For those of us who can’t take a weekend trip to St. Barths this winter, it seems as though our skin is more likely to match up to Casper instead of Beyonce. The bronzed look makes a face look sexier (think VS models), thinner, and healthier. Bronzer is a great (and must-have) make-up bag item, but it doesn’t last all day. After a few hours it fades away, leaving you with the pale winter face you woke up with.
You have two options if you want the coveted glow: #1. carry & reapply your bronzer throughout the day or #2. apply self tanner the night before & relish in your semi-permanent glow. If you choose option #1 be sure to check out the all-so-fabulous NARS bronzer. It comes in three shades so you can match up the color palettes to your natural skin tone. Option #2 ends up being your best bet, & the best self-tanner is TanTowel. It comes in simple one-time-use packets that can be applied to both your face & body. The best part? They don’t smell bad! Make sure to exfoliate the area that you are tanning before you apply in order to get a deeper coating. If you don’t exfoliate before, you will be applying the self tanner to skin cells that are going to flake off soon. A great way to exfoliate your face before an application is by using the Clarisonic.
Once you apply the self tanner, be sure to thoroughly wash your hands so you don’t get the orange streaks on them.
Say goodbye to pale skin!
*Original image is courtesy of tantowel.com