Game Changing Fake Tans To Give You The Most Believable Glow All Year Round
Fake it until you make it and all that.
It's that time of year when you start wanting to get your body out ready to soak up a bit of sunshine. But if you're feeling ghostly pale after that loooong winter inside or just don't want to risk sun damage (AMEN to that sentiment), here's a load of the best tanning products to help you fake the glow.
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Wash Off, Glow On
Want a boost of bronze without the waiting time, stained bedsheets or gross sticky feel? Then St Tropez Pre-Shower Tan, £14.50, is for you. They’ve ramped up the formulation, meaning you can now wash it off after just one minute. You won’t get a super-deep colour after just one application, but if you’re after a quick glow on the go, this is one to build up gradually.
There’s something about a salon tan that can be tricky to emulate at home. Whether that’s covering every hard-to-reach area or getting that perfect just-off-the-plane shade. But with Sienna X 1 Hr Self Tan, £24.95, getting a professional looking tan is now easy work. The tinted lotion shows exactly where you need to apply it and glides on seamlessly for a streak-free finish.
Charlotte Tilbury’s Overnight Bronze & Glow Mask, £38, is the perfect fake tan for your face. It’s super natural looking, without even a teeny-tiny hint of orange. For a completely seamless finish, apply it with a foundation brush.
If you’ve ever tried the original Body Blur, then you won’t need us to tell you how great it is. But now, the updated Vita Liberata Body Blur Sunless Glow, £32.50, contains added DHA, to gradually tan you whilst you glow. Like foundation for your body – apply with a mitt and blur away any imperfections in one quick sweep.
Build It Up
Want a golden glow that no one would ever suspect? Tan-Luxe’s Illuminating Tanning Butter, £24, gives you the most natural-looking, buildable tan EVER. Use every other day in place of your moisturiser and watch your glow develop like a real-life natural tan. Perfect for faking a bronzed look all through the summer months.
If you want to take your tan to the next level, Cocoa Brown’s 1 Hour Tan Mousse, £9.95, comes in an Extra Dark shade, which is perfect for creating a seriously deep olive tan without a hint of orange.
Available in light, medium and dark Isle Of Paradise Self-Tanning Drops, £19.95, have colour-correcting bases so you end up with the most natural looking hue ever. Created by celeb tanner Jules Von Hep, mix 2-3 drops in with your night-cream and wake up like you’ve just spend two weeks vacaying in the tropics.
Imported From Down Under
If you want a hint of colour without going full-on fake tan, this multi purpose body oil is perfect. Just landed in the UK from Australia, Bali Body Shimmering Body Oil £25.95, is hydrating on the skin but also has a hint of bronze that creates a gorgeous radiant sheen on the skin. It’s also super fast drying so you don’t need to worry about feeling sticky.
Best For Tan-A-Phobes
Clarins’ Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster Drops, £27, are perfect for paler skins as they let you completely custom your tan. Just add a couple of drops into your everyday moisturiser to give your skin an undetectable glow.
With a promise to ‘overdeliver and underprice’ Bondi Sands’ 1 Hr Express Tan, £18.99, does what many others can’t. In under an hour, you can get a perfect, natural but deep-looking tan. The air-whipped mousse formula is also foolproof, even the most slap-dash of applications develop into a gorge, even tan.
…..And to start-a-fresh
Every experienced fake tanner has been there: it usually occurs on a Thursday night, and you’re sat in the bath scrubbing away any old tan before you can start a fresh layer for the weekend. But now there’s tan removers meaning you don’t need to rub your skin raw with a harsh exfoliator. St. Moriz Advanced Pro Tan Remover Mousse, £9.99, works with the pH balance of your skin to gently reduce and remove unwanted tan. Just apply, wait five minutes and wash off.
No go forth and glow. You deserve it, bbz.