Every summer, it's the same conundrum: we want to look like a divine bronzed goddess (hey, Gisele), but we also know that achieving a perfect, 360-degree tan now will only kick us in the (toned) a$$ down the road. So we slather on SPF 5,000+ sunblock to ward off future age spots, wrinkles, unsightly burns, and, you know, the potential big “c”. And we stay pale... Or at least we did, until happening upon By Terry’s Hyaluronic Summer Bronzing Hydra-Veil.
With just the slightest dollop—seriously, a little goes a long way—the ultra matte, no-shimmer/-glitter/-shine/-what-have-you mousse will take you from ghostly to glowing, imparting an even, tawny (not orange), freshly-powdered finish that involves zero commitment. Just soap and water will return you to your spectral self before bed. Pro tip: moisturize before and after application to help the product blend smoothly into your skin and to avoid the tragic toasted mall-girl mask... You know, where your face is bordered by that unsightly bronzer-line of gloom? Otherwise, glow long and prosper.
Photos by Elizabeth Brockway.