Tanning may be passé, but you can’t deny that bronzed, dewy skin looks fantastic year-round. These beauty products will give you a safe, natural-looking glow and trick others into thinking you’ve been worshipping the sun.
Prtty Peaushun Skin Tight Body Lotion  ($39)
Planning to show some leg? You’ll want to add this to your beauty regimen stat! Celebrity makeup artist Bethany Karlyn covers her starlets in this light-reflecting lotion to cover up imperfections like bruises, veins and cellulite. Available in a variety of shades, the soft shimmer makes skin look naturally luminous. Since a little goes a long way, this product will last you a while.
Tip: Even if you’re fair skinned, try the medium shade for a bit of bronze.
Kevyn Aucoin Beauty The Celestial Bronzing Veil  ($48)
This bronzer/highlighter wins rave reviews for blending in easily and giving skin a natural luminous glow without ever looking orangey or sparkly. Many call this the best bronzer they’ve ever tried. Crystal pigments in varying metallic shades mimic a lit-from-within glow. Bronzing Veil comes in a sleek mirrored compact for easy, on-the-go application.
Tip: Apply this using the Kevyn Aucoin Beauty The Large Fan Brush  ($60) to really take this product to the next level.
St. Tropez One Night Only  ($16)
Skip the spray tan! If you have a special event or simply think your skin is looking dull, apply this streak-free bronzing lotion for a tan that will last up to 24 hours. Rainmac technology with silicone-coated pigments promises that color won’t streak or run even when wet. Just use soap and water to wash away your tan. It couldn’t be quicker to apply either. Massage it into skin, then just wait a few minutes until it feels dry before getting dressed.
Charlotte Tilbury Beach Stick in Ibiza  ($45)
This creamy lip and cheek stick is one of those dual products that will become an essential in your makeup bag. Tilbury uses an ingredient called Ceramidone, which acts like a poly-filler to refill and plump up the skin as opposed to sitting on the skin’s surface without being absorbed. Color-saturated pigments make skin radiant and disguise imperfections. Beach Stick comes in a variety of colors, but we’re partial to this sultry, bronze shade.
Diorskin Airflash Spray Foundation  ($62)
Top makeup artists often apply airbrush makeup to achieve skin that looks flawless and photo-ready. This product was actually inspired by the airbrush techniques used backstage at fashion shows. Achieve this look on your own with this mist foundation that contains mother of pearl pigments.
Tip: You don’t have to use this product solely on your face. Spray it on your legs for gorgeous gams!
Shiseido White Lucent All Day Brightener for Face, SPF 22  ($57)
This is not your basic tinted moisturizer! This multifunctional product moisturizes and protects skin while diminishing the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation. Layer your foundation over the moisturizer and your skin will still have a luminous glow. We love that it works on all skin types, even those with sensitive skin.
Laura Mercier Mineral Illuminating Powder  ($38)
While this feathery powder isn’t new to the beauty scene, it remains an all-star beauty product. Pure pearl powder and a Gemstone complex that contains diamonds and precious and semi-precious stones make skin look brighter and luminous. Apply this to your cheekbones, décolletage and collarbone for sexy skin.
Tip: A little goes a long way. Shake a bit of the powder into the cap. Swirl your brush into the cap of powder and tap off any access, then apply to skin.
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