It’s that time of the year when your social media feeds are overrun by friends and family on holiday, sharing snaps of themselves enjoying some fun in the sun. Apart from being stuck south of the equator where the temperature is freezing, I’m always envious of the tanned complexions I see in these photos. With my Europe trip only weeks away, I’m faking it until I make it! Here are a few of the products I’m using to give me a natural looking sun-kissed glow.
Sisley – Self Tanning Hydrating Facial Skin Care
Considered a cult beauty product, this isn’t your ordinary facial tanner. It works by beautifying the complexion, prolongs your existing tan and perfects the skin while keeping it hydrated. Sisley has combined two self-tanning molecules in this product which complement each other; to create a natural and even looking tan which is visible in just two hours. A selection of plant-based active ingredients help keep skin moisturised while Vitamin E protects skin from free-radical damage. Unlike some fake tanning products, Sisley Self-Tanning Hydrating Facial Skin Care has a pleasant scent and a light texture allowing for an even application.RRP $150
Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate
Highlight your tan with glowing skin with a little help from Kiehl’s. Daily Reviving Concentrate is a lightweight oil which works by strengthening the skins defences to keep it looking youthful and radiant all day long. This naturally derived oil is formulated with Ginger Root, Sunflower and Tamanu, which help revitalise the skin keeping you looking fresh faced and energised day and night. A great product to use even after a big night out to relieve signs of fatigue. RRP$60
Sisley Tinted Body Sun Glow Gel
Get a natural looking tan in 5 minutes flat without self-tan or sun exposure. This ultra-light gel adapts to all skin tones to give it a naturally bronzed look. It’s enriched with a potent cocktail of hydrating and softening ingredients to keep your skin feeling fabulous and fight free-radical damage. Sisley Tinted Body Sun Glow Gel is perfect for a last minute tan when it’s needed and can also be used to highlight your existing tan giving it a beautiful luminous glow. Best of all this product won’t transfer onto your clothes! RRP $120.
MAC Cosmetics Strobe Cream
Depending on how much makeup you’re using, your tan isn’t always visible. Applying MAC Strobe cream before your foundation will give skin a moisture boost to lift the look of dull looking skin. It also contains iridescent particles to enhance your tan giving you a radiant glow similar to the effects of a real tan. This product will also help enhance your bronzer giving you a natural looking sun-kissed glow. Strobe cream is formulated with a selection of vitamins and a mega-dose of green tea to brighten skin creating the impression of a refreshed complexion – just like you’ve returned from a relaxing holiday. RRP $55
Givenchy Les Saison Healthy Glow
Enjoy a sun-kissed complexion any time of the year with Givenchy Les Saison Healthy Glow. What may look like your typical bronzing powder is anything but! Utilising a new generation technology, this bronzer is a baked gel which transforms into powder when applied. This product is totally ‘weightless’ making it undetectable and leaving the skin with a healthy luminous glow. Apply this product over the face and neck, concentrating on the t-zone and high points of the face. RRP $78