The much anticipated Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue has finally hit the stands and we know what you’re wondering — how did those supermodels get those natural looking tans ? Shot in Fiji months ago, every single one of those stunners is modeling a ‘fake ‘ tan (we prefer ‘sunless’ tans) courtesy of the luxury tanning brand,  VITA LIBERATA. We went behind-the-scenes to see  how they got perfect bronzed glow for their skin-baring close-ups.

 Equipped with an arsenal of VITA LIBERATA’s natural, easy-to-use, 100% non-toxic formulas, celebrity makeup artist Allan Avendano showed us what he used to attain the  perfect skin finish for cover star Kate Upton, Hannah Jeter, and Danielle Herrington.Here are some of the glow-getters that  Avendano always has in his kit.

Ten minute tan.

Body Blur

NEW Trystal Pressed Minerals ($35; launching in March) – a revolutionary self-tanner that offers pure mineral coverage, instant bronzing, and a subtle tan lasting up to five days.

Self-Tanning Anti Age Serum ($45) – a self-tanning, antiaging serum for the face that gives a made-to-measure, natural-looking facial tan while firming and plumping the look of skin.

pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan Mousse ($54) – a  fast and easy-to-apply, long-lasting, odorless self-tan mousse for a natural-

Self-Tan Dry Oil with SPF 50 ($54) – the world’s only self tan with SPF 50 broad spectrum protection, this Self Tan Dry Oil delivers a luxurious, instant bronze skin finish and a radiant, even skin tone. It builds your most natural-looking sunless tan with organic DHA, while delivering anti-age benefits with precious marula, monoi, and neroli oils.  

Body Blur ($45) – a wash off skin finishing body makeup that perfects skin, gives a natural looking tint for the body, and reflects light for a photo-ready finish.  Now available in two NEW shades: Mocha + Latte Light

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