Tantouring: The New Trick Behind Make-up Free Selfies

Finally, we’ve discovered the celeb secret to the ‘I woke up like this’ flawless selfie… And, no, you don’t need a scrap of make-up.

The new buzzword is Tantouring. It’s the latest contouring trick that sculpts your face using self tan alone. No bronzers, no concealers, no foundation… (if you want that, check out our expert guide on how to contour for your face shape).

We’re imagining Kim Kardashian tantours when her make-up artist is off duty.

If you’re short on time, this is your type of contour. You’ll only need to tantour once a week before the effect fades.

Achieve a tantour finish like Emily Ratajkowski


All you need is a few different shades of self tan in your bathroom cabinet. Think light to dark to create dimension for super-defined features.

Tan sculpting is a technique that’s been used on the body by pro tanners for years to create the illusion of abs and slimmer limbs. Now it’s officially transferred to the face.

You don’t need a natural tan to begin with but a base colour self tan will look more convincing.

So how to tantour like a pro? Our Beauty Assistant, Gaby, has done the hard work for you and put the steps into a really simple how-to video. Watch it now, it’s at the top of this article, and you can finally say goodbye to contouring and strobing, we’re totally hooked on the brand new tantouring trend.

By Lisa Haynes