With the ‘no-makeup’ makeup season officially here, it’s time to consider investing in a facial self-tanner. Think of it as another step in your skincare routine – one that’ll add a glow to your complexion and minimize the need for layers of foundation and bronzer. Just starting out on your facial fake tan journey? You can’t go wrong with Elemis’ cult Total Glow Bronzing Moisturiser, a bestselling formula that’s packed with antioxidants to improve luminosity; and Vegetan, a botanical-inspired tanning agent that delivers a fool-proof colour over a couple of days. Newbies should also consider Lancôme’s Flash Bronzer, a fast-acting, softening self-tan that bestows a natural-looking glow in under an hour. Its lightweight texture also makes it ideal for those prone to blemishes.
On the hunt for speedy results? Apply Charlotte Tilbury’s Overnight Bronze and Glow Mask before you hit the pillow for a plumped-up, perfectly bronzed visage come morning. Clarins’ Instant Smooth Self-Tanning also comes highly rated – the primer-cum-self-tan hybrid melts into the skin for an instantly flawless complexion, with a holiday-worthy glow developing in as little as two hours. Also promising anti-ageing benefits with a hint of colour is Vita Liberata’s genius Anti Age Self Tan Serum; an organic formula that’ll supercharge your summer beauty regime.
And if money’s no object, Sisley’s facial tanner will cost you, but with the hefty price tag comes some seriously advantageous anti-ageing ingredients (the same powerful plant-based actives are found in the brand’s other cult-favourite products) and one of the most natural-looking tans on the market. You heard it here first.
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