HORRIBLE Tanner! Streaky and gave barely any color. The foam does not give an even application for some reason, so it turns out very patchy and streaky! This is also very overpriced. Go with SUN labs for sunless tanner, there dark tanning lotion is the bomb dot com!
I really like this product and I'm happy with my purchase.. that being said, I had rather realistic, if not low, expectations.
First of all, it does go on very easily and dries super fast. I purchased the applicator mitt which definitely helps blend everything in. But you have to work fast because, like I said, it dries really quickly.
Second, I do notice the typical self-tanner smell after about 20-30 minutes. It isn't as bad as some other tanners that I've used and the smell of the actual mousse when you apply it is very nice.
So far I haven't noticed any staining on my clothes or sheets, so I apply it before bed and rinse off the next morning. The color isn't super noticeable, it's more of a subtle tan.
It does streak or leave spots, but any self-tanner is going to do that. You just have to be really careful when applying it and make sure that you exfoliate and moisturize!
Let me just start off by saying that I used to do spray tans and stopped because I HATE the smell. The associate in Sephora applied this to my arms, chest, neck and back just to test the color. There's a faint hint of that nasty "self tanner" smell at first, but it's not nearly as strong as most self tanners and it disappears once you shower. Extremely easy to apply and applies evenly. Once washed off in the shower, all rough spots are removed to reveal an even gorgeous tan. Doesn't transfer on to clothes/sheets and dries within a minute or two. This stuff is amazing, I can't wait to buy a bottle of my own!
Best self tanner I've used thus far. However I will say that I have kind of a love hate relationship with it. In the summer once Ive already gotten a little bit of color from the sun this mousse looks great. Go back a month when I'm my natural color and put it on, I'm left with a boyfriend repeatedly teasing me because I'm orange. With that being said, I would say this is for people who are already a tiny bit tan.. unfortunately. For that I'm giving it a four but the rest of the review is for when I'm already a teeny bit tan. With one coat I got a nice color that I would have liked to be much darker. I will for sure be using the dark version of this mousse from now on because I'd rather not have to deal with the color guide/ self tan smell on my body more than once a week to get my desired color. I'm naturally about an NC30 with olive skin. This smells just like the Tresemme dry shampoos during application. Then it dries after about 5-10 minutes and you smell like absolute self tan, but it was bound to happen so I'm fine with that. A shower definitely takes that "lovely fragrance" away so no worries. I also made the HORRIBLE mistake of using my bare hands to apply this. I was left with horrendously stained hands and this was before I knew about washing your hands with whitening toothpaste to take it off. Now I use latex gloves because I refuse to use a mitt that will only soak up a bunch of product. The only way this streaks is if YOU YOURSELF don't know what you're doing (work quickly to blend as this IS a quick-to-stain mousse). I gave it a 4 on the packaging because part of the pump is kind of cracked in a way that if the bottle is upside down it will leak. Not a big fan of the $40 factor and I really don't think that this is amazing enough to be that price. MAYBE if it didn't turn my winter skin orange and actually lasted longer than 3 days but even then the price would make me sick.
OBSESSED - A+ product! This is hands down the best self-tanner I've ever used. I actually had someone ask me which "perfume" I was wearing - so no gross self-tanner smell. I use latex gloves from the drugstore to apply it, and it always goes on smoothly, easily, and quickly. It literally takes me less than 10 minutes from putting on the gloves to putting my clothes on. Neither the color nor the scent come off on my sheets, so I can put it on before bed and let it develop over night. The final product is very natural-looking, even and glowy. I've even applied it before going out for the day or night and felt totally comfortable (which is rare - usually the smell or look of self tanner developing deters me from doing this). I highly recommend this product!
This is hands down my favorite self-tanner. I purchased this from Sephora and am very impressed with the quality. I prefer this over any others I've tried (Xen-Tan, Million Dollar Tan, L'oreal Sublime, Jergens). This one is least offensive on the "self-tan smell". It has a fresh scent while applying, but after a few hours you can notice a faint scent (nothing that a shower can't fix). The color that develops is natural (no orange) and non-streaking. Be careful applying with bare hands. I didn't purchase the mitt, but if I'm not applying with gloves, I just make sure to wash/scrub my hands really good with soapy water & a nail utility brush or it will stain. I haven't tried the lotion from this brand, but I highly recommend trying this mousse if in the market for a new self-tanner!
This product changed my life. I am pale naturally, about nc15 and my face never sees the sun (I live in Canada). I had such a hard time finding foundations that suited me, because they were all too pink or too dark.
I love St Tropez Bronzing Mousse, it gives me nice tanned looking skin. The funny thing is, I can definitely notice a difference in my skin colour, but no one in my family has ever noticed, I think it's cause I look "normal" this way.
I apply it and give it as long as possible to dry. I typically do it in the evening, sleep on it (leave it dry for as long as possible before I go to sleep, couple of hours at least). It does come off on my sheets, but nothing washing it won't take away. Then I shower in the morning, it does tone down a lot, and will tone down over the days and you have to re-do it of course to keep it up. I find it stays on me for about 5-6 days. I haven't gone through a bottle yet, I have the large 400ml bottle, but I will definitely buy it again. I use the mitt (and am on my second one because I don't mind it holds up very well).
For those of you who find it's not dark enough, there is a "dark" version you should try out. It comes in a blue bottle.
Okay - so this is a review for the regular mousse (not the bronzing one) - in the smaller bottle.
I bought this for $30 at Sephora, and got the mitt for it too. When I got home, I showered, shaved, exfoliated and then applied this before bed. It took a couple minutes to dry, but I was very glad that it didn't transfer on my sheets at all! When I woke up, it looked like I had been at the beach for a week. Lovely color, very natural looking!
The ONLY drawback to this stuff is that in ONE application I used almost half the bottle! Freakin ridiculous! And this stuff is supposed to be a ''daily'' mousse.. or at least meant to be used a couple times a week. How the heck am I supposed to make it last more than two applications?? I took it back to Sephora the next day and got a refund. The product is great, but I felt totally ripped off.
I was so excited to try this. I tan well in the summer but in the dead winter I am ghostly and I am NC15. When I used this in the summer with a full tan, I barely noticed anything. I would apply before going to bed and it develops over night.
The mousse is supposed to be washed off after it is developed for a nice glow. Well, in the winter, I wake up and love the color, it really is a nice tan, and slightly more than a glow but not too much. When I wash it off (and not even using soap and barley rubbing it) I come out looking like I had never applied it.
I have no idea how everyone is loving this when they are much darker than me, and I am not even one seeking a deep tan!
I also don't know how people can apply this and wake up with it looking perfect. Yes, you can see where it is applied but you get patches that are much darker. I see this happening on my forearms and by my elbows, and I even use the mitt.
I will say applying it to my face with a makeup sponge results in perfect application every time, but on certain parts I can never get it perfect. This kind of sucks because I only love it when I wear it without washing it off, and if it is streaky then it's long sleeves for me.
All in all, I would love the product if when you washed it off all the color doesn't go down the drain. It's crazy that being so fair skinned I look the same after showering. for me, it's not worth the price for little pay off so I will keep looking.
Hands down best self tanner I've ever used. The color you get is actually brown, & NOT orange. Amazing. I never thought I'd see the day that happened. I prefer this over the lotion because this doesn't transfer onto clothes. The only thing that is a downfall to this, is that this is a bit of a process. You have to rub this all over your body the best you can to get all the streaks out, & let it sit on your skin for a loooooonnnng time. So, if you're in a rush...this is not the answer for you. This is pretty expensive, but worth it. You definitely get what you pay for. I would definitely buy this again & you get a lot of product as well. The color you get is the closest tan to a "real" sun tan that you will probably get with any self tanner. People usually can tell when you're wearing a fake tan, but everyone actually thought I went to beach when I used this! This is good stuff. The only thing I would say is to make sure you shave first before applying this, put lotion on & let it absorb, & spend the extra $5 to buy the applicator mitt that is reccommended with this. It will save you a mess & a hassle.