Your glow might be faux, but your goal is for no one to know. Stop stressing about streaking, thanks to these products and tips.
Olay Total Effects CC Cream. This much-buzzed-about formula acts as an anti-aging moisturizer, an SPF 15 sunscreen, and an illuminating sheer tint, making it summer's ultimate triple threat. Meanwhile, in true Total Effects fashion, it also fights seven signs of aging to help correct everything from dry, patchy, saggy and dull skin to fine lines and wrinkles to age spots and open pores.
TIP: Keeping your makeup summer-simple by just wearing a bronzer? Apply a moisturizer, even a lightweight one, beforehand to prevent color from collecting on dry areas.
Maybelline Fit Me! Bronzer. For a fresh, natural look, dust a little of this powder all over the face. Lightweight pigments provide fade-proof bronze color that also enhances an established tan. Available in three shades: light bronze, medium bronze and deep bronze.
TIP: How much glow is too much? If you're faux tan faux-bic, apply bronzer only on the apples of the cheeks, chin and forehead, all spots where the sun naturally hits, to avoid an overload of color.
L'Oreal Sublime Bronze Towelettes. For those who lack confidence in their lotion-application skills, these easy-to-use towelettes offer an alternative. As you run one over the body, a color-creating combination of self-tanner, vitamin E, and gentle alpha hydroxy acids are left to absorb into the skin, streak-free. Within a few days, your skin tone is darkened by a very natural-looking two shades!
TIP: Leave knees, elbows, and ankles for last, when the towelette is less damp. The thicker the skin, the more tanner it collects, so by applying a little less in these areas, you help ensure that the color develops evenly.