Post # 1
So I bought St Tropez’s dark tanning mousse (the one in the black bottle), expecting it to be my “holy-grail” of self-tanners. It comes out looking green, with the green meant to cancel out any orange. Well, I used it for the first time a couple of nights ago, and I was unimpressed to say the least. It didn’t turn out any darker than the regular-colored St Tropez mousse, and actually did have a little bit of an orange tint. I’m thinking about giving it one more try before taking back, just in case I did something incorrectly. Disclaimer: I’m not a super pale gal. I already have somewhat of a base tan, and tan easily in general. I’m just trying to stay out of the tanning bed for obvious reasons.
Also, I’m considering getting an airbrush tan for my wedding. However, I’m having a DW and will be there (on the beach) for a full 4 days before my wedding. So that means being out in the ocean, in the sun, etc. Does anyone have any experience with airbrush tan, and do you think it would even be worth me getting one for my wedding given my circumstances?
Post # 3
I just started using Vita Liberata Tinted Self Tan Lotion in Extra Rich. I really like it. However, it is red based so if you think the St Tropez looks orange this one might look too orange for you. I have cool (pink) undertones so I avoided the St Tropez because the green base would look very odd with my skin tone. I’ve heard great things about Fake Bake though. I have also heard great things about getting professionally airbrushed but I’ve don’t have any experience. From everything I’ve heard, airbrush is the way to go if you don’t mind spending the money.
Post # 4
Wh don’t you see if they do airbrush there, because at four days with possible swimming,your tan could start coming off nd that can be horrid and splotchy.
Post # 5
mdcmod: Oh lord, this could be a long one. I was using the Jergens Mousse (walmart) and then Toma Spray (Sallys) but wanted to try new things… Long story short- I am going back to those two because they worked best for me. Jergens is a gradual tan which would always frustrate me because I wanted instant results. It doesnt get on clothes and doesnt just wash off after each use. The Toma spray is instant color but was a pain to apply because I would get it everywhere so I usually go outside in a bikini and let my fiance spray me. I know classy…….. It also would last a few days. That being said. I do like going to the salon and getting an airbrush tan. I just cant justify doing it regularly because of the price. In my ventures to find a new self tanner I tried- Fake Bake Flawless, Equate self tan mousse, Hard Candy Glamazon, and Tan wise. I didnt like them for similiar reasons- color would stain clothes hours later and would either sweat off/wash off. I don’t get very pale but tan quickly in the summer. None of the products have made me look orange. I do wear make up regularly but I wouldnt like the way self tanners look on my face if I didnt wear makeup.