Wedding Tan for the English Rose

Spray Tans have come a long way, but getting a fake tan before your wedding is still a fair risk.

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Spray Tans have come a long way, but getting a fake tan before your wedding is still a fair-to-middling risk...

Opt for a 24 hour tar tan and you’ve got to have nerves of steel to trust that it will work out OK, but leave it a safe two days before your wedding and you’ll be left with uneven patches.

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On Friday I tried paraben-free Beau Bronz. Founder Abi arrived with her tanning booth (ten points for convenience), and explained the difference between a wedding tan and a regular tan. Most regular tans use an orange-based colour that gives you a fake tone, especially in the all-important pictures. Abi judges which colour your skin tone can take, but gives most brides the English Rose tan that has pink tones instead of orange.

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Then – and this is the first spray tan we’ve known to do this – Abi sprays you down with an exfoliating scrub before starting the fine nozzle spray tan that she contours around your décolleté and shoulders for a natural, sun-kissed look. Most importantly, only one spray is given to your face because this should be built up with the much-easier to control make-up bronzers on the wedding day.

Considering this is a safe tan for orange-haters, I was surprised (and apprehensive) to learn Abi was the in-house tanner for the Dancing on Ice and Hollyoaks crews (and if I’d know that before my trialing, I’d have been half way down the street...). But it goes to show how much the products can differ according to the individual’s desired results. Of the five spray tan guinea pigs in the office, all of whom wanted a natural colour, all of whom have different colourings, we were very happy with the results.

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