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
In the red corner we have...St Moriz Instant Self Tanning Mist
St Tropez is a sizzling £30 from Boots
St Moriz is a cool £3.99 from TKMaxx
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?