Fashion Magazine: How To Fake Sun-Kissed Skin

Summer is one of my favourite times of year. Since I am fair skinned, I have to work at it to achieve the sun-kissed look. In recent years I have been much more careful of staying out of the sun so I have found a few go-to products to give me tanned looking skin.

First in order to truly have a beautiful glow, make sure to take good care of your skin. I am currently obsessed with Lush Ocean Salt. I have been using it to exfoliate my face and body and my skin feels so soft afterwards. This is also extremely important when self-tanning. I always give my knees and elbows an extra scrub to avoid any self-tanning faux pas. To get the perfect tan I will apply St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse every few days to keep my tan looking consistent. Make sure to use the applicator mitt for an easier application. Next I focus on evening out my skin. In the summer I tend to use a lighter foundation. I recently started using Armani’s Maestro Glow Nourishing Fusion Makeup, which is a sheer coverage foundation that leaves the skin looking radiant. Lastly, I always use bronzer. Find one that is matte or has very little shimmer for the most natural look.

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Products used: St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse, St. Tropez Applicator Mitt, YSL Bronzing Stone, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow and Lush Ocean Salt.

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Katie is a makeup artist based in Vancouver BC, represented by Lizbell Agency. She has been in the Vancouver beauty scene for 10 years, and in love with makeup for most of her life. When she is not painting faces she writes for her blog and is a contributor for Fashion Magazine.