In my latest video I let the cat out of the bag as to how a foundation addict like myself can go without the stuff – a shedload of faux glow, or more delightfully put – fake tan. A touch of added colour just evens out my skintone, negates the need for large amounts of bronzer and makes me feel much more comfortable about that bare-faced chic look. My facial tanner of choice is the Clarins Liquid Bronze Self Tanning Lotion for Face. Now I’ve tried my fair share of tanners, especially for the face, and to say that this one wins without a fight is a fair statement.
This is probably the most perfect face tanning concoction I have come across. Used even just once before bed it adds a nice and radiant glow in the morning and repeated nightly gives a ‘just back from holiday’ hue. In terms of how I use it, I take a 10p-sized amount on a cotton pad or fake tanning mitt and sweep all over my face as the last step of my evening skincare routine. Yes it’s best to avoid the eyebrows, hairline and all that jazz but on first application the colour is so subtle you don’t need to worry about orange hairy bits developing (did I just type that? Yes I did, lets continue). It smells divine and doesn’t go ‘biscuity’, sinks into the skin instantly and develops into a beautiful olive tone. Think of it more as a gradual tanner for the face, you’re not going to get a hefty amount of colour in one application but can reapply daily to boost your tan making it a good choice for even paler skinned ladies.
You get a pretty mega 125ml’s for £17.50, and I get mine from FeelUnique. The bottles a good size and considering you only need the tiniest amount to cover your face this is going to last you a while. No funky smells, sticky texture or the fear of being orange – I don’t have a bad word to say about it!