Photo Credit: LizzoVEVO on YouTube / Atlantic Records

Real talk: If Lizzo asked me to eat a poisonous spider, I would do it quickly and without question. To say I would die for her is an understatement — I have been around since Lizzobangers — so you know I have had ‘Rumors,’ her new song with Cardi B on repeat since it came out last week. And of course, I was living for the Greek mythology aesthetic — everything slathered in a decadent layer of gold, cream, and fabulousness. Lizzo’s longtime glam squad, comprised of Shelby Swain and Alex Mayo, truly understood the assignment when it came to the hair and makeup, but what stood out to me the most was how… glowy Lizzo’s skin was. This wasn’t any Fenty Beauty Trophy Wife business, no — this was serious amounts of body oil and body highlighter, because Lizzo was glowing for the Greek gods.

Of course, it was going to keep me up at night wondering what body oils they slathered all over Lizzo’s skin to make her look like she was dripping in 24k gold, and I wouldn’t be shocked if it was some proprietary blend of glycerin, broken highlighters, and Chemical X from the Powerpuff Girls, really. While we’re still waiting on proper details regarding what gave Lizzo that gleam and shimmer (even though we know most of it is just… because she’s Lizzo), we did our civic duty and gathered our favorite body highlights, body oils, and shimmers, for when you want to feel like a Greek Goddess of your own.

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CIATÉ LONDON’S DEWY STIX BODY, $26 VIA CIATE LONDON. SHOP NOW.

When Ciaté announced their beloved highlighters would be coming out in a stick version to be used on the body, I was overjoyed. Dewy Stix + the beach + summertime = true love.

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HERLA BEAUTY GOLD SUPREME ILLUMINATING BODY OIL WITH 24K GOLD, $58 VIA HERLA BEAUTY. SHOP NOW.

Sometimes a product full of 24k gold feels very gimmicky, but not here. Herla’s truly made magic in a bottle, you’ll look like you just took a bath in gold flakes in the best way possible. It’s also super fast-absorbing.

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HUDA BEAUTY N.Y.M.P.H. HIGHLIGHTER, $49 VIA SEPHORA. SHOP NOW.

This body highlight makes best-of lists for so many reasons, but mostly because it does give you a rich depth of shimmer without being… glittery. Truly a lit-from-within vibe in a bottle.

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KORA ORGANICS SUN-KISSED BODY GLOW OIL, $38 VIA SPACE NK. SHOP NOW.

Kora Organics is Miranda Kerr’s brand, and honestly, if there’s someone I would take advice on body highlighters from, it’s a former Victoria’s Secret Angel. You know her brain is just full of amazing information on how to be hot that us normals will never have access to.

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NARS MONOI BODY GLOW, $59 VIA SEPHORA. SHOP NOW.

This body oil makes my melanin look so luxurious and expensive, I can’t use it all the time. This is a special occasion body oil, one for when I want to leave a lasting impression.

 

 

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PATRICK TA MAJOR GLOW BODY OIL, $52 VIA SEPHORA. SHOP NOW.

I have yet to be truly disappointed with anything from Patrick Ta’s line of makeup products, but I am fully obsessed with this body oil. It’s more of a pearlescent feel than a shimmer, which is great for nighttime use, and you’ll love the scent and that it looks gorgeous on your counter.

 

 

 

 

 

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SOL DE JANEIRO GLOWMOTIONS GLOW BODY OIL, $35 VIA SEPHORA. SHOP NOW.

This body oil and illuminating bronzer runs the risk that you may believe that you’re on a tropical vacation. So… proceed with caution.

thoughts?