Picture this: You’re getting dressed for an event (like, say, a wedding or hot date with a new guy) and during your final mirror check notice your legs/arms are white. I mean, WHITE. It IS after Memorial Day, we should all be reasonable bronze by now, right? Well, for the multitudes of women who aren’t up to bronze goddess status yet, the beauty gods have ushered in a new product to help you fix the ghastly whiteness– without the hours of baking in the sun (with SPF, of course!). Say hello to your new bestie: body bronzers!!
What sets these new products apart from regular self tanners is that they AREN’T self tanners! Think of it as a tinted moisturizer that you put on your face– except it’s for your body! The smooth, flawless look you get on your face is now available for body– sans the yuck self tanner smell. And, as an added bonus, it rinses off in the shower, so you don’t have to worry about it fading away weird and unevenly. Read on to discover your options to fake a tan for the evening!
First up comes from the makeup mavens at Too Faced cosmetics! For a darker bronze, pretty shimmer, and soft supple skin, try the new Royal Oil! This nourishing bronzing body oil gives the skin a sexy warm glow. It absorbs quickly, hydrating dry skin with an innovative combination of Mangosteen fruit (known as the Queen’s Fruit) and coconut oil which nourishes and protects skin with easy-to-absorb anti-oxidants. The perfect bronze tone tints skin with a subtle luscious warm glow; perfectly adjusts for very pale to deep skin tones so you get the right look every time. Similar to “Tanning Bed in a Tube,” this product is more easily absorbed into the skin and delivers a powerful punch of environmental fighters to improve the look and feel of your skin. It features a buildable bronze, so if you really need a lot of color, apply a few coats! Find yours at select Planet Beauty locations for only $35.00!
Another body perfecter is also the newest product to hit Planet Beauty’s shelves is Prtty Peaushun! Pronounced “pretty potion,” this revolutionary new product is like a tinted moisturizer for your body! We all love the look of perfect, flawless, smooth looking skin, and Prtty Peaushun gives us just that! Formulated by celebrity makeup artist Bethany Karlyn, Prtty Peaushun has been Hollywood stars’ best kept secret for years for red carpet worthy legs and arms. Available in 5 shades, you can choose to match your skin tone for a healthy, perfect glow, or enhance your color with a shade or two darker, Fragrance and chemical free, Prtty Peaushun uses finely milled minerals in a shiny luxurious base to give your skin a sheer, glowing effect that lasts for hours! Apply after a shower to keep your skin smooth, soft, and supple all year long! Available at all Planet Beauty stores for $30, grab yours for flawless skin now!
Finally, another newcomer to Planet Beauty is Body Bling by Scott Barnes. Body Bling – it’s how Hollywood “gets the glow”. Now you too can have that sun-kissed skin, without the damaging effects of the sun. Body Bling is a radiant, tinted body moisturizer with color that leaves the skin with a supple and even tone. The best part is it applies like a boy lotion, and gives the color you crave without the hassle of a sunless tanner application! You don’t have to worry about maintaining a boring exfoliating and moisturizing routine ahead of time for flawless application. The sheen washes off with water, so scrubbing away blotchy fake bake residue isn’t an issue! (finally!) Body Bling comes in two shades: Original for a natural, golden tan, and Platinum to add a dewy, champagne shimmer. Available at Planet Beauty stores for $45.00, so make sure you pick one up next time you’re in!
To get the look of a sexy, healthy, tan without the mess, grab a body bronzer and fake it for the night!
Allie Kelley has been a Planet Beauty Buff for four years and has a Bachelor’s degree in English. She enjoys painting her nails, trolling Pinterest for new trends, and has an obsession with lip gloss.