A Wash off Glow

wash off glow

At times, you just need that instant boost of golden tan. When faffing around with self tanner is too much bother or you’re caught out without the time to the 8 hour development time. We’ve all been there and in those situations you need a fail safe instant tan that will give you the colour, bronze up your limbs that you can wash off when you get home. Back in the day it was all about the Rimmel Sun Shimmer however the slightly spec of water would cause this to instantly run leaving a stark white mark behind. Luckily these recommendations have a better staying power with the added bonus of blurring those imperfections leaving you with perfected looking pins.

Colour & Glow – for an instant tanner that packs colour & shimmer all whilst blurring the skin where it’s applied, you need the Vita Liberata Body Blur Instant Skin Finish*. Whether I’ve already tanned or am rocking my pasty white pins, this gives an instant hit of colour with a shimmer that catches the light. This is best applied with a mitt due to it’s slightly thicker formula but you don’t need to worry about this smudging or bleeding throughout the night.

Shimmer & Sparkle – if you are already tanned and are looking for something to help perfect your legs and add that dose of sparkle, try the Charlotte Tilbury Supermodel Body Slimmer Shimmer. Not only does this bring the shimmer making it the perfect addition if you are down by the beach, it also contains a firming agent to aid in sculpting the skin. Although you don’t get as much colour compared to the Vita Liberata one, this does achieve that supermodel trick when applied down the centre of your legs to make your pins appear more slender.

All Rounder – on those days when you want a bit of coverage on your legs but are looking for a more day appropriate option, try the This Works Perfect Legs Skin Miracle. Giving a hint of colour and a subtle shimmer, it’s the most daytime appropriate option and the smallest amount goes a long way. I also find you can pop this on with a mitt or your hands making application quick and simple. If that wasn’t enough, there is also the special addition of arnica in the ingredient lineup meaning any slight bruises you might have on your legs will start to fade away. Perfect for people like me that walk into the side of their bed far too often!

*pr sample

  • Sheridan Grady

    I really want to try the Body Blur, heard great things!! Great recommendations, I remember rain specked Rimmel Sun Shimmer haha! x


  • I love the idea of the CT supermodel body! But the price tag is eyewatering as it is, just to wash that off down the drain would kill me..!

    Katie // wordsbykatie.com

  • I definitely have to try some of those. I am always on a look out for something natural for my legs that can cover the imperfection and give me a little glow.

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  • I have always been way to scared to fake tan so wash off colour would be an amazing place to start!! Thank you for posting this! <3

    Amelia | Amelia Grace

  • I actually prefer a real fake tan over one that washes off. I think I’d just constantly worry about the color staining or transferring.