Self-tanning towelettes make it easy to get a natural-looking glow for your big day

You may be dodging cancers and wrinkles, but self-tanners have their own set of issues—weird smells, streaking and the risk of looking like one of Willy Wonka’s Oompa Loompas.

Self-tanning wipes are great if you go the at-home application route. Unlike sprays, you have more control over where it’s applied (circular motion over the desired area), and the majority of wipes have a lovely citrus aroma, as opposed to their odorous lotion counterparts. Not to mention, the individual towelettes are easy to travel with for any touch-ups needed on the big day.

We’ve rounded up the best self-tanning wipes on the market that will turn you into a bronzed god or goddess within hours:



Tan Towel: With two formulas (Classic for fair-to-medium tones, Plus for a deeper bronze), you are able to choose whether you want subtle hints of color or look like you’ve already enjoyed your Caribbean honeymoon.


Available at Sephora, $24 for a Classic Full-Body 5-pack


gay-weddings-beauty-grooming-comodynes-self-tanning-towelettesComodynes Towelettes: The least streaky of the bunch, it’s easy to see why these towelettes are a favorite in Europe.


Available at, $13.99 for an 8-pack


gay-weddings-beauty-grooming-kate-somerville-360-toweletteKate Somerville 360 Towelettes: A must-have for bronzed beauties such as Nicole Richie, Molly Sims and Lauren Conrad. All you need is one of these massive wipes for a full-body, sun-kissed shine.


Available at Sephora, $48 for an 8-pack


gay-weddings-beauty-grooming-loreal-sublime-bronze-self-tanning-towelettesL’Oreal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Towelettes: The fastest-acting of the wipes, turning your skin golden brown within the hour, these towelettes are perfect for a last-minute glow.


Available at drugstores nationwide, $10 for a package of six.