(Closed) Spray tan. Do or dont???

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

I did a spray tan for my boudoir and my wedding, and I LOVED it…just get someone that is a good (hand) airbrusher, and absolutely do not use a machine!  I’ve used machines “for fun” but not for the big day.

I didn’t go a ton darker, and that’s what I would recommend…just make sure your makeup will match your airbrush tan, bc I think mine was a little too light.  Trial run before wedding week is a great idea.  For example, I think they had me to mine 2 days before, so you would want to do yours 2 days before you buy your foundation (if you don’t have a MU artist)

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I’ve had several spray tans. I love them. It looked real. Lasts for about a month, though I kept mine up by at home self tanning. I’ve been in a tanning bed 2 times in my life for exactly 10 minutes and I will never ever go back in them. It’s way to dangerous with my family history of skin cancer for me to do it.

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Pale is the new tan!  Embrace the freckles!  (sorry that is probably not the most helpful, but as a fellow pale lady, I  have had one scary tanning booth experience (shudder), and have seen spray tans go terribly awry.  The again, I work on a college campus where most of the girls look like they could be related to oompa loompas, so maybe my spray tan sample is a bit skewed.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I am very fair and I use Jergens “natural glow” i believe for fair to medium tones.  After 2 days I noticed a difference and after 3-4 days i looked tanner than I probably have ever been (now–that doesn’t say much, but I think i was noticeably tan).  Just be careful around your elbows/knees other dry patches cuz they will turn yellow and/or darker.  also make sure to get between your fingers on the back sides of your hands but avoid your knuckles if you live in a dry climate.  I noticed these things, but i don’t think anyone else did unless i pointed it out.  I had an abrassion on my wrist from a scrap on a rock and it turned darker than the rest of my arm a little so be careful if you go this route.

Also something i really liked about this is that it’s gradual enough that if i ever felt like the change was getting too dramatic, i stopped applying for a day or two and could scale it back pretty easily.
I know it’s not what you asked for, but I hope it helps a little.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Haha @MSTerrapin…I remember seeing a lot of oompa loompas when I was in college. But seriously, I agree with @Kare do a spray tan but definitely do airbrush they look sooo much better, I’ve never seen a bad one and they last for weeks.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I Have a question – – Will air brush or a spray tan come off on your dress?!?!? If I am dancing my butt off and I begin to sweat is the tan going to get all over my dress???  THat is the only thing stopping me from doing it…

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I HIGHLY recommend making a test run before your wedding that’s for dang sure.

 

@ Jackie-o the last time I got super sweaty with a spray tan it didn’t rub off on to my dress itself. However I was wearing a body sincher that was white and in the crotch (TMI) it got pretty odd looking. but that was the only bad looking spot. I still have the sincher and it still looks funky but after all no one is going to see it, so I don’t see this as a big deal. My dress was light blue satin so I would have definately noticed if it’d gotten on there. If I had to take a guess it’s because in between my legs got absolutely no air, like my arms, and I’ll be the first to admit I have big thighs so that doesn’t help with the sweat.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I get spray tans all the time because I can’t stand being pale and I’ve become more concerned about sun damage (now that I’m in my 30s!).  I would definitely recommend a test run to see what shade would work best for you – with your skin tone, I would probably do something very light just to give you a little glow.  Someone mentioned their spray tan lasts a month…that seems like a lot to me..I usually get it and it lasts a week tops….also it won’t rub off on your dress…I’ve gotten plenty of spray tans before wedding and my dresses have always been fine.

Post # 11
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Busy bee

I want a spray tan sooooo bad!  I used to get the Mystic Tan done and it always looked really good!  I keep feeling bad for wanting to spend my money on something like this though.  🙁

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

 I get airbrush tanned from time to time.  I go to a person that uses Fantasy Tan products.  If you go on Fantasy Tans website you can find someone near you that uses that product.  The result is very natural and nice. That product doesn’t have a very bad smell like some of the others.   The first and second day is when your a little extra dark so I would plan on doing it a couple days ahead.  That way it looks natural.  It fades over a week.  I would trial it.  I’m fair skinned and I use a medium dark color its called celebrity glow it comes out nice on me. 

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Oh and as far as coming off on your dress it will not.  You can’t get wet for 8 hours after your sprayed but once that time has passed nothing will take it off.  I’m a nurse and I uses an OR scrub brush for 3 min when I go into work and that doesn’t even take it off. 

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