The Best Fake Tans for Your Face

By Carly Cochrane - 3 months ago | Updated
woman with different tan shades

It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner at bronzing or a false tan fanatic; we've all contemplated swiping that tan-soaked mitt over our faces at some point.

Whilst we may have learned to deal with the dreaded biscuit-y smell – even if it does linger under our noses – a combination of inevitable breakouts and dry, orange patches is enough to make us change our mind *quickly drops tanning mitt*.

So, in order to help you achieve a fabulous tan that isn't just from the neck down, we’ve rounded up a collection of the best fake tans for your face.

Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pad

Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pad

The key to flawless tan application often relies on preparation: think exfoliation followed by a good moisturiser – the whole shebang.

We know that can be a chore on the best of days, which is why Dr Dennis Gross has made things super easy by combining the scrubbing and tanning into one fool-proof Glow Pad.

James Read Tan Sleep Mask Tan Face

James Read Tan Sleep Mask Tan Face

Kick-start your day with ‘I woke up like this’ confidence as the James Read Sleep Mask gives your complexion a touch of sun-kissed colour.

Fast-drying, colourless and pillow-stain-proof, the mask works around the clock to deliver a subtle, golden glow, all whilst you catch those all-important z's – result.

Isle of Paradise Self-Tanning Water

Isle of Paradise Self-Tanning Water

Loved by celebs and beauty influencers alike, Isle of Paradise is the quick spritz that’ll give you your best glow ever.

Boasting a colour-correcting water formula, the mist evens out your natural skin tone while lacing it with a streak-free tan. Choose from a range of light, medium and dark sprays and say hello to a bronzed, sun-kissed or golden glow.

Green People Gradual Tan Moisturiser

Green People Gradual Tan Moisturiser

Meet the gradual tanner that is bursting with balancing and nourishing properties. The Green People Gradual Tan Moisturiser is the perfect formula for those who have sensitive and acne-prone skin but still want to showcase a bronzed complexion.

ESPA Gradual Tan Face Concentrate

ESPA Gradual Tan Face Concentrate

Rock a glow straight from the coast of Costa del ESPA as this concentrate works with your skin’s biochemistry to develop a tan that’s totally true to you.

Infused with neroli, orange and rose essential oils, it’s a silky gradual tan that can be used alone or mixed with your favourite skin care products.

TAN-LUXE The Face Anti-Age Rejuvenating Self-Tan Drops Light/Medium

TAN-LUXE The Face Anti-Age Rejuvenating Self-Tan Drops Light/Medium

With Tan Luxe, it’s as easy as one, two, three – literally. For a natural, radiant complexion, just add one to four drops of the tanning liquid to your every day facial moisturiser and apply as normal.

Charlotte Tilbury Overnight Bronze and Glow Mask

Charlotte Tilbury Overnight Bronze and Glow Mask

This overnight bronzer is the secret to a chiselled, radiant and glowing complexion. Combining a face mask formula with a face tan, the Bronze and Glow is your one-stop shop to dreamy skin. Better yet, it requires minimal effort.

Lancôme Flash Bronzer Self-Tanning Face Gel

Lancôme Flash Bronzer Self-Tanning Face Gel

Need a flawless tan and fast? Look no further, as this self-tanning gel is your quick fix to a post-holiday glow.

Instantly melting into the skin, it reveals a radiant complexion in less than an hour, making it perfect for those last-minute makeovers.

Want to make your natural tan last as long as possible? Check out our Summer Beauty Tips & Top Beauty Secrets.

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