Self-tanner vs. powder bronzer vs. body oil Self-tanner is the most challenging -- and also the most permanent -- contouring product you can use. If you're a first timer, matte powder bronzer is a safer bet. It's easily blendable, and it washes right off. "If you want to contour with bronzer, use a big brush. Start by powdering the sides of the legs," says Vezirian. Just don't put powder anywhere that's prone to sweating, like the backs of the legs or middle of the chest -- you'll end up with a streaky mess.
If you're looking for a totally foolproof option, try bronze body oil -- simply apply it all over for a glowing effect. While it's not exactly contouring, the oil reflects light and works in a similar way.
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