If you have a fair complexion that's looking a bit lacklustre after a general lack of sun over the winter months, then you're not alone. I for one find that by this time of the year I'm a bit fed up with looking like a pale, more sickly version of myself, so I'm always on the hunt for a bit of help in the way of fabulous products to give me a bit of colour or a healthy glow.
To help you get your own glow on, I've rounded up some of my favourite beauty products for helping to perk up your pallor:
Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow Instant Soft Focus Beauty Flash Primer (£38.50)
This popular primer is great to use underneath your foundation, or on its own for a relaxed, effortlessly dewy look. The soft focus ceramic microspheres ‘roll’ into wrinkles and scatter light to help create more youthful skin. I like to use mine before applying my foundation and then I also use a dab on my cheekbones once my foundation is in place to give my skin a fresh look.
Leighton Denny Sunbelievable Face Hydrating Facial Tan (medium) with Youth Glow Serum (£27.50 for 50ml)
This face tanner contains a unique blend of Organic Black Seed Oil, Jojoba Oil and Virgin Plum Oil to help reduce the appearance of fine lines, while Hyaluronic Acid restores smoothness and hydrates. Skin feels younger and looks plumper, restored and replenished immediately while also giving a subtle glow. It's easy to apply and gives a gradual glow, so you don't have to worry about looking like a tangerine.
Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster (£19.00 for 100ml)
For a quick face tanning pick me up, this is my 'go to' product. Every time I wear it, people say I look like I've caught a bit of sun - which is the desired effect! Depending on the level of colour you're looking for, simply add one, two or three drops to your moisturiser, mix it in your hands and apply to your skin as you would normally moisturise. Best of all, it's perfectly portable size (100ml), makes it perfect for travel. I keep mine in my travel bag, so I can top up tan as soon as I land.
Manuka Doctor Api Bronze Anti-Cellulite Bronzing Gel (£24.99)
Although this bronzing gel has the typical self-tanning product smell (e.g. that slightly odd smell you get when you walk into a tanning salon), it goes on easily and provides a natural, streak free tan that lasts for a few days before needing to be reapplied. As an added bonus, it also helps reduce the appearance of cellulite and improves skin’s firmness. For the perfect application, use a tanning mitt to help prevent steaks and prevent your hands from getting stained. Use before you jaunt off to holiday and you'll be beach ready in no time!
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