Which BPerfect Tan Is Right For Me?

Finding the false tan that is right for you is a hard slog. I know, I’ve been there. Up until May 2020, I was still searching for my fake tan match. My mission to find The One ended when I crossed paths with bPerfect and their unstoppable range of sweetly scented formulas. 

As much as I’d love to single-handedly trial each of their eight self-tans, I don’t have the time/I don’t want my feelings for my current tan (bPerfect’s 10 Second Strawberry Tanning Mousse) to be confused. So, I’ve enlisted the help of the biggest tan fans at BEAUTY BAY, who have selflessly offered to try, test, and review each of bPerfect’s false tans, so you can be on your way to finding the tan that’s right for you. 

10 Second Strawberry Tanning Mousse

Development Time: Instant colour guide with a couple of hours to develop 

Shade: Medium/Dark 

Lasting Power: Three to five days 

Features: A strawberry scent 

Benefits: Lightweight and quick drying, plus an infusion of aloe vera to nourish and hydrate your skin whilst it tans.

BEAUTY BAY Verdict: 

‘I am a very experienced tanner, very experienced. There isn’t a tanning brand on the market which I haven’t shoe horned into my weekly tanning ritual. Except, until last week, I hadn’t tried bPerfect’s 10 Second Strawberry Tanning Mousse and my oh my, it’s going to be while until another tan even gets a look in. For starters, believe the hype, this tan really does smell like strawberries! Secondly, this tan leaves hardly any residue. You read that right! I applied the tan before bed, putting my pjays on and sleeping on white sheets – I live on the edge you know. I woke expecting to see the usual tan murder scene on my bed sheets, but nothing! Admittedly, there was a tiny bit on the waist band of my pyjamas, but apart from that, clean! Oh, and the shade: divine! The colour is everything you want from a good old tanning session. 10/10 absolutely recommend!’ 

Olivia, Content Assistant 

10 Second Tan Self Tanning Mousse Dark

Development Time: Instant colour guide with a couple of hours to develop 

Shade: Dark 

Lasting Power: Five days 

Features: A watermelon scent 

Benefits: Quick drying formula that fades evenly 

BEAUTY BAY Verdict: 

‘As a girl with pale skin who, in the summer months, both burns and then returns back to white, I have tried many self-tanners over the years. All claim to offer that bronzed glow with no streaking on application and a natural fade after a couple of days, and I can say with confidence that the bPerfect 10 Second Tan Self Tanning Mousse in dark delivers on the goods. The whipped mousse formula applies easily, smoothly blending into skin to create an even streak free look and as stated in the name, the self-tan develops within seconds, allowing you to walk out of the house a bronzed goddess. You can say goodbye to the easily recognisable tan smell as well, instead get used to the fresh scent of watermelon, perfect for summer! This is will absolutely be a self-tan with a permanent place on my shelf.’

Sophie, Junior Shoot Producer

10 Second Tan Self Tanning Spray Medium Coconut

Development Time: Instant colour guide with a couple of hours to develop

Shade: Medium 

Lasting Power: Three to five days 

Features: A coconut scent 

Benefits: A spray formula made with organic ingredients delivering a quick drying, streak free tan. 

BEAUTY BAY Verdict: 

‘I’m not a regular fake tanner so I’m no expert when it comes to tan but the 10 Second Tan Self Tanning Spray Medium Coconut made it so easy! I love how you can see it when you’re applying so you don’t get any streaks at all. Smells amazing when applying as its coconut scented. I went for medium and it has a really nice natural colour I will definitely be buying this again!’

Laura, Ecommerce Executive

Golden Hour Glow Filter Effect Matte Tan Sundown

Development Time: Instant 

Shade: Medium/Dark

Lasting Power: 24 hours or until washed off

Features: A tropical scent 

Benefits: An instant matte, bronzed tan in minutes. Quick drying, no transfer stains. 

BEAUTY BAY Verdict: 

‘I am the worst at forgetting to prep my tan in advance – so an instant tan is a must have for me. However, my biggest fear with instant tan, is that the ever-changing English weather will leave me with streaky legs from the rain. Luckily, the Golden Hour Glow Filter Effect Matte Tan Sundown is water resistant so did not do that – in fact, I managed to keep it on for a couple of days with the tan naturally fading away with each wash. My favourite thing about this tan is that it provides a light coverage, meaning little imperfections where concealed making my skin look flawless!’

Kelsey, Junior Ecommerce Executive

10 Second Tan Self Tanning Mousse Medium

Development Time: Instant colour guide with a couple of hours to develop 

Shade: Medium

Lasting Power: Five days 

Features: A coconut scent 

Benefits: Quick drying formula that fades evenly 

BEAUTY BAY Verdict: 

‘I’m actually ashamed to say I’ve never tried bPerfect until today! (Sorry bPerfect) Which is a shock as I’m a complete tan addict and have tried almost every tan going. However I have to say, I’m pleasantly surprised. I opted for the Medium 10 Second Tan and was hesitant at first as I’m a Dark/Ultra Dark gal through and through, however I am buzzin’ with the result! It glides on really well, not streaky at all and it actually dried really quickly, no sticky feeling afterwards and having to lay in bed like a corpse which is always nice. The result today is actually amazing! Such a deep, natural glow for a medium, I’m so happy with it! Oh yeah it smells like coconut too which is a treat!’

Rochelle, Marketing Assistant 

10 Second Tan Self Tanning Spray Dark Watermelon

Development Time: Instant colour guide with a couple of hours to develop

Shade: Dark 

Lasting Power: Three to five days 

Features: A watermelon scent 

Benefits: A spray formula made with organic ingredients delivering a quick drying, streak free tan. 

BEAUTY BAY Verdict: 

‘I have always been loyal to my fake tan faves, however there is a new contender for the tanning top spot in the form of the bPerfect 10 Second Tan Dark Watermelon. The spray is dark in colour making it easy to identify areas that need extra application or blending. It has a subtle watermelon fragrance that doesn’t overpower or linger as I have experienced with other tanning products. I applied my tan using the bPerfect Double Sided Tanning Mitt which had super-soft, velvet surface helping to ensure an even, streak-free finish. The colour worked with my natural skin tone meaning I didn’t need to worry about being mistaken for an Oompa Loompa and developed almost instantly – making it ideal for those last-minute tanning emergencies.’

Lucy, Junior Ecommerce Executive

10 Second Tan Self Tanning Mousse Ultra Dark

Development Time: Instant colour guide with a couple of hours to develop 

Shade: Ultra Dark

Lasting Power: Five days 

Features: A mango scent 

Benefits: Quick drying formula that fades evenly 

BEAUTY BAY Verdict: 

‘I tried the 10 Second Tan Self Tanning Mousse Ultra Dark for the first-time last night and got to say, I’m so impressed!! I used it with the bPerfect tanning mitt, and it applied so smooth and don’t even get me STARTED on the smell!! I’ve never tried a mango scented tan, but I think I have officially been converted. So much nicer than the usual coconut smell (that actually just still smells of biscuits). Will deffo be using this again!’

Saz, Product Development Executive  

Golden Hour Glow Illuminating Instant Tan Sundown

Development Time: Instant

Shade: Medium/Dark

Lasting Power: 24 hours or until washed off

Features: A tropical scent 

Benefits: A rich crème formula that creates an instant bronzed and illuminated finish

BEAUTY BAY Verdict: 

‘As a fake tan junkie, I feel like I’ve tried and tested every fake tan that’s available. I generally like to use one that develops overnight but sometimes they just aren’t dark enough for me and I find I need an extra layer to get my desired colour. I recently tried the Golden Hour Glow Illuminating Instant Tan Sundown from bPerfect and I am obsessed! It gives the most gorgeous, bronze finish and dried within a couple of minutes. This tan is amazing for when you need a little top up or you have last minute plans and don’t want to go through the full 12-hour tan routine. As well, it smells incredible – it has a tropical scent and reminds me of sitting poolside on holiday. This tan is great if you like a deep, dark tan and has now become an essential part of my tanning/going out routine.’

Ellie, Account Manager