Perfectly Tanned Pins Instantly

I love shorts, skirts and dress even though my legs are far from perfect. To help get them looking better I insist on fake tan (or natural too) as it gives me a little added confidence. I have a range of products which I always rely on for some leg help…

St Tropez Instant Tan Waterproof £10
I’ve been using this for years now, even before it was a waterproof product and find it to be my favourite instant tan. The colour isn’t very dark but it adds a little colour, dries quickly and I don’t have to worry about rain or spilt drinks. Even my mother, who is scared of fake tan loves this!

MAC Face & Body, £21.50
If you are looking for some coverage as well as a little colour I really like the MAC Face & Body. I find this foundation to be a little too sheer for my face most days but I love wearing it on my body, it isn’t going to cover bruises or tattoos but it will really help even out your skin tone and I’ve even used it to cover fake tan mistakes. As it is quite sheer you can go a shade or two darker and once it sets you don’t need to worry about it transferring.

He-Shi Rapid 1 Hour Tan £22.50

Unlike most fake tans this one develops and is ready to wash off in as little as an hour although I think three hours is the perfect time. You also won’t have to worry about it fading throughout the day or getting spilt on as the guide colour would have been washed off and it will remain perfect all day. If I have a spare few hours this is my favourite out of all the options.
Clinique Self Sun Body Tint £19
If you want a light-medium looking tan I’ve been loving the Clinique Self Sun Body Tint which adds the perfect glow without being too dark and lasts a good few days. It also doesn’t have a very strong scent for those of you that hate the biscuity fake tan smell.

Bioderma Photoderm Autobronzant £15
If you are looking for a slightly darker tan I would recommend this one which is super easy to apply and has a very natural but darker colour. I also find that this hides imperfections quite well due to it’s consistency, although it comes in a spray I personally still love a mitt.

Lush Charisma £12 and Black Stocking £7.95
If you are looking for something a little more natural I have been reaching for these two Lush offerings recently. Charisma is a skin tint which is designed to be used on the face but I have found it also works really well down the lets if you already have a bit of a tan and simply want to add a little more warmth. It is quite a small tub so you wouldn’t want to do your entire body but you don’t require too much to cover just your legs. 

What are your favourite tans and highlighters for the legs?
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11 Comments

  1. 1st July 2014 / 7:27 pm

    That Bioderma tan looks great! If only I'd known it existed when I was living in Paris. I love fake tan and Clarins is my personally favourite, even though I don't really have the patience to do it very often.

    Tilly Enn // A Beauty and Fashion Blog

  2. 1st July 2014 / 9:40 pm

    Need to try the st tropez! I always use Sally Hansen and rimmel mixed which makes for disasterous results as soon as drinks get spilt on nights out! Waterproof is what I need!

  3. 2nd July 2014 / 8:53 am

    I never wear tanning products but London has been so gum and gloomy this year that I'm still as pasty as in December so may have to give these a try! Thanks for sharing.

    http://www.sophschoices.co.uk

    Sophie

  4. 2nd July 2014 / 1:37 pm

    My favourite at the moment is Xen Tan's dark lotion! I'm definitely going to try out some of these though, the He-Shi Rapid 1 Hour Tan sounds good and I love using face and body to even out my skin tone! xx

    http://www.secretsofarose.com

  5. 2nd July 2014 / 2:24 pm

    Such a helpful post full of lovely products x

    llyloves.blogspot.co.uk

  6. 3rd July 2014 / 2:55 pm

    I absolutely LOVE St. Tropez tanning range. Constantly using their everyday gradual tan at the minute. It's fab!!

    XO, G from grace'd

  7. 10th July 2014 / 12:49 pm

    This was a very helpful post for someone like me that has been afraid of trying fake tanning! I think that based on your descriptions, I'll start by giving a try to the Clinique Self Sun Body Tint! xo

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