I have tested three top brands over the last few weeks to find the best fake tan.
There is definitely a trick to applying these skin perfecting products.
- Exfoliate and pay special attention to all the rough areas like knees and elbows.
- Moisturize your face, body and hairline.
- Apply apply the product with a tanning mitt. If you are using a spray, polish the skin in a circular motion after you have applied the product with the mitt.
The products I tried are:
XEN-Tan, Fake Bake Flawless,
ST Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse and
ST Tropez Bronzing Spray.
They are all very different from one another considering all you expect is a bit of colour...
XEN-Tan was recommended to me by a stylist friend who swears by it, naturally it had to go on my list.
It has a very strong vanilla smell that lasts all day so no strong fake tan smell there.
The colour was honey toned and natural looking, light enough to wear all year round without looking like you have been tango'd. The best part is that it truly does last up to one week,
Thierry Mugler 'Angel' fans would love this one!
St.Tropez Bronzing Mousse and Bronzing Spray has a distinct floral smell and almost lasted the full week. I have to say the Bronzing Spray did make it easy to top up the tan when it lost a bit of colour ,
this one will give you the reddish brown just been in the sun look.
The last product on the list, Fake Bake Flawless comes with a mitt that makes it super easy and quick
to apply.A lovely cocoa butter smell and the colour is a deep brown that looks like you have been on a two week summer break.
What a fun experiment this was! Lucky for me it went well and I did not have to explain a weird streaky
face to anybody...