October 4, 2018

How to Find Your Perfect Color Base Tan

Much like your hair color or cosmetics, your colour base tan can be selected based on your desired end result and skin finish, all thanks to the MineTan Color Base Tan Collection. It doesn’t matter what your skin type or tone is, all of the color base tans suit all types and tones. By using a colour base tan you are in control of your skin finish.

Some people will prefer a certain color base for their unique skin type and tone or choose one to best suit an upcoming event or occasion, like how some people prefer tones in highlighters and blushes.

How do color base tans work?

A unique set of bronzers and active ingredients give these tans their relative color base. When the DHA interacts with your skin, these color actives also go to work to give you that desired skin tone and end result!

No matter which color base you choose, you’re always going to get beautiful, flawless looking tan. Your tan will always look natural to you. But it can also help to know a bit about skin tones and undertones to help make a decision of where to start…

Your skin tones & undertones 

Tones tend to be simply classified into fair, medium or deep.

Undertones can be classified as:

  • Cool (pink, red or bluish undertones)
  • Warm (yellow, peachy, golden undertones)
  • Neutral (a mix of warm and cool undertones)

If your skin veers pink, red, or blueish, you have cool undertones. If your skin has a yellow, peachy, or golden tinge, you have warm undertones. If you have a mix of both, your undertone is neutral.

To find your undertone, look at your wrists under natural light. Are your veins more blue or green? People with veins that appear blue or purple have cool skin tones, while those with warm tones have veins that look green.

There are limitless skin tones/undertone combinations so sometimes it can take a little bit of trial and error with some products. But lucky for tan lovers, the MineTan Color Bases are designed to suit all tones and types, your choice should depend more on which tones you’d like to capture or complement. 

Which MineTan Color Base is for you?

Caramel Color Base Self Tan Foam

Caramel – a radiant everyday classic tan 

Not too light and not too dark, Caramel is perfect for those looking for a classic, sun kissed, golden skin finish in as little as one hour.

A mix of golden caramel bronzers works best with lighter skin tones for a classic, golden glow that particularly complements fair, yellow skin tones. The caramel base adds a healthy, classic glow for a natural, sun kissed finish. 

Mink Color Base Self Tan Foam

Mink – a soft, matte velvety brown

For a silky smooth, matte brown skin finish, Mink is perfect for those looking for a natural looking, cool mid-tone tan in as little as one hour.

A mix of soft ash and brown bronzers to work with neutral skin tones to deliver a cool, mid-tone silky smooth skin finish that particularly complements neutral skin tones. The mink base works with neutral skin tones for a matte brown finish. 

Olive Color Base Self Tan Foam

Olive – beach bronze babe tan

Our original green base professional formula loved by salons and now self tanners. Olive maximises your skin’s deepest potential, capturing your natural skin color and amplifies it with super dark results.

A mix of green and dark brown bronzers works with all skin tones to amplify your natural color and complements all skin tones – so a great starter if you’re a bit confused! The green base amplifies your skin’s natural color for a natural olive bronze finish.

Violet Color Base Self Tan Foam

Violet – a flawless, airbrushed skin finish

Look like you’ve just stepped off the beach in Positano or flew in from a Mediterranean holiday escape. Violet gives you a rich, warm super dark brown skin finish in as little as one hour. 

A mix of violet and dark brown bronzers counteracts yellow and orange undertones in your skin to deliver a natural looking rich, warm tan and works to complement naturally olive skin tones. The violet base adds warmth and vibrancy for a richer brown skin finish.

Dark Ash Color Base Self Tan Foam

Dark Ash – an alluring, deep mid-summer look

Look like you’ve just returned from Rio. Dark Ash gives you a cool, intense super dark brown skin finish in as little as one hour.

A mix of dark ash brown bronzers counteracts red and gold undertones in your skin to deliver a natural looking, cool intense tan particularly complementing fair, reddish skin tones. The dark ash base cools down reddish skin tones for an intense brown skin finish. 

Blue Black Color Base Self Tan Foam
Blue Black – bold, dramatic, day-to-night look

For a dramatic look you can take from day to night. The ultra reflective tones in Blue Black captures the light, reflecting it for a bold brightening effect. Blue Black gives you a deep, rich super dark brown skin finish with cool undertones in as little as one hour.

A mix of blue and black bronzers counteracts cool, yellow and red undertones in your skin to deliver a natural looking, deep dark tan with cool undertones. Complementing darker skin tones, the ultra reflective tones in the blue black base adds a bold, brightening effect to your skin.

Compare the Bases



Color Create

Also available in droppers, you can use these color bases to mix to create and customize your own color base tan to suit you perfectly.

Add Color Create Tan Drops to your Invisible Color Self Tan Foam or Pro Spray Mist to create and customize your own unique color base tan. Mix it up, get creative and experiment with your own blend for a custom skin finish. After all… life is better in color!

Mine Innovation

Better yet, all of the color bases include MineTan’s 1 Hour Express Tan Formula allowing you to choose how dark you want to go the longer you leave them on your skin to develop. They’re also vegan friendly, made from 100% natural DHA and paraben free. You can read more about the skin-loving ingredients in all MineTan products here.

Now you know the range and the magic behind color bases, which will you choose?



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