Wondering how to look tan without tanning? Join the club; you're not alone.
Scientific advances have proven, without a doubt, that soaking up too much sun and using a tanning bed are really bad for you and your skin. In fact, cases of skin cancer seem to be more and more commonplace. But, of course, you knew that. That's why you want to know all about the ways makeup can replace a day of sunbathing.
These sunkissed makeup tips will have you glowing like you just stepped away from the beach (when you actually just stepped away from your vanity mirror).
If Your Skin Is Pale, Go For Warm Blush Instead Of Bronzer
Attention, pale-skinned beauts; the biggest mistake you can make is to try too hard. Brushing on a dark bronzer won't necessarily make you look tan. It can, however, make you look like you applied your makeup in the dark. Instead of bronzin' it up, try a warm blush, like a peachy shade from L'Oreal or a warm nude tone from Physician's Formula. They'll look so much more natural than dark bronzer!
Swipe On A Warm Shade Of Lipstick
Make your makeup work for you! A warm shade of lipstick will bronze up your skin and emphasize a golden glow. So what shades should you reach for? Anything in the nude, peach, or pink family will do the trick. You can also make a bold statement with a bright coral lipstick like Too Faced's Melted Long Wear Lipstick in Coral.
Don't Forget Your Collarbones And Shoulders
A face tan will only look real if you continue the glow past your jawline! Don't forget to dust a little bit of bronzer on your collarbone and shoulders, too, because the sun would naturally hit those spots. If bronzer feels too heavy, you can use a regular face powder that's one or two shades darker than your natural skin tone, instead. You'll end up with a totally natural-looking glow from head to toe.
Give In To The Temptation And Buy Benefit's Hoola Bronzer
Ask almost any MUA in the game what their favorite bronzer is, and chances are you'll hear all about Benefit's Hoola. It's a soft, matte brown powder that instantly delivers the look of a healthy tan, and it works on many pale to medium-toned complexions. Want more proof? The always-glowing Kardashian sisters swear by the bronzer, too. Get some for yourself.