If you’ve noticed that everyone looks a bit yellow in this unexpected sunshine, its probably the fake tan effect. The first ray of sunshine means out with last year’s everyday tanners, meaning a slow build from pale yellow to an unconvincing dark yellow. Either that sallow effect or the hideous orange. I found myself at a beauty show in the company of a couple of PRs who had so overdone it on the St Tropez or whatever, that I now always call them the Tangerine Twins. Even the palms of their hands were teracotta. Finding a self tan that actually looks like you had a Nice mini-break is difficult. My failsafe self tan that always miraculously turns a shade that is utterly realistic is Sisley Self Tan Spray. It’s horribly expensive at around 48 pounds, but really it’s the only one that looks completely natural and never streaks. I’m a self-tan dummy in that I can almost never get a streak free look for some reason, so if it works for me, its a sure sign that it will work for everyone else.

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