Say hello to ‘Beauty Hacks’ week here on VDM. Seven days crammed with posts and videos filled to the brim with makeup shortcuts, products that make our regimes that little bit more streamlined and tips that will have you nodding along and thinking ‘genius’. Ok, maybe not the last one… 

Fake tanning is the holder of many questions in the beauty world. Will I resemble one of Willy Wonka’s Oompa Loompas after a single application? Will I have to sport my tanning mishaps with pride for days as they are unable to be removed? Will it make me smell of biscuit crusted chicken? Yes, with the wrong product in hand all of the aforementioned could be true. But after suffering with the above many, many times and being a pretty avid tanner since my early teenage years I think I’ve come out the other end and now have a pretty good arsenal of faux glowers in my drawers that could persuade even the most wariest of tanners over to the sun-kissed side.

My latest addition demystifies facial tanning for all. I think body-wise everyone gets the routine by now – exfoliate, moisturise dry spots and tan (always with a mitt) – but when it comes to the face we’re all a bit of confused at what step we should use it, can it be applied over oils, how often? Ah gawd, so many questions. Enter Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster, a.k.a) just add tan.

I’ve got a lot of love for Clarins tanning products already – hello fourth bottle of Liquid Bronze – but where the Golden Glow Booster differs is that it’s a concentrated treatment designed to be added to your normal day or night moisturiser. No more ‘when should I apply it?’ queries, just whenever you’d apply moisturiser, mix in a drop or three apply and repeat daily until you reach your desired level of ‘I’ve just been on holiday – lies‘ look. It seriously could not be easier. No funky whiffs, no orange-ness, just a subtle colour that I tend to mix in with my moisturiser every other night.

Your one stop tanning hack, sorted.

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  • Zazie Bibi

    This truly sounds fab! Can’t wait for more Beauty Hacks! xx

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  • Charlotte // BeautySoup

    Sounds like a winner! So it’s basically fool proof, when you moisterise, you use this? Genius! Xx

    Soup | UK Beauty Blog

  • Anna Blush

    I’ve been after a face tan for a while now, considered the Liquid Bronze after hearing all your rave reviews however maybe I’ll give this a try instead. Sounds so simple! x

  • Jess French

    I may give this a go, im so pale, i sometimes wish to tan, but i’m scared it could turn out drastically wrong.

    jess x

  • nightflycb .

    This sounds amazing! I think I have to try it :-)

  • Evelyn Morales

    I reselntly bought this as well and I have to say that I really like it. Its quite subtle and no one can ever tell that you have been putting fake tan on your face!!

  • Cloud Esmé

    I’m always unsure of how to tan my face after I’ve tanned my body but this seems like a great solution:)

    Esmé // CloudEsmé

  • Esme

    This sounds lovely, I always just used a darker foundation but this sounds like a way better idea! <3

  • GirlLovesGloss

    I just got my hands on this and tried it out last night for the first time! This morning I had a nice even clow, certainly not “I’ve been in the sun!” tan, but a little something something.

  • Emma Be Beauty

    Interesting. I’d love to try this out.

  • KittyMakesUp

    I love my clarin’s liquid bronze and can’t wait to try this! x

  • Jess Seymour

    I am pale year round so this might be good for a bit of a summer glow!

  • Pink Elephant Blog

    That looks amazing! Need to get my hands on this! I love the Clarins Liquid Bronze, best tanning product ever!

    alex @

  • Imogen Stafford

    I neeed this! Especially since my fake tan always fades so quickly on my face!

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  • Victoria Caulfield

    I already have pretty tan skin, so I won’t be using this, maybe on summer I’ll give it a try :)

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  • Laura C

    I love the sound of this for spring, especially that you can mix it in with your moisturiser – how easy is that! I will definitely be picking one up next time I’m passing by Boots.

    Laura x | Life and Lipstick

  • Katie Brown // Art Farm

    I’m a complete fake tanning nube, so this sounds perfect!!

  • Beautygeek

    I just got this and it works really nice. It’s not a deep tan but it’s more than a “I look a little less pale than yesterday”.

  • Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD.

    Sounds amazing, sounds perfect for a subtle tan! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

  • Amber Hunter

    I’ve never had need of a fake tan before because I live in Florida but I’ll be going to school up north and I have a feeling I’ll go back to being very pale very quickly haha so I’ll have to keep this tip in mind!
    Lovely Notions

  • Cosmetic Betty

    This is my dream product!

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  • Emily Pickhardt

    Since I work indoors all the summer I rarely get much of a tan and have become accustomed to my paleness. But now I feel like I need this product. Dang do I need this product.

  • Chrissabella

    This sounds sooo good, thanks for sharing!

  • Jennifer Monforton

    I’ve heard rumblings about this in the blogosphere lately, and wow, does it sound handy! Glad you’re enjoying it too! xo

  • Ampersaand

    That’s a brilliant idea – as someone with really pale skin, tanning has always been too scary to try, but a gradual tan mixed in with my daily moisturizer? why not!

  • Allison

    I am more curious which fake tan made you smell like biscuit covered chicken? hahah too funny

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  • Manu

    Is it non-comedogenic?

  • Kassandra Fairhall

    I have to say I own this stuff and I LOVE it, it seriously amazing and gives the perfect most natural looking tan

  • Kate Wilson

    as someone who is very pale, I’m always in need of a good fake tan! x


  • Sybil Mae

    I am defiantly going to have to give this a go!

  • Lou

    Hi Vivianna, can I use it together with a serum I put on before going to be?


    It`s high time to get me this baby..