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LESSONS:

HOW TO
FAKE A TAN

Summer is around the corner, but some of us don’t want to wait for sun-kissed skin.

Written By JACLYN LITTLE

Photography ByGUY AROCH


There’s just something about having a tan–our skin appears healthier, blemishes and cellulite are less visible, and our eyes somehow seem brighter. Sadly, most of us don’t have the luxury of languishing our summer days away by the pool (those of you that do, major props) so we need alternate solutions to achieving that sun-kissed dermis. Here, we highlight seven products to turn to when you’re in need of a faux glow, because who wants to re-enter polite society looking like they haven’t seen the sun in 15 months?

LOOK TAN
SANS SUN

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This miracle product not only gives you a water-resistant bronze, but it actually works to mask skin imperfections like cellulite, spider veins, and age spots by reflecting light and providing coverage.

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A lot of self tanners can turn skin orange, but these towelettes leave skin with a totally natural-looking color that develops slowly over four hours.

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Everything you love about Bader (eh hem, their TFC8 technology), but this formula uses amber and gold pearls that leave skin with a golden tint.

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This lightweight, cream-gel face bronzer goes on with effortless application, leaving a velvet-matte glow that won’t clog pores.

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This powder bronzer not only imbues your complexion with a hint of bronze color, it also improves skin tone, adds hydration, and protects your skin from external factors.

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Faking a tan isn’t all about even color all over. This creamy contour stick adds depth and dimension to your skin with a subtle, velvet-textured color.

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Bronze, highlight, and contour your skin from one single compact. Easy-to-apply and nourishing to the complexion, this buildable “polish” gives your skin a natural glow.