How to create the perfect contour using fake tan
Summer's on the way, and with many of us already planning our trips to the beach and beyond, now is the time to get our self-tanning routine locked down.
If you've used self-tanner before, you'll be familiar with the gorgeous glow it can give your face and body. But have you ever taken it one step further and used self-tan as contour? Whether you're a spray tan beginner or a seasoned pro, there are many simple and effective ways you can use fake tan to accentuate your features, creating a 'contour like effect. If you've been searching for ways to make your makeup last longer this summer, look no further.
Exfoliation is essential for any fake tanning session! Use a gentle scrub on your face, or your usual chemical exfoliant, and then for best results, wait until the following day to apply your tan.
It's a well-known fact that self-tanner on dry skin is a no-no. So, make sure you apply a little moisturiser to any dry areas to keep the tanner from sticking in one area. It's also a good idea to apply some moisturiser or face oil around the hairline, so you don't end up with unsightly stains.
For a deep and long-lasting tan, it's a great idea to apply an initial layer to your whole body. Then, instead of adding more self-tanner to your tanning mitt, just use what is remaining on the mitt to tan your face. Once your initial layer has dried, you're ready to contour!
Use a clean makeup brush or sponge to apply a small amount of tan to your face in the manner you would normally apply contour. Sweeping down the sides of the nose will create a longer, slimmer appearance, and using a larger brush to accentuate the cheekbones gives a natural yet dramatic effect. The jawline is also an area not to be missed and can add a whole new dimension to the face.
Once the tan has developed and has been washed off, make sure to moisturise regularly and avoid excessive exfoliating for a long-lasting glow!
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