I am pale, pale, and pale and have tried every self tanner...this is unreal. My legs are literally "tan" - I used a self tanning mitt (ULTA) and it was helpful. I didn't have any remnants on my sheets overnight either. Although, I do smell a tad self-tanner-y this a.m. even though I showered.....BUT, it is worth it. It's brown, doesn't streak and super easy to apply.....AND IT DRIES IN A MINUTE!! LOVE!!!!!
LOVE it. I began using this about a year and a half ago, and JUST NOW ordered another bottle - that's how long it took me to go through it! I use it every day on my face and decollete, in the summer I use it all over if I'm going to be in shorts, etc... Anyway, regardless, it lasts a long time. It does not feel heavy on skin and doesn't smell bad. Gives a nice, natural tan glow. Love that it's a foamy mousse - feels easier to apply and blend than lotion. I will keep repurchasing.
This is the best self tanner I've ever tried.
Not only is the color very natural and not orange at all; it's also extremely easy to apply.
It doesn't have a strong smell, and the fact that it's tinted so you can see where you're putting it is a major plus!
It dries quickly, but that also means that you have to blend and buff quickly. There's no time for dilly-doddling with this product, unless you want streaks and lines.
With that, the first time I tried this, I did experience some streaks. But that is my fault for not blending as well in some areas as others. Besides those mess-ups, It gave me an even tan that looks natural and sun kissed.
It is expensive. With $30 for a 4 oz and $40 for an 8 oz; it's not the least expensive self tanner out there. But for what it does, it is worth it. You just have to keep in mind that the chances of a $5 drugstore self tanner turning you orange is very high.
How dark it is in the bottle, is NOT how it will turn out on your skin. For those fair skinned ladies out there like me, don't get scared! Two pumps on my legs, one pump on my arms, and one on my chest and neck while blending it out and rubbing it in gave me a very light and natural color. About 1 or 2 shades darker than my original skin color. Which is what I wanted. If you want a very dark color, you're going to need to apply more product, but not all at once. Do one coat and then once it dries, do another.
I will definitely repurchase again. Because honestly, who wants sunburns, sunspots, or even the chances of getting cancer when you can get a tan in a bottle?
This self-tan gives a natural color and is easy to apply. By far the best I've ever tried. Also, it doesn't have the same funky smell as most self-tans.
My only wish would be a better pump, since the product comes out liquidy with the first pump and only turns to mousse the second time you pump - I guess it just goes stale in the tube, but be ware as it can be pretty messy.
Have been using this self tanner for about a year and a half now and it is the best self tanner for the legs and arms I have ever found. The color is very natural and stays on for several days. I bought a hand glove to apply it with because it does stain ones hands. It comes out in a foam like fashion and a little goes a long way. One bottle of this lasts me a couple of months with moderate use. Have tried it on my face and not liked it as much there - but for my legs and arms and even neck area, it is the best. Like al self tanners, however, you have to pay attention to how evenly it is put on and exfoliate well before doing so! A real winner!
Later Note: I have stopped using this tanner. Although it is still an effective self tanner I found that it just would not work on certain parts of my arms and feet, leaving me looking very odd. Since I stopped using it I have been going very pale and exfoliating/moisturizing a lot and I am fine with my pale, fair skin.
I'm a fair-skinned, dark-haired south asian. This product gives me the perfect color. Sally Hansen's spray-on legs, in both medium and tan, were orange. St. Tropez mousse is easy to apply, no streaks, dries quickly; first application lasted several showers. I would recommend using gloves when applying; using hands can stain the palms for a day, even when washing right after application. The scent is similar to henna/mehndi, but is very mild, and I don't mind it. Big bottle should last me a while, but I would repurchase.
Love this product. I was looking for something that would give me easy color and easy to apply. This is my first self tanner. I do recommend getting the glove with it, makes the application process easy! It's so easy to blend, never have any blotches or marks. Looks natural not orange at all. I would say the color lasts about a week. It's also not too dark, it's just a sun kissed glow. It is expensive but I think it's worth it. If you only self tan the areas you know people are going to see it will last a lot longer.
found this gem in 2003, been using it ever since... i buy the trio boxed set which includes exfoliator, self tanning mousse and extender lotion. follow the steps 1,2,3...apply with plastic/latex gloves, then remove gloves. a little dab on the back of one hand then rub the backs of your hands together to avoid tanned palms. don't forget to apply lotion to wrists knees ankles finger and toenails, unless you like em really brown... i go through half the bottle with each application(6 pumps for each full leg I'm 5' 10"), so it only lasts me about 2 weeks. the exfoliator lasts forever which is cool because its a pretty turquoise sea blue color and smells wonderfully. its also good for removing stubborn pigmentation when you want to go back to your lovely pale skin underneath. the set is kinda expensive, but its worth it for a superior product. nothing says cheap like streaky orange skin. if you like your tan an unmuddled smooth and genuine looking golden bronze, snatch this up pronto.
If someone had told me this time last year that I would be using fake tan religiously throughout the warmer months I would've refused to believe it. My picture of a DIY tan involved an Oopa Loompa shade of orange that wore off in the most unattractive of ways, only to reveal a blinding shade of white (on me, anyway).
I came across St. Tropez at Priceline for around 45AUD which is expensive but it is definitely worth it.
The texture is exactly what it's name states, a mousse. The colour of the product pre-application is best described as a green-based chocolate shade. Don't be put off by what you first see, that muddy shade is there as a guide. When fully developed it gives a lovely light golden glow which would be perfect for anyone wanting some colour. It is buildable, so it does have enough depth to work on darker skin-tones but I would suggest the Everyday Tan in the darker shade over this.
It's best to apply this before bed, letting the colour completely develop overnight and showering in the morning. It is likely that this will stain whatever you're wearing to bed as well as your sheets but I haven't had a problem with being able to remove any leftover marks. It isn't thick and heavy like the lotion, it's nice and light but it can be slightly sticky.
Showering the morning after is absolutely imperative otherwise it will look muddy, patchy and unnatural. It's important to remember that the colour that shows up when you first apply it is a guide, it isn't the tan itself (you will see the guide coming off in the shower).
Another positive point about St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse is this; I grew up competing in dance contests where a part of the hair and makeup process was to slather myself in fake tan. From then on, the scent of fake tan has haunted me so I was pleasantly surprised when I didn't smell like a competitive and nasty tween, I smelt almost like vanilla and flowers until it faded away within an hour after showering.
It lasts about a week before it starts to wear off. It comes off slightly patchy but it is quite easy to remove once this starts to happen.
Just a warning, if you use any chemical exfoliant, a retinoid or any other medicated treatment products on your face, the colour will most likely rub off after one use. I usually just use a bronzer to help match my face to the rest of my body.
2. Exfoliate while paying extra attention to my elbows, knees and feet.
3. Rinse of any leftover residue from the scrub.
4. Lightly moisturize my elbows, knees, feet and underarms (it sounds unusual but it helps with any patchiness there).
5. Put on gloves.
6. Apply the mousse in light upward strokes starting from my feet and dispensing more product when necessary.
7. Allow to dry (the hairdryer comes in handy for this part), and then get dressed.
8. Shower the morning after.
9. Moisturize my elbows, knees and feet.
I highly recommend this and I have no doubt that I will repurchase again and again.
After trying almost every fake tan on the market (johnsons, dove, l'oreal, fakebake etc) this is by FAR the best! I love the texture of the mousse as it dries quickly but you have to be fast when applying it.The colour is a dark brown mousse when you pump it out, and i usually do:
-one pump for face, -two pumps for neck and chest, -two pumps on each arm, -three on each leg. It is extremely long lasting and although quite expensive, no other fake tan product comes close. Worth every penny! When you put it on it gives you a subtle colour, then in the morning you are tanned but its so natural looking, peole still think my colour has stayed from my holiday! Its not orange, or muddy or dirty looking, goes on without streaks, extremely even and gives an amazing tan. As with all fake tans though the smell does come apparent in the morning, but its not at all overpowering and with a little sweet smeling moisturiser on top, it disappears. Lasts very long, doesnt go patchy at all. Best to exfoliate before using this. LOVE this product so much, thank god for st tropez!