Although we still have a few more weeks of winter before us, the warmer days of spring are close at hand, making now the perfect time to begin courting a softer, sexier…beachier complexion, and self-tanners and bronzers are just the way to do it. Even if you can’t sneak away for a weekend retreat in the Bahamas or beachside somewhere tropical in Florida, you can still look like you did – and this look is one that will go with you all season long. Check out these great bronzer and self tanning formulas and say sayonara winter!
Sephora Sun Disk: Huge, gorgeous and perfect for nearly all skin tones, this bronzer is a best-bet for an all-over glowing gleam. The enormous disc of color will easily last all season and is big enough to swipe even your largest brush over for perfectly even coverage.
Josie Maran Bronzing Argan Oil: Lightweight and made with 100 percent pure Argan Oil, this chemical-free natural bronzer imparts a rich golden glow to the skin and is safe for all skin types. In addition, Argan Oil is packed with vital anti-oxidants to help fight free-radical damage and protect skin. Mix a few drops with your favorite body lotion for a gorgeous golden body glow, as well.
Smashbox Bronze Lights: Matte bronze color saturated with anti-oxidants to fight free-radical damage, this lightweight powder bronzer comes in two shades, and will leave skin looking healthy and radiant. For a shimmering bronze effect, check out Baked Fusion Soft Lights in Baked Starburst – a wheel of shimmering, radiant bronze color that can also be used as eyeshadow.
Tarte Mineral Powder Bronzer: Gorgeous, feather-light, shimmering bronzer leaves skin looking radiantly flushed and healthy, just like a day at the beach. Plus, the mineral formula helps absorb oil and keep skin looking fresh and healthy while antioxidants vitamins A and E fight free radical damage and keep skin looking youthful and firm.
Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder: The granddaddy of them all, Terracotta bronzer has been around since 1984. This ultra-smooth, oil-controlling powder bronzer is available in eight shades to complement a wide-range of skin tones, is lightweight, goes on super-smoothly and blends with superb uniformity.
Milani Tantastic Face & Body Baked Bronzer Powder: Available in three shades, this swirled bronzing powder can be used dry for a natural look or wet for a more intense bronzing effect, and comes with a mirrored compact and applicator brush.
And for the body, try:
Youngblood Mineral Illuminating Tint Body: Gorgeous, shimmering bronze lotion to give your skin a healthy dose of summer y tint without the free radical damage. Creamy and non-streaking, can also be mixed with your favorite body lotion for a natural, sheer sun-kissed look.
St. Tropez Gradual Everyday Tan Body: Part body lotion, part self-tanner, this ingenious product keeps skin feeling silky soft while gradually imparting a natural looking self tan. Featuring the innovative Aromaguard™ technology, which alleviates the telltale scent often left behind with self tanners, this product will never give away your self tanning secret!
Kate Somerville 360 Body Self Tanning Towelettes: Quick and easy application with pre-moistened towelettes, this self tanner works with your skin’s natural proteins to create the most realistic self tan ever. The color is gradual, believable and buildable to allow you to achieve just the perfect depth of golden color.