Applying a fake, even tan at home is tricky stuff that—despite your best efforts— usually leaves certain tell-tale signs like Oompa Loompa-colored hands. According to Mashable, a one Amy Ridler inspired her Facebook followers, namely 17-year-old Imogen Silversides, to try her innovating strategy of using a paint roller to get that elusive perfect fake tan.

Ridler's post-paint roller photo displays an evenly bronzed skin tone.


Okay so after I put on snapchat (add my snapchat amyridler) how I fake tan everyone has thought it was a great idea ...

Posted by Amy Ridler on Thursday, February 4, 2016

After Silversides gave it a go, she looked like Captain Willard.

Who ever the girl was that recommend to apply fake tan with a paint roller is one lying fuck. Don't think I'll be at work Friday 󾌴󾌴󾌴

Posted by Imogen Tyger-Lillie Silversides on Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The resemblance is uncanny.

"It didn’t actually turn out the color I thought it would be," the English teen told BBC.