How can you score a gorgeous golden glow without exposing your skin to the harmful rays? We’re dishing all the secrets!
Since they allow you to build up a tan to your desired shade, bronzers are suitable for every skin tone. Choose a sheer cream texture if you’ve got normal or dry skin, and reach for a powder if you’re more on the oily side. Melt the product into your skin with the tip of your index finger (if you’re using a cream formula) or a kabuki brush (if you’ve opted for a powder). Apply your bronzer on areas where the sun would naturally hit your face (the top of your forehead, your cheekbones and your temples.)
Tinted fluids and complexion-enhancers give your skin a radiant tawny hue in a flash. To achieve natural-looking results, mix them with your usual foundation. Looking for a more intense effect? Smooth the product onto your entire face using your fingers and apply a bit more on your forehead and cheeks.
The best way to show off golden gams? Opt for a classic self-tanner or a gradual moisturizer, which will deepen your skin’s hue overtime. You can also set your sights on a tinted spray or oil to get an instant tan that will last until your next shower. In any case, don’t forget to exfoliate before applying your product of choice to avoid any unsightly streaks!
How to keep your skin soft, smooth and radiant.
When should you use sparkly tinted formulas? If you’re not looking to conceal any imperfections (shimmer and glitter tend to highlight wrinkles, under-eye circles and dilated pores), blend them onto the top of your cheekbones and the bridge of your nose as well as on your shoulders and your décolleté before a night out.
Give yourself a healthy flush with a touch of blush. Coral works best on fair to medium skin, while orange shades are just the ticket for olive or dark complexions. Apply the product on the center of your cheekbones to illuminate your face and make your faux glow look even more convincing.
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