Think one sunless tanner fits all? Think again—like any other makeup, different products work better for different people. When determining which sunless tanner is best for you, it’s important to consider application preference, but also skin tone. Here’s our breakdown of the sunless tanners that are most flattering for every complexion.
self tanners for every skin tone
Fair Skin
Jergens Natural Glow Foaming Daily Moisturizer allows you to build your tan gradually, which is great for fair skin, as you’ll avoid accidently over-doing it.
Lancôme Flash Bronzer, a Team MDC favorite, offers more color than Jergens, but never leaves us looking orange. This sunless tanner also has Vitamin E and moisturizing ingredients to prevent skin from future damage and keep it silky soft.
MDC tip: If you find a tanner is too dark for you, mix it with lotion first. This will lessen the intensity of the color.
 
Medium/Olive Skin
L'Oréal Sublime Glow Daily Body Moisturizer + Natural Skin Tone Enhancer is a great option if you don’t need dramatic color. The skin-tone enhancer works with individual body chemistry to create just the right shade for you.
Guerlain Terracotta Spray SPF 10 in Medium is perfect for those who can’t commit to a tan, as it offers golden skin coverage immediately but washes off in the shower.
 
Dark Skin
St. Tropez Self Tan Dark Bronzing Spray offers an intense, dark airbrushed finish.
L’Oréal Sublime Bronze ProPerfect Salon Airbrush Mist Deep Natural Tan is great choice for natural looking dark tone with streak-free results.
No matter what product you’re using, be sure to check out our step-by-step guide to a flawless glow!
What’s your favorite sunless tanner? Let us know in the comments!
Photos: Jergens; St Tropez; Guerlain; L’Oreal