Look Thinner Before Dinner!

Monday, March 31, 2008

Ideal for: A pre-party glow or before the annual "unveiling" at the beach.
Written by Sabs Hernandez

Every year around this time, I make a valiant effort to either self-tan at home, or travel great distances to the beach just to get that great summer glow even for a few weeks. When I do self-tan at home, I make my first foray to the beach streaky and orange-y, still recovering from my inability to apply the stuff evenly -- anywhere.

This year, I wanted to invest in a really good body tint that would make me look tan and glowing.

The first step to an even tan using a tint is a thorough exfoliation with a brush followed by a gritty scrub that's rubbed in all over then washed off in the shower. When your skin is deflaked and smoothed, then you are ready for your faux tan. Because I can get really fair and I didn't want to look too bronzed, I dilute the my Perfecting Body Tint (which I am obsessing over right now) with lotion to make it just a tad lighter. Think of this body tint as an optical illusion in a tube. Its creamy formula gives skin a golden glow to camouflage blemishes, bumps and other imperfections for a flawless finish, while a subtle sheen reflects light for a slimmer appearance. Plus, it's streak-free, virtually transfer-free and washable, so the glamour goes on and comes off without a hitch.

When I just came from the beach, then I use it pure. Don't forget to apply on your hands and feet! You don't want to look like you have gloves and socks! Haha!

The result: A fab natural glow -- and not a streak in sight! When I do this right after showering, my legs would have just enough color that I felt great showing them off in skirts, and the rest of my skin had a nice subtle color. I suggest that you splurge on self-tanners and temporary body tints, it's worth it -- I've never gotten results like these when I would buy cheap products. It would start to fade in about three hours when I sweat and would leave me looking orange instead of golden. Find the product that works best on you!

If you perfect this, tanning has the magic to shed five pounds on your look!

Hair and Makeup by Sabs Hernandez

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