Fake tan

Make-up Mas­ter­class

Belfast Telegraph - Weekend - - BEAUTY & FITNESS - Paddy McGur­gan is one of NI’s best-known beauty ex­perts and ev­ery week he’ll tell you all you need to know about the lat­est make-up tech­niques

If you are any­thing like most of the Makeup Pro store team, me in­cluded, you just can­not tan nat­u­rally. The easy al­ter­na­tive is to use a fake tan for a quick, bronzed god­dess look. I have to ad­mit, I have used a few tans, but most of my in­ter­ac­tions have been with clients and brides-to-be. So here are my top tan­ning prod­ucts to use this sum­mer to look bronzed and beau­ti­ful.

First up is one prod­uct I have tried my­self: Lusso Tan. I love how much em­pha­sis this brand places on the prepa­ra­tion be­fore and dur­ing your tan­ning rou­tine.

Step 1: use Lusso Tan’s primer (£14.99, House of Fraser/Makeup Pro Store) . This plumps and con­di­tions your skin to give the ideal can­vas for your tan.

Step 2: use the care­fully de­signed Lusso Tan (£19.50), which will give you the glow of a nat­u­ral golden tan.

Step 3: use Lusso Tan’s Fin­ish­ing Touch skin per­fec­tor (£14.50), which will re­sult in an ex­cep­tional pol­ished look.

What I love most about this prod­uct is how nat­u­ral the fi­nal look is, so I be­lieve this tan would be per­fect for some­one who en­joys colour but also look­ing nat­u­ral dur­ing hot sum­mer days.

Another amaz­ing self tan avail­able on the mar­ket at the mo­ment is Bbold Tan. The BBold Xtra Dark Mousse (£14.95) is for­mu­lated to im­prove skin mois­ture lev­els in just two hours, pro­vid­ing hy­dra­tion for a healthy, nat­u­ral-look­ing, ex­tra-dark glow.

This is per­fect for any­one want­ing a su­per quick, strong night-time glow.

Next up is a tan I have used my­self, and I have to say I love its fi­nal glow: In­san­ity Tan.

A range of shades is avail­able and the com­pany even has a Bridal Tan for per­fect colour on your spe­cial day. I rec­om­mend try­ing the In­san­ity Light Bronz­ing Mousse (£18) as the colour is beau­ti­ful and you can build your colour if you like.

So­cial me­dia in­flu­encer Suzanne Jack­son-O’Con­nor has re­leased her own tan­ning range, SOSU By Suzanne Jack­son. Her Drip­ping Gold Lux­ury Tan­ning Mousse (£19.95) comes in a range of shades and tones to suit ev­ery­one.

I have not tried this prod­uct, but from re­views posted on­line and from my Make-up Pro Store team, it is an ab­so­lute hit.

Fi­nally, Bren­dan Mc­Dow­ell from BPer­fect Cos­met­ics dropped by the store re­cently and kindly asked us to try out his lat­est self tan, the BPer­fect Cos­met­ics 10 sec­ond Tan in Ul­tra Dark (£19.99).

This tan is de­vel­oped with aloe vera and has soft notes of mango. The tan is said to be suit­able for face and body, how­ever com­ing from a make-up back­ground I am a ‘no tan on face’ ad­vo­cate. When I tried this prod­uct, I re­ally loved how in­stant it was — it is sim­ply per­fect for any­one with a last-minute event or who needs a glow in a hurry.

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