September 16, 2021

10 Of The Best Body Luminisers For The Ultimate Glow

It’s the long-lasting, transfer-resistant product you didn’t know you needed.

All products featured on Gritty Pretty are independently selected by our beauty editors. However, Gritty Pretty may earn an affiliate commission if you buy through our links.

Move over fake tan, body makeup and greasy body lotions…body luminisers are here to make a long-lasting radiant statement in your beauty cupboard. Oh, and they’re not just for summer. 

Finely milled, infused with copper or gold flecks of shimmer and often suspended in a rich yet moisturising oil, body luminisers (or body highlighters and body illuminators) are a vacation in a bottle. Leaving a light summer scent on the body when mixed with your body moisturiser, used on its own or blended into the skin as a final touch, body luminisers are the hydrating, skin-nourishing oil you need for an all-year glow.

Here are our favourites. 

Fenty Beauty Body Lava Luminizer 

A seductive, gel-based luminiser that is drenched in the sweet yet subtle scent of vanilla when it glides onto the skin. Encased in a generously sized and travel friendly bottle, the glistening formula leaves the skin dewy to the eye and soft to touch. Best applied with a body brush, buffed into the skin for a longer-lasting power.

Buy now: Fenty Beauty Body Lava Luminizer, $82 at Sephora.

Iconic LONDON Body Illuminator

Turning their famous highlighter into a body illuminator was genius as this illuminator is another level in terms of a beautiful glow to the skin. Blurring imperfections and creating a soft and golden silhouette on the body, the illuminator is lightweight, silky and effortlessly glides along the limbs without creating any mess. 

Buy now: Iconic LONDON Body Illuminator, $89 at Adore Beauty.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Shimmer Body Oil

An ultra-luxurious, lightweight and glistening body oil that is incredibly fine and subtle on the skin. Combining the sweetness of coconut and the softness of vanilla, harmonised to make the perfect ambiance with a pearlescent finish.

Buy now: Anastasia Beverly Hills Shimmer Body Oil, $70 at Sephora.

Summer Friday’s Pool Time Glowing Body Oil 

If the name wasn’t a strong enough giveaway, then the formula must be! Offering the coveted poolside dew 24/7, the glowing body oil drops on the skin like water but instantly melts into the skin as an oil. Prioritising skincare ingredients such as jojoba oil, macadamia, apricot, kernel and sunflower oils, the formula enriches and replenishes the skin while the fine speckles of gold instantly dazzle the complexion. 

Buy now: Summer Friday’s Pool Time Glowing Body Oil, $51 at Mecca.

Nars Monoi Body Glow

A body oil staple that stands the test of time, Nars body oil is known for its multi-purpose use, as it intensely hydrates the skin while imparting a healthy-bronzed lustre on the skin. Immersed in the traditional French Polynesia Monoï de Tahiti, the floral oil is famous for its moisturising and radiating glow. Suffused with shimmer, it leaves a subtle but undeniable sheen to the skin.

Buy now: Nars Monoi Body Glow, $84 at Mecca.

Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Shimmering Body Oil

A classic for a reason, Tom Ford knows how to master products and the shimmering body oil is perfection. The exquisite formula captures hydration, nourishment, illumination and scent all in one—as the light and notable scent captures white floral, amber and sandalwood. If fragrance could actually transport you, it would take you to a deserted white sand beach as the oil would leave your skin looking as though it had been touched by the sun itself. 

Buy now: Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Shimmering Body Oil, $145 at Myer.

Fenty Beauty Body Sauce Luminizing Tint

A slightly thicker and moisturising option compared to the Body Lava, the Body Sauce Tint blurs any imperfections while enhancing the complexion. With a gel-cream formula as opposed to an oil, the soft and silky texture glides onto the skin whilst the babassu oil and vitamin E enriches the skin—resistant against humidity, sweat and clothing transfer.

Buy now: Fenty Beauty Body Sauce Luminizing Tint, $62 at Sephora.

French Girl Lumière Bronzée Shimmer Oil

In three shades (Bronzée, Caramel and Rose), this is an ideal all over oil that can be used on the face, body and hair. Suffused with Argan Oil which protects the skin from free radicals, and shea butter, which provides deep hydration, sunflower oils, promoting healthy ageing, and, finally, sandalwood and rose for the soft and powder-like scent, this is an all-year must have.

Buy now: French Girl Lumière Bronzée Shimmer Oil, $74.33 from Revolve.

Charlotte Tilbury Supermodel Body Highlighter

Taking on the beauty of makeup for the body, the supermodel body highlighter is a dewy dream. Hydrating, glossy and campaign-ready, the much-loved highlighter captures the light as it hits the body, creating an irresistible radiance to the skin.

Buy now: Charlotte Tilbury Supermodel Body Highlighter, $88 from Charlotte Tilbury

Kevyn Aucoin Glass Glow Face and Body Luminizer

Taking the glorious properties of gel-based formulas, the glass glow face and body luminiser captures the light, thirst-quenching and absorbing strengths of a gel with the unique colour formula known to the brand. Together it provides a lit-from-within lustre that can be added to your primer, moisturiser or serums for overall luminosity.

Buy now: Kevyn Aucoin Glass Glow Face and Body Luminizer, $50 from Cult Beauty.

September 16, 2021

10 Of The Best Body Luminisers For The Ultimate Glow

It’s the long-lasting, transfer-resistant product you didn’t know you needed.

All products featured on Gritty Pretty are independently selected by our beauty editors. However, Gritty Pretty may earn an affiliate commission if you buy through our links.

Move over fake tan, body makeup and greasy body lotions…body luminisers are here to make a long-lasting radiant statement in your beauty cupboard. Oh, and they’re not just for summer. 

Finely milled, infused with copper or gold flecks of shimmer and often suspended in a rich yet moisturising oil, body luminisers (or body highlighters and body illuminators) are a vacation in a bottle. Leaving a light summer scent on the body when mixed with your body moisturiser, used on its own or blended into the skin as a final touch, body luminisers are the hydrating, skin-nourishing oil you need for an all-year glow.

Here are our favourites. 

Fenty Beauty Body Lava Luminizer 

A seductive, gel-based luminiser that is drenched in the sweet yet subtle scent of vanilla when it glides onto the skin. Encased in a generously sized and travel friendly bottle, the glistening formula leaves the skin dewy to the eye and soft to touch. Best applied with a body brush, buffed into the skin for a longer-lasting power.

Buy now: Fenty Beauty Body Lava Luminizer, $82 at Sephora.

Iconic LONDON Body Illuminator

Turning their famous highlighter into a body illuminator was genius as this illuminator is another level in terms of a beautiful glow to the skin. Blurring imperfections and creating a soft and golden silhouette on the body, the illuminator is lightweight, silky and effortlessly glides along the limbs without creating any mess. 

Buy now: Iconic LONDON Body Illuminator, $89 at Adore Beauty.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Shimmer Body Oil

An ultra-luxurious, lightweight and glistening body oil that is incredibly fine and subtle on the skin. Combining the sweetness of coconut and the softness of vanilla, harmonised to make the perfect ambiance with a pearlescent finish.

Buy now: Anastasia Beverly Hills Shimmer Body Oil, $70 at Sephora.

Summer Friday’s Pool Time Glowing Body Oil 

If the name wasn’t a strong enough giveaway, then the formula must be! Offering the coveted poolside dew 24/7, the glowing body oil drops on the skin like water but instantly melts into the skin as an oil. Prioritising skincare ingredients such as jojoba oil, macadamia, apricot, kernel and sunflower oils, the formula enriches and replenishes the skin while the fine speckles of gold instantly dazzle the complexion. 

Buy now: Summer Friday’s Pool Time Glowing Body Oil, $51 at Mecca.

Nars Monoi Body Glow

A body oil staple that stands the test of time, Nars body oil is known for its multi-purpose use, as it intensely hydrates the skin while imparting a healthy-bronzed lustre on the skin. Immersed in the traditional French Polynesia Monoï de Tahiti, the floral oil is famous for its moisturising and radiating glow. Suffused with shimmer, it leaves a subtle but undeniable sheen to the skin.

Buy now: Nars Monoi Body Glow, $84 at Mecca.

Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Shimmering Body Oil

A classic for a reason, Tom Ford knows how to master products and the shimmering body oil is perfection. The exquisite formula captures hydration, nourishment, illumination and scent all in one—as the light and notable scent captures white floral, amber and sandalwood. If fragrance could actually transport you, it would take you to a deserted white sand beach as the oil would leave your skin looking as though it had been touched by the sun itself. 

Buy now: Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Shimmering Body Oil, $145 at Myer.

Fenty Beauty Body Sauce Luminizing Tint

A slightly thicker and moisturising option compared to the Body Lava, the Body Sauce Tint blurs any imperfections while enhancing the complexion. With a gel-cream formula as opposed to an oil, the soft and silky texture glides onto the skin whilst the babassu oil and vitamin E enriches the skin—resistant against humidity, sweat and clothing transfer.

Buy now: Fenty Beauty Body Sauce Luminizing Tint, $62 at Sephora.

French Girl Lumière Bronzée Shimmer Oil

In three shades (Bronzée, Caramel and Rose), this is an ideal all over oil that can be used on the face, body and hair. Suffused with Argan Oil which protects the skin from free radicals, and shea butter, which provides deep hydration, sunflower oils, promoting healthy ageing, and, finally, sandalwood and rose for the soft and powder-like scent, this is an all-year must have.

Buy now: French Girl Lumière Bronzée Shimmer Oil, $74.33 from Revolve.

Charlotte Tilbury Supermodel Body Highlighter

Taking on the beauty of makeup for the body, the supermodel body highlighter is a dewy dream. Hydrating, glossy and campaign-ready, the much-loved highlighter captures the light as it hits the body, creating an irresistible radiance to the skin.

Buy now: Charlotte Tilbury Supermodel Body Highlighter, $88 from Charlotte Tilbury

Kevyn Aucoin Glass Glow Face and Body Luminizer

Taking the glorious properties of gel-based formulas, the glass glow face and body luminiser captures the light, thirst-quenching and absorbing strengths of a gel with the unique colour formula known to the brand. Together it provides a lit-from-within lustre that can be added to your primer, moisturiser or serums for overall luminosity.

Buy now: Kevyn Aucoin Glass Glow Face and Body Luminizer, $50 from Cult Beauty.

Photography: Dave Blake /Model Vanessa Valladares /Hair & Makeup: Nahid Kholghi

Photography: Dave Blake /Model Vanessa Valladares /Hair & Makeup: Nahid Kholghi

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