The summer glow game can be a tricky one. As much as we want sun-kissed skin, we prefer it without the help of the sun (and, let’s not even mention tanning beds). Luckily for you, we’ve rounded up our favourite beauty products and self-tanners to get an instant glow (sans the UV rays).
Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Illuminating Powder Gelée ($55)
Swipe on Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Illuminating Powder Gelée for an all-over radiant glow. This luxurious bronzer is buildable, so you can smooth it on the face or body for a soft-focused sheen or build to a luminous pearl highlight (without any disco-ball effect). It gives the skin a long-lasting sun-kissed finish.
St. Tropez One Night Only Finishing Gloss ($25)
If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to achieve bronzed and glowing skin (without the commitment), fake it with St. Tropez One Night Only Wash Off Face & Body Lotion. This lifesaving self-tanner delivers an instant, natural-looking tan that lasts for up to 24 hours and washes off with soap and water.
Quo Bronzer ($22)
This compact powder Bronzer from the Quo Summer Collection is a must-have if you’re looking to achieve a natural-looking glow. The compact comes with a trio of complementary shades with the perfect amount of shimmer.
Benefit Hoola Lite ($38)
Benefit’s Hoola is an award-winning bronzer best used for contouring. Enter: Hoola Lite, a lighter shade of the classic soft-matte bronzer. The finely-milled bronzer powder is ideal for those with fairer skin to create a seamless and believable sun-kissed look.
Clarins Self Tanning Milky-Lotion Face and Body ($38)
This ultra-hydrating self-tanning lotion delivers an even, golden glow on the face and body, without leaving any streaks. The milky texture of this lotion offers up to 24 hours of moisture and leaves behind a refreshing fig scent. Bonus tip: Exfoliate the face and body first for a seamless, streak-free tan.
Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder in Shade Lit ($36)
Apply this baked power wherever you want to create an instant glow. The Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder contains light-reflecting particles that give the skin a radiant sheen. The golden shade of this shimmering powder can be used as a bronzer or highlighter depending on the shade of your skin.
Vichy Ideal Soleil Self Tanner Face & Body ($26)
Infused with vitamin E, this self-tanner promises no fading and provides a natural-looking tan after only one hour. The Vichy Ideal Soleil Self Tanner has a velvety texture that leaves your skin hydrated for up to 12 hours.