12 foolproof fake tans you basically can't screw up

These self-tanners will give you a flawless glow year-round.

By Sarah Brooks-Wilson

It may be nearing winter, but now's the perfect time to prepare your faux tan for the cooler months.

But before you start thinking horrible smells, tangerine colour and obvious-from-a-mile-away streaks, the new tanners are now swifter, sheerer and better than ever.

They work overnight or in hour, last for weeks, protect with sunscreen and smell just as good as regular lotions. Use our handy guide to find the best tan for you, so you don't end up having an unfortunate fake tan fail like these A-listers.