- The days of nasty smells and streaks are gone. Get the color you want this summer with our essential guide to the new faux tans. By GEORGIA COLLINS
THE RIVIERA TAN
The icon: Brigitte Bardot
How to: The kind of light color that comes from driving with the roof down requires only a simple, low-maintenance veil of product. Create a natural glow by replacing your body lotion with a gradual tan, such as La Prairie Gradual Tanning Lotion. This combines tanning agents with sophisticated ingredients that activate the skin’s metabolism and boost its natural defenses. Prickly pear extract and mineral-rich seawater concentrate provide extra moisture.
The new tip: Multitasking makeup
is the beauty industry’s current obsession, and tanning is no exception. Dior’s Diorskin Nude Tan Prime & Bronze is the latest hybrid: it will smooth your complexion while adding a hint of golden color. Build up over one week for a radiance that enables you to forgo foundation.
THE MYKONOS TAN
The icon: Linda Evangelista
How to: Think of this stronger shade as the equivalent to spending a week basking by the infinity pool of your villa. To fake it, first exfoliate thoroughly with acredits
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