Tan-Luxe review- the best fake tanning products

Tan-Luxe Review – The Best Fake Tanning Products

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With summer upon us, it’s time for that sun-kissed look. And by that I mean with a gorgeous, golden tan. There’s no better way to achieve this than with Tan-Luxe self tanning products. Tan-Luxe have changed the face of the tanning industry with their products taking self tanning to a whole new level! The products are really easy to use and leave no side-effects, unlike most self tanning products. They are also unique in their application, as you will soon see. They are hands down some of the best fake tanning products around. I hope you enjoy this Tan-Luxe Review. The products I am reviewing are the Self-Tan Drops and the Illuminating Tanning Lotion.


The Best Fake Tanning Products- The Self-Tan Drops

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There are 3 different self-tan bottles to choose from. Two for the face, one anti age and one not, and one for the body. The self tan drops come in 2 shades, light to medium and medium to dark. The 2 self tan drops for the face are the same except for the Tri-Collagen Booster in the anti ageing bottle. This helps the skin repair and restore itself to its youthful complexion, which is a lovely feature to incorporate into your tanning routine. The drops are full of ingredients that helps to improve your skin and to tone it too. With raspberry seed oil, vitamin E and hydrolysed silk which combat dryness and give the skin a flawless glow. This is exactly what the self tan does- it gives a beautiful golden glow to your skin.

The face drops come in a bottle of 30ml, and the body drops come with 50ml. They last a really long time since you’re only using a couple of drops at a time.

Which Colour to Choose?

For my colour skin this is a no brainer. I’m so pale that naturally the light-medium is the perfect colour for me. However, it is recommended for fair to medium skin you should go for the light-medium colour. For darker or more olive toned skin, then the medium to dark is for you. If you have already bought the Tan-Luxe Drops and you think it’s the wrong colour for you, you can simply add more or less drops when applying it.


The Difference Between the Body and Face Drops? Do you need both?

If there is a disadvantage to the Self Tanning Drops, it’s the price. At £35 for the face drops and £42 for the body drops, it is rather pricey to buy both. So is it necessary to buy both the face and body drops? The main difference between the two products is that the body drops have firming and toning qualities whereas the face drops do not. Personally, I don’t think it’s a necessity to buy both. My recommendation is to buy the face drops and use them everywhere. If you want a product with firming and toning qualities, then buy a moisturiser or body oil with these features.


How to Apply

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Most self tanning products are creams or sprays that you apply straight to the skin. These however, are different. Instead of applying straight to the skin, mix 1-4 drops of your preferred moisturiser, serum or oil to the back of your hand. Then apply evenly to your face and rub in. It applies so easily and smoothly and dries quickly too. If you want a darker, more tanned look, simply apply more drops. I love how simple it is to apply this tan, all you have to do is follow your regular beauty regime with a few drops mixed in on the side! An advantage of this fake tan is that there are less steps in your beauty routine and also the tan gets applied more evenly. Don’t shower for about 4 – 8 hours after applying to allow the tan to develop.

The fake tan should last up to 7 days but most people apply the drops twice a week. In between the best way to prolong your tan is to use the Illuminating Tanning Lotion. Its a white lotion which over a couple of hours enhances your tan, thereby, helping your tan last longer. It feels moisturising on the skin and gives your skin a beautiful glow. It basically touches up you tan.


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There are many advantages to the Tan-Luxe Drops. One of the most important ones is that it applies really evenly, leaving no streaks or patches. This automatically makes it look more natural, and takes away that fear of it looking obvious that your’e wearing fake tan.  Another feature that I simply LOVE is that there is no fake tan smell. I am not a fan of the fake tan smell, or more like, I really don’t like it. I find it really unpleasant and it puts me off fake tanning. These Tan-Luxe Drops have none of that but rather a faint floral smell which is lovely:) Another big advantage to these self tanning drops is that it never makes you look orange. The base has a slight reddish colour which means you never suffer from that orangey fake tan malfunction. Another huge advantage is that there is no colour transfer. You can apply it before you go to bed and you won’t see any colour on your bed in the morning. Even if you sleep on white sheets. Pretty impressing, huh?


Tan-Luxe Review – My Thoughts

I am simply in love with these self tanning products. I love how The Tan-Luxe Drops give the most natural fake tan I’ve come across. It give an amazing, glowing tan which stays natural looking at the same time. Fake tans on my skin usually look really fake, since it’s hard to get it right with pale skin. However, when I used the self-tan drops I had no problem whatsoever. My skin looked tanned and glowing in the most natural way. Everyone was asking me how long I had been on holiday for!

Do I recommend these products? Oh YES! I think they are a must have for anyone who doesn’t tan easily, for those who don’t have the time or for those who just want to look gorgeously tanned. With these self tanning products people won’t believe that you haven’t been to the beach:) You get the perfect tan without any harmful UV rays. They really are the best fake tanning products, I hope you agree:)

I hope you have enjoyed this Tan-Luxe review, I know I’ve enjoyed writing it;) If you have any question or thought please leave it in the comments below and I’ll be sure to answer you.


BUY NOW: Tan Luxe Self Tan Drops at ASOS.com 

Have a good one,


Hollie xx
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6 Responses

  1. roamy

    Hello Hollie
    Thanks for sharing your review on Tan-Luxe. As I do not like sunbeds but at the same time do not like it when my skin is too light in the colder months, im always looking for different tanning products that will give my skin a natural looking tan.
    Now I like the fact that there are different shades to choose from, this helps to avoid looking like some “artificial orange” anyway, I find the £42 price tag for the body tan to be quite high given that the body tan and face tan are different.
    What I find really lovely(from reading your review) is that the Tan-Luxe can be applied with a moisturizer, this means even in the mornings when I`m running late, I can quickly apply a small amount to have a healthy looking skin.
    How much is the Illuminating Tanning Lotion?now you wrote the prices in GB£,do they ship outside the UK?

    • Hollie

      Hey, Thanks for stopping by. It is nice to have a choice of colour to choose from. However, with the Tan-Luxe drops even if you choose a shade too dark you still won’t look orange. The colour always looks tanned with a slight redding undertone. 

      The body tan and face tan are different. However, like I mentioned I recommend buying the face drops and using them everywhere. Spending on both is rather pricey. 

      The products are linked to cultbeauty.co.uk and if the order is over £40 they offer free worldwide shipping.

      Hollie xx

  2. Barbara

    Thank you very muchfor this great review. I love to have a little tan on my body and face, most of the time a ilook way to aple, actually i should sy a bit grey….especially in the winter time. I will definately make an order, the product soud great and the fact that you only need a few drops make it even better. Thank you again for the suggestion

  3. HighLife101

    Dear Hollie, I just love your website so beautiful and always informative.  Your new post, Tan-Luxe Review is so timely because I have been searching for a great tanner for years to no avail.  The tan-Lux Scae Drops seems like it is spot on and it seems like you have addressed most of the concerns I usually have, such as, your skin turning orange not tan, and the weird smell that is usually associated with tanners.  However my biggest concern is the ingredient. I don’t want to put unpronounceable ingredients that I don’t understand and may be toxic, on my skin. I see that the ingredients you mention are raspberry seed oil, vitamin E and hydrolysed silk are the rest of the ingredients natural andare they all safe to use?  This product really seems like a winner I just want to know more about the ingredients.

    • Hollie

      I’m so happy you have found the solution to your self-tanning issues! I have always had the same issues but the Tan Lux has solved them all!

      The ingredients are toxic free and cruelty-free. 

      Thanks for stopping by!

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