Want to get a subtle glow across your face but don't want to skip the sunscreen when heading out to the beach? St. Tropez Self-Tanning Sheet Masks might be the answer to your prayers, even if they do sound a little risky at first. If you have ever had a bad run-in with a bottle of self tanner that has left your palms bright orange or your legs alarmingly streaked, your initial reaction might be "no thank you." It's one thing if you have blotchy legs — you can just put on a pair of pants or a maxi skirt — but the only way you'd be able to hide a streaked face is by wearing a ski mask. And those aren't exactly socially acceptable to wear casually around, nor are they chic.
While those worries are valid, it appears that these sheet masks aren't so pigmented that they will leave obvious mistakes behind. "Like its in-shower self-tanning wash, this product works double duty to hydrate and tan your face," PopSugar reported. Since you obviously don't put on shower gel evenly or carefully, that means the mask won't need that same kind of careful application either. Instead, its main goal is to hydrate your skin, while also adding a subtle boost of pigment. The product will be available on May 22 at Sephora.
St. Tropez Self Tan Express Bronzing Face Sheet Mask, $9, Sephora
"You get to control how deep the color is: leave it on five minutes for a light touch of color, 10 minutes for medium, and 15 for deep," PopSugar shared. If you're apprehensive about how it will react with your skin, you can start off with the bare-minimum of five minutes and see how the color will look on your cheeks.
There's also a method to the removal of the mask, where you can take an extra step to make sure your color will be even and not patchy. According to PopSugar, after you have removed the mask use the excess serum left behind to quickly blend in parts the sheet might have missed, like your hairline and jaw. And of course, don't forget to wash your hands afterward to avoid having neon palms! If you're looking for a soft, subtle glow this spring, go ahead and try the mask. It just might be your new favorite beauty staple.