A MUM was left mortified after a new self-tanning product left her way darker than she had anticipated – and even her family were stunned.
At first, the beauty fanatic was super excited to try out the £5 buy which she had bagged in the shade Dark.
But little did she know that things would soon take a sharp turn – for the worst – and she’d be left mortified.
As Rachel began to apply the mousse with a mini make-up brush, she noticed it had already developed into a very deep shade, one that was far too dark for her liking.
Sadly, it was already too late, as the mum had already covered her face with the bargain buy, which has received dozens of five-star ratings online.
After taking some selfies revealing the major disaster, the beauty lover decided to share the disaster with her man and daughter, who had been sitting in the living room all along.
As she entered the room, where the duo was sitting on the sofa, the partner turned around and was immediately lost for words.
With his jaw on the floor, the Romeo looked totally mortified and the child in the background was just as stunned, with neither of them saying a word.
”Don’t know if to trust the process and see the outcome tomorrow or just shower it off now,” the tan fanatic wrote in the caption of the video.
Needless to say, it wasn’t just the two who were horrified at the flop – hundreds of social media users raced to comments in sheer horror.
”I used it last week and I’ve never been so dark in my life,” wrote one person who had also tried out the budget-friendly beauty buy.
”Omg I thought my tan was dark,” someone else added.
Another had seen the video just in time, as they were about to apply the mousse too.
”glad I didn’t put it on my face.”
A fourth was in hysterics at the guy’s reaction: ”his face just says it all.”
Perhaps instead of forking out for self tanners, Rachel should try out snacking on ten carrots a day, as does one woman, Dena Rendall.
The 21-year-old, who spends £40 a week on veggies, said the fridge staple is what keeps her skin with a healthy glow.
“I’m a blonde pale girl with very fair skin but because I eat so many carrots I can have a tan all year round.
“When people ask me what tan I use and I tell them I just eat a lot of carrots, they think I’m joking.
“I never get sick of them.”
The stunner, from Edinburgh, insisted she is rarely ill and that she’s never tempted by store-bought fake tans.
“It’s far healthier than sunbeds.
“I don’t think it’s worth risking the negative effects, so I think I’ll stick to my carrots.”
Carotenemia is caused by the prolonged intake of foods rich in carotene — a pigment that adds a yellow colour to the skin.
It is found in fruits and vegetables including orange, squash, papaya, right, mango, carrots and cabbage.
Carotenemia is usually not serious and is treated by a reduction in carotene-rich foods.