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Beauty & Makeup 101: Sunless Tanner

This edition of the Beauty & Makeup 101 series is all about sunless tanner.

Let me preface this by saying that I have resisted the concept of a sunless tanner, or a tan of any kind, for many, many years. When pressed I’ve made Irish jokes, referenced gorgeous fair-skinned beauties like Nicole Kidman who make fair skin look amazing, and I’ve even trotted out a family history of skin cancer as an explanation for my pale, pale skin.

But the time has finally come!

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As with the first post in this series, Beauty & Makeup 101, the impetus was the SF Symphony Gala. I love running outdoors and have spent the Summer running races and tackling lake-side trails.

The unexpected side effect? Sports bra tan line!!

So I popped over to my favorite salon – The Social Beauty Co. – For an organic, paraben-free California girl spray tan. And it got me curious.

After that I did what I always do – I turned to Sephora for answers. Thus securing yet another year of VIB Rouge status.

I have a problem kids.

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After reading product reviews and checking ingredients, I decided to try out two different products to help me with my tanning aspirations. Both by Tarte, which is a favorite brand of mine.

I also got a chance to try out two drug store versions – the Neutrogena Build a Tan Gradual Sunless Tanning and Bondi Sands Wash Off Instant Tan. Both worked out pretty well, though Tarte is my favorite so far!

Do YOU have any tanner tips? What’s your favorite tanning product or brand?

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