Rebecca Judd and Nadia Bartel have revealed their DYI tanning secrets. Pictures: Spray Aus/Instagram
Rebecca Judd and Nadia Bartel have revealed their DYI tanning secrets. Pictures: Spray Aus/Instagram

Cult $25 fake tanning product that’s selling out

If bronzed was the tone of summer, pasty and pale has definitely been the running theme of self-isolation.

And while the beauty industry - including spray tanning salons - remains temporarily shut in most states, those committed to a year-round glow have been taking streak-free tanning matters into their own mitt-covered hands.

Valued at $US1.47 billion, the self-tanning industry is projected to grow by nearly 6 per cent globally by 2025, according to a report by consulting firm Grand View Research.

It is being fuelled by a trend away from IRL tanning through sun exposure to fake tanning formulas, which are more relevant than ever in the quarantine era.

Nadia Bartel and Rebecca Judd co-own Spray Aus. Picture: Instagram
Nadia Bartel and Rebecca Judd co-own Spray Aus. Picture: Instagram

 

Nadia Bartel sporting a Coachella-inspired Spray Aus tan. Picture: Instagram
Nadia Bartel sporting a Coachella-inspired Spray Aus tan. Picture: Instagram

Enter Spray Aus, the spray tanning empire co-owned by Bec Judd and Nadia Bartel whose salon tan at home range recently launched at Mecca Cosmetica.

With no parabens or PEGs, Spray Aus has gathered a cult-like following since it was founded in 2014 by Emily McKay and Ellie Pearson, in partnership with social media stars Bartel and Judd.

Clutching a tanning mist and mitt, the power WAGs reveal the secrets behind their self-tanning empire.

What is your step by step guide to a spray tan-style tan from home?

Rebecca Judd: "Exfoliating is an absolute must and it will set your tan up for a flawless application. If you have excess tan on from last week, our Tan Reverser will remove any residue ready for a fresh application.

"Our application glove with a mousse will help you with an even colour. For a light bronzing on your face, our Tan Mist is perfect."

 

 

What are the major mistakes we make when DIY fake tanning?

Nadia Bartel: "Taking your time in your application can make or break your tan.

"Try using limited product around your ankles, wrist and hands and this will make for a perfect, natural bronze."

How long does Spray Aus take to develop?

BJ: "If you are using our Natural Mousse, anywhere from two to eight hours will give you a natural glow.

"If you are looking for a time savvy option or a little darker this time, the Deep Dark Mousse can achieve this look anywhere from two to six hours."

What has been the top-selling product/s during lockdown?

NB: "The Deep Dark Mousse ($39.95) and Tan Mist ($24.95) have been flying out the door. Having the option to apply tan yourself at home and achieve a salon look has still been desirable in lockdown. A little bit of self-care can make you feel brighter and we have noticed our community expanding their home tanning range since our studios were forced to close."

Spray Aus' at-home range is available now via Mecca Cosmetica.

Originally published as Cult $25 fake tanning product that's selling out