Self tanners.

on Sep 23, 2012 @ 03:06 pm

I'm so pale that I can barely find foundation to match me -- I might as well wear white face paint -- unless I'm self tanning. I stopped for a long while because the last self tanner I used was extremely streaky. I don't mean the pretty normal streaky from self tanners, I mean streaky to the point where I could fit in with wild zebras, no exaggeration. Can anybody recommend some good self tanners out there? Please & thank you! x

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same boat on Sep 28, 2012 @ 09:44 pm

I find it really hard to find a self tanner, I'm also extremely pale. I would suggest looking at a website/store like Sephora as they have a lot of options (even for the pale!) and also investing in a self tanner mitt which will help to avoid streaks. I always hear great things about the St Tropez brand. If you look on the Sephora website every product has a review and most people include their skin type/tone which is very helpful.
I don't know if you have foundation that matches you, but I use Make Up Forever's Mat Velvet Foundation in No. 15 Alabaster (their lightest foundation) and their Full Cover Concealer in Pink Porcelain 1.
Hope that helped you some!

Self Tanner on Oct 01, 2012 @ 04:20 pm

I had never used self tanners regularly before this summer but I consider myself a total convert now! I started by using gradual self tanning creams that develop over time and I found that this greatly reduces all the streaks you would normally get. I actually just used a drug store brand of self tanner and I found it totally fine.

Self Tanner on Oct 01, 2012 @ 05:37 pm

I am also part of the extremely fair club. I steered away from self tanners for so long because the idea of having orange streaks/spots terrified me (and would be so obvious!). This summer I tried the Jergens Natural Glow moisturizer that gradually tans your skin and I will probably never have to buy another brand.
It is so inexpensive and it is not overwhelming, I didn't even need to exfoliate. Its a lotion formula that doesn't initially have any color to it. I rubbed it in until I felt like there was no excess product and never got streaks. Once you get to your desired shade you only have to apply once a week or so to maintain it and if you don't like, it fades away rather nicely.
I'd recommend you try it, hopefully it works as well for you as it did me.

St Tropez and Fake Bake on Nov 22, 2012 @ 11:08 am

I use self tanners twice a week and my 2 favorites are St Tropez mousse and Fake Bake 60 Minutes. Both are super easy to use and are not streaky. Using an applicator mitt is a must!

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