Everyone is expected to be tan in the summer, yeah? And while you know all about the dangers of tanning, people still do it. That will never change. I love being outside, and there’s nothing like a tan from natural sunlight. But like always, you have to use protection (see what I did there?). I used to go to the tanning bed all the time, so trust me- I see the appeal. And I have a strong aversion to self tanners due to their tendency to make me a coconut-scented Oompa Loompa.
Well FakeBake sent me their Flawless Tanning Lotion ($24.95) which did not turn me orange, but it did leave me smelling as if Hawaiian Tropic invented an air freshener even after I showered. The tan is pretty dark with the first application, and it stays on for a decent amount of time. Self tanners can be tricky to apply without streaking or splotches, but I’ve got some basics for you. The most important part of getting a good tan with a self tanner is patience.
I wish we could go outside without getting any sun damage, but we can’t. I’d much rather you smell like self tanning lotion than get skin cancer, so this is a great alternative if you so choose. If you do tan outside, use your SPF like me! I will be sticking to whatever tan I get through my sunscreen because that’s just how I roll. Watch below!
On my face: Smashbox Photofinish Primer (Green), Laura Geller Blush-N-Brighten in Apricot Berry, BITE Luminous Creme Lipstick in Granache (review coming soon!)
On my nails: China Glaze Re-Fresh Mint with OPI Gift of Gold on each ring finger
Outfit: Sparkle & Fade Colorblock Dress from Urban Outfitters
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