Makeup

Secrets to land a gorgeous faux glow

You know better than to step into a tanning salon or lay out in the sun, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay pale as the winter’s snow. Here are a few secrets to getting a believable fake tan, without leaving your house.

Secret #1: Look for an all-in-one kit
We love Fake Bake for the deep hues their tanners leave, but also because they’re so darn easy to use. Everything you could possibly need to get serious color is in these smart kits.
Fake Bake Airbrush and Mousse, $30, fakebake.com

Secret #2: Invest in a major compact
If you snag an oversized, shimmery bronzer now you can use it to dust your shoulders for your spring dance and rock it on the beach come summer. This pretty formula is also water resistant (plus, um, how cute does it look?).

Secret #3: Snap up a custom color
Ya don’t have to be a celeb or millionaire to get a color that’s made just for y-o-u. Intuitive makeup reacts with your skin to produce a hue that’s perfect for your complexion.

Secret #4: Sometimes, blush is better
If you’re really fair, try a coral blush instead of bronzer. It’ll add a bit of pop to your face, without looking fake.
Blush ‘n’ Go in Coral Sheen, $5, bonnebell.com

BY GL ON 3/18/2011 1:37:00 PM

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