Seven Shimmer products for Summer!

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Who doesn’t like a bit of shimmer in the summer? Here’s seven of my current favourite shimmery products! I’m not a huge shimmery, golden glow kind of gal, but I do love a bit of shimmer on a summer evening. Any tan looks instantly lifted with a bit of a shimmer added to it, be it from a bronzer, an oil, or a brightening blush.

Marks and Spencer have a brilliant Limited Collection shimmery range, with all sorts of products. Their Shimmer Bronzing Oil is just £7.50, and is as good as many double that price. Use it on your arms, shoulders, decollete and your legs for a gorgeous instant shimmery shine.


Shimmer for summer


Their Bronzer (£5) in Light from the same range is a good colour for me  – not too dark and also not overly shimmery, it just adds that bit of colour depth where you need it. They also have some great Metallic nail polishes (£4)Gold Mine is a lovely subtle gold shade, perfect for tanned hands.

Sheer Cover are a range of mineral makeup I am not overly familiar with, but I have grown to love their Sun-kissed Bronzing Minerals (£25.95,, if for nothing else than the wavy pattern alone! The powder is so soft, and feel lovely on. One light dusting instantly adds a hint of shimmering color and flattering contour to cheeks, forehead, nose, jaw line, eyelids, neck, shoulders, décolleté and anywhere else you want! You can use the three shades separately or blend them together. It gives a wonderfully natural finish. I was really impressed with this.

Bobbi Brown’s Brightening Blush in Bronze (£34, is similar in that you can use the shades individually, or you can sweep your brush over them for a shimmery hit. The bronze in this is bold and beautifully shimmery. Be quick – it’s a Limited Edition from the summer Surf&Sand collection.

Smashbox teamed up with artist Santiglld to create a fun, bright and bold summer collection. I love the Santigolden Be Legendary Lipgloss in All Gold E’rything (£15,, for its versatility. Wear it alone in the daytime for a hint of golden shimmer on your lips, or layer it onto your favourite bold lipstick at night for a brilliant shimmery, summer look. Be quick, this collection is very limited too.

Finally, every year Clarins release a gorgeous summer bronzer. This year’s Summer Bronzing Compact (£30) as part of the Colours of Brazil collection is embossed with a South American inspired motif. You can get a hint of colour with this, or a lot – it just depends on how you apply it. It warms the complexion beautifully with a blend of softening brown and terracotta, and there’s that little gold sparkly bit for a shimmery touch. It’s big and beautiful and it has a summery scent too!