Best Fake Tan For Your Face: The Easy Way To Lift and Sculpt Your Skin

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  • Contour skin using self-tanner to pull your cheekbones forward. Here, we pick our edit of the best fake tans for face.

    The art of contouring has been reimagined in many a way these last few months, with ‘strobing’, ‘clowning’ and ‘baking’ entering our beauty vernacular. The latest technique for sculpting skin? It’s touted as ‘tontouring’ – an easy, speedy method that pulls cheekbones forward with the help of self-tanner.  

    The idea is that, by using self-tan to enhance your natural bone structure, you can eschew the fuss of makeup, blending and an arsenal of tools. The additional bonus is that if you use a tan that develops gradually, your sculpting will be set in place when you haven’t got a stitch of makeup on.

    Compared to the painterly placement of traditional contouring, the new tontouring is pleasingly simple and requires minimal time or effort. That’s our kind of beauty tip. Begin by applying a gradual tanner all over your face and neck, then use an angled brush (we love Real Techniques Bold Metals Flat Contour, £16.50) to nudge a deeper tanner under cheekbones.

    We recommend trying this before bedtime to let the colour develop overnight, so you’ll wake up to soft definition that helps to propel your features forward. To make the technique all the easier, we’ve rounded up our pick of the best self-tanners for face, each packed with benefits to go with your sun-kissed glow.

    From a serum that ditches drying DHA to a sumptuous bronzing oil, these glow-boosting unctions will tan your skin to ‘tontoured’ perfection in no time.

    Keep clicking through for our edit of the best self-tanners for the face…