I don’t necessarily have a strong desire to look tan, just to look, you know, alive.
Which is what has fueled a never-ending mission to find the best self-tanner/glow products on the market. I am not looking to achieve a perfectly bronzed summer goddess complexion, my goal is more to avoid looking like the undead, which is unfortunately what happens when my face is left unattended. Part of this is my doing of course, for it is hard to get color on your face when it is constantly slathered in no less than three layers of sunscreen on any given day. However, only time will tell, but I am fairly confident that my strict face/neck sunscreen regime will greatly reduce wrinkles in the future, and the pay off will be worth. So for the now I must faux.
The three products pictured above are the shining stars in my current faux glow routine.
- Kiehls Sun-Free Self-Tanning Formula: This is my tried and true faux tanner. I have been using it for years and whenever I try a new product I inevitably return to this gem. It gives gentle color that builds with time so you only need to use it a few nights per week to achieve an extra hint of bronze.
- Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Powder: I have been using this in place of bronzer the past few months and am very happy with the results. Unlike many bronzers that just add darkness, this powder really does create a glowing from within effect. This product immediately brings my complexion to life.
- Charlotte Tilbury Overnight Bronze and Glow Mask: This is a new product on the market, but I was eager to try it and I must say it has quickly become a staple in my nighttime regime. Unlike traditional self tanner this product does add a hint of color but more than that it really does make your skin glow. The directions say to give the product three nights to see the effect but I noticed a difference after night two. It wasn’t that my face looked significantly darker per say, just more illuminated. When I woke up in the morning and looked like a normal well rested person I was honestly sold.
So there you go, my tips to glow!