They may have suffered a loss yesterday, but Brazil is still a winner in my book when it comes to being bronze. So leave it up to our bronzed friends to come up with my new favorite self-tanner. A favorite among Brazilian models and celebrities, Best Bronze is landing on shelves here in the US this month.
First and foremost, I love the way this self-tanner is dispensed. The micro-fine spray evenly covers skin with very little mess. Just hold the nozzle eight inches away from skin and have at it. I used plastic gloves to rub product in to ensure evenness. My first application was a pretty light layer of product and I was left with a light-to-medium tan. I am a huge fan of buildable self-tanner, so I liked the option of repeating a couple days in a row until I achieved my desired color (note: two days in a row is the perfect shade for me).
Now for the color: don’t expect any unnatural orange here. The shade is truly bronze and natural looking. And it appears within three hours. I applied before a dinner and saw the tan appear before my appetizer was served. And I didn’t get any product or stains on my black and white dress.
The directions indicated this can be used on your face as well. I don’t foresee a problem – the formula is non-irritating, without any detectible smell and leaves little detectable residue. Right now, I am working on my hyper-pigmentation so self-tanner on the face is kind of pointless.
The tan lasts about a week on me which is what I expect of a luxe self-tanner. I love the way it disguises cellulite and bruises. But that’s not all these guys do well. I have also fallen for their Illuminate, a spray that hydrates and adds a golden glow with Kukui Oil. Kukui nourishes skin while delivering anti-aging ingredients. I love spraying down my shins and on my collarbones. And it also looks great on hair for a shine.
I am really excited to partner with the brand to share one set of Best Bronze and Illuminate with one lucky reader (value $100!). This giveaway is open to those in the US. Enter using the widget below:
Available at BestBronze.com and Ricky’s NYC.
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