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6 of the best fake tan products

How to fake a summer glow

Whether you want a subtle glow or your skin to look several shades darker, these are the best fake tanning products to try this summer.

 

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Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Mist

Guerlain Terracotta Sunless Heavenly Bronzing Mist

 

This mist is ultra-light, giving you total control over the intensity of your tan. It's scented with Tiare Flower and vanilla, and includes glycerine and aloe vera to keep your skin moisturised and streak-free.


Guerlain Terracotta Sunless Heavenly Bronzing Mist, £39

 


Vita Liberata Body Blur 

Vita Liberata Body Blur HD Skin Finish

 

Instant tan has come a long way in the last few years, and none are more foolproof than Vita Liberata Body Blur. It adds colour as well as covering imperfections and giving skin a smoother, flawless appearance.


Vita Liberata Body Blur HD Skin Finish, £29.90

 


Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster

Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster

 

Add just three drop of this Clarins tanning formula to your favourite moisturiser to give yourself extra glow. It's easy to add into your daily routine and won't wreak havoc on your skin.


Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster, £20

 


Lancaster Beautyfying Jelly Natural Glow 

Lancaster Beautyfying Jelly Natural Glow Face & Body

 

Perfect for pale skin, this natual fake tan is infused with coconut water extract to give a light and moisturising finish.


Lancaster Beautyfying Jelly Natural Glow Face & Body, £24

 


Sisley Self Tanning Hydrating Facial Skin Care

Sisley Self Tanning Hydrating Facial Skin Care

 

This award-winning face tan hydrates your skin as well as adding colour that shows up in just two hours. A little goes a long way and, as you’d expect from Sisley, it feels luxurious on application.


Sisley Self Tanning Hydrating Facial Skin Care, £92.50

 


La Mer The Face And Body Gradual Tan

La Mer The Face And Body Gradual Tan

 

A nourishing cream and gradual tan in one, this La Mer body lotion gives a natural, streak-free glow. It’s super easy to apply and smells amazing too.


La Mer The Face And Body Gradual Tan, £80

Summer fragrances

6 new fragrances for summer

There's nothing quite like a beach day or a balmy summer night, and neither is complete without the perfect scent. From Marc Jacobs Daisy Love to Acqua Di Parma Chinotto di Liguria, here are our favourite new fragrances to spritz this summer.

 

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Marc Jacobs Daisy Love EDT

Marc Jacobs Daisy Love

 

A beachy twist on the iconic Daisy fragrance. With notes of sweet cloudberries, daisy tree petals, cashmere musk and gourmand, the latest Marc Jacobs creation is feminine and carefree.


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GUCCI Bloom Acqua Di Fiori EDT

GUCCI Bloom Acqua Di Fiori Eau De Toilette

 

Not just a shelfie-worthy bottle, this scent is youthful, fresh and uplifting. A reimagination of the classic Gucci Bloom, it includes gorgeous top notes of Galbanum and Blackcurrant bud.


GUCCI Bloom Acqua Di Fiori Eau De Toilette 50ml

 


Tom Ford Soliel Blanc EDP

Tom Ford Soliel Blanc Eau De Parfum

 

Tom Ford's new Private Blends creation is an addictive, sultry summer fragrance. With notes of bergamot, jasmine, ylang ylang and icy coconut milk, it’s like a private island in a bottle.


Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Eau De Parfum 50ml

 


Cartier La Panthère EDP

Cartier La Panthère Eau de Parfum

 

Mysterious and elegant, this summery fragrance is made up of gardenia, jasmine, bergamot, and grapefruit. Look closely and you'll see the bottle is also in the shape of a panther's face. So luxe.


Cartier La Panthère Eau de Parfum 75ml

 


Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess EDP

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Eau de Parfum

 

Every year we eagerly anticipate the new Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess collection. The new fragrance is a blend of bergamot, warm amber, tiare blossom and vanilla bathed in creamy coconut. Perfect for sun-drenched summer nights.


Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Eau de Parfum 100ml

 


Acqua Di Parma Chinotto di Liguria EDT

Acqua Di Parma Chinotto di Liguria Eau De Toilette

 

Fancy spending your summer on a yacht in the Mediterranean? With this fragrance, you're halfway there. Including notes of mandarin, jasmine, geranium, and patchouli, this scent will transport you straight to Italy. Bellissimo.


Acqua Di Parma Chinotto di Liguria Eau de Toilette 150ml

Most coveted summer skincare

Most coveted summer skincare

There's no better accessory in the summertime than a clear, radiant complexion, but from overly polluted cities to chlorine-rich pools, it's not always easy to achieve. Thankfully these sell-out skincare products promise to revive, hydrate and soothe even the most stressed out skin.

 

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1. Pixi Glow Tonic

Pixi Glow Tonic

 

Loved by the likes of Jourdan Dunn, cult favourite toner Pixi Glow Tonic deeply but gently exfoliates your skin. It lives up to its name, containing both glycolic acid and aloe vera to leave you glowing.


Pixi Glow Tonic, £18

 


2. Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly

Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly

 

Clinique's new moisturiser hydrates and smoothes skin without feeling sticky or greasy. Its lightweight, oil-free formula is ideal for everyday summer use.


Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly, £31

 


3. Clarins Double Serum

Clarins Double Serum

 

Often hailed as the best anti-ageing serum on the market, this beauty helps your skin to fight free radicals which cause dehydration and wrinkles. Suitable for use on all skin types, when applied before your moisturiser it works to keep your skin smooth, soft and firm.


Clarins Double Serum, £75

 


4. La Mer The Moisturizing Cream

La Mer The Moisturizing Cream

 

For anyone who wants glossy, dewy skin this summer, we've found the answer in La Mer. The Moisturizing Cream is a nutirent-rich lotion which will rejuvinate even the dullest complexions. Perfect after a week of chlorine, sun and sea water.


La Mer The Moisturizing Cream 100ml, £340

 


5. Estee Lauder Advance Night Repair

Estee Lauder Advance Night Repair

 

Another Holy Grail serum, ANR is designed to work while you sleep. Applied before bed, it tackles signs of ageing as well as acne scars and pigmentation. Try this and wake up with skin that's blurred, radiant and hydrated. Perfect for holidays.


Estee Lauder Advance Night Repair 50ml, £75

 


6. The Ordinary Buffet Face Serum

The Ordinary Buffet Face Serum

 

From our favourite affordable skincare brand, The Ordinary Buffet Serum contains hyaluronic acid and Matrixyl 3000 to stimulate collagen synthesis and plump up your skin. So if you're on a budget, you don't have to miss out.


The Ordinary Buffet Face Serum, £13

Cruelty-free & vegan makeup

The clean beauty products you need to try

We all try our best to live ethically, but when it comes to beauty, it can become a bit of a minefield. To make things simpler, we've created a guide to our favourite products which are vegan, cruelty-free or both. Clean beauty brands, we salute you.

 

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1. Aveda Feed My Lips Lipstick

Aveda Lipstick

 

Nourishing? Check. Long-lasting? Check. A highly pigmented colour? Check. The new Aveda lipstick range has everything we look for in a lippy and they're cruelty-free.


Aveda Feed My Lips Pure Nourish-mint Lipstick, £17

 


2. BYBI Supercharge Serum

BYBI Supercharge Serum

 

BYBI is the latest brand to take over the clean beauty scene. It's 100% natural, vegan and cruelty-free. This serum is a powerhouse of antioxidants designed to encourage skin cell rejuvenation, and despite its lightweight formula, it's intensely hydrating.


BYBI Supercharge Serum, £32

 


3. STARSKIN Red Carpet Face Mask

STARSKIN Red Carpet Ready Hydrating Sheet Face Mask

 

Korean skincare brand STARSKIN has been certified vegan-friendly and cruelty-free by PETA. This mask is perfect for prepping skin before a special occasion, taking your complexion from dull to dewy. It's also infused with a conditioning blend of Amino Acids and Brown Algae for anti-ageing benefits.


STARSKIN Red Carpet Ready Hydrating Sheet Face Mask, £8.50

 


4. BAREMINERALS Original Foundation

BAREMINERALS Original Foundation

 

BareMinerals never test on animals and none of their products include preservatives or damaging chemicals. This foundation has been going strong for over 20 years and we can see why. It's a lightweight mineral base that contains just five ingredients and claims to be so pure you could sleep in it.


BAREMINERALS Original Foundation, £27

 


5. ULTRASUN 30SPF Family

ULTRASUN 30SPF Family

 

Stay safe and ethical this summer with Ultrasun's range of SPF products, which are all vegan and cruelty-free. This fast-absorbing, non-greasy and water-resistant forumla provides high UVA and UVB protection.


ULTRASUN 30SPF Family, £25

 


6. ELEMIS Pro-collagen Marine Cream

ELEMIS Pro-collagen Marine Cream

 

Elemis never test their products on animals and their best-selling anti-ageing cream delivers results too. The SPF30 Marine Cream blends powerful ingredients such as Padina Pavonica and Ginkgo Biloba to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.


ELEMIS Pro-collagen Marine Cream, £82

 


7. Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow

Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow

 

Charlotte Tilbury products are all cruelty-free and the majority are vegan, too. Wonderglow ticks both boxes, and it's one of our favourite primers for glowing, radiant skin.


Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow, £38

 


8. Urban Decay Backtalk Palette

Urban Decay Backtalk Palette

 

Urban Decay is Leaping Bunny-certified, which means none of their products have been tested on animals. The brand new Backtalk palette is exlusive to House of Fraser, and contains both cheek and eye shades based on the cult lipstick colour.


Urban Decay Backtalk Palette, £39.50