My pale skin (really, so very pale) is out of fashion now that the sun is out and my tweeds are put away. The advent of spring means that it is time to get serious with the bronzer.
I normally wear some bronzer everyday, but it needs to be stepped up in spring and summer. My go-to bronzer is comes in a big tin from Cargo. It's pricey at $25, even though that tin will last forever. Alternately, Wet n Wild Mega Glow Face Illuminator cream is great stuff. And it's only $1, which makes me love it even more.
A big Sonia Kashuk brush is perfect for both the powder and the cream. I'm not sure if make-up artists would agree, but I like brushing bronzer above and below my eyes. That's my palest part and the bronzer really brightens it up.
In conclusion: Bronzer. Available for many different prices. So much better than a real tan.