A good tan is a necessity in the summer months. Admittedly, I’m not great about maintaining a tan on my face: I’ve been wearing sunblock on my face pretty much every day for the last 10 years! But of course in the warmer months sun-kissed skin is a must-have. And while minimal sun exposure isn’t bad (in fact, it’s actually good for you) the amount you need to achieve a solid tan definitely is.

tarteSo here’s the deal: I’m naturally a light/medium olive. I don’t burn, so I don’t wear sunblock on my body unless I’m somewhere close to the equator. I wear sunblock on my face and my neck, so they tend to be lighter than the rest of my body. So I’m pretty much always looking for a good sunless tanning product that’s going to give me good color that’s even and not too intense since it’s going on my face. Lucky for me while I was at BeautyCon NYC, I went over to the Tarte booth and they showed me a new product for tanning and one that I hadn’t discovered until that day, and both quickly became my favorite tanning products!

The first was the Tarte Maracuja Bronzing Serum. Now, I’m a huge fan of the Maracuja Oil; it’s an excellent product for skin and I’ve been using it for some time now. They’ve harnessed the elements of maracuja (maRa-koo-jhá, it means passionfruit in Portuguese) into a serum that gradually tans your face. I started using this immediately and saw a hint of color come to my face and neck in just a few days. It’s ideal for people who are very light and want just a touch of color, or for those of us who use a tanning product regularly and want to maintain it. Which brings me to the next product! They gave me a goodie bag and in it were a bunch of packets of the Brazilliance™ Skin Rejuvenating Maracuja Self Tanning Face Towelettes. I was excited to try it because I’d tried the Brazilliance body tanning cream and it’s awesome, so I hoped these towelettes were just as good. And they were… Not just as good, but better! With one towelette I hit my face, neck, décolleté, and once the towelette started to dry out I sort of blended out over my shoulders and into my arms for an even application. In just a few hours I saw the most perfect color develop, and the next morning when I woke up it looked as though I’d been in Tahiti for weeks! The color is just enough to give me a deep tan without looking fake, and so I use these two in conjunction to maintain a golden, gorgeous glowing tan! 

Here are a few shots of my newly tan face:

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