ($32)
We're obsessed with this light-reflecting, skin-perfecting BB cream for your body. The natural-looking coverage evens out skin tone, and it's lightweight enough to wear every day.
Jane Iredale Golden Shimmer Face and Body Lotion ($32)
It only takes a few drops of this shimmery lotion to create an all-over glow that rivals Beyonce's. It looks great solo, but can also be mixed into your favorite moisturizer for a subtler effect. And the creamsicle scent screams summertime.
Josie Maran Bronzing Argan Moisturizer ($30)
This hydrating insta-tan has flecks of bronze sparkles for that weekend-in-the-Hamptons glow (even if you really stayed inside and binged on Netflix).
VS Beach Sexy Instant Bronzing Tint Shimmer Lotion ($15)
With just a touch of bronze, this no-commitment, tan-enhancing moisturizer helps cover up flaws. Subtle flecks of golden shimmer leave skin with a radiant finish. (Also, Victoria's Secret makeup artist Carolina Gonzalez uses it on the Angels before they strut the catwalk).
Hawaiian Tropic Shimmer Effect Sunscreen Lotion SPF 20 ($10)
Get your sun protection and shimmer on with this coconut-scented sunscreen lotion. This vacay-ready SPF leaves skin with a dewy finish and a hint of shimmer.
St. Tropez Tanning Essentials One Night Only Instant Glow Body Lotion ($18)
This lightweight lotion offers sheer, buildable coverage so you can choose your shimmer intensity. And it dries in a flash—no more worrying about glitter getting all over your car.
Perfekt Body Perfection Gel ($48)
This water-resistant gel dries to a silky finish and gives your limbs a touch of sparkle, while also helping to even out your skin tone and camouflage cellulite.
Where would you rock a shimmery body lotion? Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!