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9 Cult Products For Fake Tan That Actually Work

Say "see ya" to streaky palms.

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1. Get even coverage on your face with this San Tropez Express Mask., San Tropez

Promising review: "I wasn't sure what the outcome of the St.Tropez mask would be, I was worried that it would leave a mask shaped tan mark but I was blown away with the results. After deciding I wanted the medium result I left it on for the allotted time lay back and relaxed whilst it did its magic after taking it off I massaged the rest of the liquid into my neck and the uncovered part of my face. The result was a bronzed just returned from holiday look without the horrible fake tan smell ! Will definitely be purchasing again." – Nicola Biven

Get it on Amazon, £8

2. Say goodbye to streaky palms with the ultimitt applicator.

Promising review: "I have used so many tanning mitts many of which have fallen apart after a few washes. However this mitt is very hard wearing easy to grip and blend and buff tan into the skin, It has a nice suede like texture that is really good for getting a seamless application and also comes with a smaller mitt for blending tan around the face and jaw line and neck. For the price and quality of this item you really can't go wrong I was very impressed." – Ella Anderson

Get it on Amazon, £12.99

3. Exfoliate all over with ease with a Japanese Exfoliating Towel.

These are long, textured – and can be washed in the washing machine. No more smelly loofahs!

Get it at Beauty Mart, £4

4. Gently build the level of tan you want with this hydrating tan mist., Amazon

Promising review: "I absolutely recommend this product. Having used facial fake tans for 20 years I have experienced orange tones, patches around dry areas/eye brows etc from various products. As this is a gradual tanner you need to use it regularly ( as in every or every other day) and it will give you a base colour that will neither leave you too brown or pasty white after you have to exfoliate the 'old' tan away. Being a brunette with medium skin it helps me maintain a slight tan that is realistic in the winter months that I can deepen with makeup should I wish. No streaks or need to blend or buff, it is a great primer before makeup and has never run down my face, only needing a few instants to dry. I am no longer looking for another facial self tan." – Claire

Watch a review by Michalina Maria here.

Get it on Amazon, £20

5. Grab this nifty applicator for hard to reach places.

Promising review: "No matter how hard I try, I just can't contort myself into being able to cream my back efficiently, so I was delighted to come across this with seemingly good reviews. I have to say I agree with them...this does an excellent job for those hard-to-reach places. Brilliant for body lotions and tanning creams. The sponge washes extremely well...I've washed and dried it many times and is still as good as new...I was expecting to have to use a replacement fairly swiftly, but after a dozen soapy washes, it's still going strong. Really nifty little tool." – Ciclochick

Get it on Amazon, £14.50

6. Give your tan a fresh canvas to work on with pre-tan primer.,

Promising review: "This is absolutely amazing! I wear fake tan every day of the week and have been desperate to find an exfoliator that fully strips the tan off so I can start a fresh! The search is over people!" – cuttingedge

Watch a review by Ella Bella here.

Get it at Superdrug, £9.99

7. Get rid of old fake tan in a blink with this exfoliating eraser.

Promising review: "I've been using this for just 1 week now (daily) and so far it has lived up to expectation. Works really quick on getting off tan that doesn't come off from just soap and wiping." – Amazon Customer

Get it on Amazon, £8.95

8. Shine with this contour kit that has a subtle fake tan-infused bronzer.,

Promising review: "I have used this for a couple of days and have found the lasting contour effect to be nicely subtle and skin flattering. No orange stripes on the face, just a nice shadow that gives the look of more lifted cheekbones. Excellent! As we are continually cleansing and treating the skin on our faces, it will never build up too much." – Really Ree

Watch a review by Tiffany Tales here.

Get it at BeautyMart, £35

9. Top-up your tan in a hurry with these handy wipes.

Promising review: "I have been using these for years and they are amazing! The secret is to use 1 wipe for 1 leg, another one for the other leg, 1 for the left arm and chest and another one for the right arm and back etc etc... it gives a nice and uniform tan. The wipes are very moisturising and you can tell if you've missed and area on dry skin... I couldn't leave without these, I use them all year round. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!" – Amazon Customer

Get it on Amazon, £2.87