Lisa’s Top Ten Self Tanners

Self tanners have come a long way, baby. Years ago they were difficult to apply, smelled horrific, and turned you an unnatural looking orange. There are some truly great options out there today, options so great no one should be afraid to faux tan! I put my self tanners into two categories:  one night stands (these only last until you wash them off) and marriage material (these give you more committment – at least one week). Here are my top ten self tanners. The first five are my favorite one night stands and the next five are my favorite marriages.

1.  Gleam Body Radiance

Gleam Body Radiance

Gleam Body Radiance

Four fantastic color options, this one night stand is also the perfect remedy for any bad ‘marriages’.

2.  Red Carpet Kolour

Red Carpet Kolour

Red Carpet Kolour

Oh my this is a terrific one night stand…it makes any skin flaws disappear with beautiful tint and soft shimmer.

3.  Le Metier Bella Bronzer

Le Metier Bella Bronzer

Le Metier Bella Bronzer

The best liquid bronzer for the face and decolletage, hands down.

4.  Tarte Maracuja Rainforest Glow

Tarte Maracuja Rainforest Glow

Tarte Maracuja Rainforest Glow

A beautiful golden tan that is waterproof (hello swimming!) but not soap proof (hello one night stand!).

5.  Carlene K Shine Bronzer Body Glow

Carlene K Shine Body Glow

Carlene K Shine Body Glow

There’s a reason this is a favorite of Hollywood starlets – it’s gorgeous, easy to use, and I love the beautiful golden shimmer.

6.  Jan Marini Bioglycolic Sunless Self Tanner

Jan Marini

Jan Marini Bioglycolic Sunless Self Tanner

I love this especially as a face tanner.  The color adjusts to your skin so it’s extremely natural looking.

7.  Supergoop Self Tanning Sunscreen Mousse

Supergoop SPF 20 Gradual Self Tanning Sunscreen Mousse

Supergoop SPF 20 Gradual Self Tanning Sunscreen Mousse

This sunscreen is also a gradual self tanner, which is a great way to build up to that commitment.

8.  Tan Towels

Tan Towels take away those tan lines!

Tan Towels take away those tan lines!

See the tan lines? Tan Towels are a super convenient way to make them a thing of the past – even if you have the tan lines of a blogger.

9.  Make Me Smooth You Glow, Girl

Make Me Smooth You Glow, Girl

Make Me Smooth You Glow, Girl

I buy this self tanner over and over because it gives gorgeous color and I can get it in any scent I want. My most frequent pick is Day at the Beach, which is a “Coconut infused scent potion that will take you back to lazy days spent at the beach.”

10.  Beautisol Summer Glow Dark Tan Body Self-Tanning Lotion

Beautisol Summer Glow Dark Tan Body Self Tanning Lotion

Beautisol Summer Glow Dark Tan Body Self Tanning Lotion

This is a marriage, all right – it takes some time but it applies beautifully, gives deep dark color, and is total marriage material.

Happy faux tanning!  – Lisa

Red Carpet Kolour: super sexy summer skin!

Summer time means shorts and tank tops, and lots more skin showing.  All those flaws and imperfections that winter clothes cover are now out in the open for anyone to see.  What is a girl to do??

I say try some Red Carpet Kolour ($39.95)!!

Red Carpet Kolour

I have tested many, many temporary faux tan products and this one leaves me very impressed.  Red Carpet Kolour makes your skin look fantastic.  Flaws from freckles to stretch marks to cellulite to uneven skin tone are gently concealed with a sexy, golden glow.

Red Carpet Kolour comes in three shades:  Light, Medium, and Tan.  I haven’t tried the Light, which is a luminous transparent sheen that works for all skin tones.  I tested Medium, which is for light to medium skin shades and it was perfect for both color and luminosity.  Tan gives an even deeper color than Medium.

There are three things that make this product great.

1.  It’s easy to apply and doesn’t come off on clothes.  I have ruined so many tops and shorts because my faux tanner bled onto them, especially in the warmer months.  But this stuff absolutely stays until you wash it off, and then it removes easily.  Major bonus!

2.  It doesn’t look fake or overdone.  It’s not a matte color, it has shimmer, but it still looks like your skin. The shimmer is golden, and it isn’t obvious.  Ok, let me qualify that – it doesn’t look obvious on your body.  You can use this on your face, but for me the shimmer was too much for it to be a face product.  I’m betting the Light shade is awesome for the face, though.

RCK Medium swatch

3.  It minimizes imperfections and makes your skin look sexy and glowy.  I love to use it on my arms because it makes them look thinner in tank tops.  I am a pretty freckley person, and it evens them out and makes my arms much more attractive.

My arm before RCK

 

My arm after RCK

It’s fantastic for the decolletage, it diminishes the look of freckles and wrinkles and instantly makes you look younger.  And it’s so great for the legs.  Stretch marks, cellulite, uneven skin tone – they all look so much better.

Red Carpet Kolour is one of the best faux tanning body lotions I have tried.  Believe me, if you shy away from tank tops and short shorts because you are concerned about your skin imperfections, you HAVE to try this.  – Lisa

*pr sample