You don't need to go outside to get a tan. Happily, you can say yes to sun-kissed color with warming shades that will have you glowing from head to toe.

By Erica Metzger
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Yes, you can look like a bronzed goddess this summer without spending hours by the pool (or subjecting your skin to the sun's damaging rays). Enter the latest lineup of bronze beauty products to help you fake a healthier glow during any time of year. These face and body picks are flattering for fair, medium, and deep skin tones, and they're all $30 or less. Whether you're looking for shimmer or a golden glow, here are six of our favorite items to give you gorgeous head-to-toe color.

1. Bronze Body Makeup

You've been toning your arms and legs for months, and it's finally time for them to shine. Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs Illuminator is a highlighter for your arms, shoulders, and legs (and it has a bit of shimmer to it). Use the rollerball applicator to smooth on the product, then rub it into skin until it's absorbed.

Buy It: Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs Illuminator in Golden Glow, $8.49, Amazon

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2. Quick-Drying Self-Tanner

Sunless tanners can help you fake that fresh-from-the-beach look without putting skin at risk for cancer. L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Water Mousse has a lightweight texture that dries quickly, and your color will start to show from two to four hours after application.

Buy It: L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Water Mousse $11.97, Walmart

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3. Long-Wearing Glossy Lipstick

Treat yourself to a new long-wearing lip color for summer. This hydrating formula adds a dose of colorful shine thanks to candelilla resin and rose oils, and its juicy fragrance is just ripe for the warm-weather season.

Buy It: Lancôme L’Absolu Mademoiselle Plays Shine Lipstick, $30, Ulta

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4. Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow

Summer-proof your makeup bag by swapping out a few powder formulas for liquid. CoverGirl Exhibitionist Liquid Glitter Eye Shadow in La Vie En Rose Flush is full of tasteful shimmer, and there's another reason to feel good about your purchase: CoverGirl is Leaping Bunny certified, which means it doesn’t test on animals.

Buy It: CoverGirl Exhibitionist Liquid Glitter Eye Shadow in La Vie En Rose Flush $10.30, Amazon

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5. Metallic Nail Polish

Your nails deserve to get in on the summer fun, too. This summery polish doesn't need a base or top coat; it strengthens nails with wear while delivering a bold dose of metallic shine. Plus, it's neutral enough to wear to work without

Buy It: Essie Treat Love & Color Metallics in Finish Line Fuel, $10, Essie

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6. Natural-Looking Matte Bronzer

Considering that bronzer can create a natural, sunkissed glow and contour cheekbones, this warm-weather staple is sure to get some face time. Use a fluffy brush with a rounded head (try CLOTHOBEAUTY Large Makeup Brush, $12.98, Amazon) to sweep this matte bronzer onto cheekbones; blend it in using small circular motions with your brush. It comes in three skin-flattering shades.

Buy It: Maybelline New York City Bronzer, $9.99, Ulta

So if you need an excuse to go shopping or replace your makeup, these beauty products will help you fake a healthy glow (and keep it all year long); best of all, they're easy on the wallet!



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