Today’s beauty review is from Cara Fay…
If you’re anything like me the world of fake tanning can be a little daunting and well a lot of effort but today I’m here to give you the low down on Caribbean fake tan in the simplest way possible.
Choosing the right method to suit your requirements is definitely the most important, and then of course we have the A, B and C thing to go through.
Unlike other self tans that work on how dark you would like to be, Caribbean tan works with your personal skin type and how easily you tan naturally.
As an example, I am very fair and find it hard to get a natural tan as I mainly just freckle, so I am type A.
This means that whichever tan you use will distribute a colour to match your natural skin tone and will never leave you looking orange (or like you just stepped outta Jersey Shore) making Caribbean Tan the closest you’ll get to a natural-looking fake tan.
Today I thought I would take you through 3 of my favourite Caribbean Tan products:
Tan-in-a-Can this is an aerosol can that comes in two different forms; gradual and instant. As you can see above I have given this a ‘think-a-little’ rating and this is what I found when using both. The gradual is my favourite it gives a slight tinge to the skin which develops over 8 hours and the instant is perfect for a time when you want to be tanned fast but both need thought as if you don’t rub in all the nasty areas (knees, ankles, elbows) you will end up patchy this is obviously a lot easier with the instant as you can actually see where you’re spraying. I usually use my hands to apply the tan in a can but a mitt or glove can be used. This has been my Caribbean tan of choice for about 3 years now, 8-10 mins drying time.
Tanning wipes this tanning solution has got to be my favourite for the face and neck and that is the tanning wipes. Although this was something I was totally unsure about it truly exceed my expectations, I had never thought of tanning my face and neck – I usually just tan my legs but I’m here to tell you this is a must try! These Caribbean tan wipes are so easy to use, they’re for all types A, B and C and come heavily saturated in product so be careful of drips but other than that these are so easy to use and the result is amazing!
Lastly the tanning Spritzer I absolutely love this formula it can be a little tricky to apply as it is best used with the mitt provided in the box. The spritzer is again a think-a-little product and requires a mitt or glove to apply. The tanning spritzer is a salon inspired liquid which develops over 8 hours and takes 5 minutes to dry. This works well for an all over tan that can look amazing especially if you have someone to help you with your back. This tanning solutions needs time to apply and dry but the results are worth it! It also gives the most natural colour which I just love.
Which are your favourite Caribbean tan formulas?
Images & Text: Cara Fay