Ryan Gosling's Bronze "Barbie" Tan Was Created With These Popular Under-$35 Products

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Chances are you've come across the new Barbie poster of Ryan Gosling posing as Ken, complete with bleach blonde hair, a cut-off denim vest, and a shiny, doll-like tan. (Insert heart-eyes emoji, here.) Greta Gerwig's Barbie live-action movie is setting itself to be a pop culture phenomenon despite still being in production thanks to the star-studded cast. To make the Barbie aesthetic we're seeing all over the internet come to life, tanning specialist Kimberley Nkosi was tapped to give Gosling his glowy tan — and it's all thanks to two Isle of Paradise products.

"For me applying sunless tanner isn't about spraying something on and hoping for the best. It's about a feeling more than a look," she wrote on Instagram. Nkosi revealed her products of choice while on set, inspiring us to achieve the camera-ready look this summer.

After moisturizing Gosling's skin with Dr. Hauschka's Lemon Lemongrass Vitalizing Body Oil, she started the tanning process off by prepping withIsle of Paradise's Prep It Self-Tan Priming Spray. Made with grapefruit, chia seed, and avocado oils, the hydrating and skin-brightening spray is formulated to give your skin a longer-lasting glow — the brand promises that your tan will last an additional three days if you use the primer as the base of your application.

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Nkosi then used Isle of Paradise's Self Tanning Water in two shades, medium with a "touch" of dark, to create balanced and camera-ready undertones. Both mists use "color correcting actives" to even skin tone and achieve different shades; the medium tanning water uses green actives to cancel red tones and help you achieve a golden tan, while the dark" formula uses violet actives to give you a darker bronzed look. Using the Isle of Paradise tanning water is simple: After exfoliating and moisturizing, mist the spray until your skin is completely saturated. The brand says your tan should develop in four to six hours after application.

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In addition to Nkosi's approval, over 2,600 Amazon shoppers have left the Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Water a five-star rating, raving that it's "pure magic." "My skin is just glowing!" one customer wrote. "No orange-y ness, perfectly even, and the smell is absolutely fantastic."

If you're ready for a Barbie tan of your own this summer, shop the Isle of Paradise products on Amazon, here.

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