Fake it with our best fake tans


A summer tan makes us feel and look great, but don’t go damaging your skin on hours of sun beds…fake it…naturally! These are our tried and tested best fake tans on the market.

Knowing which is the best fake for you can be a tricky choice! Especially if you’re a fake tan virgin! None of us want to end up streaky or orange before discovering which one is right!

There are so many options to choose from whether it be mousse, lotion, gradual or instant, so here at Average Janes we’ve tried and tested the market and come up with our favourites! We’ve concentrated on finding out which ones really gave us the best end results and didn’t leave us looking like David DickInson on a bad day!


Xen Tan

Xen Tan is a must for fake tan devotees! It comes in light, medium or dark formulas so suitable for all skin types and it’s moisture-rich formula means it goes on smoothly and fades evenly. It contains lots of DHA which means you can get a deeper colour after just one application, it doesn’t have any hints of over-orange and you can see where you’re applying it and it contains vitamin E, Green tea and antioxidants that smooth and nourish your skin. To top it off, this tan smells incredible, like cherry blossoms!

Fake Bake

Long been the go-to brand for an everyday tan Fake Bake provides and amazing, streak free, natural blend with no patches! The ‘show where it goes’ cosmetic colour guide enables you to apply your self-tan with ease and confidence. It comes in many different forms from spray-on, gel to mousse and now the 60 minute self tan liquid which leaves you with a natural looking tan in an hour! it absorbs quickly so you don’t have to avoid all white surfaces or walk like John Wayne.

St Tropez

With a naked Kate Moss now gracing their ads how can we resist! An easy to apply, streak free and lasting tan that dries in an instant. If you’re looking for a darker tan then their new Dark Bronzing Mousse is for you! The innovative melanin technology means the tan adapts to your skin tone so looks very natural once developed and the best bit is that it’s not sticky so can be applied just a few hours before going out!

Let us know which fake tans you love @tweetjanes