Fake Tan for total Novice.

(35 Posts)
Captainbarnacles1101 Fri 06-Jun-14 08:27:40

I'm off to town to buy a wee skirt and guess I best buy a fake tan too!

I am so crap I can streak the dive stuff so in looking for recommendations for fake tan that's easy for a total novice such
As meself.

Thanks in advance. X

FoxyHarlow123 Fri 06-Jun-14 09:01:44

I've just bought the loreal elixir and love it. Says no fake tan smell but that's not strictly true!! I also like the loreal dry mist. No tacky sticky feeling with it and ded easy to apply.

madammecholet Fri 06-Jun-14 09:56:29

Faek Bake Original.... best there is.

madammecholet Fri 06-Jun-14 09:56:49

or even Fake Bake!blush

I like the Soltan bronzer w fake tan and also the Loreal sublime fake tan in medium. I buy new ones every year as I notice they smell worse, the older they get.

rainbowshine1 Fri 06-Jun-14 11:08:50

Buy a tanning mitt too - no streaks.

Captainbarnacles1101 Fri 06-Jun-14 13:34:06

Ok I bought the l'oreal one and a MIT. Wish me luck

rainbowshine1 Fri 06-Jun-14 13:40:59

Dont forget to exfoliate REALLY well.

beatingwings Fri 06-Jun-14 17:12:00

You may like to use one of the Moisturising Lotions like Dove Summer glow. You can use it daily ( or twice daily) for a few days and the colour build up gradually. Some of the stronger fake tans can go alarmingly dark in a few hours and leave you streaks and all.
You can't really make a mistake with the gentle ones. johnson's Summer glow is nice too.

Clarebear8 Fri 06-Jun-14 18:05:11

Is there a cut-off age for fake tan?

beatingwings Fri 06-Jun-14 18:07:02

Cut off as in too old?

Shonajay Fri 06-Jun-14 18:38:42

I hope not! Cos I'm 46 and just bought that vita liberata stuff to try before my holiday!

nut3lla Fri 06-Jun-14 18:44:28

I love fake tan. Tried them all! I'm a natural blue skinned scot with blonde hair but with a bit of fake tan I transform into a Swedish native!! Really like the expensive vita liberata phenomenal 2-3 week tan (I'd say 10 days max!) but at £37.50 it's a treat. Fake bake etc great too but messy. The best cheap one I'd say it St Moriz mousse. Under a fiver. Always, I repeat always moisturise knees, elbows, dry areas and definitely use a spongy mit applicator thingy! I think the applicator glove is the key to fake tanning, years of streaks have taught me this. Good luck!

EllaBella220 Fri 06-Jun-14 19:08:47

I like Sally Hensons Airbrush Legs because it's more of a foundation than a fake tan so you end up with a light tan that is brilliant for covering blemishes. ALWAYS use a mitt when doing tan though, less streaks.

Greenstone Fri 06-Jun-14 19:16:20

I'm a recent convert to Cocoa Brown 1 hour tan thingy. Don't mind the garish pink bottle: it's decent stuff. You apply the mousse with a mitt (so you can see what you're doing) and then leave it on for 1, 2 or 3 hours before showering off. You'll get a very light colour after 1 hour and a nice glow after 2. It's very cheap and I was impressed with it - had been vv sceptical but thought what the hey!

I also really like Garnier Summer Body moisturising cream.

DollyWosits Fri 06-Jun-14 19:49:20

I think the most important thing is to not overdo it. If you just give yourself a light Ive been pottering about in the garden tan it looks much better than a I've spent the summer sunbathing in Spain deep orange tan.

I use St. Moriz Instant Self Tanning Mist. It doesn't smell that nice though. I use a light spray every few day and have a light natural tan to my legs with no streaks. I moisturise between applications

Flickstar Fri 06-Jun-14 19:55:06

this is amazing! Don't be fooled by the name, it is not dark or glowing. Just a lovely, light golden colour.

MorrisZapp Fri 06-Jun-14 19:57:52

Rodial light is good, TK Maxx always seem to have it. I'm naturally milky white but I do love a warm glow.

frankietwospots Fri 06-Jun-14 21:37:05

Can anyone recommend a particular mitt?

RubyFlint Fri 06-Jun-14 21:38:43

How was it Captain? Are you stripey? wink

Bunbaker Fri 06-Jun-14 21:53:18

Dove Summer Glow is as cheap as chips and actually works on my difficult to tan skin. It doesn't smell horrible either.

mjmooseface Fri 06-Jun-14 22:19:26

DON'T DO IT. Is my advice! ;)

Sibble Sat 07-Jun-14 06:59:38

Fake Bake wasn't for me. I tan in the sun but am naturally fair, I went from winter fair to positively tangoed in one application. Fine if that's the result you want, I just wanted a healthy glow!

Captainbarnacles1101 Sat 07-Jun-14 08:09:27

We'll so far it's not streaky. However, I'm naturally pale blue irish skinned and I think it looks a bit odd! Dd (13 so all knowingwink) and oh think it looks "ok" I wonder if it just needs another coat. On the other hand I did also buy a fab skirt from Whitestuff which I was looking forward to wearing at my mummy's birthday BBQ tonight but I have woken up to pissing rain!!!!!!

monaco2000 Sat 07-Jun-14 10:32:54

Do anyone know if the ones in Primark are any good? More my sort of price range.
Thanks

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