We've rounded down the tip top tans for everyone...
When you’re trying to find the best fake tan, there are a number of things you’re going to want to take into consideration. Do you want an instant tan, that doesn’t need time to develop? Or do you want a gradual fake tan, that’ll keep you bronzed without looking obvious? Or are you looking for something mega-dark to keep your tan as deep as possible?
Because lets face it – even when the sun’s not shining, we still want a golden glow. Without the much-feared streaky legs, the biscuit-y smell and that infamous orange shade.
But luckily for you, our beauty team have tried, tested and sought out the best fake tan out there. Fact. And to be honest there probably isn’t a fake tan that we haven’t tried… (we are VERY dedicated to our jobs.) Plus, the LOOK team all have different skin types and shades, so we all need a different type of fake tan.
The LOOK Beauty Team’s Best Fake Tan
Best fake tan for pale skin? Chloe’s your gal. Want a tan that’s undetectable? Look to Lydia. Or if you want to top up your already tanned skin tone – go for Gabs.
Best Fake Tan For Face
Our deputy beauty editor Chloe swears by Charlotte Tilbury’s Overnight Bronze & Glow Mask, £38 as the best fake tan for face. It’s super natural looking, doesn’t break you out or make you look orange. Apply it with a clean, flat foundation brush for the most seamless application.
Best Fake Tan For Pale Skin
Another fake tan loved by LOOK’s beauty team is Clarins’ Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster Drops, £27. They let you completely custom your tan, meaning they’re the best fake tan for pale skin. Just add a couple of drops into your everyday moisturiser to give your skin an undetectable glow.
Best Fake Tan Remover
Need to get rid of your fake tan in an instant? Bondi Sands Self Tan Eraser, £14.99 is your life saver. Best used on tan that’s faded slightly already, apply it to dry skin before waiting 5 mins and hopping in the shower to wash off.
As well as this, we want to introduce you to the 5 New Ways To Fake Tan (a fake tan that promises to tone and tighten?! Er, yes please!), and to help you out with our top tips – head to How To Apply Fake Tan. From how to exfoliate, to which fake tan to pick and when exactly to apply it, it will leave you fully equipped to achieve the most flawless tan you’ve ever had.
So if you’ve got a wedding to go to, a big night out, or you just like having an all-year-long glow, it’s time to read up on our reviews of the best fake tans and up your bronzing skills with our fake tan masterclass. Now go forth and glow!
The new Advanced Pro formula self tanner from St Moriz is seriously impressive. It leaves a natural glow to the skin after application, leaving you with a long lasting golden tan and it won’t break the bank either. Winning.
This is our deputy beauty editor Chloe’s all time favourite as it doesn’t smell, is super natural and won’t stain your bedsheets because it applies completely invisible. Winning.
Enriched with chia oil, this bargain beauty leaves skin feeling hydrated and smooth.
Want a subtle face glow so you can forgo make-up? St Tropez is ideal. It’s natural enough to go undetected but gives enough glow to look like you’ve just come back from your hols!
We really have fallen in love with this fake tan. It’s a perfect quick fix as you can apply and wash off after an hour for a gorgeous all over glow or leave on for up to 6 hours for a deeper, darker tan.
This award winning tanning mousse lets you choose how dark you want to go. Leave it on for one hour for a light glow or three for a deep bronze.
Lydia loves this tan, not just because it gives our skin an amazing natural looking glow but also because it’s seriously moisturising and leaves your skin silky smooth. Bonus!
Think of this as a BB cream for your body; the 2 in 1 formula means that it cancels out or blurs redness and imperfections as well as giving you a great tan – perfect for those of us who want a bit more for our money…
Not only does this little ray of sunshine get you golden while you sleep (literally, the dream tanner), it’s packed full of do-good ingredients including cucumber, Hyaluronic Acid and Red Algae that soothe and hydrate your skin, so you’ll wake up with skin that’s sunkissed and soft. The subtle colour is perfect for those who want just a touch of colour.
Gaby loves this tan as it’s got shea butter and green tea to help give your skin a super-smooth, even tan. Plus it’s so easy to blend so you can skip on pesky streaks – yay!
Need an emergency tan before going out? Don’t stress, grab youself a bottle of this. Perfect for tanners on the go, the super speedy mousse will get you from bare to bronzed in just 5 minutes and lasts all day and all night – hurrah!
A product that tans while firming your body?! No need to pinch yourself, this is a real product formulated by Utan & Tone. Ah-mazing!
This gradual tan is a lotion-oil hybrid that will not only build up a believable tan, but also nourish, smooth and condition the skin. You can apply daily or as desired to build up a natural streak-free tan.
This mousse leaves your skin with the most natural-looking tan EVER. And at under a tenner, it’s super affordable too!
This tan is perfect for that bronzed glow and it smells of coconut! It also doesn’t transfer so you can apply it at any time!
This is the perfect first step to your tanning routine. It contains vitamin E and aloe vera to moisturise the skin, ensuring that your tan looks flawless.
This multi purpose body oil is hydrating on the skin but also has a hint of bronze that creates an out of this world glow. It is also fast drying so you don’t need to worry about it feeling sticky. It’s like an all over body highlighter!