Post # 1
Hello there Bees,
I was hoping I can gain some insight from this aritifical tanning process called DUN Dun Dun the “Mystic Tan” (pardon the dramatic music) lol. I am getting my engagement photos taken in a few weeks and we are doing an outdoor photo shoot at the river that runs through our little town. I am extremely fair skinned and fear that I will look completedly washed out in the photos. I would love to have just that little bit of color for the pictures. Because skin cancer and melonoma cancer run pretty thick in my family I obviously can not afford to tan outdoors. For this reason I am considering an artifical tan of sorts…Mystic Tan.
Have any of you bees had any experience with Mystic Tan? Does it make you look completely orange and fake? Does it spread evenly? Do you need to do anything special the day of or week of getting a mystic tan? Any insight whatsoever that you ladies can give me would be of great help! Also any pointers that you think would be important to know please fill me in. thank you and happy planning 🙂
Post # 3
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 # 4
The photos are on May 16th, so that gives me two weeks from today. I think a practice run could be in order
Post # 5
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
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
@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
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
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).