It may be Winter in North America, but it is warm and sunny somewhere. Shimmering body oil may be just the thing to bring some life back to dull, dry Winter Skin. This past July, ColourPop surprised us with the Sol Body Shimmering Dry, a new product from a new sister brand. But does the Sol Body Shimmering Dry Oil hold up against the competition? Please keep reading for a Bad or Rad Review on the Sol Body Shimmering Dry Oil.
What are Shimmering Body Oils?
From Anastasia Beverly Hills and Fenty Beauty to Patrick Ta, Sol de Janeiro, and Huda Beauty, 2019 has been the year of Shimmering Body Oil. Meant to enhance the skin’s natural radiance and add a Glow-y sheen, these prestige body oils are often expensive, impractical, and just-out-of-reach for the average consumer.
What is Sol Body all about?
Sol Body is ColourPop’s new, body-focused, sister brand that launched July 2019. Currently, the Sol Body offers two main product lines, a Shimmering Body Oil and a Glow Body Oil which all retail for $15.00 USD. Sol Body is similar to ColourPop in that they aim to offer high quality, luxe products at an affordable price point.
Shimmering Dry Oil Claims
The Shimmering Dry Oil Claims to be “Friday Feeling in a bottle” that delivers a shimmering glow that nourishes the skin and highlights the body’s natural highlights. The shade I grabbed, Soft Gold, is meant to provide a radiant champagne gold glow with highlights of silver and gold pearl that works for all bodies and skin tones. pearl.
The Body Kabuki is a Vegan body brush that promises to buff the perfect amount of product into the skin to create the look you want. This brush retails for $12.00 USD and has been frequently out of stock since launching in July 2019.
Packaging & Price
The Shimmering Dry Oil comes in a sleek, clear plastic bottle with a pump with white text overlaid on the bottle. This Shimmering Dry Oil retails for $15.00 USD, but I purchased this at a discount using a ColourPop affiliate code.
Personally, I find the packaging to be frustrating because oil leaks out of the pump and gets messy easily. Moreover, the cap to my bottle cracked in my beach bag, so I had to tape it back together. I am grossed out, by the way, the glitter, and oil separate in the bottle. The glitter settles at the bottom of the bottle, while the oil rises to the top. Shaking the oil will mix the components together, but this is not a product I’d put on display.
Ingredients & Cruelty-Free Status
Like the rest of the SEED Beauty family, Sol Body is Cruelty-Free and made in the USA. Moreover, this line is Vegan.
Ingredient include isononyl isononanoate, Cetearyl isononanoate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (sweet almond) oil, silica, synthetic fluorphlogopite, fragrance, calcium aluminum borosilicate, calcium sodium borosilicate, phenoxyethanol, caprylyl glycol, argania Spinosa kernel oil, Cocos Nucifera (coconut) oil, sclerocarya birrea seed oil, tin oxide, ethylhexylglycerin, hexylene glycol, tocopherol, iron oxides (ci 77491, ci 77499), mica (ci 77019), titanium dioxide (ci 77891).
As you can see by the below swatches, the Soft Gold Shimmering Dry Oil Swatches are full of glitter. Had I realized these were more of a glittering oil rather than a glowing body oil, I would not have purchased this particular oil. The swatch shows how the glitter can apply patchily and that some of the glitters are hard to spread.
However, the swatch should make it clear that the Shimmering Dry Oils will work across a wide variety of skin tones.
Application & Wear-Time
The Sol Body Shimmering Dry Oil applies best using the Kabuki brush. Dry Oil doesn’t feel greasy or overly oily but has difficulty blending across wide areas of the body. The glitter tends to bunch together on the skin.
Additionally, due to the high quantity of glitter, the Shimmering Body Oil is messy when applied with the hands. The glitter, itself, lasted on the skin all day even after going swimming; however, the glitter transfers easily to other surfaces.
Where Can You Buy the Sol Body Shimmering Dry Oils?
The Sol Body Shimmering Dry Oils are an exclusive online purchase being sold on the ColourPop website.
Final Thoughts on Sol Body’s Shimmering Dry Oil
Although many buyers seem to enjoy the Sol Body Shimmering Dry Oil, I did not enjoy this product whatsoever. This product was overly glittery and transferred with ease. Personally, I had a different expectation of what this oil was going to be.Â Finally, I can’t stand the way the dry oil separates in the bottle.Â Sadly, I cannot recommend Shimmering Dry Oil despite the affordable price tag.
Although I disliked the Body Oil, I do enjoy the Kabuki Brush. I recommend this brush to anyone with any high-end Body Oils who don’t want to splurge on an expensive body brush. Also, I am still curious about the Sol Body Shimmering Body Oils and highlighters.
Are you a ColourPop Addict like me? Check out my review of the ColourPop x ILuvSarahii Through My Eyes Eyeshadow Palette, ColourPop Double Rainbow Super Shock Shadow Bundle, ColourPop Sweet Talk Palette, or the ColourPop x Disney Villains Eyeshadow Palette.
Have you tried any body oils before? Are you into this trend? Please let me know in the comments below.0