If the only thing that’s endless about your summer are your days at the office under fluorescent lights, you and bronzer are probably already best friends. But even without a grueling schedule or aversion to the sun, this glow-getter can illuminate your world in unexpected ways. Below are seven secrets that’ll make you a believer faster than you can say, “Look, Ma, no tan lines.” MELISSA LANE
LOSE FIVE POUNDS IN TEN SECONDS
TIP: Forget the juice cleanse. Contour your face with bronzer along the hollows of your cheekbones, temples, and jawline, and you’ll look like you doubled your gym routine without lifting a finger.
TRY: Too Faced Chocolate Soleil and Milk Chocolate Soleil.
MAKE YOUR EYES POP
TIP: Tired? Dab bronzer on your lids for a brightening pop of color.
TRY: Urban Decay Bronzing BB Cream.
SKIP THE FOUNDATION
TIP: Sometimes you’re just not feeling full-face coverage. In these cases, mix a small amount of cream bronzer into your moisturizer for a smooth complexion—and a subtle glow.
TRY: BECCA Bronzing Skin Perfector.
ENHANCE YOUR CLEAVAGE
TIP: Your brassiere doesn’t have to do all the work. Dust bronzer along your cleavage, blending upwards towards your décolleté to slyly deepen the divide.
TRY: Diorskin Nude Tan Nude Glow Sun Powder in Cinnamon or Amber.
NUDIFY YOUR LIPS
TIP: You’ll want to kiss and tell this beauty tip. Customize a nude shade for your pucker by blending a small amount of bronzer with a pink or berry gloss.
TRY: NARS Multiples Regular or Matte.
EXTEND YOUR TAN
TIP: Be a golden goddess from head to toe. Mix your body lotion with bronzer for an instant, all-over glow.
TRY: Laura Mercier Radiance Bronzer Primer.
TRANSITION BETWEEN SEASONS
TIP: Too soon for your summer complexion product, but getting late in the game for your winter shade? Try mixing it with a touch of bronzer. This will allow you to calibrate things until you are ready to make the jump to your my-office-is-a-beach-towel shade.
TRY: Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder.
NARS / Matte Multiple