(Closed) To Mystic Tan or Not to Mystic Tan, that is the Question!

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
2634 posts
Sugar bee

How far off are your e-pics?  If you have enough time go for a trial run this week and see how it works out for you.  Definitely start with something not very dark – you’ll probably end up liking it!

Post # 5
115 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011


I used to be a professional dancer and a part of our ‘regiment’ was being tan all the time so I used to Mystic at least once every 2 weeks. There are definitely pros and cons.

If you are fair skinned I would definitely do a trial run. Ask for the CLEAR in maybe a level 1 or 2. Do not to the tinted spray-it will make you look orange with your complextion. If you dry off with a towel, make sure you pat dry and quickly-you don’t want the spray to run off your body because it will streak. Some places won’t have you towel dry, in that case you’ll air dry. Make sure you are dry before putting your clothes back on-you’ll feel a little sticky but that’s ok. Also make sure you put the barrier cream on your hands and feet-I goop it on. If you don’t you’ll have blotchy knuckles. If they don’t offer the barrier cream just wipe really good with the towel and wash your hands directly after the spray.

I did a mystic before my engagement pics and am glad I did. You do smell yucky afterwards so warn your fiance! Trial run would be good to make sure you like what you get. Hope this helps!

Good luck 🙂

Post # 6
929 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

another alternative is airbrush tanning- I am like obsessed!  I get a little too anxious in the booths- holding my breath, eyes closed etc.  I find it a lot easier to have someone spray me.  that way you can ask them all the questions you may have, make any special requests, etc.  Its usually offered at most tanning salons and spas, and I found mine by reading reviews on yelp.com.  hope this helps!

Post # 7
544 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

@Cmills—great tips!  That’s pretty much been my experience with Mystic Tan.  They have a new machine called MyMyst which I liked MUCH better.  Make sure you wipe your hands off with baby wipes right after you get dressed.  Get the nails, in between fingers, and cuticles.

However, I have found airbrush tanning much more natural.  I *love* tan envy.  http://www.tanenvy.com  and have also heard great things about Nordstroms.

Post # 8
363 posts
Helper bee

I agree with the last two poster.  Airbrush tanning looks more natural…IMO.  Plus, they can spray it on as light or as dark as you want.  It typically lasts about a week for me.  If I were you I would do a trial run a few weeks before.  The airbrush tan usually looks best a day or two after you have it done.

Post # 9
1020 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

i totally agree with the suggestion to get the airbrush! i am also very fair skinned and it looks great—i am obsessed with it, plus it doesn’t smell as bad if you find a place that does organic airbrush (still smells, but not as bad).

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