Airbrush Tan or Self Tanner?

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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2341 posts
Buzzing bee

If you are comfortable w the result of doing it yourself then great – but it you are a stresser, get someone else to do it for you. And try different shades until you find one that you are happy with.

Post # 4
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Busy bee

I haven’t fake tanned in a long time so self tanning products may well have improved, but I always had much better results from airbrush tanning than from self tanners.  If I were going to do it now, I would go with the airbrushing.  In saying that, you’re probably better at applying self tanners than I ever was!

Post # 5
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789 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@carolinagirl104:  I use the gradual self-tanners a lot (Jergens Natural Glow is the best IMO); however, for a special occassion I’d recommend an airbrush tan.  Go try one now and see how you like it.  A lot of tanning salons will offer really great deals on Mystic HD airbrush, which is a great spray tan for a booth.  If you’re getting one done by an airbrush technician you’ll pay a bit more, but sometimes it is worth it! 

Post # 6
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478 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

For the wedding I say airbrush. Self tanner can come out good but I say leave it to a professional for your big day. I think you will get better results.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I would absolutely recommend getting an airbrush tan! I’ve gotten quite a few, and they usually come out perfectly. They are customized to your skin tone, and you get to decide how light/dark you want it to be. Just be sure to do a trial run before the big day to make sure you like the results.

Post # 9
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789 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@carolinagirl104:  you cannot shower the first 8 hours after you have it.  Then you’ll shower and the bronzer will wash off, but the tan should last for days.  Don’t get airbrushed the day of your wedding, and you’ll be fine.  I’d suggest going at least a day or two before the wedding anyway.  

Post # 10
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1870 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2006

@carolinagirl104:  I had an airbrush tan 2 days before we left for vacation and didn’t notice it rubbing off at all, and I wore a white bathingsuit the whole time. I’d say you should be fine. And I would definitely have one done a few weeks before your wedding as a trial run. My friend had one done and it was way too dark for her, so you’ll want to make sure it looks natural before having it done in time for your wedding.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2006

@carolinagirl104:  It did last for the vacation, we were gone for a week and I noticed it coming off about 2 or 3 days after we got back, so I think I got about a week and a half out of it 🙂 

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