10 Hot Beauty: The Best Instant Tans For The Perfect Golden Glow

25 July 2014 by


1. Lancôme Flash Bronzer Self-Tanning Mousse, £24

This new [a target="_blank" href="http://www.lancome.co.uk/_en/_gb/skincare/suncare/self-tanners/flash-bronzer-self-tanning-mousse-227104.aspx">Lancôme [/a]tanner has swiftly made its way to our number one mousse. Hydrating and not streaky, we’ll certainly be purchasing this product again.

2. He-Shi Rapid 1 Hour Liquid Tan, £22.50

Although it’s not quite ‘instant’, we think one hour is pretty good for such an even, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.he-shi.eu/he-shi-rapid-1-hour-liquid-tan-150ml/#.U9I2xtiN6So%20">golden tan[/a]. Suitable for your face as well as your body, even though who usually shun fake tan will be hooked.

3. James Read Instant Bronzing Spray, £24.50

We had some mixed reviews on this [a target="_blank" href="http://www.johnlewis.com/james-read-instant-bronzing-spray-200ml/p1311435?kpid=233332924&s_kenid=02bcac72-f7dd-7928-6a1d-00006351b38c&s_kwcid=106x56650&tmad=c&tmcampid=73%20">tan[/a]. Although it’s not the easiest to apply, it gives a nice bronzed colour and conditions the skin. We recommend you get a helping hand from a trusty friend and then team with the sleep tan mask for a healthy, glowing complexion.

4. Prtty Peaushun, £30

Created by celebrity make-up artist Bethany Karlyn, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/prtty-peaushun-prtty-peashun.html%20">Prtty Peaushun[/a] is a must-have for beauty addicts. Rather than a fake tan, this product is more like a sheer glow, although you can always buy a darker shade for a tan effect. The reflective particles in the formula blur imperfections like varicose veins, shaving rashes or minor cuts and bruises whilst giving your legs a more slim line appearance.

5. Rimmel Water Resistant Instant Tan, £6.99

You can always count on Rimmel to produce a go-to instant tan, loved by women all over the country. We wish this [a target="_blank" href="http://www.feelunique.com/p/Rimmel-Water-Resistant-Instant-Tan-125ml-Medium-Matte">water resistant[/a] one had been around in our university days for those long queues in the rain and ‘accidental’ spillages.

6. Caudalie Divine Perfect Legs, £24.70

Don’t be alarmed by the initially dark colour of this [a target="_blank" href="http://www.feelunique.com/p/Caudalie-Divine-Perfect-Legs-100ml?utm_source=GoogleBaseUK&utm_medium=gen&option=40500&aff=mrn&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=&utm_campaign=Google+Shopping&mkwid=EUMMXwsf_dc&pcrid=40694437389%20">tan[/a] as it spread across the skin easily for an even but buildable finish. It does have a slight odour to it but it’s more of a fruity than the classic soggy biscuit smell we all try to avoid.

7. Sienna X Instant Bronzing Gel, £12.95

The discovery of Sienna X tan is life changing, as not only does it not smell like a fake tan, it actually smells nice! Who would have thought? This [a target="_blank" href="http://shop.sienna-x.co.uk/Retail-Products/Tan/Instant-Bronzing-Gel-200ml-BRONZINGGELINSTANT200ML">product[/a] is a must by as it produces a natural looking tan and keeps your skin moisturised throughout.

8. St Tropez Self tan Dry Luxury Oil, £22

A luxurious tan for glowing skin, this [a target="_blank" href="http://www.boots.com/en/St-Tropez-self-tan-dry-luxury-oil-100ml_1450970/?cm_mmc=pla-_-google-_-PLAs-_-PLAs+-+All+Products">oil[/a] is an amazing addition to the St Tropez family. An instant tan with a hint of shimmer for a luminous, sun-kissed look. 

9. Tan Organic, £19.95

This [a target="_blank" href="http://www.urbanretreat.co.uk/beautique/product/tan_organic/tan_organic_100ml.aspx%20">100% organic tan [/a]isn’t strictly instant but we felt it was necessary to share, as it’s rare to find a tanning product that works well and isn’t full of chemicals. The colour does show up straight away but takes a little while to fully soak in and develop, however it’s well worth the wait.

10. Guerlain Terracotta Jambes de Gazelle, £36

It was initially the name of this one which caught our eye. '[a target="_blank" href="http://www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10001_10001_123388975299_-1">Gazelle legs[/a]' makes us instantly think of supermodels like Gisele, with their long, bronzed limbs. Although it didn’t quite transform us into a supermodel, we were so impressed with the cooling texture of the mist and even tan colour that all was forgiven. 

Don’t get us wrong, spray tans are widely loved within the Grazia beauty girls. Their long-lasting, natural results are a brilliant pre-holiday booster. However, the whole process can be quite a palava for the modern working woman: the baggy black clothes you have to wear, the sticky feeling for hours afterwards and then the stained sheets in the morning… give us an instant tan any day! We’ve rounded up the best instant tans for bronzed goddesses…


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