Saturday, 25 October 2014

My Favourite Facial Tanning Products

I regularly fake tan but I find that as soon as I take my make-up off in the evenings, the fake tan disappears with it my face ends up being three shades lighter than my body. Recently I have taken to topping up my tan on my face with these products...

Xen-Tan Face Tanner Luxe is a fake tan designed specifically for the face. It is lighter than some other fake tans and contains Vitamin E to help nourish skin. It is gentle enough to be used daily but I prefer to use this once or twice a week to help achieve a glow. It is tinted a light caramel colour so you can see exactly where you are applying it.

Once my face is tanned I maintain the colour with Clarins Liquid Bronze Self Tanner. It is a milky texture and is very light and gentle on the skin. It is un-tinted but once applied a colour develops within a couple of hours. It is recommended that you apply this to clean skin by pouring a little liquid onto a cotton pad and sweeping it over skin. You can then apply your moisturiser and make-up over the top as normal. I prefer to apply it with my hands as you can see the results more quickly. This is definitely my favourite face tanning product and it makes my skin look really radiant and healthy.

To build a natural, gradual tan I use Olay Complete Care Everyday Sunshine. This is a daily moisturiser that contains fake tan to create a sun-kissed glow while still fighting the effects of ageing. The effects aren't as instant as the other products so you have to use this every day to notice a tan building but it is perfect for those that want more of a natural effect.

Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster is a whole new level of facial tanning.  It is a teeny little 15ml bottle of oil/serum that you add a drop or two of to your moisturiser to add radiance to your skin. Used daily, it will build up more colour and leave you with a nice healthy looking tan. It isn't too orange or overpowering, just a little pop of colour that is suited to your skin tone. It is such a clever idea and I find just using a little in the mornings with my moisturiser immediately perks up my skin! It is completely customisable as you choose the level of tan you want and is really simple to use.

Have you tried any of these face-tanners before? Which is your favourite?


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