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Sunless tanning technology has made major progress in recent years, making those dreaded orange streaky results a thing of the past. Despite this notable progress though, DIY self-tanning isn’t exactly beginner-friendly, especially when it comes to applying sunless tanner to your face. Fortunately, self-tanner drops for the face now exist, and make achieving a flawless faux glow super foolproof.
Whether you’re looking for an option that delivers instant-gratification results by way of an imperfection-blurring wash of color that’ll last for just for the evening (perfect for events and photographs), or you’re just on the hunt for a gradual glow that will survive your week-long beach vacation without streaking and fading, these self-tanning drops mix right into your favorite skincare products and develop into a golden tan.
While some old-school gradual tanning products for the face often tend to come out either too pigmented or so subtle that you can’t see a visible difference at all, these effective solutions get it just right. Scroll through below to check out our favorite self-tanning facial drops for a safe sun-kissed look.
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1. Tan-Luxe The Face Self Tanning Drops
As one of the first self-tanning drop brands to hit the market, Tan-Luxe’s The Face’s formula is still one of the best you’ll find. The transfer-proof formula develops overnight while you sleep and doesn’t interfere with your other skincare’s performance.
2. L'Oreal Paris Sublime Bronze Self Tanning Drops
These affordable self-tanning face drops give you complete control over your UV-free tan, allowing you to build up the intensity and color payoff to your liking.
3. Isle Of Paradise Self-Tanning Drops
These cult-favorite self-tanning drops aren’t the cheapest formula available, but they are one of the best. Formulated with all-natural ingredients like coconut and raspberry seeds, this self-tanner is also infused with peach-toned color-correcting actives for a more even skin tone.
4. Bondi Sands PURE Self-Tanning Drops
Infused with anti-aging and moisture-boosting hyaluronic acid, these fragrance-free and non-comedogenic self-tanning drops give you a custom-tailored tan without the streaks or bad smells.