Celeb tan expert Marissa Carter's guide to make-up free contouring!

Published Wednesday, Aug 12 2015, 15:03 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Since Keeping Up With The Kardashians star Kylie Jenner let us in on her all time favourite self tan, we've been hooked on Cocoa Brown's ability to turn us from seriously pasty to bronzed goddess in as little as one hour.

But what if we told you that celeb tan expert Marissa Carter and mastermind behind the much loved beauty brand uses a few swipes to create a set of angled facial features that even Rosie Huntington-Whiteley would be envious of?

Kylie Jenner posts picture to Instaram of Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter Tan, 8th June 2015

© Instagram / @kyliejenner

Kylie's golden glow costs as little as £3.99!

Well, the time has come to ditch the messy powders and sticky blush sticks in favour of a much simpler way of achieving catwalk-worthy cheekbones sans the slap. It's contouring, just not as we know it!

Step One:

"Apply the Cocoa Brown Gentle Bronze Tanning Moisturiser, £5.99 all over your face to create a natural base," says Marissa. "This will even out your skintone and make it appear as though you have applied a light layer of make-up."


Cocoa Brown Gentle glow tan, £3.99 by Marissa Carter 8th June 2015

Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter £3.99

Step Two:

"Spray a small amount of the Cocoa Brown 1 Hour Tan Mousse, £7.99 on to your tanning mitt, then with a contouring brush dip into the tan and apply as you would with a bronzing contouring powder," Marissa advises. "Build it up for a more intense look and focus on your forehead, cheekbones, underneath your jawline and chin."

Cocoa Brown Tanning Mitt £3.99 12th August 2015

Cocoa Brown Tanning Mitt £3.99

Cocoa Brown 1 Hour Tan £7.99 12th August 2015

Cocoa Brown 1 Hour Tan £7.99

B Contour Brush £8.99 12th August 2015

B. Contour Brush £8.99

Step Three:

"Let the tan develop for one, two or even three hours depending on your desired look and your make-up free contouring should then last between five and seven days before evenly fading."

Kim Kardashian uploads selfie of make-up to Instagram 18th June 2015

© Instagram / @kimkardashian

It's pretty genius, right?! Anything that saves us from an intense albeit rather bleary eyed bronzer blending sesh at 7am is so totally worth it, plus none of these glowing beauty buys will break the bank as they're all well under a tenner.

Seriously, what's not to love?

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