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Best Face And Body Foundation

best face and body foundation

Best face and body foundation. Summer is here and while I’m super excited to wear shorts and cute skirts, each time I look down at my pale legs I give a small shudder and try not to dwell on the blinding paleness….

I love the sun, always have.  When I was a kid, my summer’s were spent traveling through Europe with my family. I spent weeks on end broiling on beaches in Italy and Spain. Then, hours and hours getting even closer to the sun in the mountains of Switzerland and Germany. I used to tan a nice deep shade of brown, a very exotic look. Back then I would wear an orange flower in my hair and feel very Mediterranean.

best face and body foundation

Then when I got a little bit older all of that changed. Now I usually burn first and my tan isn’t very dark. I don’t know what happened. As a result, I spend the first few weeks of every summer dousing myself with sunscreen (my current favourite is La Roche-Posay Anthelios in 45SPF) and hoping that no one is looking at my legs. This can be a problem because I love wearing shorts and I don’t own a single skirt that goes below the knee. Now I know what you are all thinking, self tanner right? Of course that’s always been my first thought too but somehow the colour never looks quite right. I’ve tried so many, from drugstore brands to high end department store brands, and I can never  replicate that original colour I had in my teens. That was until, out of desperation, I went searching through every single counter at my local department store. My parameters were as follows: I need a little bit of colour to hide any imperfections and it doesn’t have to be permanent but it needs to stay on. Not too much to ask is it?

best face and body foundation

My search finally ended at the Guerlain counter when I was introduced to Terracotta Skin, Healthy Glow Foundation Second-Skin Effect. This product saved me. There are two colours and I use the lighter one: 01 Blondes. It sets on my skin in a few seconds and looks like I’ve airbrushed my legs. The effect is a very subtle sun kissed glow which I want, but I suppose I could always go for the darker shade if needed. Of course the first thing I did was to try it with a white dress and I’m happy to say it was completely uneventful. In fact, Terracotta Skin stays on until I decide to wash it off.

best face and body foundation

One tube lasts me all summer and I simply use less and less as my skin slowly darkens. This definitely gets my vote for the best face and body foundation on the market. It surpassed all of my expectations.  I’m curious, what are some self-tanning products that you’ve tried and  love?


Guerlain makes the best face and body foundation hands down!

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  1. Great post! I am still in love with ,y ultime favorite St. self-tanner I have seen so far (and I´ve tried a lot!)

    1. Thanks! Yeah, I really liked St. Tropez it was just a little bit dark for me.

    1. Thanks, yes I love them!

  2. borsadimarypoppins
    1. Thanks! xo

  3. good taste of life

    perfect products!!kisses!!!

    1. Thank you!!!

  4. miss Margaret Cruzemark

    Lovely review honey. I think that there is a great darker skin tone transition.
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark

    1. Thank you so much! Yeah my legs are much to pale to leave them….

  5. love terracota by Guerlain!! would you like to follow each other on Google+, GFC, facebook and bloglovin?? let me know dear:)) happy weekend!

    thesparklinglemon. com

    1. They are so great! Checking out your blog now! xo

    1. Yes, I’ve always had good experiences with it.

  6. Another earth pink

    Great post!
    International Giveaway on my blog!
    Another earth pink/Giveaway Firmoo

    1. Thanks! Will stop by to take a look.

  7. Sophisticated Lace

    I don’t really like being tan anymore. But when I did, I just used the Jergens stuff from the drugstore. It worked pretty well for me-everyone always asked when I had gone on vacation!

    Sophisticated Lace

    1. I used Jergens too but it made me turn orange. I’m not huge on tans either but my legs get so white that they are almost see-through…it’s not a good look any way you look at it.

  8. I love Guerlain Caroline……. perfect product!!!!!
    Great review as always!!!!
    Have a relaxed sunday my der!

  9. Wow! Those are definitely nice products to try!!! 😀 <3 <3 <3

    1. I think that foundation is fabulous, I can’t live without it!

  10. amazing products!

  11. Brenda Bastidas

    Wonderful products! I always get burn by the sun, maybe I need to try some tan products like this. (:

    Live. Laugh. Love & Make Up

  12. Caroline Jeffery

    Love the tan review, very useful as its summer and I’m wanting to start getting my legs out.

    Would love to try the Terracotta skin tan product!

    I’ve previously used St Tropez and found that a great fake tan!


  13. Thanks for posting!
    Some of theme may come in handy!

    1. I hope so! I love to share the products I love!

  14. this is a great blog with excellent reviews!

    1. Thank you so much, I really appreciate that!

  15. Love your review and love La Roche Posay Sun cream:)
    Baci, Alina

    1. Thanks. Yeah, it’s my favourite sunscreen at the moment, although there are a few I have my eye on….

  16. You look beautiful! And your blog is amazing, tbh. Follow me and I follow back. Let me know when your done over on my blog!xo
    My blog: Teeniolect

    1. Thank you so much!

  17. Great review, terracota skin sounds like a great product and Flowers in the hair is always a beautiful thing.

    Stay Stylish,
    TL. Xx

    Twynkle Loves

    1. The Terracotta line has some of my fave summer products!

  18. The Terracotta looks really natural! I have been using the Jan Marini Bioglycolic Self Tanner, it’s pretty good – I love the color, but hate the smell. lol

    1. I know it’s always the smell…. I love the Terracotta because it’s temporary! xo

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