You Need To Know About This New Fake Tan Release!

At YCB we couldn’t live without our trusty bottles of fake tan, after all, it’s a much safer way to keep your skin looking beautifully bronzed without any harmful rays or dangerous sun beds. We’re forever in the pursuit of that flawless glow, and we think we’ve found it! Introducing the fake tan gods, Fake Bake, and their latest launch – the #InstaTan.

This two-step complexion perfection kit is inspired by the trend for barely-there make up and subtle sun-kissed skin like that of a Cali girl! Think Kendall Jenner, Hailey Baldwin and the Hadid sisters.

The key to this perfect, effortless and natural tan can be yours in just two super simple steps! Fake Bake have teamed up with leading tanning expert James Harknett to come up with a beauty routine that will allow you to feel fantastic and dare to go bare this summer. #NoFilter.

Fake Bake have brought together two of their award-winning products, the Blurfection Primer, Perfection Instant Tan Liquid along with the must-have tool of the trade – a kabuki brush. The combination of these revolutionary products provides results like no other!

The Blurfection Primer acts as a ‘filter’ for the skin, creating the perfect canvas for your fake tan to glide on evenly. It also illuminates the skin, leaving you with the California girl glow that we all so desire.

The Perfection Instant Tan Liquid is one of our long-time favourite products, and like other fake tans leaves you smelling of sweet vanilla as opposed to that biscuit smell that so many other products seem to leave you with. Not chic! Containing vitamin a, cucumber and green tea, it works to even out irregular tones whilst nourishing your skin. It’s the perfect one day tanner for an event or party that can be easily washed off at night. Just what we like!

And last but not least, as this is key to ensuring your tan is as natural as possible, the Kabuki brush. This velvety soft brush allows you to buff and blend your tan for that flawless finish.

At YCB we had the pleasure of testing these fabulous products out – here are our top tips!

1. First of all apply the primer to the centre of your face and use gentle circular motions to blend it outwards. Use your fingertips for this part to ensure you get the best results. Ensure you haven’t left any blank spots, and be sure to take the product down to the neck too – you don’t want any dodgy tan lines on your jaw! Let this settle for around 30 seconds to a minute before you apply the liquid.

2. Now for the fake tan itself, spritz this directly onto your Kabuki brush and as before, use circular motions to blend it onto your face starting from the centre heading outward. Repeat one spritz at a time until you perfect the shade you’re after and enjoy that glow!

We found these products so easy to use, and the tan itself left us looking healthy and perfectly tanned. No streaks, no patches, no biscuit smell. What more could a girl want?

This new kit from Fake Bake gets a big thumbs up from us!

Tilly-Jayne Kidman

Tilly is a graduate in fashion marketing and currently works in social media. She writes for various publications including the Huffington Post as well as her own fashion and lifestyle blog In her spare time she's usually wandering around her home city of Cambridge, making travel plans or finding a new restaurant to try out.