I’ll admit that self-tanning isn’t really my bag. But once Karora Cosmetics came into the picture, I can happily admit that I just might be converting over to the “tanned” side after all. Hailing straight from Ireland, this bronzing beauty brand contains no artificial dyes, chemicals or fragrances. So, if you’re seeking a natural alternative to the whole bronzing shindig, then this brand is for you!
I tested 3 different tanning products, which offer different ranges of bronze fit for any personality. So, whether you’re a golden girl next door or an alluring glow glamster, find what tanning personality is perfect for you below!
Before you embark on your bronzing voyage, it’s important to get the proper tools. For application, the Karora Self Tan Applicator Mitt allows you to create a gorgeous, streak-free finish. Unlike other latex mitts which cause product to stick onto hairs and lead to unwanted streaking, this buffing mitt helps achieve only the most flawless of results.
Essential for those who adore that sun-kissed look, the Gradual Tan Buildable Color in Golden Girl is a great way to build up some golden color without making the full tanning commitment. Made with more natural ingredients such as rosemary, coconut oil and vitamin E, this orange-smelling formula gives you a natural-looking glow with just one application.
Going on like a lotion, in just 2 applications, say hello to a radiant glow instantly. Tanning Tip #1: For proper application, it’s totally important to add some exfoliation into your skincare routine, as scrubbing away dead skin cells will help your tan go on evenly — and allows your color to last a lot longer. So after using a loofah or body scrub after your next shower, slather on for great results.
Want that dark bronze color with an easy wash-off formula? Then be sure to try the Instant Tan Wash Off/Water Resistant in Glow Glamster, which offers medium to dark coverage fast.
Tanning Tip #2: Using your mitt, slowly apply this formula from the top of the body down to your feet, leaving application of hands, face and feet last.
Tanning Tip #3: To avoid unwanted breakouts when applying self-tanner to the face, rub an ice cube or cold damp cloth over your face to seal pores, then pat dry.
Tanning Tip #4: And if you want to shave, be sure to shave your legs a day before applying the tanner, so you will not have to shave on top of a fresh, fake tan.
Still not on the self-tanning bandwagon? If you want to achieve that fast bronze with just makeup, the CC Cream Face & Body delivers brilliant color while reducing redness and hyperpigmentation. Just apply as you would with any BB cream and fall in love with an amazing copper color. Available at Ulta, Henri Bendel and CO Bigelow.
You can purchase all reviewed and mentioned items using our site, www.BeautyStat.com!
So, are you beauties ready to get bronze this summer, the safe way?
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