But here’s the big question: is it any good?
Lara has the beauty and fashion world at her feet; of course she can swan around all day with a perfect golden tan. For us regular folk playing at home, achieving a non-orange glow while also smelling like “a donut” (her words, not mine) is not always straightforward — so we put The Base to the test.
Products and prices
The Base is an extensive range, which is only available for purchase online.
There’s the signature Instant Tan Mousse and Gradual Tanning Lotion (both $29), and a few other products to help you achieve a summery glow: the Body Glow Oil ($39), LB Cream (Lara’s version of a BB cream, $24), Skin Illuminator in Matte Bronze or Shimmer ($24) and the Tanning Application Mitt ($12). You can buy the entire range in a package deal for $160.
Look, let's be real: you should probably at least like Lara Worthington before you purchase this range because her face is all over the packaging. When I had her products all lined up on my desk I felt like she was watching me — but I like Lara and her face, so it was all okay.
The Base products are encased in chic containers in a dark taupe colour, and they look elegant and luxurious on a bathroom counter — just the way I like it.
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The Base Instant Tan Mousse delivered a warm, golden, in no way orange glow in hour hours. It was also easy to apply, streak-free... and yes, it truly smelled like donuts. Lara Worthington, you've got yourself a winner — and a fan for life. Seriously, I am already hanging out to apply this stuff all over my face and body again, and I usually hate applying fake tan. The tan stayed deep and vibrant for about seven days.