After reading reviews and swearing off tanning salons, this has now become my HG of self tanners. The best use out of this product would absolutely be as a base tan if you are planning to spend time at the beach or at the pool, and extends the life of your tan. It does not leave you orange at all, and the smell is about 1000x better than regular tanners. I even use this on my face and have not broken out from it. Just remember to use a makeup sponge and apply to face, if you see some lines after it dries, it should wash off with some gentle rubbing. I always make sure to put lotion or moisturizer on ankles, knees, elbows and shoulders, tops of hands and wrists. before i apply and that way you are not left with patchiness, but an even glow. Always receive compliments when i use this, and definitely remember to purchase the mitt that is sold separately!! I have this on in my profile pic if you want to see it in action! :)
I was looking at the reviews for this product and decided I had to write one myself. I have used this 4 times now and haven't been let down. Maybe because I have reasonable expectations? Its a fake tanner, unless the applicant applies it perfectly there will be spots (minor) around feet and wrists. I have a slight olive complexion but am still not "tan". With this product I feel tan. It may be a little too much the first day, I love the color the days after. Use it with the mitt and its practically fool proof. It fades nicely and evenly on me, I do moisturize daily. Great product and after 4-5 uses I'm barely a quarter of the way done with the bottle.
I have both the St. Tropez lotion and the mousse. I like the mousse better because the lotion has a self tanner smell (very little) and the mousse does not. Also with the mousse it dries instantly so you can put clothes on right after and it DOES NOT come off on clothes.
Everything is great about this product. The color is natural, there is no smell AT ALL, it dries INSTANTLY, NO STREAKS, and it is extremely easy to use (DUMMY PROOF)
However, the reason I gave it only 4 stars is because you have to reapply every time you shower to keep any kind of color. Its absolutely ridiculous. And this stuff is not CHEAP mind you.
However I alternated using the lotion and the foam using them 3-4 times a week and it lasted me the whole school year. I do not know how! And I still have about a quarter of the lotion left. So if you use it sparingly it definitely can last you awhile. (Also I mix mine with regular lotion.)
This is definitely a great self tanner especially for those people that have a hard time applying self tanners but overall it does not last for more than a shower and that can be a pain in the butt for some people!
I really was hoping to love this product, especially since it's rather expensive. I'm naturally very pale and so I was looking for something to give me a lasting bronzed look in the summer. While it is true that the smell is the best of any self-tanner I've used, that is the only plus for me. The first couple of times I tried it, following the directions and the video on their website EXACTLY and using the applicator mitt, I was pretty scared because it looks so dark. It truly does look as though you are covered in mud and feels rather sticky, but I was willing to let that go. After four hours I showered it off and was left with - nothing. A barely noticeable colour change. The next time, I tried using more product. I slathered on multiple pumps, really wanting that promised tan look! What I got was a mediocre colour everywhere except my wrists, feet, and elbows, which were dark brown/orange, a dead self-tanner giveaway, DESPITE exfoliating and moisturizing prior to use. I've tried various amounts of time too, even leaving it on for 12 hours in the evening and overnight, and I can't get results that I am satisfied with. WIll not be repurchasing.
Love this self tanner! It's a huge bottle and just feels and looks so luxurious. Gives a nice brown color & lasts for a couple days. It's awesome!
Really easy to apply has a good spell to it unlike other self tanners in fact I love the smell of it, well over priced £20 when st morits witch is like £3 does the same job with a better colour just tends to look orange after 2 day when st tropez doesn't, but the colour does fade pretty bad after 3days but does fade evenly, good tanner but there are better one out there at half the price x
This is my HG of self tanners! I am very pale naturally and have a hard time finding a self tanner that gives me a believable looking tan. I like how this one creates a full tan within a few hours without making me orange or streaky (looks like you have just come back from a tropical vacation but can be controlled by washing it off sooner before the full tan develops if you want more of a sun kissed look). It looks so real that friends have asked me if I have been going to a tanning bed (it isn't exactly sunny where I am this time of year so that tan at this time is a little out of place, lol) but when I said it was a self tanner no one believed me because it looks SO real and have all been asking me what brand I used so they can go buy it. The only annoying part is that you cannot apply with your hands, it absorbs too quickly and cannot be spread so to apply to your body you need to buy the application glove and to apply to your face you need to use a makeup sponge.
I was SOOO scared to try this, why? you ask? Because I AM TAN already. I am mixed with white, black and spanish, and that equals = a mixed caramel baby. Girls, I am the color you all want to be, which is why you tan. Well...during the winter, and I'm an NYC city girl, I lose a little bit of my color. I have olive under tones, they are green/blue...I am tan but you can see my veins on the inside of my arm?
Let's just say during summer, I am a golden shimmery goddess...but as of yesterday I was becoming lackluster.
Then, in January, I find out I have melasma. That means no more sunlight on my face for extended periods of time :( sadness...
INTRO ST TROPEZ. OMG for all the tan girls! all the brown girls, all the caramel chicks thinking trying this. DO IT. It boosted my color back to my summer golden shimmer. I could tell when it first went on that it would most likely give me the effect I was looking for. It DID. I look like a brazilian goddness, I am bronze on top of tan and boy does it look beautiful. My body looks amazing...my face looks great too.
I tried so hard to find DARKER GIRLS who used this product - to not much avail...now, I am a testament. BUY IT, WORTH IT.
(ps. the color that is 'so scary' is not so scary when youre already brown :) muah!!
I love this item. Gives me a natural tan which i can build up. Not patchy or orange..
hrmm .. so mixed reviews on this product in my experince its not the best ive tried or the wrost.
Pros - very easy to apply if you purchase the mitt as well which i think is only $5.
- shows up instantly you can see where you are putting it & if you missed spots or going somewhere short notice.
- Nice colour.
Cons - Does not last long at all on the body..
- looks like i have a skin disease on my face so if you have a blemish or piple this tanner will make it known.
-after showering the next morning ive found most of your tan is gone.
I dont think i will repurchase may try something eles & keep looking for my HG.