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on 2/14/2016 12:53:00 PM
More reviews by urs123
Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I've tried the full St Tropez range, including this. It's a great product but I found I preferred the mousse, the lotion was more work to blend in and wait for it to dry, it just took ages. I switched to the dark mousse and never looked back. I'd originally rated this a 4 but as the years have gone on I've rated it down and I simply wouldn't buy this again because the blending time and drying time are too much.
on 12/30/2014 6:23:00 PM
More reviews by Nicolitachica
Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
This stuff gave me a great color but it's really hard to apply evenly. I don't know if it's just me, but I can't seem to get it uniform everywhere. It could be a learning curve so I'm going to keep trying but if I can't apply it better I will not be buying it again.
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on 7/20/2013 2:10:00 AM
More reviews by deanna424
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
I do like this self tanner but it's not my favorite- the mousse is much better. This is relatively easy to apply and doesn't streak but when I wash it off the next morning I'm left with very little color- maybe one shade darker than my naturally fair skin. It's also somewhat greasy and takes a long time to dry.
on 6/15/2013 12:12:00 PM
More reviews by jodieleannexx
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Best self tanner I have ever used! I used to use cheaper tans that didn't really give much effect on me and they didn't have a very good colour, so I had a voucher for a store by me and brought this tan. It was £30.50 but I had my voucher so it cost nothing, I would never pay 30.50 because you can get it lots cheaper on ebay. I got back home and couldn't wait to try it so I didn't even exfoliate or anything and it still come out perfect!! I was very happy with the outcome. Gorgeous natural colour, not to over the top. Fantastic self tan won't use another fake tan other then St Tropez!
on 5/9/2013 10:01:00 AM
More reviews by tmc33
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Don't waste your money.I bought this in South Africa, no less, because the exchange made it cheaper for me. I am a self tanning junkie and have tried them all, so I'd been eyeing this one up for years but couldn't swallow paying for it at home. Yes, the formula doesn't smell as self tannerish as others...instead is smells of my grandmother who has lost her own sense of smell and bathes in her horrid perfume.The color is natural. That's the only good point. A little also goes a long way. Much, much streakier then any other drugstore brand I've tried so far. To the places that I applies more then usual, streak city. To the places that I went lightly, my color is barely 2 shades darker. BARELY. And they want you to shower afterwards?! What? I will stick with my standby L'oreal stuff.
on 3/10/2013 9:15:00 PM
More reviews by Reynolds33
Skin: Normal, Olive, Not Sure
TIP: To remove the stain from your palms: make a paste of baking soda and water then rub your palms together. You're palms will be normal again. I have done my whole body with this tanner and my palms were black; and I was able to remove the stain from my palms very easily with the baking soda paste. I am sure the gloves work fine; however, I would think you would waste a good amount of product on the glove or mitt. Baking soda is the cheapest solution to this problem. It is a tad drying so add a little hand lotion and you're good to go.I only gave this product 3 lippies because I'm not sure about how well this tanner works on me. There is immediate payoff; however, once I take a shower, I feel I'm back to the same color again. I used Clarins facial tanner before and that was awesome....good color and the smell didn't bother me at all.
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 3/9/2013 9:56:00 PM
More reviews by bemoore11
Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Not Sure
I have purchased so many self tanners in the past and I can honestly say this one is the best I have tried. It gives great color and it smells fantastic with a fresh, clean scent. It goes on well but be sure to wear latex gloves because it does stain your hands if you are not careful. The color is very natural looking and not at all orangish looking. This product is well worth the price and it will deliver good results.
on 9/24/2012 1:29:00 AM
More reviews by makeuploveraus
Skin: Normal, Medium, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
This is a lovely product. Goes on smoothly, easy to apply. Make sure you use a mitt to avoid orange hands. I tend to prefer the bronzing mousse as I feel you have more control of the colour. This product still provides a natural looking tan and doesn’t give off an offensive smell unlike some fake tanners. Is this product worth the money? Yes I think it is. It provides a natural looking tan and doesn’t smell too bad which are the two main things I look for. I would happily buy this product again.
on 7/31/2012 12:47:00 PM
More reviews by ashley92504
Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool
First off, I would NEVER spend $40 on a self tanner (this was a gift) especially since it is just one ingredient that is self tanning in all these products. My H decided that he wanted to get this for me because he liked the way it looked on someone from work and provided this for me to try. Being hooked on self tanners this summer, I could not turn down a gift.--I also got the glove which is a big help and i wish i discovered tanning gloves sooner. --I used it 2x so far and gawd what a rip off disappointment. It pains me that my H wasted his money! I also wish i had checked beautypedia's review first because it is an unhappy face because of all the fragrance in it. . . which just so happens to not irritate my skin. Because half the product is made up of fragrance, guess what? no lingering self tanner smell for those who do not like that smell.--My h tried this out and he turned a nice tan brown color without looking like he's from jersey shore. it will feel tight/dring on your face if you have dry/normal skin. the only self tanner i can use on my face is paulas choice almost the real thing because it does not make me feel tight/dry but that one does not give dark color. -- I put this on top of my drugstore tanner thinking i would be super bronze goddess instead of natural light looking the next morning since this is talked about like it is so superior of a tanning/bronzing product, and didn't get any additional color just brown color guide ... the color from this is no better than a $10 ds self tanner, after all it is just a chemical reaction from ONE INGREDIENT that changes the skins color plus your own chemical makeup of the skin. . I guess my expectations were way too high.--I should note that i am naturally VERY pale, about as pale as a sheet of paper/ glow in the dark white which may be why it is hard for me to get bronze beach babe color from self tanners. My H is not as light as me... --some pros of this product are that it is not thick or sticky on your body and that it comes in a pump. Someone who might like this is a person who does not mind spending $40 for a self tanner that half the ingredients are fragrance, and just wanting a light natural tan instead of bronze beachy babe look.
on 7/16/2012 8:23:00 PM
More reviews by richellealexis
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
YES. Move over, other self tanners. St Tropez just kicked your butt. There is nothing I would change about this product. It smells good, it makes your skin look great, gives you a natural looking and yet deep tan, doesn't streak, and moisturizes your skin. The aloe vera in this tanner helps soothe sentsitive skins, and helps promote a healthy looking glow without the damage of the sun. Putting on the product, is a different story. USE GLOVES. If you don't you will have the darkest palms on the planet. Make sure you put a little regular moisturizer on your drier areas such as your knees, elbows, ankles and hands (this will prevent the tanner from going into the creases). When you are applying the product, put it on fast. You don't want to rub this product into your skin, as this will give you dark pores. It is a quick apply, even out, and brush off access. Careful which clothes you wear afterwards as this will stain them. Overall, this is the best tanner on the market, and I strongly believe that you will not get a better sun-less tan with any other product.
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