The £11 self tan that turned Ryan Gosling into Ken

There’s still a year to go until the Barbie movie is due to hit our screens, but already the hype is real, with sneak glimpses of Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling as Barbie and Ken sending waves of excitement across the internet.

In fact, a whole trend – #Barbiecore – has emerged around the plastic doll, influencing outfit choices (see Megan Fox, Kim Kardashian), colour trends (pink is going nowhere) and of course, heel heights (high, high, high!)

While we don’t have the time to don a pink boob tube, skirt and knee-high boots this summer, one tip we will be taking from the film is a lesson in self-tanning, because it’s fair to say Ryan Gosling has been physically transformed into Ken thanks to great tan (the hair is quite a look too).

Kimberley Nkosi, the film’s tanning artist, revealed to Allure that she uses two very affordable products to create the look, which is music to our ears and wallets in these straitened times.

Gosling’s glow comes courtesy of British brand Isle of Paradise, which was founded by celebrity tanning expert Jules Von Hep. First, Ryan’s skin was prepped with Isle of Paradise Prep It Self-Tan Priming Spray, then glowed up thanks to the brand’s Self-Tanning Water.

Isle of Paradise Prep It Self-Tan Priming Spray, £7.95 (was £15.95),

Luckily for us, both products are currently half price from – offering us the chance to try out a celebrity-worthy tan at bargain prices.

Isle of Paradise Self-Tanning Water, £10.95 (was £21.95),

Gosling-worthy glow, here we come!