(Closed) has anyone tried airbrush tanning?

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’ve gotten it before, though not for a wedding. In my case, it meant that it was sprayed on by a person instead of a spray tan booth. I thought it was just okay…probably less room for error than in a booth but I thought it faded sort of unevenly and looked fake as it wore off. It also rubbed off a little on the clothes I wore that day, so you might want to think about when you would get it with regard to your dress!

Post # 4
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Air brush tanning is when someone sprays you down.  Spray tanning is when you go in a booth.  Don’t do it!  I did it for a vacation once, and ended up having to exfoliate my entire body with beach sand to get it off.  It was splotchy and runny just 24-48 hours later.  Awful.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Airbrush tanning/spray tan mean the same thing to me.  Being that you live in San Diego I don’t know what it costs there. In Pittsburgh its $25.  I use to go every 7-10 days.  Looks real natural too depending on who the company ingredients are made by.  Fantasy tan is what I have always used.  Its amazing.  doesn’t blotch, not orange or streaky.  You can choose how dark you want to go too.  From what I was told, its the same airbrush spray tan that they use on Dancing with the stars.  My profile picture…. is a spray tan. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@maskelunass: Wow, yours looks really good, wish I had that around me!  I got sprayed once, in a booth.  It was cold and icky but I looked tan.  It came a out a bit blotchy in some areas though so I wasn’t hapy about that. 

I would worry that it would rub off on my WHITE dress cause it’s only on the surface.  I’ll be enjoying normal tanning booth rays to bronze myself a bit!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

You do have it near you… any salon that carries the product can give you this tan… just use the store locator to try it out.  Don’t over pay if you don’t have to anywhere. There is no sense to pay an arm and a leg for something that comes off in 10 days.

http://www.fantasytan.com/index.html

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Oh i love airbursh tanning.  I’ve done the booth spray tanning- but those always come out runny, and not even – mainly because you’re drying yourself.

 

It’s a little more expensive when someone airburhses it on.  But it’s totally worth it. They’ll make sure they won’t miss any spots, and they dry it for you so you don’t get any awkward splotches.

 I wouldnt not recommend doing it the day off – you’ll feel sticky, you can’t sweat for 24 hours, you cant use lotions, shower – nothing.  And it will rub off on your clothing.  I’ve also learned that going “medium” is too orange on me, so i always ask for “medium light,” and i always get it a 3-5 days before i need it so that by the time the event rolls around, most of any potential orangeness is gone, and i have a gorgeous glow 🙂

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

i plan to do it for my wedding – here is a pic of me two days after my trial airbrush tan (hand sprayed).

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’ve had Mystic Tan done about 4 times. Each time it has turned out really natural and great. I wanted to have it done for the wedding so I tried it out a week before and wore white t shirts the next 3 days and each darn time it would rub off a little since it was summer and really hot out. I just used Jergens natural glow or whatever to get a little tan but I was pretty much my pale self!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I got it done once and my SO (bf at the time) called me an oompa loompa for about a week, and my skin was so raw because I exfoliated every day lol.  I haven’t done it since then, but this was years ago and airbrush tanning has come a long way since then.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I just had my first (hand sprayed) tan and I LOVE it. I made the mistake of wearing a (now ruined) white tank top to the appointment, but it was really a great experience.

Post # 14
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I just got my first airbrush tan 2 weeks ago as a trial for my wedding and I loved it…but turned out way too dark than I wanted for my January wedding. (my mom made the comment that I would be the only tan one there and therefore look strange.) I thought maybe waiting a couple of days for it to lighten would work but started to look blotchy in places. I would definitely recommend the airbrush tan done by a person and not the booth because she was able to even out my leftover tan lines!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I am a huge fan of airbrush tanning.  I dont tan naturally, and I am too nervous in the mystic tan booths.  If just looked around in my area for places with good reviews on yelp and loyal customers.  Only once did I have a not so great experience…  My advise would be moisturize, especially your hands before hand….  Good luck!

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

If you get a good product it can turn out really nice.

I have heard of even the good quality ones rubbing off a bit on clothes, especially when you sweat.

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