How to Get a Sunless Glow From Head to Toe

July 09, 2021
Alyssa Kaplan
By: Alyssa Kaplan | by L'Oréal
How to Get a Sunless Glow From Head to Toe

If you’re looking to be glowy and bronzed this summer, we can relate. Getting a nice tan can be the ultimate confidence booster, but doing so by baking in the sun can have dangerous consequences. That’s why we’re sharing how to achieve sun-kissed skin using makeup and skincare — no UV rays required. 

Apply Self Tanner

The L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Facial Drops are perfect for achieving a natural, bronze glow on your face. Simply mix five to eight drops in with your moisturizer and you’ll wake up with a healthy, golden complexion.For your body, the L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Hydrating Self-Tanning Water Mousse is easy to use and can be built up to create your desired level of tan. 


Swap Your Matte Foundation for a Glow-Inducing Formula

For a head-to-toe glow, opting for a luminous complexion product is a must. The IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream Illumination with SPF 50+ gives gorgeous, glowy, buildable coverage to the skin while remaining lightweight and providing SPF protection. If you don’t want to stray from your go-to foundation, reach for the NYX Professional Makeup Total Control Pro Drop Liquid Illuminator. Mix a few drops with the foundation for a radiant finish. 


Opt For a Glowy Setting Powder 

If you have oily skin — or simply can never have enough glow — skip the matte powder and opt for a luminizing one instead. The Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Glow Setting Powder helps keep your makeup in place while blurring imperfections. 


Keep Your Skin Hydrated

Dry, dehydrated skin can appear dull. To moisturize and amp up your glow below the neck, try the YSL Beauty Black Opium Body Lotion. It’s deeply hydrating, contains a subtle shimmer and has the same scent as the brand’s classic Black Opium fragrance. 


Protect Your Skin With a Radiance-Boosting SPF

In order to maintain healthy-looking skin, applying SPF to your face and body is essential. While some sunscreens can leave behind a matte finish or a white cast, we’ve discovered plenty with a glowy finish.The Sol De Janiero Bum Bum Sol Oil Sunscreen SPF 30 protects against UV damage and adds fine, light-reflecting shimmer to your body. For your face, try the SkinCeuticals Daily Brightening UV Defense Sunscreen SPF 30, which contains mica for an instant glow boost, plus tranexamic acid and niacinamide to brighten skin over time.


Photo: Chaunte Vaughn

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