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Best For Tanning


By Ellie Balfe
04th Jun 2014
Best For Tanning

Get your bronze on with these jet-setting fakes…

Best Instant Tan: Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs Lotion, €16.95

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?So much easier and less messy to use than the cult aerosol version, but with the same great coverage and golden glow. It’s quite thick, so apply with a mitt, or mix with a little body moisturiser for a sheer finish.? Laura McLoughlin

Best Luxury Tan: La Mer The Face and Body Gradual Tan, €80

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?Being a bit of a self-tan connoisseur, I’m very demanding, and this ticked all my boxes. It glided on like butter, developed into a soft, light golden tone, and is great for the self-tan novice. The smell was fresh and stayed this way – no nasty surprises. It’s pricey, but La Mer devotees won’t be disappointed.? Siobhan McDermott

Best Gradual Tan: Rimmel Sunshimmer Instant Tan + Gradual Glow, €8.95

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?Every girl should have this in her bathroom for last-minute invitations, where you need to glam up and your skin is on the wrong side of white. It does everything it says on the bottle: dries fast, is water-resistant, has a fresh smell, and leaves a light glow after washing off.? Pamela Laird

Best Self-Tan: bareMinerals Faux Tan Body Sunless Tanner, €23

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?This gives you the perfect beach tan. It’s nice and deep and dark, develops evenly, even on hands and feet, and the sweet almond oil gives it a gorgeous scent and keeps skin really hydrated.? Pamela Laird

Best Tan Innovation: Cocoa Brown 1 Hour Tan, €6.99

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?Every girl I know is Cocoa crazy. It’s amazing value, develops in record time, is tinted so application is easy, and it fades off evenly after a few days of deeply bronzed skin.?

Best Instant Finish: Vita Liberata Illuminating Skin Finish, €37.50

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?A nice little add-on to the tanning wardrobe. This is great for adding a light and immediate bronze glow to legs, arms, d?colletage and face. Can be used on its own or to add depth and dimension to self-tanned skin – which can tend to look really flat, and thus more fake.? Laura McLoughlin