Whoever is in charge of Jennifer Lawrence’s skin color (is it you?) went a little/a lot spray tan-happy on the poor girl before the Academy Awards Nominations Luncheon, which left the Jen we know and love looking less like her peachy self and more like the Oscar statuette we hope she wins. She looks terribly uncomfortable, almost as if she’s trying to tell us, “You and I both know that I am not actually this brown.” And then! Jen showed up later in the evening at the Hollywood Reporter Nominees’ Night (on the right), looking wayyyy closer to her natural shade. I am left with the impression that she ran home after the first event and scrubbed herself silly to fade the color, to which I say: been there, done that. You never know what you’re gonna get with those spray tans, and there is a painstakingly fine line between bronzed and luminous and old baseball glove.
Hey lady, you missed a spot! Oh sorry, never mind, that’s just Mark Wahlberg’s third nipple. My bad. [Photo: Bauer Griffin]
Airports are already home to salons that provide 10-minute manicures so you can fix up those ragged cuticles while waiting for your flight, but now travelers will be able to solve their pasty white skin dilemmas before hopping on a plane as well. That’s right, until this Sunday, those flying through London’s Gatwick Airport can enjoy a free spray tan before jetting away to tropical destinations, as part of the Gatwick Glow program. It’s aimed at vacation-goers who’ve been holed away in cubicles all summer long and have yet to see the sun. The promoters of the safe tan plan are hoping that if travelers get a spray tan, they’ll go easy on the sun bathing during the first few days of their vacays, and therefore avoid nasty burns and possible skin cancer in the future. Personally, I think it’s a super-smart marketing plan, especially for people who have a hard time fitting personal beauty appointments into their busy work schedules. How long until other airports realize this genius and then start to charge astronomical amounts for the service? [Daily Mail] Keep reading »
“Spray tans! I usually don’t like to have them because I don’t like the smell of it, but I have had it before. Spray me up, baby! I’m going full-force on this show. I’m not going to hold anything back.”
– Olympic ice skating gold medalist Evan Lysacek on being willing to go orange for his next big competition — “Dancing with the Stars.” [People] Keep reading »
The newest, latest, and greatest in spray tans is the “weekend away” tan. In a move away from the L.A. Oompa-Loompas and perma-pumpkin folk, the “weekend away” tan is just a tiny bit of color. Subtle. Spotted all over the actresses at the BAFTAs (Kate Winslet, Audrey Tautou, Claire Danes, and Carey Mulligan), the low-key look was a bit of bronze on only those body parts that are directly and naturally hit by the sun. It wasn’t intense color, either, but the amount you would get from a weekend trip. No weirdly bronzed armpits, no “Jersey Shore” all over day-glo, and none of the orange-brown residue left between your fingers. To get this look, it’s all about going for the least deep spray color available and getting a real-live person to spray you (the booths will give you a solid, all-over tan). Ask to be sprayed only where the sun would naturally hit: upper arms, across the nose and cheeks, shoulders, etc. Perfect for spring, no? Keep reading »