Hey there, beauties! Anybody else ready for the next season– sundresses, sandals, and, of course, a tan! Seeing as it’s the dead of winter, a few of those things aren’t exactly practical, but every savvy beauty knows a summer glow is totally achievable right in your own home! Thanks to great makeup and skin care lines who also dabble in bronzing, you can look like a celeb who just got back from a fab vacation– without ever leaving your house!
What’s the best way to fool someone with a bronze glow? Self tanner, of course! Now, we all know some are better than others, and the last thing you want is to look like one of the kids from Jersey Shore. So, start slow. Try using a tanner than has buildable color, like St. Tropez mousse, Perricone No Sun Tanner, or Jane Iredale’s Tantasia. All of these products are made to be put on every day, with full color results after 3 to 5 days, depending on how bronze you want to look. A favorite of this blogger is (of course) Perricone’s product, because of the skin care benefits it delivers! This multi-tasking tanner firms and nourishes the skin while promoting a healthy, natural looking tan. Formulated with with n-acetyl-tyrosine, which boosts the skin’s natural tanning ability. Other ingredients, including a natural sugar derivative, a delivery enhancer, and phospholipids, work together to promote a more even and long lasting tan. Plus, pro-vitamin D delivers all the benefits of the sun without the harmful effects! Similarly, Jane Iredale’s Tantasia Bronzer provides instant, healthy-looking color to your skin while it builds a gradual, natural looking tan within three days. And, it’s been sensitivity tested, and is totally safe for use on face as well as your body!
If you want something that’s going to provide all over color instantly, try another favorite of this blogger, Rodial’s Brazilian Tan Airbrush. It’s SO easy to use– don’t be afraid of the spray! Brazillian tan is a revolutionary tanner that sprays a fine, tinted mist, instantly providing an immediate glow that develops into a golden long-lasting tan. This super strength instant self tanning spray is easy to use, providing even coverage every time. Because it’s tinted, you can see exactly where you’ve sprayed– you’ll never miss a spot! And, take it from this super fair skinned blogger, this tanner WILL NOT turn you orange. At. All. The color lasts for about a week (depending on how much you shower, workout, swim, etc). Get yours at select Planet Beauty stores for $45.00.
All of these tanners are totally fine to use on your face, but maybe you want something a little less committed. Never fear, that’s why bronzer is here! And, with virtually every makeup line having at least one to offer, you’re sure to find your perfect shade. Don’t go to dark, you want to look bronzed, not painted! This blogger LOVES Bare Minerals READY Bronzer in “The Skinny Dip”, or Jane Iredale So Bronze 2, which has a double colored product to add dimension and a little natural flush to your skin. Some tips for bronzing yourself: apply the bronzer where the sun would naturally hit your face, like your forehead, chin, nose, and apples of your cheeks. If self tanning isn’t you thing, make sure to really sell your faux-vacation tan by dusting some of the bronzer on your neck and chest, too. You’ll have them all fooled!
Get everything you need to be a bronzed goddess at your local Planet Beauty store.
Allie Kelley has been a Planet Beauty Buff for four and a half 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.