HATE tights but want to give your legs some glow without fake tan?
Then shimmering body oil will sort your pins for the party season.
This week, I put three of the best to the test . . .
The Body Shop Coconut Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil, (£16, 100ml, thebodyshop.com): – I’m extremely pale and when I first saw the colour of this, it gave me flashbacks to the instant tan I used as a teen.
I needn’t have worried.
It’s sheer so on the skin it is a very subtle bronze – great if you want some extra colour or have darker skin.
However, I’ve found it can be streaky, so it’s best applied with a tanning mitt rather than bare hands, which wastes a bit of the product.
The best part is, it dries and isn’t at all sticky, so you don’t notice it on.
Definitely my favourite.
Fenty Beauty Body Lava Body Luminizer, (£46, 90ml, boots.com): Be prepared to look like you’ve walked through a glitter factory – there is absolutely nothing subtle about this gel-oil formula.
The shimmer is way too over the top for me, and I found that it never properly dried, so my skin felt sticky all evening.
For me, it’s best used on specific areas like the collarbones, rather than all over the body.
That said, I really like the pump dispenser, and the thicker formula is easier to distribute over the skin.
If you like to go all out, you won’t be disappointed.
Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 Limited-Edition Scented Body Oil, (£195, 200ml selfridges.com): This is the height of luxury and I would have struggled to justify the purchase if it wasn’t for my job.
But it smells so good – like the unmistakable perfume rumoured to be worn by Olivia Rodrigo, Molly-Mae Hague and Rihanna.
Infused with 24-carat gold for a subtle shimmer, it looks as good on the skin as it does in the bottle.
Scent and glow last all day, and it doesn’t transfer onto clothes.
You’ll be in the good books with this gift.
Pick of the week
BROWN is the new black, with chocolate manicures and mascara trending for weeks.
I’m fussy with mascara, so I hadn’t found one I liked enough to join the trend – until now.
This week, Glossier launched a cocoa-hued version of my go-to everyday mascara; Glossier Lash Slick Brown, £16.
It lengthens and defines lashes with no heaviness, and the warm brown shade makes blue and green eyes pop.
Shop at glossier.com.
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