Looking For a Subtle Facial Tan? This Is the Mask That Always Gets Me Compliments
Although I'm comfortable with my pale skin tone, I love experimenting with sunless tanner whenever I want a little bit of an extra glow. After practicing with a wide range of sunless tanners throughout the years (including different cream, foam, and in-shower formulas) I've pretty much nailed the basics of tanning my body without hitting the beach or poolside. Despite this, maintaining sunless tanner on my face proved to be difficult. Since I wash my face at least twice a day, the tanner was always quick to fade away from my face and neck. When I came across Vita Liberata's Self Tanning Night Moisture Mask ($45), it became one of my beauty holy grails.
Unlike other facial sunless tanners I've tried before, the moisture mask fits right in with the rest of my nighttime beauty routine should I want a Gigi Hadid-esque glow that week. The product is designed to be worn right before bed so that you can wake up with a natural glow by morning. The gradual (this word is very important to me when it comes to tanners) color can be intensified the more it is used. So if I want a strong bronzed look for say, Saturday brunch, I know I can start using it around Wednesday night so I can build my way up to my desired color.
One of the things that I love most about this product is that it never leaves me looking overly saturated. I definitely don't want to rock an overly-saturated hue. When I was a newbie at sunless tanner, I made the mistake of using a body tanner on my face. Big mistake. Within days, I found myself battling acne — most likely caused by clogged pores. Ever since then, I made it a point to stick to a tanner designed specifically for the face and neck, and I truly feel lucky to have come across this one.