The perfect spray tan is the elusive beauty product to every girls summer pampering regime. As the instant, wash off wear-once tan products are becoming more popular and more diverse the makers of the more traditional developing spray tans have come up with a worthy competitor. Model co are one such company and they brought their Tan-Airbrush in a Can to the Irish beauty market earlier this year from Australia. The tan combines an instant tan upon application with a long-lasting ‘self tanner’ that develops underneath.
I used it on Thursday afternoon for nights out Thursday and Friday and I can’t sing its praises enough. Having done the usual preparation, exfoliating in the shower etc I then applied moisturiser to my feet, knees and elbows before spraying on the Model co tan all over. The instant colour is so natural looking it looked like I had been sunning myself in the Caribbean for a week, I was delighted and donned a bandage skirt in bright pink to go out that night. The next day after I had washed the instant tan off (always the nervy bit) the resulting tan underneath was perfect. There were no streaky bits, no patches and best of all no orange glow! Oh yeah and it smells like white chocolate! I was over-the-moon, finally a self tanner that I could absolutely rely on and call upon in an instant for impromptu sunny days and surprise nights out. I would definitely recommend it, come on ladies, black opaques and warm summer days are such a no-no! Available in Arnotts and Clery’s at €35.
NB: Whisty Tips:
1. The best thing about the instant tan/developing tan is that you can see exactly where you are applying it. If you spray too close and end up with a darker spot try to blend it in gently with your finger tips. Cover your hand with moisturiser before you gently blend the colour in and then wash the second you stop with soap!
2. Cover the WHOLE floor before you spray, if you’re not used to spray-on self tan, take note the stuff goes everywhere!
3. Follow Kirstie McDermott’s tips on the Herald’s Website for achieving the perfect self tan!