When Rihanna teased Fenty Beauty’s Body Lava, almost everyone wanted to place an order ASAP. It became so popular that it eventually sold out. Although it received some criticism for how it transferred everywhere, it’s no secret that it really made the skin glow. “When I would always go to the Caribbean—I mean, home or Barbados, where I’m from—and every single time I would make body glitter makeup with oil and eyeshadows that I crushed up,” Rihanna said in a makeup tutorial for Vogue.
If you”re bummed out about not being able to cop the body luminizer, don’t fret! There are still more out there that you can use to have a sun-kissed glow minus the UV rays. You can also choose from natural to all-out shimmer that’s perfect for both the beach and the city.
Love Brown Body Bronzing Oil
This local brand came out with three bronzing oils that’s suitable for various skin tones. Sunkissed Babe, a golden shade, will give you a subtle glow. Honey Beach and Bronzed Coco will give you a natural tanned effect with some shimmer. The oils are made with natural oils like coconut, jojoba, and sunflower for added moisture for the skin. Order here.
The Body Shop Shimmering Dry Oil Honey in Golden Honey
Made with community trade honey, The Body Shop’s shimmering dry oil promises a hydrating and tan-enhancing finish. Golden Honey is a subtle choice for those who want an everyday glow while in the city. You can use this regardless if you have a tan or not. Available at Power Plant Mall.
Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Zero Tanlines Body Bronzer
If you love Benefit’s Hoola bronzer, then you should try this out. This product will give you bronzed-up skin that’ll last up to 12 hours without transferring on your clothes. It also comes with an applicator so you can easily distribute the product and your hands won’t be stained. Available at SM Megamall.
Nuxe Huile Prodigeuse Gold Beauty Dry Oil
This product is made with “ultra-fine golden pearly particles” to give a nice sheen to the skin and hair. It doesn’t feel greasy and has a satin finish upon applying. Available on Zalora PH.
Jane Iredale Golden Shimmer Face and Body Lotion
This lotion is light-reflective and adds subtle shimmer to the skin. It’s made with natural ingredients such as jojoba seed oil, white tea extract, grapefruit peel extract, and more to keep your skin nourished. This can also be a lightweight foundation alternative if you want that luminous no-makeup effect. Available online.
NARS Monoi Body Glow
If you’re morena or just got a tan after a beach trip, you can make your skin look more sunkissed. Infused with French Polynesian Monoï de Tahiti, which is known to leave skin feeling smooth and looking glowy. It also has a sweet floral scent thanks to the ylang-ylang and vanilla. Available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source.
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