Why is it that as soon as the temperature begins to drop celebrities seem to get more and more tan, regardless of the lack of sun and warm weather? It's because they are using the same bronzer shade they used in the summer, a big beauty no-no according to our self-tanning experts. Read below to crack the code to a natural tan in winter and see the mistakes you shouldn't repeat.
Whitney Port's Brassy Bronzed Cheeks: FAIL
Whitney Port's super shiny and dark complexion doesn't even come close to making it look like she just stepped off a tropical island getaway. Instead, it looks extremely fake and very out of season for winter. "When wearing bronzer in the winter, it's important to know what season you're in," says Sinead Norenius, Founder of Beautisol and Editor-in-Chief of selftanningqueen.com. "If you're out in the winter but your face still looks like it is living in the summer, you need to tone your bronzer back a shade or two lighter."
That's definitely the big issue here with Port's look. She is so bronzed up it's obvious that's not her natural complexion, which makes her look a little out of place. If you find yourself having a similar issue, heed this advice from Norenius "In the winter, you may not even need bronzer. Instead, use a darker foundation or powder to give your skin a little tint, especially if you have fair skin."
Port's face and neck are also a little two toned, a very common mistake most people make when applying bronzer, Norenius says. "Learn to blend your bronzer down so that there is no line of demarcation. Make sure you're blending into the neckline down through the neck. If you have residue bronzer left over apply on your chest area to get a natural glow throughout." As for the rest of your body, Norenius recommends applying a gradual self-tanner on your body or at the very least, areas that people can see (i.e. neck, hands, and the tops of your feet). This will give you an even appearance head to toe.
NEXT: See who figured out how to sport a sun kissed tint all year round.