Pale and confused? Winter brings many delightful things back into high rotation like hot chocolates and mulled wine. However, the ghostly white complexion isn’t welcomed. Even though it’s the season to be rugged up, a tanned body can elevate our confidence ten fold overnight (that’s quicker than any low carb diet!). There’s no denying the slimming/toning effect of a tan, the only tricking thing with faking it til’ you make it, is the streaks and tangerine hue that blow your cover. But props to us because we’ve done the hard yards in road-testing the best bottled tans and now we know which ones give you a legit holiday tan – the warm bronze glowing type. So now you can feel like an eleven come morning time with one of these better fake tans.
The cheap as chips option…
Bondi Sands Everday Gradual Tanning Milk, $17.95
If you want a glow but don’t want to spend much, this is a total winner. The other advantage of this formula is that it will simultaneously moisturise dry skin, which is a blessing because most self tanners make skin crack after a few days wear. Buy yours here.
The (more) expensive but worth it option…
St Tropez Self Tan Classic Bronzing Mousse, $59.99
This is a holy grail product, I mean, if you haven’t tried it we urge you to get your hands on a bottle asap because it really has to be seen to be believed. If you have any boo boos when applying it, it magically fixes itself after the first shower you take. It fades naturally (no unsightly patchy ankles) and lasts up to a week if you moisturise everyday.
The natural (ish) option…
Sukin Sunless Bronzing Gel, $18.99
If you’re concerned about overusing harsh chemicals on your skin, then opt for this gentler solution. We had zero expectations, but we were completely blown away by this fast developing gradual tan. It’s very subtle and everyone will be fooled!
Words by Jennifer Aitken