12 Face & Body Enhancers For A Natural Glow This Winter | sheerluxe.com
A fake tan isn’t just for summer – with the right products and textures, a gentle glow come winter can lift your complexion, brighten eyes and banish a dull pallor. From natural illuminators to tinted oils, here we share the best buys and tricks to get the glow this winter.
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Amanda Harrington Body Mousse Illuminator, £36

For the ultimate glow, this light-reflecting formula gives natural graduation of colour that’s more like permanent (but believable) make-up than an obvious tan. Less is more in the winter, so make sure you wear this tan for half the time the bottle recommends so you don’t go too dark. If you’re finding you still need more, you can always gently brush in a little more for extra coverage. The addition of hyaluronic acid and aloe vera keeps skin moisturised and firm, too.

Available at AmandaHarrington.com

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Chanel Illuminating Fluid, £32

If you want to add shade and define your facial features, look to this illuminating fluid from Chanel. It creates such a beautiful glaze on top of make-up, while adding a subtle warmth with its weightless texture and light-reflective pigments. It goes the distance too – you’ll find it stays glossy all night, which justifies the higher price tag.

Available at Boots.com

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Clinique Multitasker Glow Gelee, £24.50

Multi-tasking, glow-giving and available in a jelly texture, just the name of this is inviting enough. Designed to add instant colour and radiance, this works best when mixed with foundation for optimum colour and a speedy pick-me-up. Brush a little on the décolletage too for extra definition and sculpting.

Available at LookFantastic.com

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James Read Self-Tan Coconut Dry Oil Body, £25

Oils feel easier and quicker to apply than other self-tan products, plus they have the added benefit of moisturising dry, winter skin, like this one from James Read. Loaded with nourishing coconut oil and vitamin E, the silky texture gives skin a sheer, sun-kissed glow you’ll love. It’s also very buildable thanks to the lightweight formula, so you never have to worry about it looking overkill.

Available at LookFantastic.com 

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Tan Luxe The Illuminating Drops, £42

The easiest way to add a golden base colour is with these innovative drops. Add them to your moisturiser, serum or facial oil for a gradual olive-toned colour. Vitamin E, aloe vera and raspberry seed oil will keep skin firm and drenched in moisture, so you never have any dry, flaky patches form as a result of the tan. You can add contour on top with your favourite bronzer.

Available at LookFantastic.com

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Tanologist Insta Glow For Face & Body, £11.99

Acting like a skin-perfecting filter, this uses nano-particles to blur imperfections, correct uneven tone and give a deep vacation-like colour. The non-comedogenic formula can be used on both face and body for a slimlining tan, or swept on with a make-up brush for a more bronzed and illuminated finish. It also washes off easily with warm, soapy water, so if you make any mistakes or aren’t happy with the colour, you can wipe it off just like you would make-up.

Available at Tanologist.com

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This Works Perfect Legs Gradual Tan, £38

Transforms from a body lotion into a foolproof gradual tanner for the legs without telltale streaks. Ideal when you don’t want an overall tan, or are wearing a dress that shows off just your legs. Vitamin C and E work together to even out skin tone and get rid of bumps, spots and dry patches, too.

Available at LookFantastic.com 

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Vita Liberata Illuminate Wash Off Body Bronzer, £15

Experts regularly recommend investing in a wash off tan come winter. You can build up the colour to reach your desired shade, and if you’re not happy, it instantly washes off with water, so you’ll never have a tan disaster. Try this from Vita Liberata, which develops fast and gives a smooth, even colour that conceals all imperfections. 

Available at CultBeauty.co.uk

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Decleor Gradual Glow Hydrating Body Milk, £26.25

No need to be afraid of tanning with this pleasant-smelling body milk. The liquid texture develops into a healthy, golden hue that suits even the palest skin tones. Slather this on daily to keep limbs soft and supple with essential oils and vanilla extract.

Available at LookFantastic.com

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Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pads, £34 For 20

These clever towelettes deliver a streak-free, customisable tan with the added benefit of exfoliation. Loaded with glycolic and gentle lactic acids, each wipe is thin, soft and damp, rather than overly saturated, delivering an impressive – yet believable – glow and softer, soother skin within minutes.

Available at CultBeauty.co.uk

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Elemis Total Glow Bronzing Body Lotion, £21.20

A winter tan is great for disguising less than healthy-looking skin, but if you just want a bit of ‘something’ rather than full-bodied colour, look to gradual body tints like this one from Elemis. Use it once a week to keep a natural glow ticking over. It will be just enough to keep skin looking healthy, while also maintaining a focus on your body with hydrating ingredients like elderberry seed extract and red algae.

Available at JohnLewis.com 

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Garnier No Streaks Bronzer Self-Tan Mist, £8.17

Possibly one of the easiest and speediest tanners on the market, a quick misting of this natural tint will give instant life to limbs. Always wait for the first layer of colour to develop before you mist on a second coat. It’s easier to build colour than to fix mistakes, this is especially relevant in winter, so be patient.

Available at Amazon.co.uk 

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