6 New Self-Tanners That Won’t Leave Your Skin Patchy

Self-tanners are a double-edged beauty sword: They can leave your skin looking bronzed and beautiful (hiding imperfections to boot), but, they can also leave your skin looking dry, streaky, and perhaps the worst, orange and fake. That’s why these self-tanners are among our favorites to consistently deliver believable, even color.

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James Read Instant Bronzing Mist

($38)

The mist is key in this subtle self-tanner. Because of its 360-degree nozzle, it goes on super fine and doesn’t leave behind globs and blobs of tanner—instead, expect a super natural hint of color.

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Tan Towel Towelettes Full Body Application

($27)

These easy-to-use wipes deliver an even layer of color that’s always natural-looking. Even if you miss a spot, it’s pretty hard to tell.


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Hampton Sun Sunless Tanning Mist

($36)

We love the golden glow that this clear self-tanner spray creates. No matter how you hold the bottle—upright, to the side or upside down—it works at every angle, and the formula dries on contact. 


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La Mer The Face & Body Gradual Tan

($95)

Pricey, yes? But the nearly $100 price tag is worth it when you consider how good this nonstreaking lotion makes you look. Plus, it’s loaded with antioxidants and other good-for-your-skin ingredients so you get even more out of your tanner.


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Vita Liberata 3-in-1 Self Tan Dry Oil SPF 50

($54)

Quick to dry—think 10 minutes tops—and virtually scent-free, this long-lasting self-tanner comes in the form of an oil and features a blend of natural ingredients like marula oil, Monoi oil, cucumber, neroli, coconut and lemongrass. Plus, your tan will last up to 10 days. 


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Dior Bronze Self-Tanning Creme-Gel Natural Glow for Face

($38)

Unlike other self-tanners that are thick when you apply them, this one is a cream-gel so it's easy to spread around and blend. Skin is left feeling perfectly hydrated and with a sunny glow.

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