I've been on a self tanning testing kick for the past two months because I was writing an article called "The Best Way to Bronze" for iVillage so I have a slew of product. Lately I've been using something that I have to tell you about – Clarins Instant Smooth Self Tanning, $32.50. Normally I'm skeptical to apply different self tanning products, especially creams, to my face in fear of break outs, but I was so pale I thought I'd give it a go. After all, this is my job. I love it. I apply it as finishing touch to my skincare and as the beginning step to applying your makeup (which really just consists of bronzer).
The creamy consistency almost acts as a primer smoothing out my skin and instantly adds a natural glow that washes right off. Bottom line, it gets the job done. You can get it here.