If you are like me and living in a cold long winter, having a bit of a glow always makes me feel better. But no matter where we live, don’t we all love a bit of bronzed tropical glow?
In saying that, I always promote a healthy glow aka “self tan” and I have some tried and true favourites for the perfect sunless options. One product that is a staple in my makeup kit as well as in my home beauty counter, is Vita Liberata’s body blur. Or we can call it an “instagram filter” in a bottle! Body Blur perfects skin by minimizing blemishes, covering imperfections, and smoothing the skin’s appearance while reflecting light for a photo-ready skin finish. It’s the ultimate skin finish that comes in a variety of shades. There is also a face version called “beauty blur” it’s a must have to compliment your whole glowy look!
There are so many amazing self tanning choices and over the years they have improved from an orangey hue to a beautifully natural bronzed tone. If you are looking to add a bit of a self tanning glow to your face, I love the Coola Sunless Tan Anti-aging Face Serum, which gives you a radiant glow with the skin protecting benefits of natural anti-aging and vitamins. Another one of my favourites is the Vita Liberta Self Tanning Anti Age Serum that you can mix in your morning lotion or nighttime routine for a gradual glow. The bonus is that this serum visibly plumps skin and reduces lines and wrinkles.
If you would like to achieve a full body glow, the VIta Liberata Phenomenal 2-3 Week Tanning Mousse is amazing and my go to!It delivers a gorgeous and nourishing self tan that is long lasting and the perfect alternative to sun exposure. Another favourite all over body glow is the COOLA Tan Self-Tanning Oil Mist. It’s certified organic and is great for all skin types including sensitive skin.It contains organic Aloe Vera for hydration and gives you a gradual radiant glow. The bonus is, it’s lightly scented with coconut and pineapple, so it leaves you with a tropical scent.
One tip to applying any self tanner is to always make sure to exfoliate your skin before applying. Coola has a double sided washable mitt for exfoliating and then applying your sunless tanner. The terrycloth side protects your palms from staining and ensures an even, streak-free application.
If you are looking for an immediate bronzed look, the Vita Liberta Ten Minute Tan is perfect! This fact acting tan delivers a golden glow that starts to appear in only ten minutes. It’s also extremely nourishing and hydrating leaving your skin feeling silky smooth.
And last but not least, if you just want to add a bit of a glow to your makeup routine, I always recommend a bronzer to get a sun kissed look and to warm up the skin. Benefit’s award winning bronzer Hoola, is a studio favourite of mine. I love the matte finish and the ranges that come in light to deep, for a very natural-looking bronze.
So you may not have travelled to a hot destination this year but that doesn’t mean you can’t achieve that look.
Get your glow on!