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Top Fake Tans- The Edit

I'm no stranger when it comes to fake tan, so I thought I'd share with you some of my all time and current favourites. In this selection there's definitely something to cater for everyone's needs. In fact, you could say these are the creme de la creme of fake tans.

St Moritz - Instant Self Tanning Mousse (Dark)
This is definitely one of the worst kept secrets in the tanning industry. Retailing at around £3, you'd expect this to simply be terrible, because surely a good fake tan costs an arm and a leg right? Wrong! This applies so well with a tanning mitt and gives an instant colour. The colour also seems to develop further over a few hours making it great to apply before bed. It isn't an everyday/natural looking tan but It is ideal for a night out or for those who prefer a really intense colour.

L'oreal Sublime Bronze Spray-Tanning Spray
This is great if you are after a natural looking glow. It's particarly great to spray on the face and neck, especially before bed. Easy to apply and a colour that would suit even those who are fair skinned- We're on to a winner!

Sephora Illuminating Bronzing Oil
The Sephora Illuminating bronzing oil is a great enhancer for those with a natural tan. It's great to use whilst on holiday or in the evening as It has a beautiful subtle shimmer.

Vita Liberata pHenomenal tan (Medium)
I recently raved about this product and it is definitely my current favourite. Although it's a pricey high-end option, it really has some fantastic qualities. It's incredibly moisturizing and does not have that 'fake tan smell', nor does it streak. With the potential to last up to 3 weeks and only containing natural ingredients, this is a great innovative product. An investment for serious fake tan lovers.

Xen-Tan Dark Lotion
I first used Xen-Tan when it was practically unheard of and since then, it has become somewhat of a cult beauty buy. I love the dark yet natural looking colour that it gives and it is definitely one of the best on the market.

St Tropez Wash Off
Instant wash on and off tans are very popular and I love this one from St Tropez. It does the job really well, however, I'd have no qualms in using a cheaper alternative (due to the nature of this product). Make sure you apply this evenly though, as these can easily go wrong- oh and keep out of the rain too!

St Tropez Dark Intense Tan Intensifier
This is another great tan enhancer, it's easy to apply and gives tanned skin a light top-up of colour. Not essential to a fake tan regime but definitely a nice addition if you want to maintain the perfect tan.

Many common fake tanning blunders can be prevented if you select the right product. Start off by choosing the right colour for your skin tone and then consider which type of application suits your lifestyle and needs. Consider whether a spray or mousse formula would be more suited to you. Then decide if you want something that gives an instant, gradual or a tan that develops over a few hours. There are so many to choose from that it's very important to get it right.
-I hope you have found this useful!


  1. Ohhh I'm a fake tan addict thanks for posting this! Really wanna try the Vita Liberata sounds amazing! xx

  2. I don't use fake tan regularly so this post has been great. I've heard nothing but amazing things about the brand, Xen Tan xxx

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