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Woman uses paint roller to apply fake tan, and gets some unexpected results

Some beauty hacks should be ignored.


Gabe Bergado

Internet Culture

In the quest for the perfect even tan, one woman has ended up a viral sensation thanks to some not-so-perfect results.

Imogen Silversides, 17, decided to go the fake tanning route instead of sitting out in the sun. Instead of using her hands or plastic gloves, Silversides used a woman named Amy Ridler’s tip of using a paint roller for the whole process. The method was supposedly perfect because she wouldn’t get her hands covered in self-tanner, she could reach her back and other corners of the body that are hard to get to, and most importantly, she would have “NO STREAKS.”

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Well, let this be a cautionary tale for anyone who trusts just any beauty tips online. Because Silversides did not look to be all too pleased with the results after going Home Depot with her tanning aspirations.


Imogen Tyger-Lillie Silversides/Facebook

She writes in the photo’s caption, “Who ever the girl was that recommend to apply fake tan with a paint roller is one lying fuck. Don’t think I’ll be at work Friday 😂😂😂.” It’s been making the rounds on Facebook, with over 40,000 likes and 5,000 shares.

While the immediate results of the paint roller treatment might not have been what Silversides was expecting, it all turned out fine in the end. She even good-naturedly called in for a segment of BBC Radio 5 talking about the whole experience. There might have been quite the resemblance to peanut butter baby, but Silversides says that after she washed off the tan she was left with a nice skin hue.

Next time, let’s leave the home improvement goods in the toolshed.

H/T Mashable | Photo via photocapy/Flickr (CC BY SA 2.0)

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