Amanda started buffing and blending tan into her clients around 10 years ago with a brush and has never looked back. Amanda preferred to be able to brush, buff and stipple tan directly onto the skin allowing her to add extra definition to the bone structure and muscle definition on a body. Through years of training in Makeup & Body Painting, but most importantly, by using her expert eye, Amanda has created a technique that lifts, awakens, and defines the body, done only by brush.
A brush application lies at the core of Amanda’s 3 Step Tanning Method and the flawless, natural-looking finish that people love the tan for, can only be achieved when the colour is applied by brush. With tanning brush application, the product reaches a deeper level of the skin’s epidermis which is why the tan is so natural and long-lasting. This, combined with a perfectly prepped canvas and our illuminating colour range ensures a glowing, fresh and radiant form. Like makeup brushes, your tanning brushes are completely washable and crucially, long-lasting, because once you try brushable tanning, you’ll never go back!
Amanda has been using brushes for tanning for over 10 years, so in that time, has come up with many tips and tricks on how to maximise the use of these brushes so you don’t have to. Here are our top brush hacks for using your brush family wider than just applying the tan.
STREAK-FREE HANDS AND FEET
Achieving a streak-free finish on these parts of the body can often be tricky. Especially when historically we used to use a mitt to get into the creases on our knuckles, in between our fingers, and around our ankles/wrists! Buff the product into the skin with a Big Body Brush to evenly distribute the tan across the full areas of your hands and feet. This will minimize streaks, patching or tan collecting in those areas.
The Face Lifter Brush is the only way you should be applying the Illuminating Face Mist to your face and neck to achieve a lifted, sculpted look. The angle of the brush adds extra shade to the skin which creates a contour on the skin like no other. Be ready to meet cheekbones you never thought you had. Places to contour; under the cheekbones, into the hairline by the temples on the head (just above the eyebrows) and down the sides of the neck.
The Small Body Brush will shortly confirm its permanent place in your makeup kit after you consider this incredible hack. For the ultimate skin finish, go through the full tanning application process as you would, then use the Small Body Brush and your favourite highlighter to gently buff over areas of your body for an instant radiance. Places to highlight; the side of your shins, under and above your collar bone and on the point of your shoulder.
USING WITH YOUR BLUSHER & BRONZER
The dome shaped Face Buffer Brush is our definitive all-rounder that works with multiple different textured products including creams, powders and liquids. What does that mean? It means it is the perfect companion to use alongside your favourite blushers and bronzers when you’re looking to upgrade the makeup brush set you haven’t refreshed for the past 5 years.
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This ‘curve-compatible’ tool works beautifully with the natural curves of the body, brushing and buffing your tan into the skin. Perfect for providing that all over streak-free finish.
This ‘curve-compatible’ tool works beautifully with the natural curves of the body. Giving extra control for tanning and defining more troublesome areas such as hands, feet, neck and elbows.
This soft angled face brush is the perfect tool for creating a bronzed base and adding extra shade and contour for semi-permanent bronzer.
This soft Kabuki brush is ideal for applying extra colour to areas of the face and neck giving a sun-kissed glow.