Skip to main contentSkip to footer

Your foolproof guide to a party perfect fake tan

We speak to tanning expert Jules Von Hep...

fake tanning guide
Alex Light
Alex LightBody Work Columnist
Share this:

Party season is in full swing, and the festive invites are ramping up. You might have invested in that stunning dress and that killer pair of heels, but now it's time to finish off your look with the best accessory, an amazing party tan.At-home fake tanning can, however, go very wrong. To help you look fantastic at your Christmas or New Year's do, we spoke to Jules Von Hep, Global Tanning Director at TAN-LUXE, to give you the ultimate foolproof guide...Step 1: Ensure your tan has the best start by using a super fine oil free exfoliator that gently lifts away dead skin cells and creates a sooth and even base. Pay special attention to those drier areas – so hands, elbows, knees and feet to ensure no tell-tale signs of tan clinging to dry skin.

fake tanning guide 1z

Step 2: Apply a lip balm to your nails and brows if you have fair skin. If you have any pigmentation you may wish to apply moisturiser to these areas with a cotton bud.Step 3: If you’re using a balm, butter or body lotion – take your usual amount of lotion applied per limb and with your index finger form a well in the middle of the lotion. Apply two drops drops of TAN-LUXE The Body. The more drops you add of this concentrate, the deeper your tan will be. The drops also contain Raspberry Seed Oil and Vitamin E, so skin will not only benefit from a rich golden glow, but also a drench in hydration at the same time. Whichever way you choose to tan, allow your tan to develop for four to 12 hours before showering off. And this concentrate has no guide colour, so no stained sheets or clothing. Result!Step 4: Now you have your base tan, you can add a super quick glow-y finish with TAN-LUXE The Gloss. This moisturising balm gives a hint of tan & a sheen of gloss that washes off with warm soap and water. Simply run the stick over your limbs and blend with the palm of your hand, or use a kabuki sized makeup brush and apply to the face/cheek bones as a highlighter. Pro Tip: Don’t be shy with the pressure on application, be confident as you glide the gloss over your limbs.

The TAN-LINE by TAN-LUXE is your go to help and advice line for the most pressing of tanning related queries - call them on their Christmas TAN-LINE, 0800 0129 292. 


More Makeup

See more