5 Ways To Look Instantly Bronzed (Without Self-Tanner)

by Stephanie Montes

We don’t always have time to get our tan on but that doesn’t mean we don’t want to look sun kissed. Last-minute fussing with tanning products can be dangerous (we’d actually rather skip the color than look streaky) but luckily, these UV-free hacks will trick people into thinking you’ve been laying out all summer. After all, there’s nothing wrong with faking it ’till you make it.

Photo: Adam Katz Sinding

#1. Wear White Nail Polish

The contrast between your skin and nails will immediately make you look a shade darker.

#2. Layer Your Blush And Bronzer

Lightly applying a blush on your cheeks, chin, forehead and bridge of the nose, under your bronzer will give you a slight flush. This looks like you're a tad burned, making your tan look more believable.

#3. Wear Bright Colors

The brighter the colors, the more tanned you will look. Try a bold-colored dress or some neon accessories.

#4. Apply Body Oil

Body oil gives skin a glow that instantly makes you look more tan.

#5. Try A Bright Eyeliner

Since blue is the complementary color of orange, wearing an eyeliner in an aqua shade brings out the tan undertones in skin.