Expert QA

Fake tan your face

I’d like to wear fake tan on my face but I’m scared about applying it in case I make a mistake! What’s the best way to put it on?


It’s always a better idea to fake your sun-kissed glow than over-expose your skin to the cancer- and wrinkle-inducing rays of the sun. Follow our guide below:

  1. Exfoliate your face and follow up with a rich moisturiser. Wait for 10 minutes so that it fully absorbs into your skin.

  2. Squirt a facial fake tan lotion into the palms of your hands and rub them together to warm it up. If you only want a hint of a tint, mix it into your normal facial moisturiser.

  3. Starting in the centre of your face, apply the mixture liberally all over your skin, sweeping your hands outwards and down your neck.

  4. Use a cotton bud to wipe off any excess that may cling to your eyebrows and hairline. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap to avoid orange palms. Let your face dry before applying make-up.

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