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The best fake tans to keep your summer glow, according to beauty experts

Never mind the skin type, budget or occasion, we have the top lotions and potions for those who want all the glory from sunbathing without the effort

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Ann-Marie Carey Judd says Garnier Summer Body is a cheap and effective entry route to tanning. Photo: Tom O’Hanlon

Ann-Marie Carey Judd says Garnier Summer Body is a cheap and effective entry route to tanning. Photo: Tom O’Hanlon

Bare by Vogue Self Tan Foam, €24, BareByVogue.com

Bare by Vogue Self Tan Foam, €24, BareByVogue.com

St Tropez Watermelon Infusion Bronzing Mousse, €39.99, Boots

St Tropez Watermelon Infusion Bronzing Mousse, €39.99, Boots

Pestle and Mortar's Glow Drops, €38, Arnotts

Pestle and Mortar's Glow Drops, €38, Arnotts

Dripping Gold Wonder Water Facial Tanning Mist, €10, SoSuBySJ.com

Dripping Gold Wonder Water Facial Tanning Mist, €10, SoSuBySJ.com

Marbella Glow Tanning Mousse from Lidl, €3.99

Marbella Glow Tanning Mousse from Lidl, €3.99

Ambre Solaire's Natural Bronzer Self Tan Mist, €9.99 reduced from €14.99, Boots

Ambre Solaire's Natural Bronzer Self Tan Mist, €9.99 reduced from €14.99, Boots

Garnier Summer Body, €4.99 reduced from €9.99, Boots

Garnier Summer Body, €4.99 reduced from €9.99, Boots

Perfect Fade Tanning Oil, €9.95, CocoaBrown.ie

Perfect Fade Tanning Oil, €9.95, CocoaBrown.ie

Bondi Sands Self Tanning Foam in Ultra Dark, €24.99, Boots

Bondi Sands Self Tanning Foam in Ultra Dark, €24.99, Boots

Bare by Vogue Instant Tan, €18, BareByVogue.com

Bare by Vogue Instant Tan, €18, BareByVogue.com

Bellamianta Bronzing Powder €25, pharmacies

Bellamianta Bronzing Powder €25, pharmacies

GlowDry Starter Kit, €49.99, GlowDry.ie

GlowDry Starter Kit, €49.99, GlowDry.ie

F20 brush duo set, €25 reduced from €30, BlankCanvasCosmetics.com

F20 brush duo set, €25 reduced from €30, BlankCanvasCosmetics.com

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Ann-Marie Carey Judd says Garnier Summer Body is a cheap and effective entry route to tanning. Photo: Tom O’Hanlon

It’s high season for travel, and while the prospect of hitting the beach with skin as pale as a ghost can be a little daunting, you don’t want to overdo it with a spray tan ahead of your holiday and go too far in the other direction.

Whether you want natural-looking bronzed radiance before heading abroad or are seeking an easy summer glow for everyday, we’ve rounded up the expert picks to suit all skin types, occasions and budgets.


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