7 Shimmer Lotions That Won't Make You Look Like a Middle Schooler

Updated 09/08/17
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The thought of shimmery body lotions may send you back to a time of angst-y music, unfortunate fashion choices, and Lip Smackers. But, unlike your butterfly clips, this trend has come a long way since your days of slathering glittery, scented lotion on before school dances. Now, shimmer lotions are essential for getting low-maintenance, summer-ready legs. With just a touch of sparkle and a hint of bronzing color, these lotions blur imperfections and give you natural-looking, sun-kissed skin without the hassle of self tanner.

Keep reading to see the best body lotions that have a hint of shimmer!

Urban Decay Naked Skin Body Beauty Balm ($32)

We're obsessed with this light-reflecting, skin-perfecting BB cream for your body. The natural-looking coverage evens out skin tone, and it's lightweight enough to wear every day.

Jane Iredale Golden Shimmer Face and Body Lotion ($32)

It only takes a few drops of this shimmery lotion to create an all-over glow that rivals Beyonce's. It looks great solo, but can also be mixed into your favorite moisturizer for a subtler effect. And the creamsicle scent screams summertime.

Josie Maran Bronzing Argan Moisturizer ($30)

This hydrating insta-tan has flecks of bronze sparkles for that weekend-in-the-Hamptons glow (even if you really stayed inside and binged on Netflix).

VS Beach Sexy Instant Bronzing Tint Shimmer Lotion ($15)

With just a touch of bronze, this no-commitment, tan-enhancing moisturizer helps cover up flaws. Subtle flecks of golden shimmer leave skin with a radiant finish. (Also, Victoria's Secret makeup artist Carolina Gonzalez uses it on the Angels before they strut the catwalk).

Hawaiian Tropic Shimmer Effect Sunscreen Lotion SPF 20 ($10)

Get your sun protection and shimmer on with this coconut-scented sunscreen lotion. This vacay-ready SPF leaves skin with a dewy finish and a hint of shimmer.

St. Tropez Tanning Essentials One Night Only Instant Glow Body Lotion ($18)

This lightweight lotion offers sheer, buildable coverage so you can choose your shimmer intensity. And it dries in a flash—no more worrying about glitter getting all over your car.

Perfekt Body Perfection Gel ($48)

This water-resistant gel dries to a silky finish and gives your limbs a touch of sparkle, while also helping to even out your skin tone and camouflage cellulite.

Where would you rock a shimmery body lotion? Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!

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