Wednesday, 24 February 2010

St. Tropez Vs. St Moriz

Tonight I thought I would do a swifty review/comparison between two very talked about brands of fake tan! Now I am a self confessed fake tanner! I'm not particularly pale, but when I have a coat of self tan on, I instantly feel healthier and more desirable! It sounds cliched, because it is, but I personally just enjoy the 'feel good' factor a squirt of fake tan can give you. I would never go near a sunbed, and think it's fabulous that celebs like Nicola Roberts, are continuing to campaign and raise awareness of the dangers of sunbeds. I'm not going to hark on, because at the end of the day, it is your personal choice but it wouldn't be for me. 
I personally am not quite ready to 'embrace the pale' but with so many fabulous instant tanners on the market these days, I can sleep easy knowing I am never far away from a golden glow!

So let's have a look at the contenders.
In the blue corner we have...St Tropez Self Tan Mousse
AND
In the red corner we have...St Moriz Instant Self Tanning Mist


The price:
St Tropez is a sizzling £30 from Boots

St Moriz is a cool £3.99 from TKMaxx

The smell:
The old St Tropez smelt truly vile, very digestive biscuit like! St Tropez then put their heads together and relaunched with a new packaging and 'newly formulated' smell! I will give them their due, it does smell considerably better. Just a bit musky, but nothing horrendous. 

St Moriz is just a pretty 'nothing' smell. Granted, I have the misting spray, so maybs the mousse smells more heavier, but it is by no means offensive. I think the smell of St Moriz is much less noticeable than St Tropez, but personally I wouldn't be put off by the smell of a product as long as it did it's job!

The Application & Colour Payoff:
I use to think St Tropez was my HG self tanner but now I compare it to St Moriz, and previously used Fake Bake, it has really gone down in my HG estimations. The colour is ok, but I think it requires a few applications and prolonged developing time, in order to achieve the desired result. The mousse is really easy to work with, and gives you enough colour on the skin to see where you have applied, and where you haven't. It does dry very quickly though, so be warned, you have to squirt and rub in speedily! Like I said, after one coat, you had a little colour, but I would always want to apply one or two more applications over the next day or so, to really get that sunkissed look. And when I say 'sunkissed', in hindsight, St Tropez offers a more muddy, dirty dull tan, rather than a golden glow!

The first time I used St Moriz, I was like...WOW! I didn't have that high expectations for this little beauty, mainly because of the price tag and the fact I discovered it at the back of a dusty shelf in TKMaxx. But I am really impressed. :) You get an INSTANT colour which is what I like, and strive for with a self tanner. I like the idea of quickly applying it before a night out and being benefitted instantly with a golden glow! I like using a spray tanner rather than a mousse. It is way less laborious when applying and means you can get to those unreachable areas, such as your back, with more ease! I only have to wear one coat of St Moriz and I feel truly sunkissed and golden! It is magical. It develops really quickly and 1 coat is darker on me than 2 coats of St Tropez. The only one downside I can think of is...it did make my tummy a litle bit itchy! Only temporarily and only on my belly! Odd, but something I can endure as I heart this product! :)

The results are in...
St Moriz 3 - 0 St Tropez

We have a clear winner ladies and gentleman! :)

Seriously, get down to TKMaxx and check this little gem out. I am already venturing out this weekend to restock up and hopefully find the St Moriz Mousse as well.

Let me know your thoughts on either of these products and tell me your HG fake tan?

26 comments:

Kelly/PlaneBeauty said...

I've never actually used fake tan, shocking I know I'm always scared that I'll end up streaky and orange. The St Moriz does sound good, maybe I'll just have to risk it one day and tan myself! xx

Alison said...

Yay. I was hoping someone would compare these products soon. I am HORRENDOUS at applying fake tan so didn't really want to invest in St Tropez but have heard a few people say St Moriz is a great cheaper alternative... and you've just confirmed it so time to go out and buy I think! x

LauraAlexandra90 said...

I love the St Moriz Mousse its my HG self tanner i wouldnt choose to use anything else now however i think i might give the mist a go after reading this, see if its even better than the mousse :) xx

Charlotte said...

Great post! I usually use a gradual fake tanner like dove, but its sooo time consuming! I am deffinatly going to try out St Moriz :)
charlotte x

Katie said...

Ace post, I've been looking for decent reviews on fake tan because I've never used it before - I'm always too scared I'll look like the inside of a jaffa cake!

If it's not to expensive though I might give it a shot, there's a first time for everything!

♥ ChloĆ« ♥ said...

Fab post hun, I've never tried either of these I've always been a Fake Bake and Rimmel Sun Shimmer girl!! I'm going to TK Maxx this Sat so am defo gonna pick up some St Moriz :) xxx

Carrsky said...

Ohh i'm so sad because I loved St Moriz when I first tried it, it really is a gorgeous looking tan! But after a few times it irritated the skin on my chest...was so odd nowhere else! I've had to go back to using l'oreal sublime bronze :) xxx

Charlotte said...

I use the St Moriz mousse, which is definitely a HG of mine, would be interested in trying out the mist.
X

Hollywood said...

I am a St MoRiz Supporter !!!!!! I can't live without, I am really in love with it if it was a man St Moriz would be Johnny Depp lol <3

Aubrey said...

Definately get the St Moriz Mousse! It works wonders!

emmalemma said...

I would have to agree with you on the St Moriz.. I adore this product! It is for my HG self tanner (even over sun love).

Kate Gene said...

Fantastic review and LOL @ Chloe/Hollywood's comment! I wish I could get my hands on some St. Moriz! I'll just have to sit here and be pale for now. XD

Scientific Housewife said...

Thanks for the review! I've been looking for a self tanner that doesn't smell fake and it's so hard to find!

tor xoxo said...

Great post hun!
St Moriz is definatley my favourite too... the price tag is amazing!! xx

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Matthew said...

Having tried every fake tan on the planet and beyond, I tried a new product while on holiday in Ireland. whitetobrown....WOW.....Nothing compares to it,beautiful natural colour, streak free, even ware off and great fragrance. You got to try it.

xgailx28 said...

I must say St Moriz has got to be one of my fav fake tans! Although I have to say I prefer the mousse instead of the mist. You should try your local semi-chem their choice of St Moriz prducts has grown,is it bad that I got really excited to see a full shelf of my HG fake tan? They also have an instant shimmer wash off fake tan (like rimmel sexy legs wash off tan) I find this great to put over my fake tan to give me a wee shimmer on my skin on a girlie night out. You should have a wee browse!

Sarah x said...

I agree st tropez is crap, stinks and only lasts two days on me, st moriz is a lot better. I still prefer sienna x and he-shi as they don't smell of anything at all, so no moaning from the BF xx

Logan said...

I always thought St. Tropez was my HG too...but maybe the formula changed, because I remember it years ago having a much better effect and me being much more pleased with it. That or it was really the only tanner around years ago that was okay, and the more tanners I find or that come out, change my mind about it.

I am pretty sure I am going to study in London this summer, and am literally salivating at all the stuff I want to get when over there, that I can't get in the U.S. I TOTALLY forgot about St. Moritz!!! That was on my list and it slipped my mind. Thanks so much for the review and comparison. I so look forward to getting my hands on this! xoxo

*Holley* said...

I LOVE St Moritz! I have the mousse version and it is so easy to use. It has a really strong soap smell. It's not great but it is SO much better than the regular fake tanner smell. I have been wanting to try sun labs...heard they have a pretty good product!

essjay23x said...

I have been using a lot of the gradual tan products and occasionally the dial tan ones as I'm rubbish and the more instant ones sometimes make me an orange patchy mess. Curious about St Moritz though, everybody loves it. Think it might be time for me to graduate and see what the raves are about!

*Peonies and lilies* said...

Thanks for doing this post, it was really helpful. I've heard so many good things about St Moriz, I really need to get some to try out! x

Sparklesteph84 said...

I am a lover of St Moritz....i've been using the mouse for past few months since discovery and found the application real simple and even.....just had a slight biscuit smell the following day which was easily covered by body lotions. I boght the spray on Monday so will test it out tomorrow....hoping is as good as mouse... xx

mary'smom said...

I love, love the title of your blog!

Becky Destiny♥ said...

I've only ever used rimmel fake tan, which is about £5 and no good at all. I've been wanting to try the St Tropez, but the St Moriz one sounds amazing.. think i'll have to get my paws on that:). x

SassyAgapi said...

nice comparison! well done, thanks!

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