Every now and then you here about a product that's too good to be true and you're beyond excited to try it. I can honestly say this is that scenario. I love self tanner. I love self tanner mousse specifically. My go to self tanner has always been St. Tropez Bronzing mousse. I especially love using mitts to apply self tanner. I heard about this tanner through Jaclyn Hill. It's called Loving Tan and it's from Australia and just recently got a warehouse in the US. So as soon as it did I placed the order for it. When I got on there of course like everything goes, it was all sold out except the two hour express dark, which luckily was the one I wanted anyway. This one comes in Dark and Medium the regular mousse's come in few other shades. It got to me pretty fast. I didn't even get the shipping notification until after it had already arrived. So I was very impressed with that. Lets get into the review.
I'm on the fence with this product I'll be honest. It's not a bad product but it's not as great as I wanted it to be. The first time I used it though I used as much as I would've use with St Tropez and it was way too much so that's the first problem and I didn't moisturize before hand because I've never had to do that with any other tanner. I should've done that with this for sure. I find this hard to blend. Even with freshly exfoliated and moisturized skin I was still having to press soooooo hard and continuously blend and even though I was using a smaller amount the 2nd go around it was still just as hard to get it even. The color is beautiful and I think if your skin is a little bit more tan than mine it wouldn't be so noticeable if it wasn't blended perfectly. It's a dead on match for the Mystic Tan I think, and it's not got too much of a scent. So all those things I love. It fades lovely though. The mitt is like a velvet mitt, where the St Tropez mitt is a foam. This bronzer is definitely darker than my St Tropez bronzer. It's a better color than St Tropez Dark which I also have which is green based and just very olive toned. I don't know if this is darker than that exactly but I prefer this color way more. I used code "jaclyn" and got free shipping and a free mitt. The tanner cost $40 for a 4 oz. The regular mousse's are $35 mostly. The St Tropez mousse is $32 for a 4 oz bottle and keep in mind its not an express tan nor as dark.
This is my before and after. It really is a beautiful color. On the back of the arm and under the arm is a little streaked. Just slightly nothing incredibly noticeable.
I wanted to show my hand which is blotchy part. I have drier skin so I think for someone who didn't have that issue may not have the patchy issue like this above but I had moisturized heavily and this still happened. So that was a bummer. My legs did a lot better than my arms and I don't know why. My chest got a little patchy too but not really noticeable to anyone but me.
So that's all the facts that I can give you, you can decide if you want to try it or not. I'm going to use it because I did pay for it and I'm not gonna ship it back to return it or give it away. I do love that it takes a small amount to give so much color and for that reason it'll last much longer than most I think. Unless I find a miraculous trick to this to make it easier to blend, I don't think I'll repurchase it though. I don't think this is a bad product I just don't think it's a great product for me because there are so many people out there that LOVE it. So I really think the issue lies with me and not the tanner really.
I'm a makeup and skincare lover. I have always enjoyed creating looks but I love to help people with product knowledge and application even more. I've been able to do these things because God has seen fit to bless me with the opportunity.
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