In stark contrast to last year’s glorious sunshine, June has been a complete wash out and on the rare occasion the sun has made an appearance, lots of us have been stuck at work. With more wet weekends on the horizon, we decided it was time to give up on our loungers and turn to the tanning mitt in search of a golden glow.
Not only is fake tan a friend in all weathers, it’s also a lot safer than spending hours baking outside and makes red bits a thing of the past. With this in mind we scoured the centre, on the hunt for the very best streak free formulas around.
First on the list is the Flash Bronzer Beautifying Leg Gel by Lancome. This light reflecting formula gives a natural finish and a radiant tan – earning it top reviews by Debenhams shoppers. You can also add this tanning liquid to moisturiser for a more subtle glow.
Flash Bronzer Beautifying Gel - Lancome - Debenhams - £27
Next is a product that delivers a range of shades in one bottle. The Self Tan Express Bronzing Mousse by big name St Tropez promises a streak free finish when applied with a mitt. Simply apply and leave the tan to set for one, two or three hours depending on the depth of colour you want. This innovative formula makes orange sheets and that signature ‘tan’ scent a thing of the past.
Self Tanning Express Bronzing Mousse - Boots - £22
Bondi Sands has shot to fame in the last couple of years, especially on Instagram where an influx of influencers have been promoting the brand to their followers. Superdrug shoppers LOVE the Self-Tanning Foam in ‘Dark’ – with some claiming it’s the best on the market. The brand promises an enviable Australian tan – without spending damaging time out in the sun. Sounds good to us!
Bondi Sands Self Tanning Foam in Mousse in Dark - Superdrug - £14.99
Top of the tanning charts this year is an unsung hero. The Vita Liberata Fabulous Self-Tanning Gradual Lotion from John Lewis is a big hit with customers who have been delighted by its even finish. It’s perfect for those who don’t have time for a full fake tan routine and it doesn’t stain clothes or sheets. Best of all, it’s the cheapest of the bunch at £13.50 – an absolute steal!
Fabulous Self Tanning Gradual Lotion - The Vita Liberata - John Lewis - £13.50