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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