To say I’m a little bit in love with this tan would be an understatement. Having previously turned to sunbeds (naughty, I know!) to achieve a natural all-year-round glow, I’m really not easy to please on the fake tanning front. I swear by the dove gradual tan but have recently been searching for something with a more instant, deeper, 'I’ve been on holiday’, yet natural result to keep me away from the sunbeds. And this is it!
This tanning mousse glides on really evenly when applied with a mitt, and it’s not at all drying so doesn’t cling to knees and elbows. As it’s advertised as a 1 hour tan, the colour obviously develops almost instantly and you really can wash the guide colour off after just one hour to reveal a deep natural looking tan without the smell or stickiness! I’d say it begins to fade three days after application but it does this really evenly and requires almost no exfoliating. I’ve been using the cocoa radiant gel oil from Vaseline every morning (see my review here), which has really helped with keeping the tan looking glowing and my skin so soft. It’s also probably given the tan a helping hand in fading evenly, so I’d really recommend using these two products together.
Surprisingly, the one thing I love most about this tan is how well it tans and takes to my face, despite it not being specifically designed for this. I pop the smallest amount onto a few cotton pads (layered up to ensure it doesn’t sink though and stain my fingers!) and then cover my entire face and neck with it. Again, as it’s not drying it doesn’t sink into any pores or cling to any patches and it actually leaves my face looking so healthy, glowing and surprisingly flawless. It seems to skim over any imperfections rather than sink in and highlight them, which was previously my main hatred of fake tans. It also stays put on my face through cleansing and toning so only needs re-applying every three days. Since I discovered this tan a few weeks ago, I haven’t had to wear foundation during the daytimes, just a few dabs of concealer and a bit of blusher, which I’m sure my skin is thankful for! Even for this reason alone, I am SO thankful for this tan.
Although it’s dark, it’s one of the most natural colours I’ve found so far, and I’ve tried almost every brand out there. I have it on in my previous style diary post which will give you an idea of the results, and these photos were taken two days after application. You can also kind of see the results on my face here too.
I haven’t got a single complaint about this tan, even the price is so reasonable at £6 from Primark or £7.99 from Superdrug and Feel Unique (see links under photo). If you’ve tired this tan I’d love to know your thoughts too!