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Products that leave just a hint of shimmer

Elizabeth Mitchell is a freelance fashion and beauty writer living in Los Angeles. A graduate of New York University, she regularly contributes to The Fashion Spot, The Luxury Spot and authors the Star Style column for StyleBakery Teen. ...

Get your shine on

Leave the full-on glitter to middle school girls and pop stars like Ke$ha! These products give your skin that lit-from-within look for a flawless finish that’s anything but obvious.
Gabrielle Union

Pixi Beauty eye glow cube

Pixi Beauty eye glow cube

Honestly, what could be better than 16 shimmery lid finishers in one perfect palette? This kit contains two eye base powders and two duo applicators as well. Adorn your lids in shades of gorgeous creamy gold, metallic bronze, pink, plum, nude and more. Whatever mood you're in, you can bet your beauty bag there's a color to match!

(Pixi Beauty, $28)

gloProfessional Body Bronzer

gloProfessional
body bronzer

Whether you're headed to a summer wedding or just need a tan ASAP, this luxe lotion will have you glowing from head to toe in no time flat. Smooth it all over to create a subtle, sun-kissed bronze or simply amplify the color you've gotten so far this season. Made with an antioxidant blend of vitamins A, C and E, plus green tea extract, your skin will definitely be floating on cloud nine.

(gloProfessional, $34)

NARS Illuminator

NARS illuminator

Don't let your body completely steal the spotlight! Illuminate your face for a brighter, lighter, happier you with this must-have makeup product that can be worn alone or with foundation to take your skin to a whole new glow. Available in four radiant shades, there's a color for everyone.

(Nordstrom, $30)

CoverGirl Natureluxe Gloss Balm

CoverGirl Natureluxe
gloss balm

For a luscious lip product that's totally popping and protects your pout, we suggest you invest in this glossy balm formulated with SPF 15. It delivers the chic, sheer color of a gloss sans all the stickiness, all the while moisturizing your mouth and shielding it from the harmful UV rays of the sun. Snatch it up in your color of choice; there are 16 stunning ones to choose from.

(Drugstore.com, $4)

Graphic Etch Waterproof Eyeliner

Sephora + Pantone Universe Graphic Etch waterproof eyeliner

Prepare your peepers for this eye-opening emerald liner! Featuring the color of the year, it has a magnificent metallic finish and truly complements every eye color, from brown to green, blue and hazel. Not to mention it's waterproof too, which means you don't even have to worry about smudging. Now, how's that for going green?

(Sephora, $17)

Guerlain Terracotta Blush Sun Shimmer Highlighter

Guerlain Terracotta Blush sun shimmer highlighter

Instantly transform yourself into a blushing beauty and score sculpted cheeks like the stars when you put on this sexy sun-shimmer highlighter that also doubles as a blush. You can buy it in two different hues: sunny pink or spicy coral. Both are bound to liven up your look and really get you glowing.

(Bloomingdales, $43)

Quick Tip

Remember: Less is typically more when it comes to shimmer. If you're not sure how much glitz is in a product, do a simple test on the back of your hand before applying it to your face or body. You can always layer on more if need be.

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