How do you apply self-tanner to contour your face?
What is it and why do we need this beauty hack in our life, you might ask? Self-tanning contouring is a new way to get that perfect, sun-kissed glow without ever having to step foot in the sun. There are so many benefits to this amazing beauty hack, it’s no wonder why more and more people are turning to self-tanning contouring tips. Not only does self-tanning contouring help to even out skin tone and give you a gorgeous glow, but it also helps to minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. With self-tanning contouring, you can have an instantly younger and healthier-looking complexion! Plus this beauty hack is very easy to do: all you need is some good-quality self-tanning mousse
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Using a contour brush or blending sponge to apply self-tan gives the perfect foundation, eliminating the need for additional coverage with foundation.
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How should you contour your face with a self-tanner?
Achieving a contoured look with self-tanning mousse follows the same principles as using foundation. The process involves applying dark lines to the face to highlight the cheekbones and define the jawline, resulting in a more sculpted face. However, with self-tanning mousse, it's important to leave the product on your face to allow the tan to develop. This process takes up to 4-5 hours, so it may be best to do it overnight for the perfect look.
When applying self-tanner using the counter technique, it's important to use a clean makeup brush. However, we recommend using a blending sponge to blend out the contour line for a more seamless finish. For larger areas like the decolletage, a face and hand brush can be helpful.
Map Out Your Face
Start as you would with your foundation we find that using a tanning mitt and applying the product as a blob and then adding it to a blending sponge helps. Choose an area to start from, such as the temple or jawline and work outwards with a blending sponge. Focus on areas that you want to highlight or shape and use short strokes to blend into your skin, nose, forehead, hairline and cheekbone. Remember you will need a self-tan mousse that has a guide colour for this contouring technique tip.
Do not forget to also apply some self-tanning mousse to your neck and ears blending as you go– these sensitive areas are often overlooked but it is important to have an even tan all over your body.
Prep Your Base
Remember, achieving a flawless self-tan begins with a solid foundation. Start by exfoliating your face and cleansing it thoroughly and removing dry skin. Next, use a high-quality facial self-tanner like Botanique Facial Glaze to achieve a natural-looking subtle glow and keep your skin well-hydrated. This will help your contouring to last longer and look more natural.
Finally, once your base is prepared, it’s time to get contouring! This beauty technique requires patience and practice but with some dedication, you can bring out the best of your features for a sun-kissed selfie look.
To create definition lines, it's recommended to choose a self-tanner that is darker than your natural skin tone. Start by applying in areas where you want highlights, such as on your cheekbones, and down your nose. Then apply lightly over larger areas of the face, like the forehead or chin. Make sure to blend it out well so there are no streaks! Finally, use a makeup sponge to blend and soften the edges of the tan, so it looks natural. With all of this combined you can get a beautiful bronze glow that will really make your features pop. Enhancing your bone structure can provide more definition to your face, which can often create a slimmer appearance.
It's recommended to regularly apply a premium moisturiser. Alternatively, you may opt to continue your tan using the Botanique Facial Glaze, which boasts 10+ nourishing super ingredients that your skin will surely love.
To prolong the life of your tan, it's important to stay hydrated. Make sure to drink plenty of water to keep your skin well-hydrated.
Not only will this help your tan last longer, but it'll also keep your skin looking glowing and healthy. In addition to staying hydrated, apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 before exposure to the sun. This will protect your skin from UV damage, which can lead to premature ageing and wrinkles.
Which Self-tanners work best?
If you tan with a medium shade formula try and contour with a darker shade when carrying out a face contour. If you do not use Mother of Tan products in our opinion the best self-tanner is anything that is Vegan and Cruelty-free and full of natural ingredients. Always read the label to make sure it is free from nasty chemicals.
Applying Make-Up to complement your Tan