Summer's Best Sunless Tanners

Each year, sunless tanner products become better formulated and easier to apply (consider application mitts a must). For all products, fine-tuning the misting/spraying/slathering process is key—yes, you need to exfoliate; no, you should not start testing tanners the week of your wedding. But, an authentic-looking tan from a bottle is possible. Here are our editors' top picks for a gorgeous, sunless glow this summer.
St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse

The ne plus ultra of self-tanners, this ultralightweight, instant-dry formula glides on evenly for a natural-looking tan that won't rub off on your clothes. Bonus: Its innovative fragrance technology makes for a much subtler scent compared to other sunless tanners. And since mousse formulas dry faster than lotions, we consider the companion tan applicator mitt ($6) a must-have to avoid telltale "tanner paws."

St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse, $30 and Tan Applicator Mitt, $6, both available at Sephora.

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