Listen up, ladies! May is in full swing, and Memorial Day is right around the corner, which means NOW is the time to start working on your faux tan. You may have to perfect your technique if you’ve haven’t tanned yourself since last summer, or it may take a few applications to reach your desired level of bronze—so don’t waste any time! This Fake Tan Friday, we’re serving up three new products so you have no excuse for not getting your glow on.
Fake Bake Flawless Liquid Self-Tanning Liquid: Liquid, you ask? Yes, liquid. Though you may think a very-viscous formulation could be hard to handle, but I found this to be an AMAZING product. I couldn’t get enough of the coconut-y smell sneaking out of the box before I even opened it and it turned out to be so easy to apply. You spritz the non-aerosol spray directly on a bronzing mitt and buff it into your skin in circular motions. The tinted formula leaves skin beautifully bronze in an instant so you can throw on those shorts right away, and the next-day color was divine as well.
Karora Cosmetics Gradual Tan Buildable Colour: EVERYONE needs a gradual self-tanner, as it’s the easiest way to maintain a faux tan. I’ve been using this one for the past few weeks and it’s fantastic. I haven’t experienced any unsightly color build-up (which is a potential side effect when using a non-tinted product daily) and it leaves absolutely no self-tanner smell. The hydrating lotion nourishes your skin with botanical ingredients and you can use it repeatedly without fear.
St. Tropez Self Tan Luxe Dry Oil: Leave it to St. Tropez to create the first oil-based self-tanner… You get the hydration of an oil (in a non-greasy, fast-drying formula) an instant subtle bronze shimmer and a gorgeous long-lasting golden glow once color develops. Neroli, lemongrass and grapefruit essential oils give it a fresh scent, and it also contains antioxidants to shield your skin from damage!