For a super-natural base, go for Famous Dave's Tanning Mousse, which works like magic to tan your skin the same shade it would become in the sun.
Fake Tanners on Trial: "Best for instant colour with minimal mess."
"This tanning mousse is really easy to apply and goes on dark brown so you can see exactly where you are putting it. When I had a shower the next day I was left with a nice natural golden tan which was impressive. It absorbed quickly and actually has a nice scent, not biscuity like some other self tanners. I would highly recommend this product."
Tried & Tested: Famous Dave's Spray Tan salon treatment
BEST FOR: A chic mid-tone colour in a semi-matte finish, this spray-and-go tan dries instantly, so you can go straight to work or hit the town.
OUR TESTER SAYS: "I chose New York,the lightest tan on offer. My friends told me that the colour was even and natural. It also faded slowly, maintaining a nice, even colour to the end. I'd definitely have this tan again."
Tried & Tested: Famous Dave's Tanning Mousse Gold Edition
"I can honestly say this is the best self-tanning product I have ever used! I was amazed at how easily it went on - drying instantly, so I could get dressed straight away. It developed very quickly, giving me an amazing natural golden tan, and there were no orange or streaky signs. I'll be buying this again - it's well worth the money."
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#1. 5/5 Rating: Famous Dave's Tanner Self Tan Wipes
"Amazing. You can top up your tan in an instant and they were so soft on my skin. Individually wrapped, they're easy to pop into your handbag for touch-ups. No mess and no fuss. I've told all my friends about these."
The Easy Peasy Tan
"You can never guarantee the sun on holiday, but you can always fake a tan. Of course, the classic in-a-bottle formula tends to leave most of us browned off in the wrong way - it's sticky, it's streaky, it skinks and it's liable to leak all over your white D&G evening wear. Luckily, there's a new solution: stash a pack of Famous Dave's self tan wipes in your luggage. Tear it open on arrival, smear it on and in just three to four hours, you'll be looking golden brown - whatever the weather."
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Famous Dave's Gradual 10 - "Enough of looking pasty! This Spring the trend in tanning is to sport a subtle glow and we've found just the product to perfect it. Result!"
Beauty Tester: 5-Star Rating
Famous Dave's Tanning Mousse Gold Edition - "Very impressive. Left a rich colour which didn't look orange."
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Famous Dave's Tanning Mousse
"Fake tan aficionados are all talking about this - and after trying it once, we know why.The super-light mousse formula makes it glide over skin for an easy, even application. And the colour adapts to how dark you'd naturally go in the sun. Not a streak in sight."
"Dave's tanning mousse is really easy to apply. It comes out as a whippy mousse but when it is smoothed over the skin it turns into a thin lotion – making this super easy to blend. Colour is instant but also develops nicely over a few hours."
"Funky, fast and fragrance-free."
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"The thick cream smells more like a rich moisturiser than a fake tan and it rubs easily into the skin, which looks a smooth brown colour after a few hours and feels wonderfully silky."
"The nation's favourite self-tanning product is back with a bang!"
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"Use this on legs, arms, bums and tums and its blend of hard-working antioxidants improve skin tone and texture while firming wobbly bits. It'll improve lymphatic drainage too - in other words the results are long term."
"We all feel more confident with a touch of summer colour, but there's no need to wait for the sun to to shine to get your legs looking their best. Try the new Famous Dave's Tan and Tone Lotion to give an even, flawless tan that tones your legs at the same time - bonus!"
"Famous Dave's Tanning Mousse Gold Edition is beauty editors' best kept secret."
"Famous Dave's self-tan range is fast securing its position as one of the nation's favourite self-tanning brands."
Alex Curran: "I discovered Famous Dave's Moisture Tan on the web after I heard people raving about it. I tried it and found it gives you a great natural colour without a hint of orange."
"Top Three Fake Tans" 1. Famous Dave's Moisture Tan
"Loved by WAG Alex Curran, this is the hot new fake tan from the US. It's fragrance-free so you don't get that horrible biscuity smell as the tan develops. It sinks into your skin straight away without any stickiness and develops into a natural-looking golden tan."
Tans on Trial - "I didn't get any tell-tale streaks, and it didn't come off on clothes. Not a hint of orange. I was impressed with this, I'd use it again."
Famous Dave's Moisture Tan: "Fragrance-free, this dries quickly and develops into a golden tan."
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"The idea of a tan in a packet is surely too tempting for any fake tan fan, right? Famous Dave's Self Tan Wipes are certainly perfect for tanning on the go – in one quick swipe they'll leave you with a warm golden glow and minimal mess. Free from parabens, toxins and with no nasty biscuity smell, this self-tan dries quickly and develops even faster. We'll certainly be packing these in our festival bags. Cheers, Dave!"
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"Famous Dave’s new Tan & Tone lotion kills two skincare dilemmas in one swift swipe. Apply it like a body lotion in an upward motion to help the ingredients work their magic including plant extracts like Horse Chestnut to stimulate circulation and Butcher’s Broom to banish bloat from fluid retention. The colour develops into a lovely, healthy-looking tan."
"Pssst! We've discovered a fake tan that doesn't smell. Pick up some Famous Dave's Moisture Tan at www.famousdave.co.uk. Shh, don't tell everyone."
"Lotion lovers must check out Famous Dave's Moisture Tan. It's packed with natural ingredients and is fragrance free, once converted you will never look back"
"Traditional self tans can turn a girl orange. Not Famous Dave's Moisture Tan."
"At last! A fake tan that doesn't smell of potatoes and biscuits. Great colour too."
"How to get yourself a terrific tan" - Tried and Tested: Famous Dave's Moisture Tan scores top review: "A white cream that went on like lotion and it didn't smell at all, which was a bonus. It dried almost instantly.I put it on after my bedtime shower and woke up with a lovely, streak-free glow."
We Love - "Worth buying for the name alone"
"This formula gives a really natural colour without any lingering tan odours."