A beauty expert has revealed how you can use smart fake brown to use longer and slimmer looking arms and legs all year round.
Leighton Denny, who received the MBE title from The Queen for his achievements in 2015, is a former forklift driver from Bradford who has become an expert in nail and beauty products.
He has won more than 60 industrial prizes, has four award-winning brands in his millions-rich beauty empire and a star-studded customer list – including Kate Moss, Penelope Cruz and Adele.
Speaking exclusively to FEMAIL, the businessman, whose most recent product release is Sun Believable Tan Me, shares his top tips on & # 39; tantouring & # 39 ;.
Leighton Denny, from Bradford, has revealed his top tips when it comes to using fake brown to give the illusion of longer limbs and defined cheekbones. Pictured, stock image
WORK WITH WHAT YOU HAVE GOT
& # 39; We all want to look our best and feel good and I know that a good self-tanner can be a real boost of confidence. & # 39;
& # 39; Just as you contour your face with makeup, you can do the same with fake brown, for a defined, sculpted effect.
Body contouring is not about making fake chiseled six-packs or bulging biceps, rather than accentuating your favorite functions and camouflage areas that you feel less sure about. & # 39;
PREPARATION IS KEY
& # 39; You've probably heard it before, but preparation is the key to flawless color – especially when contouring. You get a layer of color, so if there are flaking or dry spots, it will really appear.
Leighton Denny MBE (photo) is a former forklift driver from Bradford, specialist in nail and beauty products
& # 39; Consider your skin as a canvas, and you need the most silky smoothest, smoothest base for a slim tanning application.
& # 39; I would suggest at least two full body flakes (on separate days) before attempting to contour the body.
& # 39; Pay special attention to problem areas such as the backs of the arms, knees, and elbows. & # 39;
& # 39; If you don't, hydrate every day of the week prior to self tanning. This replenishes lost moisture and keeps the skin supple and soft.
& # 39; Be careful not to hydrate your entire body on the day you apply your self-tanner, as this will prevent the DHA from touching the skin and developing. & # 39;
& # 39; When contouring, you need a light & # 39; apply basic shade & # 39; so that the skin has a uniform color.
& # 39; With body contouring you build up the color to create the illusion of shadows on the skin.
& # 39; So you don't want to start with your ultra-dark color right away, because the color difference is too strong and it looks fake.
& # 39; Use a lighter shade for your base and a darker shade for contours if possible.
& # 39; Always use a because when applying self-tanner.
& # 39; It makes the application much easier and you will not end up with orange palms, which is the first sign that you are pretending.
& # 39; Let the color develop for at least four hours before washing. & # 39;
The best tips from the beauty expert include starting any application with less product than you think you need and using a makeup brush to contour smaller areas, such as the face or arms. Pictured, stock image
& # 39; After you have washed your developed basic color, you can start with your contour application. These are important tips to keep in mind:
1. & # 39; Always use a fake brown with a guide color for contours. You must see where you place the color. & # 39;
2. & # 39; Start each application with less product than you think you need. It is always better to build the color instead of removing it. & # 39;
3. & # 39; Provide a spare tanning glove free of any color that you can use to buffer in any contouring application. & # 39;
4. & # 39; A beauty mixer or makeup brush (that you do not use) is best for contouring smaller areas, such as the face or arms. & # 39;
& # 39; For the appearance of longer, leaner legs, wipe your tanning glove along the outside of your thigh, starting at the top of your hip and ending at the bottom of the muscle that is above the knee.
& # 39; Then apply tan to the inside of the thighs that stop at the knee, then from the base of the knee to your ankle. & # 39;
& # 39; Use a makeup brush for your arms to strengthen your natural muscles. Look in the mirror and point your index finger at the floor so that you flex your muscles.
This will emphasize your muscles so that you can use your makeup brush to tan lightly and follow your natural definition. & # 39;
& # 39; For your face I would use the lighter shade color and a beauty mixer to contour. Be careful with the color here because you don't want spots on your face.
& # 39; Take your blender and lightly press on the color below the cheekbones, the jaw line and along the top of your forehead to frame your face. & # 39;
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