If like me, you have been subjected to walking around with milk bottle skin in the winter, and cannot take your unhealthy complexion any longer, well I have found a little product that could help.
At the minute, I simply cannot be bothered applying fake tan unless I am going out for a night of dancing in small little outfits! Also to be quite frank it is a bit of a hassle at night, it ruins my crisp white bed sheets, and it is slightly expensive to fake tan regularly! So as an alternative I have been using Garnier Summer Body moisturiser.
If I am being honest, I had never used this product before and it was a bit of an impulse purchase as it was right next to the till when I was buying my usual toiletries at boots. However I have been pleased with it. For a mere £5 it does what it says on the bottle without leaving me smelling like a curry! It is a nice consistency moisturiser, making it easy to quickly rub in and it absorbs quickly so perfect for chucking your clothes on in the morning! It leaves a lovely "sunkissed" glow - probably not the darkest gradual tanning moisturiser but it definitely takes away my blueish, white winter skin haha!
So as a result of using this, my face was remaining paler and paler. There is only so much bronzer a girl can put on without looking like an oompa loompa so I decided to invest in a gradual tanner for my face. The reason I don't put fake tan on my face is because I find it normally blocks my pores, leaving me with big beastly spots (which I don't normally get) and I think nothing is worth that!
I always use Clarins moisturising products on my face so my natural decision was to test one of their gradual face tanners out. After a few google reviews, I was convinced on buying the Instant Smooth Self Tanner. Once it arrived I was so excited to try it. It is a lovely consistency, almost feels like the Benefit Porefessional or Smashbox Primer, smooth, thick and soft. It smells really fruity and summery and a little goes a long way.
I applied this after moisturising but before applying my foundation. I think this product would work well as a primer as it smooths out any lumps or bumps and my foundation has stayed put quite nicely. After a day of wearing it, I removed my makeup hoping to notice a change in colour of my complexion but unfortunately I still looked my pale self. I decided to put some on before going to sleep and see if it makes a difference in the morning.
As a result I woke up with a nice little glow on my face. It gives you a very subtle glow but is enough to take the paleness away from your face and allow for your makeup to go on without there being a contrast between your neck and face.
I highly recommend this for someone who has a little extra money and would like to splurge out on a product that is good for your skin and gives you a gradual glow. However I think if you are looking for an instantly darker complexion then you may have to look elsewhere or get a darker foundation.
I hope this helps! <3