Her glowing tan might not have been the first thing to catch your eye, but Kate Moss's skin is undeniably bronzed to perfection on her much-hyped 60th anniversary Playboy cover. As the face of St. Tropez, it was important her skin was not only camera-ready for famed photography duo Mert & Marcus, but that her near-naked body literally glowed. St. Tropez tanning and skin finishing expert, Nichola Joss, was the lucky lady to apply Kate's tan, but it didn't all happen two days before like we've been taught. . . Keep reading to hear the tanning Kate Moss goss.
We're still in Victoria's Secret land and we're in the mood to look a little more sexy than usual. Those crazy manes and glossy lips have us thinking about date night, hot rollers and nude lip liner, so we thought we'd ask the POPSUGAR Australia editors' what products they turn to when they want to look and feel outrageously hot. Curious?
Fake tan is the way to go all year round — as opposed to sunbaking — but it's extra high on the beauty priority list come Spring racing because we're always chasing that beautiful, sun-kissed glow to match our amazing frocks. But what do you do if you've had an unfortunate encounter with the beloved self-tanner the night before? Our guess is that even though you followed the directions carefully, you ended up looking less sex kitten, more striped kitty! Have no fear, we're going (un)streaking. For tips on how to make the patchwork look a little less obvious, just keep reading.
What are the POPSUGAR Australia editors' trying this week? Basically, we all want to look young, brown and luminous. There's a lot of skin buffing going on for Spring, as well as some super fast drying self tan and gentle face wipes that we think are the perfect edition to your desk drawer beauty loot. Find out why, inside.
- Bondi Sands Self Tanning Foam
- Dr. Dennis Gross Glow Pad Body
- Modelco Face Tan Self Tan
- Puretan Pure Bronze Instant Wash Off Bronzer
- St. Tropez Dark Bronze Mousse
Editor's Pick: Modelco Face Tan Self Tan. "It may seem like common sense, but a lot of women forget to tan their face when using a self tanner. I love the gel consistency of Modelco's Face Tan, and the added hyaluron for its super hydration factor. Self tan can be drying, and you don't want that happening on your face!" — Alison, POPSUGAR health and beauty editor
Which one gets your vote? Don't forget to make your clicks count in all the POPSUGAR Australia Beauty Awards categories!
When fake tan meets the seams of a white wedding dress, it can make for a very tacky affair. Add to that a good chance you'll look too tanned against your groom, and not the least bit like yourself. While some say a spray will take more kilos off your already primed bridal body, we say go the safe route and use a gradual tan in the weeks leading up to your big day. Try a few out over the months proceeding, and make sure you photograph yourself a few days into the process to see which shade you like the best. Take notes on the application process, colour, scent and longevity. We've done some of the hard work for you, here's seven of our favourites.
Tanning in Winter can be tricky. You don't want to be too dark, but you most definitely want to glow. A gradual tanning cream is perfect, but don't be scared to take things up a notch and actually continue using a full tan, just like you would in Spring and Summer. While there will always be a special spot in our hearts for Modelco Tan Airbrush in a Can ($22), the tanning foam, Super Tan Instant Self Tan ($39), is just as easy to apply.
The colour intensity is quite deep, but remember you can layer if you're not happy on first application. Less is always more when it comes to self-tan! We used Modelco's Blend Buffing Mit which helps even out coverage enormously, and of course we exfoliated well beforehand. The foam provides instant colour (with a very faint scent), and it is recommended you let the tan develop for at least two hours before showering. If you're waiting to get to bed though, an hour-and-a-half will do just fine.
The formula includes macadamia oil and pomegranate extract so it'll leave you feeling soft and silky, and the added Melatime will accelerate your tan naturally, as it works on increasing the body’s Melanin levels.