Much like Emily's recent revelation, isn't it better to look well-moisturized (...shiny), especially when the heat makes it so very hard not to look that way? Lisa Marie Fernandez says it best, “I love a ‘dry’ look on a shoot but I’m a beach girl—I don’t mind being a little greasy.” A few suggestions on how to get there:
"I’ll use Nars Body Glow Oil which gives the body a nice sheen…sometimes I’ll add a few drops of that Laguna Body Illuminator to it, especially to my legs if I’m going out.” says Francelle Daly. “I always want a sheen for my body, a baby oil or Kiehl’s Crème de Corps, and I also find that keeping the body moisturized holds the self-tan for longer.”
Emily seconded the Nars suggestion: “I brought Nars' very intense-looking Body Glow oil with me on vacation to see what that was about and am now obsessed—do not be discouraged by all the glitter in the bottle. Just rub a little bit between your palms and over any exposed body part (legs, arms, collarbones) and watch what happens. You glow—glow like Gisele—and it doesn’t look like you have anything on.”
Amy Kothari loves Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eyeshadow in Cement. “It looks like grease on your eyes. I love eye gloss, but it’s not practical. This shadow looks just like eye gloss.” Debi Mazar uses a Stéphane Marais palette for a “greasy lid' every now and again—sold out, unfortunately, but the spirit's there...
Olive oil, avocado oil, and/or coconut oil come up in almost every interview, too. But you know what'll probably look just as good? A bit of natural sheen brought out by a humid subway platform—sweat. And you get that for free.