SELF TAN BODY CONTOURING
The biggest sporting event of the year is well underway but it’s not just the footballers that have captured the imagination of the nation. Inspired by Brazilian beach babes Gisele Bunchen and Adriana Lima, Brits have inundated St.Tropez salons nationwide with tanning and bum contouring requests to replicate dream beach bodies and the famous Brazilian booty.
We've seen a huge spike in bookings for contour tans in St.Tropez Salons, to book yours today visit our Salon Locator for details of your nearest St.Tropez Salon.
Contour at home
St.Tropez Tanning & Skin Finishing Expert Jules Heptonstall explains how to master the Brazilian booty:
“Contouring with self tan is becoming an increasingly popular way of subtly but effectively highlighting and defining parts of the body to give a more toned appearance. First it was boys wanting their abs contoured and now the girls are wising up and chiselling their bodies with contouring techniques.
Contouring is all about adding another dimension to skin so it is important to have an all over base tan before contouring. Try St.Tropez Self Tan Luxe Dry Oil as it will leave skin tanned, golden and hydrated - the perfect base for contouring.
To create a more pert and shaped derriere, use a pea sized about of St.Tropez Self Tan Classic Bronzing Lotion and apply using a foundation or dual fibre brush, following along the natural curve of the cheek to create a shaded effect. Blend by gently buffing using a buffing mitt.
For those ladies lacking in the chest department, you can also boost your cleavage by using the brush to lightly sweep some lotion in between the bust towards armpits and again, gently buffing towards the edges to blend. Work with the natural curves of the bust, contouring is all about working with what you naturally have to create the most realistic effect possible.
Define abs by shading in the natural indents along the stomach, using a tanning mitt to add contours to the outsides of the abdominal muscles. Push your middle finger forwards inside the mitt to give more precision and control when shading.
You can also slim thighs by adding an extra layer of tan inbetween legs to give a more streamlined effect. Stand in front of the mirror on tip toes to see where the muscles naturally indent on calves and thighs and follow the lines using either a dual fibre brush or a tanning mitt.
If you don’t have time to create a permanent contour then St.Tropez Instant Tan Lotion in Light/Medium is perfect for adding subtle definition before a night out.”