Gorgeous, glowing skin is always a goal, but when the sun starts to shine more regularly and the temperatures warm up, bronzers appear almost out of nowhere to become part of the daily makeup routine. Perhaps yours is collecting dust, or you’ve become anxious to try a new shade or formula that may be a better match for your complexion – either way, click through the slideshow above for our eight prize-worthy product selections. Found at a variety of price points, you’ll find universally flattering shades in matte or shimmer finishes and added skin benefits such as Vitamin C, antioxidants, and anti-aging properties.
March 21, 2016
Q: What was the inspiration behind this look?
A: Sarah’s silver gown was definitely a factor in making her skin perfectly bronze and glowing. It was a nice contrast between the silver on her body and the golden hue on her skin (achieved with Vita Liberata Marula Oil Self Tanner).
Q: What are 3 do’s and 3 dont’s of self tanning?
A: – DO shower and exfoliate before self tanning.
– DON’T moisturize before self tanning.
– DO use a mitt to apply the self tanner for no streaks.
– DON’T use your hands to apply the product. You will more than likely leave streaks, and you can’t apply the product fast enough all over your body before it stains your hands. A big mess!
– DO use proper moisturizers that don’t break down the tan, but actually prolong your color (like Vita Liberata Moisture Boost Body Treatment).
– DONT use products like baby oil or lotions with greasiness because your color will disappear fast!
Q: Is there a specific skin care routine you should go through while wearing self tanner?
A: Avoid using scrubs and shower oils. After showering, hydrate your skin, but with the proper moisturizers that don’t strip the tanner.
Q: What are the best makeup products to use to compliment a tanned look?
A: With a tan complexion, a beautiful peach or coral blush and a peach stain or lip balm will give you a perfect, healthy glow!
All Vita Liberata products can be purchased online at www.vitaliberatausa.com.
November 17, 2008
As girls with super-pale skin, we’re always looking for the next best bronzer to get that sun- kissed, non-freckly look. However, sometimes we end up overdoing it and looking like we just got a bad fake tan. As a remedy we’ll layer some blush over the bronzer, but we normally just turn out looking like a mess! But alas, we made a discovery, and perhaps our cries for help have been answered. We just got the bareMinerals Be Blushing Collection complete with the Compatible Blush Duo and the Tapered Blush Brush, and it helped us achieve the ultimate look we’ve been striving for. The jar comes with a bubblegum pink blush called sorbet on one side, and a bronzer called Joyous Jennifer on the other. The two are made to perfectly compliment each other. We first swept the bronzer over our cheeks and then finished it off with the blush resulting in a completely natural look. The kit is priced at $40, but you can get it on sale at Ulta (search “Be Blushing”) for $9.99!