We’re great at hitting the gym. But then again, we’re even better at sleeping in and indulging in a cheeseburger every once in a while, not exactly the circuit-training formula for a chiseled physique. Luckily, we can make the transition into swimsuit season a little smoother with these quick-fix body toners. Discover our favorite creams, serums, and gels that sculpt and disguise problem areas from top to toes in no time flat. RENEE TRILIVAS
ARMS: Replace bicep curls with…Bliss Fat Girl Slim Arm Candy You know the dreaded “chicken wing” jiggle? No, that is not a dance. This targeted cream uses a powerful cocktail of lactic acid, micro-caffeine, and white sapphire to help reduce redness and firm the look of flab.
ABS: Swap out sit-ups for…Bliss Fat Girl Sixpack Massage this cooling gel over your stomach in small circles; the nubby applicator promotes circulation and delivers bulge-reducing creatine, oat-kernel extract, and menthol to fake a toned tummy.
THIGHS: Exchange squats for…Clarins Body Lift Cellulite Control Like shapewear in a tube, this tightening cream packs toning ingredients like celosia cristata and refreshing aquatic mint extract that help minimize dimples for a silky, smooth effect.
ALL-OVER: Substitute your full-body boot camp for…Soap & Glory The Firminator Special Bikini Body Formula Slim your silhouette with this full-body contouring cream: Actives like antioxidant-rich mulberry and litsea cubeba citrus toning-oils refine the look of cellulite while protecting and rejuvenating skin’s appearance.
I’ve been keeping it neutral on the eyes and lips recently, and mostly loading on the sheen on the cheeks. Here’s what was on my vanity.
#Philosophy Kiss Me Goodnight lip balm
#Guerlain Shalimar eau de parfum - heavy at first but leaves the most heavenly sillage behind; people get so surprised when I tell them it’s Shalimar
#TheBalm Frat Boy and Down Boy blushes - couldn’t decide
#MajolicaMajorca eyeshadows - been using these quite often so they’re just sitting out on my vanity daily
#YSL Le Teint Touche Éclat UV foundation and Concentre d'Or Rose illuminating liquid
#MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Soft & Gentle - took me SO long to finally get this; and it’s really gorgeous
#CoastalScents 28-pan custom palette - still one of my fave sources for cheap and good shadow shades
#Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector 01