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These Self-Tanning Products are Literally Foolproof

You couldn't mess them up if you tried.

The journey to a streak-free self-tanning solution has been a long and winding road, one featuring unfortunate streaks, unpleasant scents, dyed-orange palms, and plenty of stained bathroom counters. But the latest developments make the wait worth it.

Mists, waters and mousses that go on clear and develop gradually, over a few hours after application, make it nearly impossible to create a mess. Below are six products that you can’t screw up. Trust us.

Vita Liberata invisi Foaming Tan Water

This foaming water goes on clear and is 90% organic, using ingredients like liquorice and pomegranate to hydrate and smooth skin while it adds gradual colour.

James Read H2O Tan Mist

Infused with hydrating rose water, this game-changing mist can be used under or over makeup, or on its own, and builds a gradual glow as you continue using it. You don’t even have to blend it in!

Charlotte Tilbury Overnight Bronze and Glow Mask

What could be easier than an overnight tanning face mask? Just use as your nighttime moisturizer and wake up with a bronzed glow.

Jergens Natural Glow Instant Sun Sunless Tanning Mousse

The OG of gradual self-tanner, there’s a reason Jergens is still a go-to. This mousse definitely allows you to see colour instantly, but it does deepen over a few hours, so use less than you think you’ll need. That being said, it adds a natural glow and never goes on streaky, so it’s still super foolproof.

St. Tropez Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Mousse

This clear mousse is freshly scented (hibiscus flower and green mandarin water) and goes on clear, revealing glowy skin after four to eight hours.

Clarins Self Tanning Milky-Lotion

Allow me to reference a review by user albxo for this one: “This is my new favourite self-tanning product. 1st: it smells AMAAAAAZING. It doesn’t smell anything like a self tanner— just a nice smelling body lotion. 2nd: it is so hydrating 3rd: it leaves such a nice bronzy colour to my skin and is never streaky. It lasts about a good week before starting to “shed” off. Highly recommend. Clarins did an amazing job with this product.” Need we say more?