How to Extend Your Summer Glow

Celebrity Style Sep. 1, 2011 AT 5:53PM
How to Extend Your Summer Glow Credit: Steve Granitz/WireImage

She may be a California girl, but don't expect to see Katy Perry rocking a deep tan anytime soon, at least not from the sun. The pop star prefers to get her glow the safe way.

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Such was the case at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in L.A. on Sunday, where the pop star sported a healthy bronze look, courtesy of her makeup pro, Jake Bailey.

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"Katy had just returned from a vacation, so she had a touch of color and I wanted to make the most of it," Bailey tells Us Weekly. "I used St. Tropez Gold Skin Illuminator ($22.50, sephora.com) as a highlighter on her arms and legs to enhance her complexion. After her makeup was done, I applied St. Tropez Bronzing Rocks ($40, sttropeztan.com) lightly all over her face with a large powder brush to give her a nice bronze finish."

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Another quick fix for a pale complexion: St. Tropez Wash Off Instant Glow Body Lotion ($18, nordstrom.com). "It's a great way to boost your color quickly," Bailey says. Bonus: it won't budge or transfer on your clothes but rinses off when you hop in the shower.

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