We don’t want you to look like Donatella Versace, either. Afraid of bronzer? Join the club. A steady diet of TV shows starring overbronzed celebs has sparked a collective fear of any tan-simulating activity that culminates in skin the colour of tandoori chicken. Rest easy though: it is indeed possible to look healthily sun-kissed without resorting to actual tanning OR looking clay-baked. Bronzers are easy to apply, safe, and – yay – totally reversible. Here’s our fave tutorial for walking you through the bronzer process, step by terrifying step.
Still terrified? Prefer a paler look? Think Donatella Versace is naturally bright orange? Let us know about your summer beauty routine in the comments section, and we could feature your tip in an upcoming post.