It feels bizarre to talk about fake tan as we head into Autumn, but fashion waits for no man; the shows are already talking about Spring Summer 2017 and the September heatwaves mean that bronzed shoulders and legs are everywhere.
Did you also know that tanning can be about a lot more than just a deep glow? It is used backstage at Fashion Week for everything from contouring the body to blurring out bruises and marks. The experts at Vita Liberata are sharing the 5 ways they have been using their products for model-perfect skin.
5 Ways to Use Fake Tan
1.Get an Airbrush FinishOne of the secrets to the really even, almost airbrushed results that you see on the catwalks, skip the mitt and use a large makeup brush to apply your self tan mousse or lotion. This may seem unusual, but it will leave a flawless, even finish; it will also make achieving lasting contours across the face and body so easy. We love the Fabulous Self Tanning Tinted Mouse for a flawless looking glow.
2.Cheat ContoursA tanner or bronzer can be used to add shape and definition to your face and body and this is a trick used backstage all the time, especially on the legs. Our Trystal Minerals are ideal for this. With powder on your kabuki applicator brush, apply them in circular movements down the muscle line of your calf and blend, ensuring the line is subtle. This will enhance the appearance of muscle definition for ultra toned, athletic looking legs.
3.Add HighlightsOne of the looks that is most popular on the catwalk is a really radiant glow to the skin. We love to use the Body Blur Instant HD Skin Finisher to highlight the skin for a stunning high-fashion glow. To get the look, apply small dots of Body Blur across the décolleté, center of limbs, on cheekbones and brow bones, and then blend gently into skin using a body blender or makeup brush.
4.Try Subtle and SilkyBackstage, anything goes and you'll often find makeup artists creating their own custom mixes of products to get exactly the look they want. One of our favourite tricks is mixing the Body Blur Instant HD Skin Finisher with the Marula Dry Oil Self Tan for a stunning, dewy skin effect with the most subtle hint of colour. This super-powered combo gives a stunning natural finish. Your radiant glow will be impossible to miss!
5.Multi-Use MagicMultipurpose products go far at a busy fashion week event and we love finding new ways to use our products. Did you know that Body Blur Instant HD Skin Finisher doubles up as a radiance-boosting makeup primer? Mix Body Blur with your favourite moisturiser and blend onto your complexion with a foundation brush, apply your makeup as usual on top and voila - you have the most gorgeous face glow. All eyes on you!