I wanted to try a tan that would give me a nice glow – but nothing too orange (obviously!). I opted for St. Tropez – as its known for being one of the best tans out there.
I prepped my skin so the tan would look as good as possible. This involved exfoliating and moisturising – paying attention to elbows, knees and heels. I used a mitt to also help work the tan in, for an even coverage.
I was using the classic tanning lotion. You apply before you go to bed and wash off in the morning. The lotion itself is really dark – but don’t worry that’s just the guide colour so you can see where you have applied it. It is not the colour you will be finished with. You will look much darker before you go to bed than when you wash it off in the morning.
The lotion is easy to apply and spreads quite evenly. I have used tans in the past which stick a bit to your skin and are hard to rub in evenly – but the St. Tropez lotion was really easy to apply. As I said before I used a mitt to ensure the tan spread out well and that I didn’t get orange palms! Tip – in order to tan the tops of your hands use the residue of what is left on the mitt and gently wipe over hands. Do not apply more lotion to the mitt as you will get really orange knuckles and funny lines. Do the same when tanning your feet too!
The smell of the tan is pretty similar to other tans – that biscuity smell. It perhaps is a little bit less fake tan smelling than the cheaper fake tans – but a fake tan smell is still there. There is still a very subtle smell of tan even after you have showered the next day but I actually quite like the smell of tan so I don’t mind!
I applied my tan 4 days ago and it is still looking good; even and streak free. If I was to top up I would say once a week is enough.
Overall I really liked the St.Tropez tanning lotion. I would be keen to try the mousse next time so I will let you know how I get on. Below is my before and after from the tanning lotion :)
4.5 Stars :) oxox