How To: No Sweat Faux Body Contouring

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 Beach Tanners

If you think you've finally nailed the face contouring trend, why not up the ante and start using the same shading technique on your body? With bikini season right around the corner, skipping the tanning salon and applying self tanner strategically at home can really pay off! Once developed, sunless tanners will stay on the skin for 4-5 days, if not longer, meaning you can jump into a pool or ocean with no worries! Sure, hitting the gym will really help to tighten up any loose ends and boost beach confidence, but a little bit of 'tone tanning' can go a long way too!

Here are some easy tanning tips for whatever the weather, with arrows representing your favourite fake tanner for cloudy days, and drops symbolising where to apply your sunscreen while enjoying the suns rays! If you're quite new to using tanner, try using St. Tropez One Night Only Instant Glow Body Lotion. It contains new technology called acrylate, which forms a film over skin, making it completely touch, sweat and transfer-proof. a simple cleansing wipe can fix any mistakes made. This way, you can practise tone tanning subtly and build up the perfect amount over a few weeks.

 Face Contour

Here we have a guide on how to achieve the lusted after contoured face. But how great would it be to sing Beyonce's 'Flawless' in the shower with confidence? By applying a choice sunscreen to your face where the light naturally bounces, you can let nature's warm rays do all the work. If you want to see exactly where you're applying sunscreen without it becoming invisible, try Zinka Zinc Nosecoat Coloured Sunscreen. It comes in 11 colours and is great if you're holidaying with kids, or alone in a private back garden. You'll have complete control over your contouring. The skin left exposed to the sun will tan naturally, leaving a perfectly sculpted face! Alternatively, apply a self tanner under your cheekbones, along your jawline, and down each side of your nose. Make sure the tanner is just a shade or two darker than your natural skin tone. Try Bare Minerals Faux Tan Face Gradual Glow Sunless Tanner for an illusive build-up of colour.

 Collar bone contouring

At a festival, on the ocean's shore, picnicking with family, or walking your dog down a floral path, you'll probably be wearing a top exposing your shoulders and chest area. And with England expecting a heat wave in the coming months, you can have fun sculpting an area that isn't usually on show, the collarbone. A pronounced clavicle is subtly sexy, and attracting attention to the area is a huge trend, especially in the hotter months. Lean your shoulders forward to better expose the area before applying product. You can also blend tanning lotion into your cleavage, and apply sunscreen to the tops of your breasts for a perky lift. Add a delicate necklace to finish off your look.

 Tummy tan contouring

The stomach, one of the scariest zones for would-be bikini wearers. Fear not and accentuate your assets by following this easy diagram. This can me made easier by using a tanning cream or lotion rather than a spray, which can be tricky to apply in specific areas. Try Clarins' non-oily Self Tanning Instant Gel for total control. Different from face contouring, body shading requires tanner to be 2-3 shades darker than the natural skin tone. This is key to mastering a slimming effect.

 Leg contouring

Before applying any tanner to your body, remember to exfoliate! This is essential in creating an even tan and helping it to last. Product will look patchy if skin has rough or dry spots, which is why scrubbing it smooth is so important. Apply a minimal amount of moisturiser onto dry areas, such as elbows and knees, to prevent the colour absorbing too heavily. Try Bliss Hot Salt Scrub. It's oil-free and cream-free, perfect for a polished canvas. Take some time for yourself this weekend and try out this buxom new trend!