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body blur

The wash-off face and body bronzer that perfects, corrects, and delivers a photo-ready finish.

Written By JAYME CYK


When dreaming of the perfect tan, Ireland is probably not the first place that comes to mind. But the nation’s sun-challenged climate is the very thing that inspired Alyson Hogg to launch her Vita Liberata self-tanning products in 2007 (as it turns out, the Irish use more self-tanner per capita than any other country). In response to the demand of her glow-seeking friends, Hogg developed a proprietary nontoxic formula starring natural ingredients (a rarity in the tanning field), which carries scarcely a whiff of the unseemly odor that so often accompanies self-tanners. 

Hogg’s newest tanning creation, Body Blur, is a wash-off liquid bronzer that offers all the most flattering benefits of a tan at a moment’s notice. Expect a natural, glowy finish that obscures the appearance of cellulite and spider veins—Hogg likens it to the leg-enhancing luster of luxury sheer stockings. For a matte finish, serve your Body Blur straight up, using a mitt to apply; for a dewier effect, combine with your body lotion or foundation. Safe for use on the face as well as the body, it has water-resistant properties that keep makeup in place, even in soaring temperatures.


Body Blur is perfect for my clients, as you can control it with no surprises. When it comes to everyday life, I prefer this because it applies easily and doesn’t leave any unsightly lines, marks, or ridges. Also, I love the subtle shimmer and the fact that it doesn’t leave a metallic-looking layer that sits in the pores.”—Jo Strettell, makeup artist

“It gives the effect of a primer for the body. I really love the blurring effect and the natural color it leaves on the skin.”—Merrady Wickes, VIOLET GREY Melrose Place makeup artist


August 1, 2016

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