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​​How to Get a Sun-Kissed Summer Glow With Bronzing Drops

No one will be able to tell your bronzed glow comes from a tube.
June 26, 2023

Bronzed, glowy skin
is quintessentially summer, but lounging in the sun to tan your face and body is a cardinal beauty sin. While you may argue that a little sun time is worth it for the natural bronzed color, we’re here to remind you that premature aging and skin damage that accompany it are not. 

Bronzing drops are a great way to hack a sun-kissed-looking glow without ever having to set foot outside. You can control how bronzed you want your skin to look by how much you use, plus they work year round. Ahead, learn more about TikTok’s favorite drugstore bronzing drops dupe, the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Glotion Natural Glow Enhancer in Deep, plus five different ways to use them in your routine. 

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What Do Bronzing Drops Do?

Bronzing drops provide sun-kissed color and luminosity to your skin to mimic a natural sun tan. They can be used without or without makeup, and they can even be mixed into your makeup. Bronzing drops make bronzed skin attainable year round, and they do so without harmful sun damage.  

Do Bronzing Drops Fake Tan?

Most bronzing drops aim to provide temporary bronzed color, not bronzed color that develops into a tan. Look at the packaging of the bronzing drops you’re using for confirmation. If you’re using the True Match Lumi Glotion, those do not tan the skin. The bronze color will wash off at the end of the day when you cleanse your skin. 

If you’re looking for a product that can tan your skin, try the L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Facial Drops, Fragrance-Free. They’re easy to use — simply mix a few drops into your moisturizer and apply it as the last step of your skin care routine. You can use them during the day but it’s best to use them before bed because that gives the self-tanner time to develop you’ll wake up with a natural-looking tan.

How to Use the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Glotion

The L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Glotion has many different uses, here are a few of social media’s favorite ways to use them.

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To Bronze the Skin

TikTok’s It girl, Alix Earle, uses True Match Lumi Glotion in Deep in her GRWM (get ready with me) videos to give her skin a tan (UV damage-free) glow before applying her makeup. Not only does this allow her face to match her body, but it gives her complexion a hydrating, luminous finish that enhances her makeup look. 

As a Glow Primer

Reach for True Match Lumi Glotion to give your skin a lit-from-within glow before you apply your foundation. If you’re prone to dryness or dullness, this is a great way to give your complexion a healthy radiance.

To Transform Your Foundation

To spice up a matte foundation, mix it with a dot of this liquid highlighter to transform the formula into one that is luminous and hydrating. If your foundation is too light, mix in a little bit of the True Match Lumi Glotion in Deep to deepen the shade and add a subtle glow.  

As Highlighter 

In addition to using the True Match Lumi Glotion before you apply your makeup, you can also use the liquid highlighter after you’ve applied your makeup, on the high points of your face. Use your fingers to lightly dab it on the skin for a seamless blend.

For an All Over Skin Glow 

Martha Stewart uses True Match Lumi Glotion all over her face and body to fake a post-spa skin treatment glow. This method is a great way to brighten your skin for the summer months when the warm weather allows us to show more skin. 

Next: 12 Long-Lasting Products That Will Stay Put During a 90-Degree Festival Weekend

Photographer: Nelson Huang, Art Director: Hannah Packer, Producer: Becca Solovay, Beauty Content Director: Shalwah Evans, Visual Designer: Sarah Duvivier, Wardrobe Stylist: Alexis Badiyi, Wardrobe Assistant: Jazmine Alzado, Makeup Artist: Jonet Williamson, Hair Stylist: Akihisa Yamaguchi, Digi Tech: Jacky Jiang, Photo Assistant: Tyler Andrews, Models: Mecca Allah

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