Summer may be over, but bare legs are a year round thing. Enter….fake tan season. We’re huge advocates of faking that holiday glow, but we draw the line at patchy orange legs, streaky arms and stained bed sheets.
Discover a new go-to tanner for your skin type. Whether you’re looking for an instant hit or a gradual glow, our easy guide has got you (evenly) covered.
Remember, the foundation to any flawless glow up is all in the preparation process. Shave and exfoliate 24 hours before. Do not use any greasy moisturiser or oil (unless you want green knees..) and ALWAYS use a mitt.
Fake tan for pale skin:
For the gingers and the ginger-skinned, there is nothing worse than looking like you’ve been tango-ed.
St.Tropez self tan purity bronzing water mousse
This tanner is cruelty free, easy to apply and has a light fragrant smell. It comes out out of the bottle as a clear mouse and moisturises your skin as you rub it in. The colour takes a few hours to develop, but if you apply it before bed, you’ll wake up with a light golden and dewy glow. (Plus it wont stain your sheets!)
St Tropez gradual tan watermelon infusion miracle body lotion
Gradual tan is a pale person’s best friend. The St. Tropez miracle lotion is infused with a light watermelon scent. It smooths out your legs, removes blotches and lasts all night. It’s basically foundation for your legs. (But be aware, this MAY mark your white dress).
Fake tan for medium to dark skin:
Rimmel sunshimmer dark matte self tan mousse
This lightweight mousse is smooth and moisturising. It also has an almost-instant drying time, meaning that you don’t have to wander round the house naked for 2 hours before risking slipping into a pair of jeans or tights. The tan lasts around 4-5 days before it gradually fades. Streaks are a thing of the past.
The St. Moriz Advanced Pro Dry Oil Mist
Achieve the ultimate LA golden tan, with the help of the St. Moriz dry oil mist. There’s no colour guide, meaning that it won’t transfer to your clothes or bed sheet (hooray!). It’s super easy to apply and deepens in colour throughout the day. It’s infused with a light fragrance and is super resistant to streaks.
Fake tan for sensitive skin & your face
St. Tropez tan express face sheet mask
Applying tan has never been easier (or more relaxing). Simply lay this sheet mask over your face. Leave it for 5-15 minutes, depending on your desired shade. (It’s an instant fix for all those lazy girls out there).
St Tropez instant tan face & body lotion medium/dark
Say ‘hello’ to a 24-hour glow. This tanner is perfect for those girls who are scared of commitment. Gentle and moisturising, it can be easily removed with soap and water.
Accessories for a flawless finish:
St Tropez tan build up remover mitt
Correct your tanning mistakes with the remover mitt. The exfoliating surface buffs away excess stains and removes cosmetics that may cause streaking.
St. Tropez tan remover prep & maintain mousse
Remove every trace of your fake tan, with the St. Tropez mousse. Suitable for sensitive and regular skin types- it can reverse your blotchy mistakes in a matter of minutes!
SOSU dripping gold luxury tanning mitt
First rule of tan club: get yourself a mitt. If you wanna keep your glow as even and patch-free as possible, a mitt is your new best friend. The SOSU mitt has a waterproof lining, protecting your hands stain free. Plus, the built in thumb feature makes it easier to apply!
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