St.Tropez Bronzing Mousse

St.Tropez Bronzing Mousse
Bronzing MousseBronzing Mousse

4.4

27 reviews

88% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.5

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.5

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Where to Buy



Start your review


on 11/7/2017 11:30:00 AM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Love this stuff. Its the only self-tanner I've found that leaves me a natural brown...not a hint of orange, and makes even my pasty white legs look realistically tan. I have vitiligo...so much that I can't possibly avoid them. Usually they turn a vivid orange with a self-tanner, but this actually makes them blend in with the rest of my skin. You can still see them of course, but they are just a lighter shade of brown which I love. Color develops over the first 24 hours, lasts a full week even showering daily, and wears off evenly without patches. The scent is slightly self-tannerish, not as terrible as some but the scent last all day that first day. It is a drier mousse texture so some things that are a must when using this...
-use exfoliating gloves before application.
-put a light lotion on bony parts like ankles, elbows, collar bones, and feet
-use the mitt for application. I was completely unsuccessful using this without the mitt...ended up a streaky mess. The mitt ensures a seamless, streak-free application. Rub and rub and rub. Once application is complete I go over my entire body lightly again with the mitt, like a light sanding to make sure its streak-free.
-apply to one body part at a time...thoroughly and completely. Really take your time to smooth it on.
-allow to dry a full half hour. I use my blow dryer to go over everything to make sure its super dry before getting dressed. The only thing the color rubs off on is my bra and only the first day, so I wear a black one day 1. After that there's no transfer. I don't use lotion either until after my next shower.
Overall the application process is a pain, but the results are awesome.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.



on 10/21/2016 1:38:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

thought it was awful, color payoff was next to nothing, patchy as heck when it was fading, and made my pores stand out, and I have tiny pores. I'll stick with my tried and true. I wasn't happy with any of the St. Tropez products with the exception of the one they discontinued.


on 8/8/2016 9:07:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I think compared to the St. Tropez Express Mousse and the Clarins Selftanner, this product does an ok job, but doesn´t compare too well. This tan fades much patchierthan the other two, and even though I moisturizer every single day, my skin gets very dry whenever I use this. It´s not a bad product, but for me, I´m glad I found better alternatives.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

This is easy to apply if you use the brush, and it doesn't smell as strong as some. It's not drugstore cheap but it's also not crazy expensive. I think it gives a natural glow that isn't orangy and is a good bang for your buck.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


on 12/21/2015 6:57:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Grey

Best tanner ive used so far. Literally looks like youve just come back from spain on holiday. Smells soooo good and isnt streaking AT ALL. Blends like a dream, isnt sticky or dry.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I FREAKING LOVE ALL ST TROPEZ PRODUCTS!!!!
The end result is NEVER orange or green (cough cough Bondi Sands), instead it's a beautiful bronzey tan that looks real!

If you're pale or new to tanning, I recommend their gradual in shower tanning lotion - no streaks, 100% buildable and it looks great!

I have that, their express tan and bronzing mousse. Their products are about $40 each, so definitely a bit pricey but it is totally worth it!!!

PLEASE GIVE IT A GO, YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!!!
XXXX

4 of 5 people found this helpful.


on 7/6/2014 1:26:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I'm a self tan junkie. If I am unable to airbrush my tan (I love my lumpiness tan system), this mousse is my second choice. I'm pretty fair and this mousse leaves a lovely tan to my skin. I highly recommend to apply with a mitt for more even results.

Also recommend to use a barrier cream (I use body shop coconut body butter) to my elbows, knees, hands and feet to prevent too much of the product from causing darker up take.

Dries quickly, can get dressed in about 5 minutes. No odor-always a plus.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


Age: 44-55

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Being a little lazy and reviewing 3 self-tanners at once (I only do my legs and always prepare by exfoliating and moisturizing many hours in advance and apply tanner at night a couple of hours before bed). I've used the 3 below at least 4 times each:

Fake Bake Flawless Self Tan Liquid - No
Best applied with Mitt
Pros: Dries quickly, best smell of all
Cons: Streaky, patchy, messy.Color guide is too dark.Color doesn't matter if it's not even! Only lasts 2 days or so. Even though it dries quickly still can get weird areas (bend behind knees or ankles) before next morning rinse.

St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse - Yes
Best applied with Mitt
Pros: Even, nice color, Dries ok. Lasts a good 4 days before fading evenly.
Cons: Doesn't smell that great but goes away after rinsing with water in morning.

St. Tropez Everyday Gradual Tan Body Lotion - Yes
Pros: Even, nice color, can apply with just disposable gloves and not mitt. Lasts a couple of days and reapplication doesn't make it too dark or streaky. Smells alright.
Cons: With use about every 3 days, can get a little yellow-y but not bad. Slower drying but no color guide so staining not as much of an issue.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.


on 8/30/2014 5:06:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I've tried a few higher end self tanners and this is by far the best I have tried:) I've been using this product for about a year and am very impressed. Here is what I have to say...

PRICING:
I live in Canada and buy it either from Shoppers Drug Mart or Sephora. The prices are high but worth it in the long run because of the quality and how long it lasts. The prices I have paid here are:
Small - approx. 22$ / Medium - approx. 40$ / Large - 51$
I have at some point purchased all three sizes but I usually go with the large, it is 240ml, double the medium size and the bottle lasts me over a month (depending how frequently I apply it). the (large) tanning mitt is 8-10$ and will last you through more than one bottle

APPLICATION:
first thing I have to say is BUY THE TANNING MITT, YOU WILL NEED IT!! it is nearly impossible to apply this mousse without it, and your hands will turn very dark. The tanning mitt ensures a smooth application with no streaks and no stains on your palms.
The mousse itself is light and foamy and applies smoothly.
You will see results instantly but I find it darkens a little as it dries as well.

SCENT
smells lovely but quite subtle, not like most tanners that have that weird smell as they dry. once dry, you wont smell it

COLOUR
One of the things that makes this my favourite self tanner is the colour. You will notice results instantly. The colour is rather dark and more noticeable than other tanners I have tried BUT NOT ORANGE!! it is very brown toned without having orangey undertones and looks very natural. very impressed with the results...

OTHER
- make sure you exfoliate before application to ensure it goes on as smoothly as possible, also MAKE SURE YOUR SKIN IS COMPLETELY DRY!! only issues I've ever had with this product is when I apply it too soon after showering while I still have water on my skin. this product doesnt like water and may appear streaky is what I have noticed!
- lasts a few days! fades nicely for the most part, but if not i scrub it off with baking soda and water to and it comes off great.
- for a darker shade, I apply twice. Sometimes I'll wait a day and apply it the next day or just apply it twice in one day, either works! this will appear quite dark though..
- I am naturally very pale, but no one would ever know because of this product!! I will continue to use this product and am very impressed with it

5 of 5 people found this helpful.


on 1/7/2015 1:53:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Excellent product. Worth the price tag. I am new to fake tanning and as a beginner, this product was very easy to apply. The instructions on the back of the bottle were clear, and application was super easy. I've always been concerned about fake tanning and becoming orange because of the fairness in my skin, but this has a greenish base so I felt confident in exposing my skin in public and at work with this product. I used the light bottle and next time, i'm even going to try the next shade darker! I also found the product adapted well to my skin tone, a bonus, which helped create a natural look.
I would strongly suggest purchasing the tanning mitt with it too.
My only drawback with this product is the smell, it's not a complete turn off, but it was noticeable. Will definitely look to repurchase though.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.


Back to Top