Self tan is like a good red lipstick – when you find one that works, stick to it. That’s how we feel about St Tropez.

The colour is always spot on – slightly blue/green-based so it’s never orange, streak-free and leaves no obvious smell to give it all away.

But the downfall of self tan has always been the overnight wait – it ruins crisp white sheets, the smell isn’t great and it means you have to forward plan (which nobody actually does, right?).

That is, until St Tropez came to the rescue of last minute, pale bodied people (hands up emoji) the world over with their one hour express tan. Yeah, you read that correctly. One hour and you’re out the door – bronzed and bootylicious.

Read on to see how it works.

By Carmen Hamilton.