It's one thing to want to look like the queen of the jungle with an enviable Amazonian tan, but no one wants to emulate the zebras or tigers who make such a stunning addition to the landscape otherwise. So what's a gal to do?
First of all, we commend you for using self-tanning products – beauty technology has given us more and more safe alternatives to tanning, and certain products now come with streak-free properties to help protect against a garish, uneven application.
Makeup artist Jillian Dempsey told Allure.com that self tanner is best applied to the skin using a puff.
"Run the puff over the elbows and knees lightly and quickly so they don't get too dark," she told the news source.
If you don't feel like digging around for a puff, there are plenty of products that are designed with easy application in mind. Colorescience Bronzer Brush comes in a convenient puff brush form for an effortless, even distribution. For an even more efficient method of attack, use ModelCo Tan Airbrush In a Can.