St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse - 120ml - $38, 240ml - $49.50 - a lightweight, easy to apply, velvety mousse that dries quickly and delivers a customizable and even, all over tan with aloe vera to help keep it that way. What you'll really appreciate about this brand is that it contains Aromaguard technology which reduces the residual and distinctive smell commonly found in self tan products and leaves a subtle fragrance which is unique to the user's skin.
I really love the lightness of this mousse formula, it went on so easily and dried fast so I didn't have to stand around naked waiting. The colour that developed for me was very natural looking and not at all streaky - best part though is the lack of stinky self-tanning smell - there's a bit of a self-tan scent but it's very faint.
Of course a nice looking tan is all in the application so my best tips are to: exfoliate really well first; moisturize any dry, rough areas such as elbows, knees and heels before applying the tanner; and for heaven's sake, remember to wash your hands afterwards - tanned palms are not pretty! Better yet, try the St. Tropez Applicator Mitt - $7.50 - it gives you a smooth, even application and takes away all fears of orange palms!
Available at Sephora and sephora.com as well as select spas and salons nationwide including: Gee Beauty in Toronto, The Hair Loft in Ottawa, Remington Laser in Calgary, Lux Beauty Boutique in Edmonton, Beauty Mark in Vancouver and Maison des Parfums in Montreal.
I think the double sided packaging is very clever with this product - for a natural looking glow at this time of year it's important to have the right bronzer to blush ratio - this makes it very easy to flip the tube over to add a little more of either one with a minimum of time or effort!
Available at Sephora and sephora.com
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