What is Tantouring Beauty Trend?

What is Tantouring Beauty Trend?

When it comes to beauty tips, tricks, and trends, we at Artesian Tan can’t seem to get enough of them. Regardless of which season we are currently in, learning effective new methods on proper tanning, skin care, contouring, and makeup, in general, is always useful and fun.

For those who are constantly seeking new ways to have that coveted sun-kissed skin tone all year round, here we have just what the doctor ordered. The word is tantouring and it involves a skin care – spray tanning and makeup combo that will solve all your problems with keeping the semi-permanent bronze skin tan during these cold months.

So, let’s see what tantouring really involves and, as a bonus, provide you with some actionable how-to tips on how to perform the act of tantouring the best possible way.

The Basics of Tantouring

Also known as “semi-permanent contouring” or” tontouring”, this interesting beauty trend is relatively new among people who prefer spray tanning or any other form of sunless tanning. The trend originated in the UK, and it involves taking your regular sunless tanner that is safe to use on one’s face and applying it to the body area of your choice.

Most typically: the face.

This way you will end up with a quality natural-looking contoured tan that can last for up to several days, as opposed to regular contouring that usually gets wiped away along with your other makeup at the end of the day.

How to Perform It the Right Way

If all that you’ve read so far about this new trend sounds good to you and you are up for some face proper tantouring, here’s how it is supposed to be done in just 3 simple steps:

Face Exfoliation

Every regular sunless tanning user knows just how crucial exfoliation is, which is why it is (again) the very first thing you need to take care of. Before any type of tanning, you want your skin to be as smooth and as even as possible, and that’s what exfoliation is for – creating even and smooth skin surface so that the sunless tanner is absorbed in the best possible manner.

During the process of exfoliation, make sure you use a professional face scrub in order to remove all the dirt, oils, makeup residue, and other impurities that adorn our skin on a micro level. Certain scrubs contain formulas that provide your skin with nourishing sugars and oils, which keep your skin quite soft and prepared for a tantouring session.

Simply apply some exfoliation scrub to your skin and massage it gently across your face using wet fingers. Once the scrubbing is done, rinse it off using lukewarm water.


Much like it is the case with exfoliation, the process of tantouring, in order to be as effective as possible, requires hydrated skin surface. If your skin is dry and wrinkly, tantour areas will end up being uneven and with visible patches, and let’s face it (pun not intended), the last area you want your sunless tanner to appear patchy and blotchy is - your face.

Self-tanner Application

Now that the skin on your face is properly exfoliated and hydrated, it is time to do some contouring. If possible, opt for a formula that is streak-free, lasts long, and is able to dry quickly.

What you MUST pay attention to when purchasing a self-tanner is that it is safe to use on your face. As for the shade, choose the one that is up to 2 shades darker than your natural tone, otherwise, the contrast would be too obvious.

Simply apply some tanning lotion to your favorite makeup brush and perform the contouring process like you normally would.

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