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Wham, bam, thank you, tan

2 January 2017

WORDS BY Fashion Quarterly New Zealand

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It’s time to get your glow on.

There’s no time to sit around waiting for miracles to happen. We round up the best new products offering instant gratification.

Do it yourself

Next time you’re looking for a golden glow, play it sun safe and get browned off with one of these self-tan products.

1. Clinique Self Sun Body Tinted Lotion & Self Sun Face Bronzing Gel Tint, $45
There’s no mystery about where you’ve rubbed – this tinted lotion shows you. It takes a few hours for the tan to develop and it lasts up to three days.

2. St Tropez Self Tan Luxe Dry Oil, $59.99
Fake it, don’t bake it with St Tropez Self Tan Luxe Dry Oil, $59.99, and get that summer sheen more safely. Inspired by Brazil, the mecca for bronzed bods, this non-greasy, dry oil is 100% natural – paraben-, sulphate- and phthalate-free – plus it smells good. Apply using a mitt for smooth coverage.

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3. Lancôme Flash Bronzer, $55 Save your sheets!
A delightfully fragrant bronzer, Lancôme Flash Bronze won’t rub off on clothes or furniture. This gives you the satisfaction of an instant glow while waiting for colour to develop, plus it has a really nice fragrance. No one will know you’re faking it (wink wink).

4. Garnier Ambre Solaire Bronze Minute, $20.49
Quick drying, this easy-to-apply gel gives an instant golden glow that washes off easily with soap.

5. L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Tinted & Shimmering Gel, $29.99
Perfect to apply before a night out, the L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Tinted and Shimmering Gel has mother-of-pearl particles which create a glistening effect on the skin.


Keep skin hydrated when tanning, whether fake or not

Ultra-hydrating body oils are decadent and luxurious to touch. These formulations are light enough for the hottest summer day and won’t get sticky. Skin feels supple and smooth. In fact, oils have become more popular than lotions, which can often leave a greasy residue. Apply after showering, when skin is still slightly damp. Oils also help preserve fake tans.

1. Pure Fiji Nourishing Exotic Oil, $46
A unique blend.

2. Trilogy Pure Plant Body Oil, $29.99
Ideal for the whole family.

1. Pure Fiji Nourishing Exotic Oil, $46, a unique blend. 2. Trilogy Pure Plant Body Oil, $29.99, ideal for the whole family. 3. Lalicious The Oil, $69, makes skin look dewy and glisten. 4. Argania Pure Argan Oil, $29.99, does double duty for skin and hair. 5. Paul Mitchell Marula Rare Oil Treatment, $65, initially used for hair, this works a treat on the body as well.

3. Lalicious The Oil, $69
Makes skin look dewy and glisten.

4. Argania Pure Argan Oil, $29.99
Does double duty for skin and hair.

5. Paul Mitchell Marula Rare Oil Treatment, $65
Initially used for hair, this works a treat on the body as well.

Words: Tamsin Marshall
Photography: Bauer Media

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