We can thank celebs like the Kardashian-Jenner sisters for making professional-level contouring part of our everyday beauty routine. But this summer, there’s a new trend that takes the technique to another level, combining the perfect tan, cut cheekbones, and a dewy glow. Tantouring will be your favorite summer beauty go-to and we’re here for it. Using self-tanner on all the right spots of your face, you can create contours that’ll have you looking on point for multiple days — even after you remove your makeup. Keep reading for the lowdown on this beauty craze and the products you’ll need to achieve the sculpted look.
1. Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer ($20): Just the same as with good makeup application, you’ll want to “lightly scrub your face for the best results and add a little bit of moisturizer before applying any self-tan product,” instructs celebrity makeup artist Archangela Chelsea, who chooses this Kiehl’s option as it works for any and all skin types.
2. St. Tropez Self Tan Classic Bronzing Lotion Face ($30): When selecting the perfect self-tanner for your skin, make sure to select the best product. “My classic choice has always been St. Tropez Self Tan Classic Bronzing Face Lotion,” says Chelsea.
3. Clinique Self Sun Body Tinted Lotion ($25): “If you are someone who is more prone to breakouts, look for a product that is non-acnegenic,” Chelsea, who recommends this Clinique lotion, notes.
4. L’Oreal Sublime Bronze Tinted Self Tanning Lotion ($11): “This product is just as good as other pricier options,” reveals the makeup artist. Translation: You don’t have to splurge on a spendy self-tanner — especially if you’re just starting to experiment with this trendy technique.
5. Sigma F82 Round Kabuki Brush ($25): When you start to apply your self-tanner, Chelsea suggests beginning with a small amount and applying it “little by little, because the formula of a self-tanner has a lighter texture than a regular moisturizer.” She digs the idea of using her fingers or a foundation brush, like the Sigma F28, to apply.
Now for the nitty-gritty: Once you’ve picked your self-tanner of choice, apply the product to the hollows of your cheeks and put a little bit on your forehead. You can also dab some on the sides of your nose if you’d like to thin it out a bit. Many formulas can be washed off after one to eight hours. But make sure to check the product’s directions for how long to leave it on to achieve your desired shade, as these times may vary. The longevity of your tan(tour) will depend on the formula you choose, but many last between three and seven days.
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