10 of the best dark tanning foams

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To many of us, self tanning products and fake tan are a godsend. But for the tan-challenged among us (me!) the light and medium self tanning foams are just not quite dark enough – give me the darkest self tanner on the market any day!

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Whether you find fake tan formulas too light for your skin tone or if you’re just obsessed with looking ultra dark, there’s something here for every tan lover. And with tanning foams being one of the easiest at-home self tanning products to try, there’ll be minimal mess and maximum bronze.


Bondi Sands Self Tanning Foam – Ultra Dark

Love the classic Bondi Sands Self Tanning Foam – Dark? Then you need to try the Ultra Dark formula, which promises the same rich, natural looking tan in an even deeper shade. It’s easy to blend, lasts for eons and smells like coconut – win!

Le Tan Uber Dark Green Base

This tanning foam works for all skin tones and develops into a gorgeous deep tan. The guide colour is also nice and dark so you look bronzed straight away.  For those that aren’t into that fake tan smell, this formula is virtually scent-less.

Australis Perfect Match Self Tan Mousse – Green Base

The triple-moisturising formula of the Australis Perfect Match Self Tan Mousse – Green Base adapts to your skin tone for the perfect glow. It’s also very quick drying and is smooth to blend into the skin. For an even darker result, layer on a second coat.

St. Tropez Self Tan Dark Bronzing Mousse

A much-loved classic, it’s hard to go past St. Tropez and the Self Tan Dark Bronzing Mousse is no different. Containing aloe vera to hydrate the skin, the formula also boasts Vegetan Premium which targets more of the brown pigments in the skin for a deeper result.

Rimmel London Sun Shimmer Self Tan Mousse

This self tanning mousse comes in several colours, but we can’t go past the Dark Matte shade. The quick drying formula means you can apply, dress and go about your business in mere minutes and the results are just-got-back-from-vacay natural.

JERGENS Natural Glow Instant Sun Sunless Tanning Mousse

The JERGENS Natural Glow Instant Sun Sunless Tanning Mousse in the Deep Bronze shade is an office favourite. It dries in just 60 seconds so it’s an easy one to throw on last minute for a natural colour.

Skinny Tan Mousse Dark

Skinny Tan products help to fight the appearance of cellulite while they bronze your skin. The Skinny Tan Mousse Dark ($29.95, skinnytan.com.au) is a rich, deep colour that you can control based on your shade preference – either wash off after 1 or 2 hours for a last-minute medium tan, or leave to develop for 6 to 8 hours for that deeper, darker tan.

ModelCo Self-Tan Mousse Ultra Dark

This tanning newbie from ModelCo is already making waves thanks to its innovative formula. The blue-green base gives the skin an even, deep tan and the ingredients of caffeine and guarana work to tighten and tone the skin. It also contains organic cacao, organic aloe vera, coconut oil and vitamin E so that the skin feels moisturised and hydrated.

Loving Tan Deluxe Bronzing Mousse Ultra Dark

A popular tan with prominent beauty vloggers like Lauren Curtis, the Loving Tan Deluxe Bronzing Mousse Ultra Dark ($39.95, au.lovingtan.com) is recommended for experienced self tanners. The salon-strength formula is quick to dry, blendable and super dark.

Ella Baché Great Mousse Tan

Formulated with avocado oil, aloe vera and green tea, the Ella Baché Great Mousse Tan is hydrating and nourishing. The quick drying formula will leave you bronzed and glowing within hours. This tan comes in two shades, so make sure you pick up ‘dark‘ if you want to look extra tan. 

What’s your favourite dark tanning mousse? Have you tried any of these? Image credit: @bronzefantasyspraytanning

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