It’s getting warmer here in the UK but it’s the weird transitional period where I feel too pale to show some skin. I’ve had my fair share of fake tan trials and have narrowed it down to my three most-used fake tans that I can always rely on.
St Tropez Self-Tan Dark Tanning Mousse // £33.00 for 220ml
St Tropez was the first self tanning brand I used and for a while I didn’t use anything but their products but due to the price I’ve tried others. I’ve used their gradual tan, light mousse and had a spray tan in my salon who use St Tropez but for me the best is the dark mousse. My skin is olive toned and a light/medium colour fake tan will do practically nothing so I always head straight for the dark bottles. This is such a good colour and I’ve never been patchy using it. The smell is a classic tan smell but not too bad (to be honest I love the smell of tan as it brings back uni memories).
Transfer: 4/5 (5 meaning it doesn’t transfer at all)
Bondi Sands Dark Self Tanning Foam // £14.99 for 200ml
The best tan I’ve ever tried and the coconut smell is divine. It’s also very useful as my Mum doesn’t like me tanning in the house and whenever I use this I can cover up the fact I’ve just tanned with “oh it’s just coconut oil”. Perfect colour, great value and no transfer. I cannot wait to try the darkest colour when it comes to the UK!
Freshly Baked Fake Tan in Amaretto // £12.95 for 200ml
My least favourite of the three due to the slight difficulty in blending in the product and the red tone colour. If I have a decent base layer tan the red hue is flattering but I don’t have a natural tan 75% of the year so to be honest I hardly reach for this one. I accidentally ordered the amaretto scent but I’m glad I did as it smells so good. Freshly Baked have a fantastic scent range from baby powder to watermelon (which is the next one I want to try!)
Fake tan is a very personal topic so I want to hear which brands you love (and hate!)