So. Amazing. Admittedly, the new Guerlain Terracotta Sunless Tinted Self-Tanning Gel ($52) is a bit of an indulgence, but if you're always on the hunt for phenomenal self tanners you might be able to put a stop to the spending once and for all. This formula features a delightful Tiare flower fragrance, which is tropical, delicate, and feminine---in other words, completely unlike the scent of traditional self tanners. Better still, it's made with moisturizing argan oil and begins to develop in just about an hour. The finish is softly bronzed, much like you might experience if you spent a week on an island resort.
Expect great results with the Tarte cosmetics Brazilliance Self Tanner ($37). Made with brightening marajuca oil and vitamin C, this self tanner comes with an application mitt to facilitate a more even, all-over glow. Perfect to use on both the face and body, it gives you a true Brazil-inspired glow that leaves skin bronzed and beautiful.
These days, we're all about speed and convenience. What could be quicker than a deep, even tan in just three days? With Jergens Natural Glow 3 Days to Glow Moisturizer ($8.49), you get just that---with absolutely no fuss. This addition to the beloved Natural Glow lineup applies just like a body lotion and leaves skin soft and gently bronzed. By day three, you're rocking a vacation-worthy tan with absolutely no streaking whatsoever.
You're going to feel like a goddess when you smooth the new St. Tropez Self Tan Luxe Dry Oil ($50) onto your skin. It's just that decadent, leaving behind an immediate shimmery glow that develops into an enviable, natural tan that lasts for up to several days. Not only will your skin look fabulous, it will also smell wonderful thanks to the blend of lemongrass, grapefruit, and neroli essential oils. All that, plus moisture that lasts? We've got a winner here, ladies.
Just the word "mousse" conjures up something airy, frothy, lightweight. That's just what you get with L'Oreal Sublime Bronze Tinted Self-Tanning Golden Mousse ($10.99), a quick-dry formula that guides you with its instant bronze color that develops into a natural looking tan that lasts for days. For cheap and easy, this is definitely the way to go.
There's nothing like a two-in-one product to really deliver results. From Dr. Dennis Gross, Alpha Beta Glow Pads ($32) come 20 to a package and are formulated to do far more than just impart a fresh, radiant glow. Thanks to its blend of exfoliating alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids, it also exfoliates, fades dark spots, and encourages a more even skin tone.
Irresistibly cute packaging aside, Soap & Glory One Night Tanned ($24) is the real deal. The "buttergel" formula is genuinely buttery, thanks to a blend of extra-hydrating shea and illipe butters. Think of it as the perfect option if you suffer from dry skin, with a rich finish that lends skin the perfect beachy bronze hue.
There's a reason it's called delicious! Clarins Delicious Self-Tanning Cream ($43) smells like a mug of hot cocoa and is a dream to apply. A hint of color on application serves as your guide, and over time you develop a tan that's just plain gorgeous.