Mum's fake tan fail leaves her looking like Shrek character

By Helen Le Caplain & Charlotte Hadfield

A mum said she was left looking like Princess Fiona from Shrek after a 'darker than dark' fake tan turned her skin green.

Kerry McRobb decided to indulge in a pamper evening by applying fake tan to give her naturally pale skin a golden glow.

The 20-year-old, who works as a support worker at a children's hospital, said she dug out an old bottle of St Moriz fake tan in shade Darker than Dark, which was out-of-date.

READ MORE: Woman explains why she glued note on Range Rover window

After slapping on a couple of layers, Kerry admits she noticed a green tinge but, desperate for her golden glow, ploughed on regardless.

However she claims the colour got 'worse and worse' as it dried and she soon found herself with green skin.

Kerry's friends compared her to Shrek after she sent them photos of herself looking mortified - but Kerry said she likes to think she looked more like Shrek's wife Princess Fiona.

Kerry McRobb said she went from looking like Casper the friendly ghost to Princess Fiona from Shrek (Kennedy News and Media)


She shared the hilarious photos with the caption: "This is my sign to stop fake tanning and get back to sunbeds asap."

Kerry, from Livingston, West Lothian, said: "I'm very pale without fake tan, I look like Casper - the friendly pale ghost.

"I put the fake tan on as I wanted a golden glow, I used St Moriz Darker than Dark fake tan.

"Before I was pregnant I would put it on every so often when I went out. Not like in school when we had Tan Thursdays - everyone would be stinking of digestive biscuits."

She added: "As I was putting it on I noticed it was a little bit green and as it was drying it got worse and worse.

"I put two layers on and left it on overnight.

"I first spotted the khaki green colour on my phone's camera that night, I was a bit taken aback.

"I shared the pictures with my friends, they found it funny.

"I said I looked like Shrek but I'd like to think I was more Princess Fiona."

After sending the funny snaps to her friends, Kerry went to sleep and woke up the following morning to have a thorough shower - in which she was thankfully able to scrub off the green tinge.

Kerry said: "I hadn't fake tanned in over a year because I was pregnant, so it was probably out of date.

"I wasn't concerned as I knew it would come off, it was very funny."

St Moriz was contacted for comment.

Receive newsletters with the latest news, sport and what's on updates from the Liverpool ECHO by signing up here.


What is inkl?

Important stories

See news based on value, not advertising potential. Get the latest news from around the world.

Trusted newsrooms

We bring you reliable news from the world’s most experienced journalists in the most trusted newsrooms.

Ad-free reading

Read without interruptions, distractions or intrusions of privacy.