People use a 14p product that we all have in our kitchen drawers to achieve a “streak-free” fake tan.
Trying to get the perfect result isn’t as easy as you might think, but women say using the kitchen utensil instead of a mitt has completely changed their tanning regimen.
Posting to the Facebook group Make-Up Tips and Tricks for Women Over 40, Lucy Burn wrote: “So I saw a tip on another Facebook group about applying a fake tan with a latex glove on the instead of the usual tanning mitt. Just to let you many know that I tried it and couldn’t be happier with the results!! No streaks, even tanning. I will never use a mitt again!”
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Her post was quickly flooded with replies from women who found the same thing. Trish Firmin wrote, “I did it this way for years. I couldn’t bring myself to try the glove on even though they kept sending me one.”
Jenny Anthony said: “It’s the only way I’ve done it. I feel like it’s easier to tell where I applied it and how much.” Elaine Mordoh wrote: “I’ve been doing this for 20 years. Then a smooth makeup sponge for my hands and fingers. Perfect results every time!
Toni Young commented, “That’s how I do it! Great, same cover every time!” Corinna Lopardo said, “I’ve been applying mine with a latex glove for a few years, I love how it goes on.”
Elsewhere on Tik Tok, a video comparing the results you get from tanning with a mitt vs with latex gloves has racked up 18.7 million views. In the video, the designer puts fake tan on her legs – using a glove for one leg and a latex glove for the other, Manchester Evening News reports.
While the latex glove leg looks streak-free, the mitt leg looks a bit more uneven and difficult to scrub properly. One person replied, “Why did the glove turn it green?”
Another said: “It definitely looks more flawless with the gloves on!” A third commented: “I used to use a glove but changed to gloves after watching your videos (sic).” A fourth said: “I’ve been using gloves for about 16 years, and everyone I say this to calls me crazy for not using a glove! That’s exactly why I refuse to use a glove.”
Tesco is currently selling 40 packs of disposable latex gloves for £5.50 each – at 14p per glove – but they’re also available from stores like Home Bargains, ASDA and B&M, and you may be able to find them even cheaper .