Airbrush tans are a popular and affordable way to achieve the glowing look of a sun without exposing yourself to UV light or messing around with various creams and lotions which often result in splotchy—if any—results. Airbrush tans are especially popular before certain events, such as formal dances and, of course, weddings. A bridal airbrush tan is one way to ensure that your skin looks its glowing best when you’re walking down the aisle. If you’re planning on getting a spray tan for your wedding nuptials, you should consider the following top tips for getting a bridal airbrush tan for your big day.
Tip: Get a spray tan several weeks ahead of your wedding for a “trial run”
One of the biggest mistakes that brides-to-be make is not doing a trial run with a spray tan at least a few weeks before their wedding. The reason you should do a trial run is so that you can test out what your wedding day makeup will look like with your spray tan—you don’t want to get your makeup done and realize that the colors look all wrong for your skin tone or the look you have You should also make sure that you’re getting the tan from the place you will be getting it from right before your wedding.
Tip: Get your airbrush tan 2 to 3 days before your wedding
You should never get your bridal airbrush tan the day of your wedding—not only will you almost certainly have color rub off on your dress, you run the risk of not being able to correct or hide any mistakes such as uneven application if you get the spray tan on the day of your wedding. The ideal time to get your bridal airbrush is 2 to 3 days before your wedding. This will give your skin enough time to properly develop with the color of the tan, and will ensure that the airbrush tan isn’t going to streak or rub off on your clothing.
Tip: Go for a lighter shade and application
It might be tempting to go for a darker airbrush tan—especially if you’re worried about looking pale in your dress—but a lighter spray is a much better idea for your big day. The goal is to achieve a nice tanned glow to your skin, and getting too much spray could result in your standing out more than you wanted to on your wedding day. If all else fails, you can ask your photographer to touch up the photos and give you a slightly darker glow in the post-editing process before you receive them.
Tip: Avoid wearing a bra for a bridal spray tan
When it comes to bridal airbrush tans, one thing you definitely want to avoid wearing is a bra—otherwise, you run the risk of exposing your “bra lines” when you wear your wedding dress, since they will most likely be visible depending on the cut of your wedding dress. It’s better to have a uniform tan in this area than run this risk.