Get glowing –12 best self-tanners for the season

ELLE

Tarte Brazilliance

(Photo courtesy of Tarte)

ELLE.com rounds up our tried-and-true self tanners for streak-free color.









Tarte Brazilliance

A hydrating, paraben-free gel self-tanner that’s packed with maracuja oil and goes on easily with the tanning mitt for a streak-free application. Perfect for dry skin. 

Tarte Brazilliance Self Tanner, $37; sephora.com



Clarins Instant Gel

(Photo courtesy of Clarins)

Clarins Instant Gel

This gel formula soaks into your skin immediately, so there’s no downtime. It gives your face and body an instant healthy glow.

Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel, $35; sephora.com

(See also: Beauty love of the week: The sculptor makeup sponge by Sephora Collection)








Dr. Dennis Gross Glow Pads

(Photo courtesy of Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare)

Dr. Dennis Gross Glow Pads

These innovative tanning wipes are packed with vitamin D to firm and smoothen the skin and reduce the need to shave by minimizing hair growth. These pads are easy to throw in your bag for vacations, or carry in your handbag for quick touch-ups.

Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pad, $32; bliss.com







Clinique Tinted Lotion

(Photo courtesy of Clinique)

Clinique Tinted Lotion

This tinted formula gives an instant glow that deepens throughout the day. This lotion is oil-free and non-acnegenic; perfect for those who experience body breakouts.

Clinique Self Sun Face Tinted Lotion, $22; clinique.com













Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Self-Tan

(Photo courtesy of Estée Lauder)

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess

Specifically formulated for sensitive skin, this self tanner gives a natural bronze to the face. Color develops in just under an hour and deepens with repeated use.

Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Self-Tan, $25; nordstrom.com














Origins Great Pretender

(Photo courtesy of Origins)

Origins Great Pretender

This tinted formula guarantees a foolproof application due to the use of sugar-derived DHA, which works with your skin's own protein to deliver a natural tan. Origins

The Great Pretender Shimmery Self-Tanner, $21.50; origins.com













Supergoop Mousse

(Photo courtesy of Supergoop!)

Supergoop Mousse

This self-tanner, sunscreen hybrid provides gradual color throughout the day to eliminate any uneven bronzing.

Supergoop Gradual Self Tanning Sunscreen Mousse, $38; skinstore.com














Shiseido Gel

(Photo courtesy of Shiseido)

Shiseido Gel

This pearlescent gel tanner works for face and body to deliver a sheer, natural tan.

Shiseido Brilliant Bronze Tinted Self-Tanning Gel, $30; barneys.com














Xen-Tan Gel

(Photo courtesy of Xen-Tan)

Xen-Tan Gel

Packed with iridescent shimmer, this silky gel gives skin luminosity and color--and is ideal for those with fair complexions.

Xen-Tan Luminous Gold Gel, $35; drugstore.com














Vani-T Mist

Photo courtesy of Vani-T

Vani-T Mist

A paraben-free self tanner that deepens the skin's tone in one hour.

Vani-T Velocity Rapid 1 Hour Self Tan Mist, $36.95; vani-t.com















Lancome Gel

(Photo courtesy of Lancôme)

Lancome Gel

The perfect tanner for commitment-phobes who aren't ready to bronze their whole body, this gel bronzer is great for giving your stems a natural glow.

Lancôme Flash Bronzer Body Gel, $37; macys.com













St. Tropez Mousse

Photo courtesy of St. Tropez

St. Tropez Mousse

This foam formula goes on easily with the applicator mitt and results in an even, warm tan.

St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse, $32; lordandtaylor.com












More from ELLE:

The Biggest Skin Secrets From Top Models

The Best Short Haircut For Your Face Shape

8 Products for Stronger, Shiner Hair

Sorry you didn't like this comment. Please provide a reason below.

Are you sure?
Rating failed. Try again.
Request failed. Try again.
We will promote constructive and witty comments to the top, so everyone sees them!
Sorry, we can’t load comments right now. Try again.

    Recommended for You

    • Transgender boy wins controversial girls state title

      CYPRESS, Texas (AP) — A 17-year-old transgender boy completed an undefeated season Saturday by winning a controversial Texas state girls wrestling title in an event clouded by criticism from those who believe the testosterone he's taking as he transitions from female to male created an unfair advantage.

      Associated Press
    • Alex Rodriguez and Anne Wojcicki Have Called It Quits: Report

      Alex Rodriguez and Anne Wojcicki are reportedly no longer an item. According to Page Six, the retired Yankees legend, 41, and his entrepreneur girlfriend have called their relationship off after having been together just short of a year. “They were an unusual couple, from very different backgrounds, but they are both smart business people, and had quite a few things in common, including a fascination with the tech world,” a source told the outlet.

      People
    • Hmm, maybe this is why Trump doesn't want to attend the White House Correspondents' Dinner

      On Saturday, Donald Trump made history as only the third president to bow out of the White House Correspondents' Dinner. And while this has much to do with Trump's ever-worsening battle with the press and his constant struggle to book talent, it's also worth remembering that, to be frank, Trump probably has another reason for ditching: He usually gets clobbered at these things. So, in the interest of, uh, elucidation, please enjoy these videos of Trump getting roasted at the 2011 and 2016 White House Correspondents' Dinner. Better yet, enjoy Trump's mirthless reactions. They're uncomfortable to watch, but extremely worth it. SEE ALSO: An exclusive look at Donald Trump's Twitter drafts for Oscar night First, here's President Obama clapping back at Trump's relentless "birther" conspiracy-mongering. The Lion King is involved. Next, observe Seth Meyers insisting that Trump must be running for president as a "joke." Trump does not smile. And here's Obama ripping on The Apprentice.  Finally, here's a delightful compilation of all the best Trump burns from the 2016 dinner.  A Larry Wilmore highlight: "Yeah, Trump's campaign is inspiring ... mass violence." (Trump did not attend that one, BTW.) So, there you have it. While we're not sure about the future of this year's event, we'll always have those stunners to fall back on.  And you can always zoom in on this cursed image while listening to "Sound of Silence." Image: Youtube/C-Span BONUS: Jordan Peele reacts to 'Get Out' as Barack Obama: 'Surrounded by white people! Not fun'

      Mashable
    • Robert De Niro snaps at wife for 'spending all my money'

      Trouble is brewing over Grace Hightower’s coffee company. We’re told that her husband, Robert De Niro — who is a major investor in the firm — is steamed because the 5-year-old Grace Hightower & Coffees of Rwanda brand is turning into a money pit. The New York Post reports that Hightower has frustrated business associates — as well as the legendary actor — by dithering over simple decisions, and “changing her mind about how to run the business depending on who she spoke to last.” A source tells the paper that, in a moment of frustration, De Niro boiled over while bickering with Hightower in public at a Manhattan bar, telling her, “I wouldn’t have to keep making s - - tty movies if you didn’t spend

      Fox News q
    • No ‘Nerd Prom’ for Him: Trump Says He Will Not Attend the White House Correspondents Dinner

      Donald Trump is skipping the annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner. “I will not be attending the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner this year,” Trump tweeted to his followers on Saturday. The legendary event, known as the “nerd prom,” is traditionally attended by the president, with Barack Obama having joked in the past about the fun-loving undertone of the dinner. The news comes about a month after Trump, 70, was sworn in as President of the United States.

      People
    • Demi Lovato Slammed for Saying She’s ‘1 Percent African’ After DNA Test

      “I did a DNA test and found out I’m mainly Spanish, with Native America, SCANDINAVIAN (which I had NO idea), Irish, BRITISH…. Many of Lovato’s followers criticized her for pointing out her African ancestry.

      Us Weekly
    • Try Solving This Math Puzzle That Is Making People Go Crazy on Facebook

      Ever wanted to tear your hair out and question everything you've ever learned about math? Well, thanks to the website Brain Dare, you can. The company recently posted a math puzzle to its Facebook page that's made the internet divide into two categories based on answers. Take a look at the puzzle below and determine your own answer. Did you get 40? Or 96? Though Brain Dare states that 96 is the correct answer, other users are claiming that both can be correct. Brain Dare figured out its answer with multiplication. To begin, you multiply the first number by the second number. For example, 1 x 4 = 4. Then, add that result to the first number and you'll arrive at the answer after the equal sign;

      PopSugar q
    • Fast and furious: Man cons salesman out of $150K Maserati

      Maserati is missing after a man conned a Florida salesman during a test drive

      ABC News q
    • Swedish 'national security advisor' interviewed by Fox News not known to Swedish officials: report

      Fox News's “The O'Reilly Factor” this week featured a guest with inaccurate credentials, The Washington Post reported Saturday. During the show on Thursday, the network invited Swedish journalist Anne-Sofie Naslund and “Swedish defense and national security advisor” Nils Bildt to talk about the country's immigration policy. According to the Post, the Dagens Nyheter newspaper on Friday reported that Bildt is unknown to the Swedish Foreign Ministry and the armed forces. The newspaper reported that Bildt came to the U.S. from Sweden in 1994. He is listed as one of the founders of Modus World LLC, a company that provides consulting "and management of possible kidnap and ransom situations.” “I made

      The Hill q
    • Transgender boy 2 wins away from girls state wrestling title

      CYPRESS, Texas (AP) — Mack Beggs could win a Texas state wrestling title on Saturday.

      Associated Press
    • Khloe Kardashian Cozies Up to 'Love' Tristan Thompson on Jamaican Vacation -- See the Pics!

      The 32-year-old reality star showed off her curves in a sexy white one-piece.

      Entertainment Tonight
    • Bernie Sanders Trolls Trump on Twitter with Inauguration Crowd-Size Photo

      President Donald Trump began his weekend early, sending out a tweet Saturday calling for those who voted to "Make America Great Again" to have their own rally, which would be the "biggest of them all." Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) however was quick to respond, tweeting that the "rally" already happened at the Inauguration and it was not the biggest of them all. He included side-by-side photos of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., comparing the crowds from Trump's Inauguration to those from the D.C. Women's March, which took place the following day. On Friday at CPAC, Trump said the world has never seen a "movement" like his, bringing up Sanders' presidential campaign, which he said "petered

      Fox News Insider q
    • The assassination of Kim Jong Un's half-brother keeps getting weirder

      North Korea denied responsibility for the murder of Kim Jong Nam. Ten days after Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, was killed at a Malaysian airport, we still don’t know who murdered him — or why. Malaysian investigators are pointing fingers at North Korea and at Kim Jong Un himself for organizing the murder, which was reportedly carried out by two women recruited as assassins who attacked Kim Jong Nam with a fast-acting poison.

      Vox.com q
    • Gunman opens fire on car after crash, kills 8-year-old in Texas

      An 8-year-old girl was shot to death after surviving a car crash early Saturday morning in Houston, Texas.

      KABC – Los Angeles
    • See the Chic Red Carpet Looks from Essence's Black Women in Hollywood Party (11 photos)

      As Essence celebrated the 10th anniversary of its annual Black Women in Hollywood event Thursday evening, Viola Davis , Gabrielle Union , Yara Shahidi , Aja Naomi King, and more stars flocked to the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., to help kick off the festivities. Union, who served as host of the night, stunned in a black beaded Prada dress that she "fell in love" with at first sight. "I love Mrs. Prada, so anytime I have a chance to wear Prada, I'm going to jump at that chance," she told InStyle . It was one of two dresses the actress tried on and fell for. The other, a Rodarte dress, she planned to make a quick change into during the event. The night also marked the debut of her chic new haircut coiffed by hairstylist Larry Sims. "He just did it, so I'm still getting used to it, but I'm gagging. I love it," she said. Union drew further attention to the new cut with Tiffany & Co. diamond bow earrings. King, Shahidi, Issa Rae, and Janelle Monae , who were the honorees of the evening, all slayed the red carpet as well. Hidden Figures star Monae, who nabbed the Breakthrough award, rocked a sleek white suit with black lapels and yellow detailing. She took a moment to embrace Shahidi, who wore a whimsical black Chanel dress complete with sheer sleeves. The Blackish star paired the look with Chanel drop earrings she joked "cost more than my life." VIDEO: The Best Oscars Fashion of All Time 5334392326001 Shahidi took home the Generation Next award at the event, and told us, "It's pretty surreal. To be presented by my TV mother Tracee , and to be surrounded by people that I love and admire and look up to and just want to hug and fangirl over, is pretty crazy and cool." King, meanwhile, stunned in a body-hugging, white lace Michael Costello gown paired with gold heels and a white Amanda Wakeley clutch. "I feel a little bit like Diana Ross and Beyonce ," the How to Get Away with Murder star, who received the Lincoln Shining Star award told us. "Like, gorgeous--everyone is so beautiful, and I love this dress. I feel magical." " Being honored here ... it's really incredible," she continued. "I genuinely feel Essence has taken me in, in a really special way, because since the first time they invited me here two years ago, they allowed me to speak on stage with Oprah . Each time they brought me back, it just feels like coming home, getting to see family." Rae, who was honored with the Vanguard award, rocked a Francesca Miranda dress she said was "the most comfortable dress I've worn all awards season." She added, "I came here for the first time five years ago, and I had just finished the first series of Awkward Black Girl , my web series. I remember just being in awe of being here, being like, 'One day. Who knows? I'm going to get some TV shows and movies under my belt and maybe they'll recognize me.' To be recognized now, five years later, it is just a blessing." The Insecure creator's co-star Yvonne Orji was on hand to support her in a green and blue Delpozo dress paired with strappy blue Stuart Weitzman heels and Atelier Swarovski jewelry, and couldn't help but sing Rae's praises. "I'm so excited for her," she told us. "She's been killing it. 2016 and '17 has definitely been her year, and she deserves every good thing coming her way. She's amazing." Scroll down to see the glamorous looks from the red carpet.

      InStyle
    • Barack Obama Takes Daughter Malia to Broadway Show — And He Looks Incredible!

      Former President Barack Obama seems to be enjoying his trip to New York City. After being treated like a rockstar while grabbing coffee on Friday afternoon, the two bonded some more in the evening, attending the revival of Arthur Miller’s The Price on Broadway, starring Danny DeVito and Mark Ruffalo. Obama caused a commotion among New Yorkers and social media took notice of his glowing complexion, likely due to his post-presidency vacation in Palm Springs, California and, later, in the British Virgin Islands.

      People
    • Best dog ever waits for this girl every day after school, and OMG can we pet him, too?

      Dogs are just the best things ever. Sure, cats are nice and everything, but sometimes cats are mean. Dogs are never mean….

      Hello Giggles
    • Neighbor: Bar attack suspect a 'drunken mess,' not political

      OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man accused of shooting two Indian immigrants and a third man at a bar, in what some believe was a hate crime, was always a drinker but became a "drunken mess" after his father died about 18 months ago, a longtime neighbor said Saturday.

      Associated Press
    • GPS device-maker Garmin reeling after workers gunned down

      OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — GPS device-maker Garmin long has revered diversity in its workforce, even when the locale of its ever-sprawling operational headquarters — a largely white Kansas City suburb — didn't reflect it.

      Associated Press
    • 8-year-old fatally shot in Houston after car crash

      An 8-year-old girl was fatally shot following a car crash in Houston, Texas, early Saturday morning, police said.

      ABC News q