View Full Version : I need tan skin.

05-30-2004, 10:58 PM
Okay, For my next cosplay I'm thinking of going as a tan-skinned character, and I have pale-ish skin, but I do want it back, and I do want the tan to look real. Any suggestions?

05-31-2004, 12:27 AM
Read this thread:

Self tanners fade after a week as your skin naturally exfoliates.
If you want a tan for just the day, use a bronzing powder.

05-31-2004, 02:28 AM
I recently tried the new Loreal Sublime Bronze lotion, and I was really happy with the results. It's a bronzer and self-tanner in one (the bronze glow is immediate, and the actual tan shows up in a few hours). Just remember not to put it on your knees/elbows/dry rough skin, cause it'll come out much darker than the rest of your skin. X_x (they warn you about this on the bottle too)

And make sure you practice at least once a few weeks or so before the event if you have never used a self-tanner before. My first time, I found out the hard way that you have to slather it absolutely everywhere - cause if you don't, you have nice streaks letting you know exactly where you missed. ^_^

06-02-2004, 11:39 AM
Thanks all!
-Hexhaile (My friend is here and We're on her account.)

06-02-2004, 11:57 AM
Yes the sublime bronze looks GREAT and lasts about three good days. After the third day it can get a bit faded in some places.

What you need to do is shower and exfoliate first with something such as St. Ives Apricot scrub (a tried and true classic) and rinse and dry very well. Then put cocoa butter on your knees, elbows, inside of belly button and heels. (Trust me, this helps a ton) Put on the bronze using rubber gloves and rub in very well. gently wipe off your knees, belly button inside, heels, elbows and WRISTS with a bit of rubbing alcohol or toner. Let yourself dry for about 10 minutes and get dressed. Even wearing rubber gloves, don't forget to wash your hands! :)

Its best to do this at night and let the tan soak in. Then you can rinse off in the morning, beholding yout tan!

The really cool thing about L'Oreal Sublime is it layers VERY WELL. If your color is too light for your taste in the morning after showering, you can repeat the process (sans exfoliation) to go darker and darker. For instance, I do a four day layer up to do Soletta Orihime, and one or two for Orange Pearl Voice or Shirobarahime. No tan for Sailorvenus, etc. Images are in my gallery if anyone is interested.

Another thing of note is if you are at a hotel, do not rub yourself too briskly with those towels! A lot of them are just laden with bleach and too great at exfoliating for their own good. The key is to pat gently so you don't scratch off your tan, especially when the tan gets a little fragile, like on the third or fourth day.

Of course, you can make your tan last longer by using liberal amounts of vitamin e lotion- great for your skin!

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06-06-2004, 04:21 AM
I'm rather ridiculously pasty, but I've had really good results with the Mystic Tan. (you give someone $15-30, then go stand naked in a box and get sprayed with a fine mist of fake tanner.)

It was even, natural-looking, and the whole thing was done in 30 seconds. I've heard some people complain, but for me it was entirely perfect. I'm a big fan. ^_^ (It is best to pre-exfoliate and moisturize with a water-based lotion. Wear loose clothes that you don't care about to the spray-place.)


06-06-2004, 11:18 AM
:D airbrush tanning at it's best!