I don't know about you, but I like to look tanned all through Winter. Not too dark, but most definitely glowy. I usually use a gradual tanning cream, but this year I thought I'd step things up a notch and actually continue using a full fake tan. I'm a huge fan of Model Co's Tan Airbrush in a Can ($22), so when their new instant tanning foam, Super Tan Instant Self Tan ($39), landed on my desk, I couldn't wait to try it.
The colour intensity is deep/dark so I was a little weary about how much I applied, but I needn't have been — it's perfect! I used the brand's Blend Buffing Mit which I truly believe helps even coverage, and of course I exfoliated really well beforehand. The foam provides instant colour (with a very faint scent), and it is recommended you let the tan develop for at least two hours before showering. I was waiting to get to bed so I only left mine on for an hour-and-a-half, but I'm more than happy with the colour.
The formula includes macadamia oil and pomegranate extract so it left my skin feeling really soft. Another thing to note is the inclusion of Melatime — a tanning accelerate that helps your skin achieve a darker tan naturally, as it works on increasing the body’s Melanin levels.
Bella beauty stars: 4.5/5
Product in a nutshell: An instant tanning foam that tailors itself to your skin tone leaving you with a deep tan in two hours.
Who should use it: Anyone who wants to look like a bronzed goddess minus the fake tan smell.
Why we love it: Because it is easy to apply and doesn't streak. And, there wasn't a hint of orange in sight.
Stockists: Model Co