Best Bronzer: Buff Your Way Bronze with Bare Escentuals Faux Tan.

Buffing your way to bronzed, beautiful, safe self-tan is easy with this great set from Bare Escentuals. Also, the price is super great today, as it just so happens to be a QVC Today's Special Value.

Let's take a look at the Bare Escentuals Beautifully Bronzed Deluxe Two-Piece Collection.


We all know how Bare Escentuals is known for their innovative formulas created from pure ingredients, well they have created a new power packed faux tan that not only delivers a natural and healthy-looking tan but also moisturizes and hydrates the skin with aloe vera and emollients. The brush is the key here, as it is so super soft, yet full and makes application of the self tanner simple.

I apply one pump of the tanner directly onto the brush, and then buff it wherever I want to be tan. As I am not fully recovered from my surgery yet and still sport some stitches, I just tried this on my legs. With one pump to the brush, I was able to buff the self-tanning cream, which is more of a gel-like cream, honestly, all over one leg. One pump for each leg, and my skin was instantly tinted, with a beautiful bronze in about 4 hours. I use circular motions and just spread until the tint looks even.  (Don't forget to moisturize your knees, feet and ankles before using). I applied full pressure all over my legs, just being careful to buff a little more gently when using on my knees and on the tops of my feet and around my ankles. Finally, make sure to rinse the brush after each use as this will keep the brush in the best shape for future faux-tanning.

Like I said, the Bare Escentuals Beautifully Bronzed Deluxe Two-Piece Collection is the QVC Today's Special Value - TODAY! You get the two pieces, a deluxe 16-ounce size with a new Deluxe Tan Brush for just $46.16 today only. While this deal only lasts today, the large size will be sure to last you all spring and summer.  To see the entire Bare Escentuals collection, please visit and tune in again to QVC today at 10AM (ET), 4PM (ET), 7PM (ET) and 10PM (ET).

Self-tanning tips from the pros:

  1. Before applying Faux Tan Sunless Tanner, prep skin first. While showering, exfoliate skin carefully to provide the smoothest surface to glide sunless tanner over.
  2. Using the Deluxe Tan Brush, apply Faux Tan Sunless Tanner to dry skin. Use quick strokes to buff all over the body using a cross hatch or circular motion, being sure to smooth away any edges.
  3. Because the color is visible during application, don’t worry about any embarrassing goofs like rings around the ankles, elbows and knees. Just be sure to buff more lightly over these crease-prone areas.

If you want to see a little tutorial before you buy, check out this step-by-step tutorial of how to apply the Faux Tan Sunless Tanner from Jessica Foust, QVC Beauty Specialist.