April 11, 2010

Matching your Face to Your Tan

How to get your face to match the rest of your body ...

If you get a spray tan or use self tanning lotion and are not one to tan your face, then this is a goodie for you! 

1st and foremost, if you get a spray tan and you do not have sensitive skin on your face, SPRAY YOUR FACE to match. Please just make sure to wash your face about 4 - 5 hours after you have sprayed. If you wait longer than 12 hours to wash your face, you may become victim to what I like to call "Oompa Loompa/Simon Cowell" face. Yes, that means you have an obvious spray tan or look like you just stepped out of a tanning bed that you were in for way too long. Not Cute. When you get a suntan, your face is not a perfect match to your body. So, if you have brown tanned skin from the sun, you will not have a perfect brown tanned face. Do not ever become victim to "Oompa Loompa" or "Simon Cowell" face. 

Best solution: Use Bronzer on your face. I personally use Stila bronzer (Shade 2) - Powder compact form. I DO NOT use the one with SPF in it, yuck. But I have truly been using this on my face since 1998 and it's the best stuff on the planet! Sephora sells it. I just purchased an AMAZING bronzer brush that is a little on the $$$ side, but well worth it! The brush is the Thrish McEvoy bronzer brush. Unreal. When bronzing your face ... please, please, please bronze your neck and chest bone so that it makes a smooth transition. Otherwise, you will have tan face, white neck and tan body. Again, not cute.
*Beauty secret: make your cheeks, bone of your nose and your forehead a bit rosier, and hoala! You look sun-kissed!

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