Aussie's fake tan fail goes viral on TikTok: 'Who did this to you?'

Gillian Wolski
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·2-min read

An Aussie teen’s pre-high school formal fake tan fail has gone viral on TikTok after her friend shared a video of her shocked reaction to seeing herself for the first time after leaving the salon.

TikTok user @lemonlover202 (or Becky Stewart as per her bio) uploaded the funny clip over the weekend and it’s since racked up an astounding two million views in just five days.

An Aussie teen's fake tan fail has gone viral on TikTok. Photo: TikTok/lemonlover202.
An Aussie teen's fake tan fail has gone viral on TikTok. Photo: TikTok/lemonlover202.

“Bringing this back because I can’t deal,” she captioned the video which shows her pal (who goes by @meephayley or Hayley Smith on the app) emerging from her spray tan appointment looking less bronzed and more, well... grey.

“That’s grey, am I colour blind?” wrote a TikTok user in the comments of the unexpected hue.

“WHO DID THIS TO U,” another user demanded.

Once home, Hayley takes a good look at herself in the mirror and her friend was there to capture her expression of utter disbelief.

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The high schooler's face says it all. Photo: TikTok/lemonlover202.
The high schooler's face says it all. Photo: TikTok/lemonlover202.

“The reaction just proves she didn’t see herself until she got home,” one user pointed out.

“I feel so bad like it’s not her fault,” added another.

The video left one user feeling spooked ahead of their own tan session the following day:

“Stop I’m meant to be getting a spray tan tomorrow,” they wrote.

The colour catastrophe was, however, remedied after a good scrub and an application of an at-home tanning product, as Becky explained in the comments:

“She washed it off pretty much straight away and had to do a layer of Bondi Sands to get rid of the grey tones,” she said.

TikTok users couldn't beieve their eyes. Photo: TikTok/lemonlover202.
TikTok users couldn't beieve their eyes. Photo: TikTok/lemonlover202.
Thankfully the tan disaster was remedied in the end. Photo: TikTok/lemonlover202.
Thankfully the tan disaster was remedied in the end. Photo: TikTok/lemonlover202.

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