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I think the best are those gradual building ones, the body moisturizers with a hint of tan in them.
They work really well for me, because it's not like a sudden transition from white or TAN and it tends to look a lot more natural in my opinion.
Plus, less streaks, just apply easily and it's pretty straight forward, and because it applies lighter to start with - you stains or streaks if you do end up with them won't be as obvious. The kind of thing you can see because you know they're there, but others can't.
And it's just easy and part of the daily routine of moisturizing for me anyway. So not a lot of effort.
Other than that - I've heard a lof of good things about self spray on tan - but I've never tried it myself so I can't really say much about it.
As for bronzing powder I use Rimmel london - sun summer duo or something like that.