Avoid a tan-tastrophe by making sure you’re using the right shades for your skintone
Finding the perfect bronze for a light complexion can be tricky, so look for a product with a mixture of tones to balance out your natural undertones. Try…
l Benefit Hoola Lite, £24.50. This award-winning bronzer now comes in a lighter shade that finally works on fair skin.
l Max Factor Bronzer in 10, £9.99. A multi-faceted bronzer that’s perfect for paler skin.
Medium and olive skintones should steer clear of bronzers with too much shimmer as they can create a muddy appearance. Try…
Bourjois Sculpt Bronze Sunkissed Highlighter, £9.99. Cream bronzers are far more reliable when it comes to application.
Guerlain Terracotta Sun Trio in Natural, £40, has a 3-step powder programme that tells you where to bronze, contour and highlight skin. No excuses!
The best way to amp up your complexion is with a fake tan or bronzer. The key to a flawless glow is to enhance your natural pigmentation, so find a shade that works with your true colouring. Try…
NARS Bronzing Powder in Laguna, £29. This has a true brown shade that emulates the natural colour found in your skintone. Fused with a golden shimmer, it’s the ideal combo for enhancing and highlighting darker skin.
St Moriz Advanced Pro Formula Velvet Finish Tanning Gel in Dark, £7.99, Boots. Dilute this by mixing with a face moisturiser and apply a small amount with a mitt. The result? Radiantlooking skin.
Swimsuit, £24 Topshop Look’s Beauty Editor Lydia Thompsonsays:‘go for a formula that blends in with your base and decide if you want a shimmery or matte finish. Then do the opposite with the rest of your make-up – if you have a mattebronzer,goforashimmeryeye and vice versa. And beware of bronzers that have orange undertones.’