Your best fall accessory is radiant skin, but what’s a girl to do when sunless days strip your color away? We’ve got you covered with foolproof formulas that won't leave you looking orange
Vita Liberata Rapid Tan Mousse
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Choose your level of bronze with Vita Liberata Rapid Tan Mousse ($43; sephora.com), a fast-absorbing formula that deepens your color every hour. Leave it on for 60 minutes for a slight glow or up to three hours for a darker tone.
Be sure to prime your skin first with our Self-Tanner Application Tips You Won’t Find on the Bottle to ensure a smooth, seemless finish.
Hampton Sun Airbrush Bronzing Mist
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Hampton Sun Airbrush Bronzing Mist ($42; hamptonsuncare.com) is perfect for commitment-phobes. Just spray on this quick-drying, temporary color for an all-day airbrushed finish, and then rinse off in the shower. Even better: it’s infused with almond and macadamia oils, so skin stays hydrated even after you wash it away.
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Jurlique Sun Specialist Sunless Tanner
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An instant pick-me-up for your face and body, Jurlique Sun Specialist Sunless Tanner ($36; jurlique.com) delivers mega-beauty benefits beyond a gorgeous bronze. A blend of antioxidants and amino acids also work to protect skin from environmental aggressors.
Clarins Golden Glow Booster
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Score a luminous faux tan by adding a drop of Clarins Golden Glow Booster ($30; clarins.com) to your facial moisturizer. The lightweight oil also contains aloe vera to help soothe redness brought on by chilly fall air.
Australian Gold Self-Tanning Lotion
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Australian Gold Self-Tanning Lotion ($9; ulta.com) comes in a gel-lotion formula, so it’s easy to blend and dries instantly. Plus, it’s packed with hydrating vitamin E and soothing chamomile, so richer, honey-colored skin dazzles.
St. Tropez Self Tan Luxe Dry Oil
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For just-sunbathed-with-Beyonce color, try St. Tropez Self Tan Luxe Dry Oil ($50; sephora.com). This cocktail of essential oils and naturally derived DHAs lends a brilliant sheen at first, but wash it off and you’ll notice a deeper golden hue that lasts up to three days.
L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Tinted Self-Tanning Towelettes
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Get glowing on the go with L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Tinted Self-Tanning Towelettes ($11; drugstores). Keep the miniature wipes, which contain gentle exfoliating AHAS and moisturizing vitamin E, in your gym bag to achieve post-workout radiance.