Get Glowing In An Instant
Don’t have time to fake tan? We’ve tried out the best instant tans so you can bronze on the go
1 Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs, £9.99 HHHH
Emma: I found this easy to use and great for a super-speedy glow. It dries instantly and creates a nice, light coverage. the only downside is that when you look up close, you can tell that there’s a layer sitting on the skin. Look’s Gabrielle: this is make-up for your legs. If you want not only a false tan but coverage too, this will blur out veins, bruises and other imperfections in a flash. and when you’re done it washes off with soap and water.
2 Cocoa Brown Instant Tan Bronzing Gel Matte, £6.99 HHHH
Emma: I was wary about this because of its sticky texture, but it blends in really easily. I felt like I’d had a spray tan in just five minutes and it didn’t run in the rain – winning! Look’s Gabrielle: this treacleesque gel is pretty scary at first, but once applied it transforms into a subtle bronzed tan. It’s totally matte, so you don’t have to worry about stepping out of the house looking like you’ve bathed in highlighter.
3 Rimmel Sun Shimmer Instant Tan Matte, £6.99 HHHHH
Emma: I love the smell of this – but you have to be quick when applying because it dries almost instantly. But once the colour is on, it’s not going anywhere. no rain, sweat or tears will make this one budge, making it perfect for a night out. Look’s Gabrielle: available in three different shades and a matte or shimmer finish, this is your ultimate custom instant tan. It dries super-quick, meaning it won’t transfer onto your clothes. Fab!
4 Vita Liberata Body Blur Instant HD Skin, £30 HHH
Emma: this lies somewhere between a mousse and a gel, and gives an instant deep colour. I didn’t actually realise the amount of shimmer in it until I walked outside into the sun and was glowing – in a good way, obvs. Look’s Gabrielle: another one that combines instant tan with actual coverage, this gives your skin a gorgeous glowy finish and deep tan. however, the mousse gel texture ruined my fake tan mitt!