I can't say I loved this self tanner but I do like it. Bare Escentuals Faux Tan gives much better color than St Tropez. I do like that the application is a cinch and the bronzing guide isn't overly rediculous looking. It also smells wonderful compared to any self tanner on the market.
I wish it gave more color with just one application. For this reason, I'd recommend this product for the winter months. I don't want to look unrealistically dark in the winter, so this tanner will be of more use at that time. The wear-off is also better than others on the market. No flaking off or white patches. It literally just fades until it's gone. Would I buy this again? No. Just too expensive for a slight tan. I've literally used gradual tanners that left me darker after one use.
This is my favourite self-tanner. I have tried many of them, though this is the first mousse one I've tried. I love that it dries down almost immediately. It gives instant colour, though it's probably better to put it on in the evening and then wash it off in the morning. It has never permanently stained my clothes and easily washes off whatever it rubbed onto. I'm pretty paranoid about UV rays but love having that sunkissed glow. I use this with the St. Tropez mitt and am happy about the results. Would never go back to the other lotions and towelettes that I've tried up till now.
I was really excited to try out St. Tropez, but was not very impressed. For $40 you expect a better tan and easier results than the regular every day brand, but it just doesn't deliver. Here are my pros and cons.
-Not that dark
-Can't go out after putting it on (need to shower first).
Honestly I get just as good results for my olive skin tone maybe even a little darker with Jerrgens express tan... just saying. Not worth it.
Best self-tanner I've found! I love being tan but I refuse to risk the sun damage so I completely rely on self-tanners and bronzers.
Product pumps out as a dark foam, very pigmented. I was worried it would dry immediately and be hard to blend but it's not! It does dry quickly being a foam like that but it is not hard to blend in at all. Doesn't leave you feeling sticky afterwards either.
Most natural looking tanner I've found so far! I have very yellow/olive toned skin and even though the tanner is deep brown shade it looks great on my skin because you build it up over several uses. I also use this on my face and it looks totally natural (and I don't just think that myself either haha).
I would recommend using gloves or having lotion on your hands and washing immediately afterwards to avoid dark palms. Also follow the directions and don't shower for a few hours after applying or you'll wash out most of your tan. I apply this maybe 2/3 days in a row and then every other day for a week and end up with a great tan. After that I just reapply once maybe twice a week to really maintain it. I find it lasts quite awhile though!
really like this product! i use self tanner all the time and this is the best one so far.
- fast to put on (10 mins)
- dries instantly
- smells awesome and you cant smell it at all after the shower
- blends beautifully on ankels and kness which has always been a challenge with other self tanners
- good colour
- mitt is very useful
- just awesome!
- wish it was a little bit cheaper
thats the only con so far!
Love love love this self tanner. I can apply this in 5 minutes by using the tanning mitt that comes with it and it never streaks. It looks very natural on me which is good because lots of self tanners color me an orange color and my skin is very olive so it looks odd when that happens. I used to go to a tanning bed and was very picky about a tan but now I decided I want to take care of my skin and this tanner is amazing. I do want to try the darker one though because I tan very fast in the sun even with sunscreen and this one becomes too light later in the summer time. The color will be wonderful in the winter when I am paler. Also, this has barely, if any, self tanner smell which I cannot stand so another bonus!
I LOVE this self tanner. I have never had great luck with using tanners, always ended up blotchy and streaked. This product is totally idiot proof! The results are amazing even for the fair skinned. A couple tips:
Buy the applicator mitt and splurge for the tan remover. I unfortunately got my arm wet after applying the tanner and it streaked. The tan remover took the streak right off! LOVE
Also, make sure to moisturize before applying, especially elbows, knees, and feet. It really does help not to "overtan" these areas.
Start with one application at a time--especially if you are fair skinned. I am pretty pale, and one application gives me a natural brown glow.
I do find the availability of this product annoying, however. Only place that carries it in Canada is Sephora, which is an hour drive. Not saying it's not worth it, tho. I would drive for miles.
This is my holy grail self tanner!! I have strayed and tried others but I always come back to St. Tropez. It used to take me a good 20 minutes to apply, but now that I have my routine down it only takes me 10. I use the mitt that can with my order from QVC. It truly does blend everything together seamlessly and the color is so believable. I can't apply self tanner without the mitt. It keeps my hands and feet from getting blotchy, even around my ankles look great! The tan lasts a good 4-5 days on me. I only do one coat because I like a subtle tan so I can't comment on how deep you can get the tan. I also don't have any problems with the tan (or the color guide) rubbing off on my sheets or clothes. I also like that it dries fast and you don't feel like you have anything on and there is no offensive smell!
I recently went to Punta Cana for my honeymoon and I was constantly applying sunscreen. When we came home we had a graduation party to attend and I wanted color. So I pulled out my trusty St. Tropez the night before and applied. Everyone kept commenting on my fantastic tan, little did they know it came from a bottle and not Punta Cana :)
I love this stuff, it never streaks and it looks bronze :)
I always apply it at night, go sleep then shower in the morning and it looks absolutely radiant. It lasts a long time too around 5 - 7 days even with scrubbing in the shower :) :)
It is quite pricey.
It's always best to apply with a mitt as with all self tanners.
After hearing and reading so many raves, I had to try this. And then I had to give it another chance. And then I *willed* myself to love it. I don't know if all the fervor is because St. Tropez is being shoved down our throats by magazines and Kandee, but my HG it most definitely is not. The mitt is not unique; any self tanner can be applied with a mitt. The biggest offense for me is how much it transfers. My waxer complained about it transferring to her towels, and yes this happens the day after I apply and shower and obsessively follow the instructions on the bottle. Maybe it's my skin chemistry; it just sits on top of my skin and starts to peel/crumble away after a couple of days.
The high points are non-orange color, lack of offensive smell, and the incorporated bronzer for accurate application. But if I'm going to stain all my white shirts that perfect bronzey-tan color, it sort of misses the point, wouldn't you say? The search continues.