Fusion Beauty Airglow ($175):
Artistes among us might try their hands with this at-home airbrush gun that, with a steady hand, allows you to spray on self-tanner with spa-like precision. It includes Fusion Beauty's GlowFusion tanning mist. Refills are $62. Don't forget to exfoliate first.
Sun bad. Shade good.
If you can grasp these two simple concepts, you will certainly save yourself from the sorrow of skin cancer. Or, if that doesn't scare you, the threat of premature wrinkles and crispy, crinkly skin. Let's leave the latter to roast chicken -- roasting being something like what you do to your own skin when you go out into the sun without protection.
I can hear the whining already: "I look soooo much better with a tan," you say.
Fear not. Cosmetic companies have not forsaken you. There are more products than ever to help you fake a perfect golden tan, without risking redness, itchiness, peeling skin or worse. These are just a few available at Sephora, which is launching its Beauty Insider card-holder loyalty program next month. The card will allow members to find out about exclusive products, attend private events and receive samples with every $100 spent. It's free to sign up.
Bare Escentuals Sun Worshipper ($59):
This kit offers natural-looking mineral colors for face, eyes and cheeks, along with bronze lip gloss and "Better Than Real" Faux Tan from a pump bottle.
Laura Gellar Baked Goods ($28):
The makeup artist with a QVC following developed baked, marbled powder foundations and bronzers to compliment light to dark skin tones with a combination of coverage and color. The darkest browns can also be used as eyeshadows and eyeliners and to fill in brows.
Bliss A Tan for all Seasons ($36):
Exfoliate before spraying on this quick-drying, self-tanning mist.
Guerlain Paris Terracotta Tan Booster Active Bronzing Powder ($54):
A basic bronzer can add a warm glow to any complexion but Guerlain's bronzer contains amino acids said to stimulate melanin production wherever sunlight touches your skin.