Body makeup, once only reserved for the pros, has gone mainstream. Whether you want shimmering skin, a tan or just a more even complexion allover, these from-the-neck-down products will have you looking head-to-toe hot at your rehearsal dinner or wedding. Smooth on an SPF body lotion beforehand to protect your skin outside and follow up with one of these three skin enhancers.
For flawless skin:
For a glow without the shimmer, a silky body oil can do wonders. A few drops are all you need for soft, smooth, glowing skin. Apply post shower for better absorption and silky skin.
We like: NARS Monoi Body Glow II, $59, Sephora.com
For a soft shimmer:
A bit of shimmer acts like an airbrush effect to diffuse light and hide imperfections. A soft dusting along your collarbone, arms and décolletage will create a pleasant silhouette for pictures and brighten your skin tone.
We like: Benefit Take A Picture…It Lasts Longer Body Shimmer, $30, Macys.com
For a kiss of color:
For a fake tan in seconds, you can’t go wrong with a body bronzer. Apply in light layers so you control the color to your satisfaction. Be sure to exfoliate beforehand to keep color from pooling in uneven areas. Do one dusting for a subtle glisten, two for a more bronzed look.
We like: Tarte Amazonian Clay and Annatto Body Bronzer, $37, Sephora.com