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Faux-Tanning Never Looked Better

May 19th, 2010


Thanks to Lancome.

Just like a flash of a firefly lights up the dark sky in summer; Lancome's Flash Bronzer will make the skin glow.

imageimageBack this season and better than ever is the cult-favorite Flash Bronzer Collection. Many editors and celebrities are obsessed with this line and I can see why.

The repackaged and reformulated brand now offers instant color, realistic-looking color development (imagine golden caramel tones) in just 30 minutes. I've also been told that it last for up to five days. I usually find myself reapplying every other day to get the glow going, so this is fabulous. You don't have to worry about it transferring on to your clothes, it's stain resistant.

imageThe scent will also please you thanks to its jasmine and honey fragrance that is far better than the DHA-odor (or dihydroxyacetone) which I find quite offensive. Clarins, Lancome and Lavera are about as close as I've come to a non-odorous self-tanner.

imageLancome also added a self-tanning face lotion with an anti-aging boost. You can achieve a safe, healthy sunlit glow and give skin a potent delivery of nutrients like seaweed extract and Vitamin E along with SPF 15 protection.

Since we're talking about boosting a tan, it's worthy to mention Lancome's latest Summer 2010 Color Collection: Bronze Riviera.

Even if you can't hit the beaches of the South of France, your skin can radiate this Mediterranean golden glow. Choose from a warm medley of bronze hues and pink accents.

Friends will swear you were basking in the sun in St. Tropez .

Vacance a la plage!


- Back.

Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin.

—Gwyneth Paltrow