Get a Love Island tan without a holiday splurge with top fakes on the market

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Love the skin you’re in and go for the glow this summer.

Getting a tan like Love Island’s Molly-Mae Hague and fellow reality TV stars can be a few squirts of foam or lotion away.

For anything from £4.99 to £24 you can get the bronzed goddess – or god – look without having to spend weeks with strangers in a Spanish villa desperately “trying to find love”.

So check out these four budget and four luxury products that we have marked out of 50.

These great fakes will tanya without baking ya.

Fake it until you make it

Pro-tan tips:

Prep is everything. Apply a little moisturiser to your inner wrists, elbows, knuckles, between your fingers, knees, backs of ankles and toes to stop tan being patchy on these drier areas

 

Budget

Bondi Sands Self Tanning Foam, medium, £14.99, bondisands.co.uk

Ease of application: A little work to get even but worth effort 7/10

Smell: Sweet & subtle, notes of fakery 5/10

Staying power: Keep well moisturised, tan will last the week 6/10

Coverage: Once worked on you won’t have any white bits 7/10

Texture: Foamy and a little drying 5/10

Overall: 30/50

Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Drops in Medium, £12.63, qvcuk.com

Ease of application: Like applying your moisturiser, add drops to your fave 10/10

Smell: Like holidaying in hot climates 9/10

Staying power: Need to top up after five or so days 5/10

Coverage: Can be patchy unless you moisturise all over or use enough drops 5/10 Texture: Depends on which moisturiser you mix it with 9/10

Overall: 38/50

St Moriz Professional Mist medium, £4.99, superdrug.com

Ease of application: Simple to spritz on, especially for limbs 9/10

Smell: This one smells like fake tan 3/10

Staying power: Regular re-runs needed every few days to stop streaking 4/10

Coverage: You will look like you’ve been in Ibiza if you use enough 5/10

Texture: Light as air which feels nice but makes application hard 6/10

Overall: 27/60

Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter 1 Hour Tan Mousse in Ultra Dark, £8,95, cloud10beauty.co.uk

Ease of application: Goes on with minimal fuss, buff around hard to reach areas 7/10

Smell: Sweet but tan like, not overpowering though 4/10

Staying power: At least four days of colour 4/10

Coverage: Use extra moisturiser if needed 5/10

Texture: Soft feels nice on the skin 6/10

Overall: 26/50

Luxury

Sienna X Sleep Q10 Tinted Self Tan Mousse, £22.99, superdrug.com

Ease of application: Simply swipe all over 10/10

Smell: Zingy & fresh, you wouldn’t know it was fake 10/10

Staying power: It can last nearly two weeks 10/10

Coverage: Looks like a spray tan 10/10

Texture: Fluffy on touch, then hydrating post-application 9/10

Overall: 49/50

 

Rituals Ritual of Karma Self Tanning Body Lotion, £17.50, rituals.com

Ease of application: Part tan, part moisturiser, this glides on with rubbing 6/10

Smell: Full of plant extracts, more botanical than bronzy 9/10

Staying power: Little goes a long way for just under a week 7/10

Coverage: Pretty even 5/10 Texture: Smooth enough for face 8/10

Overall: 35/50

 

Tan-Luxe The Butter Illuminating Tanning Butter, £24, cultbeauty.co.uk

Ease of application: A dream, it melts into the skin 10/10

Smell: Expensive with a hint of fake tan 5/10

Staying power: Tan gift that keeps giving for over a week 10/10

Coverage: This glow loves and evens out all bits of the body 10/10

Texture: This fake tan fixer is called a butter for good reason 10/10

Overall: 45/50

 

Deep Dark Doll Tan Opulent Self Tan Mousse, £18, dollbeauty.com, Beauty Bay and Topshop stores

Ease of application: One squirt goes a long way but foam is not to everyone’s taste 6/10

Smell: Sweet lovers will adore 7/10

Staying power: Can last all week 10/10 coverage: Very even if mitten applied 9/10

Texture: Skin super smooth once dry 10/10

Overall: 42/50

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