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Fake off: L'oreal Tan vs St Tropez

Saturday, August 31, 2013 Alexa W 4 Comments

Hey guys,

Today I'm posting in regards to the age old debate; is fake tan really worth it? I'll start off by saying this is the only method I use instead of sitting out in the sun. I've never tried spray tans or tanning beds (and don't intend on starting..) I'm reviewing what I believe is a new L'oreal Tanning Mist, and comparing it with the St Tropez lotion.

 L'oreal Sublime Bronze Dry Mist - Light - £10.50 rather than £15, on offer at Boots


It has a rather innovative 'spray tan' like nozzle, ensuring you get even coverage

 My legs after two applications, on two consecutive days. I originally had pale legs with no color.

Again, my arms gained a gorgeous bronzey glow after two applications.

St Tropez Everyday Body Moisturiser - Light to Medium - £4.99, on offer at TK Maxx


My arms after one application, the next morning. I use fake tan in the evening, incorporating it into my routine. The cream gave me a light glow.  



After two applications, on consecutive days, I achieved a golden glow very much like the L'oreal mist.

So, which is better?

The L'oreal mist is pricier, but the bottle size is decent. The St Tropez is a more high-end brand, the latest campaign being fronted by Kate Moss. I personally preferred the L'oreal Mist as the application process is easier and cleaner. Although the guidelines are to hold the bottle from a distance spraying as evenly as possible. 
Both were a little patchy, but I'm no expert at application and I didn't exfoliate religiously! It's easier to erase mistakes with a scrub and cover any patches with extra application.

Which fake tan do you recommend?

xoxo

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4 comments:

  1. I haven't used a tanning lotion/spray before because it's kinda sunny from where I live. Great thoughts on both products, though!

    XX

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    1. Thank you Alex. I would recommend both!

      xxx

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  2. I love St Tropez as I've been using it for years but might have to try this L'Oreal one now! Xxx


    Carly's Beauty World

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    1. Both are pretty good, especially for what you pay~!

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