The IMAGE Beauty Awards: the winning tans

Welcome to the 16th annual IMAGE Beauty Awards! We've gathered the best beauty launches from the last year, across hair, make-up, skincare and bodycare, and shared them with Ireland's most authoritative industry experts to bring you the ultimate breakdown of the products you need in your arsenal. The judging panel spent months trialling and testing on themselves and their clients and the results can be found in the fabulous 32-page IMAGE Beauty Awards supplement in association with McCauley Health and Beauty Pharmacy, on sale now with the May issue of IMAGE Magazine.

Before you pick up the issue, take a sneak peek at the best tans here.

Bellamianta Ultra Dark Self Tanning Tinted Mousse, €25

“This is completely foolproof to use and it’s a gorgeous colour.” – Triona McCarthy


BEST FOR Dark tan lovers

Bellamianta Triple Action Glycolic Body Scrub, €18

“For terrible tan around the ankles, this is a great scrub. It exfoliates and moisturises, leaving the skin smooth, hydrated and bump-free. It really prepares the skin for a tan.” – Jennie Hingston

BEST FOR Tan removal

Lusso Tan Self Tan Lotion, €25

“This goes on really easily, it doesn’t dry out the skin, and it’s foolproof to use.” – Corinna Tolan


BEST FOR A natural- looking tan

St Tropez Self Tan Watermelon Infusion Bronzing Mousse, €39.99

“The scent of watermelon removes the tan smell, and this doesn’t dehydrate the skin.” – Jennie Hingston

BEST FOR Those who dislike the smell of tan

GlowDry Australia GlowDry Powder Pot, €30


“This changes your tanning routine – it neutralises smells, blends the tan, smooths it... once you use it, you will never not use it. You can get dressed or into bed without feeling sticky.” – Jennie Hingston

BEST FOR Tan blending and pre-bedtime tanning

Vita Liberata Body Blur Sunless Glow, €39

“This is like make-up for your body – it makes everything look better, and it takes two minutes to apply.” – Triona McCarthy

BEST FOR Concealing


Isle of Paradise Self-Tanning Mousse, €26

“This is a gorgeous mousse and disguises discolouration and break-outs on the skin, thanks to the colour correcting elements.” – Anna Keely

BEST FOR Hydration, imperfections, redness and breakouts

St Moriz Advanced Pro Formula Golden Glow Face Booster, €11.99

“Put two or three drops into your moisturiser. I had no breakouts, and every day I was inundated with questions about what tan
I was using on my face.” – Corinna Tolan

BEST FOR Face tanning


SOSU by Suzanne Jackson Dripping Gold Luxury Tanning Mousse Dark, €21.95

“This gives a lovely dark glow and it’s very hydrating on the skin.” – Anna Keely

BEST FOR Those who like a darker tan

Featured image by @theisleofparadise. 

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