What: Tarte Glam Gams Leg Bronzing Stick ($30)
Why: Yesterday I spent my chilly commute layered up in sweater tights, thigh-high stockings and really thick socks—all under my pants. Needless to say, I’m not currently rocking the glistening gams of a beach goddess… at least not naturally.
Enter Tarte’s Glam Gams. The bronzy, glittery stick is just like Tarte’s wildly successful and totally user-friendly gel cheek stain sticks; I just sweep it over my shin bones and glide a bit on my outer thighs (anywhere there’s a natural shadow) and poof! A faux-glow that has everyone fooled into thinking I must be taking quickie jaunts to exotic locales.
Unlike gross-smelling self tanners that have a penchant for turning my knees orange, Tarte’s wonder stick doesn’t mess with skin pigmentation, so what I see is what I get. And it’s made with Tarte’s super fruit complex, so every time I fake people out with my makeup-toned legs, I’m actually doing something nice and rejuvenating for my dry winter skin.