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Fake tan recommendations

(5 Posts)
footballmum Sun 16-Apr-17 10:41:02

I'm off on holiday in 5 weeks and haven't had time to expose my legs that have been encased in opaque tights for the entire winter to a bit of sun. So, can any of you experts recommend a good fake tan? I'm a bit wary of them as I'm a red head. I'm not very pale but my skin has a yellowy/beige undertone and I'm quite freckly. When I catch the sun I go more of a gold than a brown. Do you know of any that aren't going to look horribly fake and will match my skin tone? I'm also a bit of a novice so something that doesn't require a huge amount of skill to apply! I'll pay up to about £25.

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 16-Apr-17 11:12:37

You could try sienna X gradual tan. Red heads or people with freckles need a red based tan but the only one I know of is Vani-T Fusion which is professional use only. They do a fake tan to use at home though but it's a suit all one.

La Tan do a gold tan but I'm not sure if they do a retail range.

First rinse after use is water only & wash in a sls free shower gel. Sls removes oil from the skin, the skin drys out and the fake tan basically falls off.

jeaux90 Sun 16-Apr-17 11:16:09

I'd go for the fool proof clarins drops. You put them in your normal body or facial moisturiser and can top up to build the depth of colour you want. I am rubbish with fake tan products and have the orange fear too so this product is perfect if you are a fake tan idiot like me grin

footballmum Sun 16-Apr-17 12:13:06

Thank you both. The Clarins drops look good. A little bit more than I wanted to spend but they've got great reviews on Amazon so I might invest.

jeaux90 Sun 16-Apr-17 16:26:07

I would, they last ages and I have bought them both again

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