The Ultimate Beauty Kit For Faking A Tan Fast This Summer

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Generally speaking it has to be said, I'm a bit of a photo diver. Whenever someone whips out a camera I usually manage to find an excuse to busy myself in the background to avoid any unfavourable angles of my generous chin and ghostly pale cheeks. However now that we're officially in wedding season it's becoming almost impossible to avoid such photo opportunities. With this in mind I decided it was time to put together the ultimate online beauty kit for faking a tan fast, so that myself and women like me will no longer have to stand out in wedding photos like pale beacons of light.

First things first, you need a quality fake tan that looks natural, doesn't transfer onto clothing, doesn't require showering off, doesn't require application with a mitt and that can be applied in preferably under 10 minutes. Sounds like a reasonable request, right? Well thankfully our ridiculously specific prayers have been answered in the form of the Hide And Glow Sleek Self-Tanning Spray from Bliss £30.00, an online beauty must-have for pale ladies. This instant, spray on tanning product enables you to get natural, even coverage in a flash and only takes 1 minute to dry! As if that wasn't fabulous enough they've thrown in some extra cellulite-busting ingredients just to sweeten the deal so you can look tanned and totally smooth in time for your photo moment.

Next it's time to add a gorgeous sun-kissed glow to your face so your all over tan gets an authentic touch. Sun-stripping is the next big thing when it comes to your blusher application and it's a trend we're all over. The idea is to place your bronzer or blusher in areas where the sun would naturally hit your face when you're in an exotic location, giving the appearance of a natural tan. You'll need a matte finish bronzer which has minimal shimmer and one of my favourite online beauty buys is the St Tropez Bronzer Powder Compact £17.35 which gives a natural dusting of sunshine with every brush, without the unwanted and unnatural golden shimmer.

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A tanned face goes hand in hand with some gorgeous, warm, smokey eyes so you're gonna' need a collection of warm hues for perfecting the sun-kissed eye makeup. This Eye Shadow Palette from Kevyn Aucoin £46.00 has the perfect collection of complementary hues for building a smokey eye to match your now gorgeously tanned skin tone. Finish off with a subtle brown mascara like this Phenomeneyes High Precision Panoramic Mascara #2 in Phenomenbrown £18.76 which extends lashes without adding bold black to your look, plus this colour of mascara is great for making blue eyes pop.

Finally you need to complete your look with some gorgeously nourished lips, the winter months can be harsh on our mouths and I don't know about you but chapped lips are still very much a part of my life. To get rid of any unwanted dry bits you need a multipurpose online beauty buy like the Clinique Sweet Pots Sugar Scrub & Lip Balm £15.00 which gently exfoliates away dead skin without causing dryness. Then for me personally nothing completes a tanned look quite like a nude lipstick and a favourite of mine is the Glamore Collection Lipstick in Starkers Nude from Illamasqua £19.99

So whether you're dreading the prep for wedding season, or just wanting to feel more like a bronzed goddess and less like a pale peach, with the above bronzing online beauty kit you can have sun-kissed skin all year round. With such natural hues and complementary tones, we promise no one will ever known your tan came out of a packet...

Looking for the perfect blusher to work the sun-stripped look? Shop our gorgeous collection here.

Not sure which self tanning products are suitable for your skin? Try taking our quick and free online beauty quiz to discover your beauty matches.