Glowy, shimmery, shiny, and glamorous. If you’ve wondered how Hollywood stars look like actual stars when they walk the red carpet, it has a lot to do with their body shimmer.
Something that all the top makeup artists swear by, body shimmer will fast-track you to healthy, glowy skin without spending hours in the sun. It’s said that the finer the mill of shimmer, the more natural the look. But hey, if you really wanna shine, why keep things small!
Ideal for the sunshine season and when the cold snap returns, the very best body shimmer of 2021 is detailed in this all-you-need-to-know guide.
How to Make Shimmer Oil
You don’t need to spend a lot to make your skin shimmer and shine. Start by picking out a scented natural oil such as Jojoba, Hazelnut, or Apricot Kernel. Next, add about 5% Isopropyl Myristate to help reduce greasiness. Once you’ve got that mixed, add in 2 grams of Golden Mica (the DIY shimmer dust), and you’re ready to shine!
Or if you’ve suffered a tragic accident and dropped your favourite highlighter (R.I.P.), bring it back to life as a shimmer body lotion! Simply mix your broken highlighter with a dollop of moisturiser, perhaps either L'Occitane Shea Butter Body Lotion or La Roche-Posay Lipikar Lait Body Milk and smooth over skin for a shimmer finish. What a great cheap body shimmer idea!
How to Use Shimmer Spray and Where Do I Put It?
What you don’t want to look like is a toddler who’s been let loose in the craft cupboard. Think subtle and sun-kissed. Think about where the light naturally hits your body when it’s in the sun. A little dusting of body shimmer spray across your collarbones and along bare legs will highlight your features and give you a glow.