By now many of us are aware of the dangers of tanning, and often opt for safer methods of achieving the same sun-kissed glow. Self-tanners and spray tanning products are now being endorsed by professionals, who want us all to know that we'll look that much sexier for taking care of our bodies.
Then again, who better to ask for advice on this topic than the beauty experts in charge of bronzing the sexy models in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition?
"Even with the girls that came tan, I made sure everyone was three shades darker," makeup artist Tracy Murphy told InStyle.com. "Giving the girls a tropical look was really important for me because everything changes – the eyes get bright and the teeth get white."
To pull this off, Murphy applied bronzer and self-tanner to the models prior to the shoot.
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