We all look at Celebrities on Red Carpets and think wow, How do they look so good. I’ve been doing Makeup for Red Carpets for so many years and its mainly because they have someone like me! haha. Believe it or not it doesn’t just stop at the face, In fact the body is just as important! If someone is covered in Bruises, pimples or clothing marks it can just ruin everything and they must Glow when the flash pops!
Obviously I know a Red Carpet isn’t most people Saturday night out, however I think I’m right in saying everyone wants to go out looking like they have had a million Flash bulbs going off and are glowing like a Chandelier!
Today I’m sharing with you my Top 6 Body Glow products that I have used for years and giving you some added tips and secrets when applying them.
ROSIE HUNTINGTON WHITELEY | AUTOGRAPH SUMMER ROSE BODY OIL –
The Rosie for Autograph Summer Rose Shimmer Body Oil is described as being a lightweight shimmer body oil which illuminates the skin, giving a subtle all over golden glow. It contains oils of camelina and sweet almond to help moisturise and soften the skin, and is completely cruelty free.
I must admit I am guilty of seeing this on Rosie’s Instagram so went and tried it. However its my current favourite go to Shimmering Body Oil. It is a very liquid like substance with a tinge of bronze and lots of glitter. it just gives that wonderful glow the skin needs and is extremely universal on most skin types. The oil has such a gorgeous scent to it and leaves you feeling completely pampered and gorgeous. It is priced at the bargain price of £15 !! (However it appears to be sold out everywhere) Im praying its not limited edition.
PRTTY PEAUSHUN | SKIN TIGHT BODY LOTION –
PRTTY PEAUSHUN was created by celebrity makeup artist Bethany Karlyn. Offering beautiful luminescence and a flattering dewiness, it is an award-winning must-buy for anyone longing for flawless skin. PETA approved as cruelty free and vegan, prtty peaushun boasts impressive ingredients such as avocado oil, grapefruit wax and Amica (brilliant for bruises) – the perfect cocktail for creating perfectly even, toned skin.
It took me a while to try this product because the packaging felt like a big Capri Sun lol. However this product is absolutely fantastic, including the packaging! Pretty Peaushun offers 4 tinted shades and 1 colourless gloss shade! I am especially fond of the colourless glossy shade because it almost gives that plastic barbie look with over glossy skin. They all have such a wonderful photographic look and are a must have for all makeup artists because they cater to every skin tone! They Retail for £36.00 each so makeup artists beware, when purchasing all it can set you back a hefty £180. But for yourselves its a great price.
SHOW BEAUTY | TAMARA ECCLESTONE SHIMMERING BODY GLOW –
SHOW Beauty’s radiant lightweight Allure Body Shimmer Oil softens skin whilst creating a luminous sheen for a beautifully delicate golden glow. Infused with a blend of Argan and jojoba oils, aloe vera and vitamin E extracts work to leave skin looking healthy and silky smooth, as well as enhancing the natural tan.
First thing that captures you about this product is the packaging, it almost reminds me of a mini crystal decanter. It also has a tool to obtain just the right amount of product without spilling it everywhere, Its superb. The oil has a lovely feel when applied to the skin and is more of an added glow kind of product. If you are Familiar with Show products, you will be aware of the amazing scent and this is no exception! I would highly recommend everyone goes and invests £36.00 in a bottle, you won’t regret it!
TOM FORD | SHIMMERING BODY OIL –
Tom Ford‘s Shimmering Body Oil captures the sultry effect of sun-kissed summer skin and tempts the senses with a fragrance of scorching sensuality. This silky and lightweight oil illuminates the skin with shimmers of gold and platinum leaf. The captivating fragrance wraps a bouquet of white florals in a golden, amber-sandalwood embrace. As tempting as a white-sand beach, as irresistible as the perfect tan.
Well this product, where do I start? I am absolutely obsessed with it! The bottle has a spray top and is beyond genius because you can build the glow up to whatever you want it to be without getting the product everywhere. I am lucky enough to have one of these and what i normally do is, use Face and body by MAC and apply a think layer over the skin to make it extra flawless then I spray this over the top and its DIVINE! This product is definitely on the higher price point at £70.00… But smells UNBELIEVABLE! However good luck in getting your hands on one as there is a forever waiting list! It’s beyond annoying but I wish you luck.
SCOTT BARNES | BODY BLING –
Celebrity make-up artist Scott Barnes created Jennifer Lopez’s signature bronzed-skin, pale-lips look, known as ‘The Glow’, which led to him creating and launching Body Bling tinted moisturiser to help everyone get that lit-from-within effect. This product is very popular with many makeup artist’s Including myself. They are £27.00 Each.
Body Bling is available in 2 colours – Original and Platinum.
- Original has very rich Golden tone to it and is for deeper skin tones and for those who love being Tanned. However I feel it can be a little bit on the orange, if you use too much so be careful, Less is definitely more.
- Platinum has more of a pinky champagne tone to it and is my favourite of the 2 because it has a nicer finish in my opinion and just adds that subtle healthy glow.
Both products are a thick creamy consistency so cover lots of blemishes etc when applied. They also hide them more so when the flash of a camera goes off.
NARS | SHIMMERING BODY OIL –
The ultimate multi-purpose beauty oil soothes and moisturizes the skin with an addition of rich chocolate shimmer for a natural glow. Native to the South Pacific, the lightweight Monoï de Tahiti oil is composed of pure coconut extract macerated with the bud of the tiare flower (Tahitian gardenia), which infuses the oil with nutrients as well as a delicate, natural fragrance.
This is a must have for EVERYONE! I have been using it for as long as I can remember and it is the oldest one of this 6 products. This shimmer oil is just stunning and glides on the skin so smoothly giving an amazing bronze deep golden finish and fantastic coverage. The scent is delightful and will forever remind me of sunshine vacations, I know that sounds bizarre but you will understand once you’ve smelt it for yourselves lol. The only downside is that sometimes the product congeals in the bottle and the only way to release it is in a microwave…. But I think nobody minds because it’s always warm when applied on their skin! You can buy it everywhere and its £45.00.
So remember always try and mix in some foundation with whichever shimmer body glow product your using and rub it together to get an extra flawless finish!
Let me know which one of these products is your favourite in the comments?