Try These :: Self-Tanners for A Sun-Kissed Glow

Best Self-Tanner Summer Faux Glow

With summer officially upon us, its time to get our healthy glow on without the harmful affects of over baking in the sun rays. Here are some of my top favorite self-tanners ….

[ezcol_1third]Bare Minerals Faux Tan Body
[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end]BAREMINERALS FAUX TAN BODY SUNLESS BODY TANNER, $26 USD –

Want to look like you spent the day at a beach? Then try this customer favorite from BareMinerals. It gives a beautiful sun kissed complexion but without the exposure to the sun’s harmful rays. It applies with an amber coloring so you can see where it goes, for a streak-free application.  It then quickly absorbs into the skin and develops into a golden, natural-looking tan that lasts 5-7 days. Even when applied to extremely fair skin like mine, it doesn’t look orange! I love the fact that is also contains a mineral copper complex that helps to prolong the tanning effects and Aloe Vera, which provides hydration, for smooth, soft skin.


[ezcol_1third]BAREMINERALS Faux Tan Body Sunless Body Tanner [/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end]BAREMINERALS FAUX TAN FACE GRADUAL GLOW SUNLESS TANNER, $24 USD –  

The BareMinerals Faux Tan Face is the perfect companion to their Faux Tan Body. It has many of the same attributes as the Faux Tan Body but is specifically designed to be a gradual glow sunless face tanner. It has a unique tanning peptide that delivers a subtle bronze, which over time, turns into a natural-looking tan. As someone who has extremely large pores I really love the fact that it contains plant-derived emollients to help lock in moisture without clogging my pores.



TARTE Brazilliance Skin Rejuvenating Maracuja Body Self Tanner [/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end]TARTE BRAZILLIANCE SKIN REJUVENATING MARACUJA BODY SELF TANNER, $39 USD – 

Not only does this give a beautiful sun kissed warm bronzed glow that never looks orange or fake but it is also formulated with good for you skin ingredients like Maracuja, which is known to replenish, rebuild and brighten skin for a youthful and healthy appearance. It also contains Vitamin E, an anit-inflammatory emollient and sunflower seed oil which is rich in vitamins A & E.


[ezcol_1third]TARTE Maracuja Bronzing Serum [/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end]TARTE MARACUJA BRONZING SERUM, $47 USD –  

I have been using Tarte’s Maracuja Oil for years now and love the way it hydrates, brightens and even my skin tone out, even after just one use, so I was excited when I saw the Maracuja bronzing serum which is offers many of the same benefits that the maracuja oil does but it is also infused with a self-tanning complex that delivers instant radiance and gradually builds up to a healthy natural-looking bronze over time. It does contain herbal notes, which gives off a lovely light floral fragrance that eventually does die down.


[ezcol_1third]Tinted Express Bronzing Mousse [/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end]KARORA TINTED EXPRESS BRONZING MOUSSE, $30 USD –  

Limited on time but still want the results of a self-tanner? Try this new breed of mousse by Kaorora. It gives you bronzed brilliance in a flash. It dries in seconds and develops in just 1 hour. It has the staying power of a lasting faux tan but without the long wait. For a deeper bronze you can leave on for 2 hours or for a deep bronze, leave on for 3 hours.  The color does continue to develop even after rinsing.


[ezcol_1third]KARORA  Tinted Self Tan  Mist Light_Medium [/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end]KARORA TINTED SELF TAN MIST LIGHT/MEDIUM, $30 USD – 

For a colour match made in heaven try this Tan Mist by Karora. It has a guiding golden tint that delivers instant glow gratification and then develops into a glorious honey dipped tan. Sound luxurious? Wait until you try it! With signature ingredients like a botanical cocktail of aloe, acai berry, argan and coconut oil, your skin will be craving more of this long lasting colour. Oh, and did I mention it has an aromatic citrus melon twist that ensures you smell as good as your skin looks.


[ezcol_1third]FAKEBAKE Golden Faux Glo - Shimmer[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end]FAKEBAKE GOLDEN FAUX GLOW SHIMMER, $20.95 USD – 

For a quick tan without the commitment, try this one by FakeBake. It is a temporary tan for both the face and body without any tanning actives, so it washes away when showering. It gives a very natural looking tan and applies just like lotion. I love commitment free tanners like this, especially when I am in a pinch for time or suddenly decided to wear something that shows my legs but soon realized I haven’t been keeping up with my tan.


[ezcol_1third]COMODYNES URBAN COSMETICS Self-Tanning Uniform Color [/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end]COMODYNES URBAN COSMETICS SELF-TANNING UNIFORM OR NATURAL COLOR, $13.99 FOR 8-PACK

For an easy to use on the go self-tanner, try these towelettes by Comodyness Urban Cosmetics. These towelettes provide a natural and uniform tan in just 3 hours. Try the natural & uniform color one for an all over natural glow or the Intensive & uniform color for a longer lasting darker glow.


What is your favorite Self-Tanner?

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    caroline | thecarodiaries

    I have to admit, I always LOVE your layouts and designs of every post! Awesome graphics!
    And another secret – I’ve never used self-tanners, because I always had the idea that they would smear on my clothes and everyone would know I was using a self-tanner! (You may have changed my mind!)

    xo caro


      awe thank you! I put lots of work and time into them so hearing great feedback like that makes it all worth it 🙂 Ive never had issues with it smearing on my clothes as long as i let it dry for the recommended time before putting clothes in 🙂

    Norah Salazar

    I am all for fake tans, sunless tanning is better! I haven’t tried any of these yet.

    Shipra Taneja

    Amazing post! Thanks for sharing all these self-tanners! <3

    Ann Marie DelFavero

    I’m totally going to reference this come fall/winter when I’m glow in the dark again! Thanks for sharing!

    Carly Anderson

    I have been wanting to try a good self tanner. I will have to try out a couple of these! Thanks for this great list!


    Great choices!


    I’ve never tried self tanners before but I’ve heard good things about the one from Tarte.


      Tare is great! I have been using Tarte and FakeBake brands the longest for Self-tanners 🙂

    Ashley P

    Faux Tan is on my list of Must Tries!


    I’m too scared to use faux tanners because I’m scared of streaking or looking like an oompa loompa lol, but your post has me wanting to try the bare minerals or tarte tanners!


      Thats what I was always afraid of and several have done that to me before but these ones are not like that so you should totally try them!


    Great suggestions!

    Ashley Nicholas

    I love the Karora self-tanning mousse! It gives the best color!