Tanning

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  1. ignitioned32

    ignitioned32 Mannikin

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    Help, guys!I never good with make-up and products so please help me here!

    I wanna get the tan look so I went to look for a self-tanner then I saw diferent kinds: After Sun Moisturizer with Self-Tanning Action, Self-Tanning Instant Gel, Self-tanning Instant Spray, and Self-Tanning Milk. So the question is: Is there a difference and which one should I use?

    P.S. My skin type is Combination/Normal to Oily if it matters!

    Thanks, Igni! ;)
     
  2. charlottesometimes

    charlottesometimes retro queen

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    Igni, I think it's personal preference. I generally use a self-tanning cream (Le Tan), but I have also used a spray with great success. I think it's really important to ensure that you have no rough, dry patches on your skin beforehand. I use a loofah and moisturise (but not too much) beforehand.

    If you're a bit unsure, you could try one that's coloured so that you can see where you're applying it to ensure it's even. I know Ella Bache does one like that (but not sure if it's available outside Aust) and I'm sure there would be plenty of others similar.

    I'm not sure about tanning your face though, I've only ever F.T.ed my body.

    Good luck Igni :flower:
     
  3. Lush

    Lush New Member

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    a good drug store tanner is the neutragena tanning mouse. it has some color in it to help with the application.

    OR

    for about $40, the st. tropez auto bronzant lotion is about the best fake tan in a bottle that you can buy. it is absolutely worth the $$$.
     
  4. pinkdaisy17

    pinkdaisy17 New Member

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    You need to try Tan Pefect.
    You can buy it at Ulta for like $20.

    I LOVE IT!
    BTW, I am very fair skinned and this even makes me bronzy!
     
  5. Boudoir Belle

    Boudoir Belle New Member

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    i heard so much about Clarins' self-tanning cream ... i really have no idea which form is best, but i also heard recently that spray ones help even out the tan.

    how does a self-tan work? do you apply it & lie under the sun? if yes, how long does it take to get the color? & do you always get a bronzie-orangy color? or it depends on your original skin color/type... as in, fair skin, or olive skin?
     
  6. beki

    beki New Member

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    my recomendation, use st tropez (or another brand with a guide colour which washes off) these tend to give a more even finish and remember to moisturise so it doesnt go patchy
     
  7. Seamless

    Seamless New Member

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    Facial Self-Tanner / Bronzer

    My face needs a bronzing boost. What fake tan is worth buying? I don't do orange, I want a natural look.
     
  8. lele

    lele New Member

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    i like getting "sprayed" mystic tan..... it looks the most natural to me.... and then your body matches your face....
     
  9. Kimkhuu

    Kimkhuu New Member

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    Seamless, have you ever tried those bronzing powders?

    I have one which is from Clarins, I forgot the name, but it's a huge compact and it contains shimmering brown powder in it. I think it's really handy. Just apply the powder (over your usual foundation) on your jawline, and a bit on the forehead and chin (where you want)! It looks natural and doesn't make a mess! :flower:
     
  10. Erin

    Erin Iowa Girl Loves Fashion

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    As far as a daily routine thing, my personal favorite...and don't laugh...is Bonne Bell's "Glimmer Dust" - it's a powder bronzer that just has the most amazing natural results. I have been using this stuff since the 8th grade... :heart: it.
    Not only that, it's DIRT cheap. :flower:
     
  11. karen k

    karen k New Member

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    I use physicians formula, its a compact powder that comes in different shades. I use the lighter shade because I am fair but when I tan I use the darker shade. its two colors in one and you just use a blush brush and the two colors combined create a beautiful, natural glow for no more than 11 bucks.
     
  12. SoJess

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    Revlon Skinlights loose powder in BronzeLight is pretty great, too. Urban Decay and Cargo make great ones w/or w/out shimmer. I'm very light skinned and this is my "tan" in the summer since I burn in minutes flat even w/ sunscreen.
     
  13. tgp

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    I love love love Bobbi brown's Shimmerbrick. A good bronzer for fair skins is the Pressed Powder Leaves from Prescriptives.
     
  14. smashinfashion

    smashinfashion New Member

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    ban de soleil rubs in well and turns out a nice natural color. you can get it at the drugstore. you only want to use bronzers sparingly, use self tanning lotion to get the tan allover.
     
  15. Gobi

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    I use Lancome but don't remember the name.. :huh:
     
  16. twilight fairy

    twilight fairy New Member

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    i got my prom dress yesterday..and i love it..but the problem is i blend in with the colour of the dress :wacko: it is peachy pink beige..and uuek..i'm really really naturally pale and that looks poo..
    i'm scared of tanning beds..i don't wanna get cancer..and self tanner..well it always goes on soo unevenly on me :blink:
    i need to be at least a bit tanned before june 1st.. rr..ideas?
     
  17. StellaStarr

    StellaStarr New Member

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    theres a huge thread on mystic tan somewhere around here, from those responses i assume it works really well.
     
  18. Dark Princess

    Dark Princess New Member

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    Here's the magic tan tread

    also if you want to use self tanner you have to exfoliate first, very important, it makes it less uneven. Also you should use it every 3 days for two weeks before and that will also make it less uneven.

    I also think people are too paranoid about tanning naturally or in a tanning bed, if you don't have lots of dark spots or burn easily it can't be that bad as long as you don't do it too much.
     
  19. StellaStarr

    StellaStarr New Member

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    Ack i hate tanning in beds, it gets soooo hot i cant stand it. Plus, 30 in a tanning bed=24 hours in the real sun. Lots of damage in little time!
     
  20. twilight fairy

    twilight fairy New Member

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    thanks..
    how exactly does mystic tan work though? is it available in most salons?
     

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