Happy Monday all!
‘Tis the season of sandals, strapless dresses and crop tops – which also means showing off more skin. Self-tanning is a safer route to go if you want to get bronzed up and make your skin glow. I’ve had my fair share of tanning booths myself, and decided that I should quit while I’m ahead to protect my skin. Plus, instant tanners save so much money compared to tanning salons. You may remember my review of the Coppertone Gradual Tan Lotion, giving it 5 stars – looking very natural. Since then, I’ve tried several samples like tanning glove, St. Tropez in the shower and L’oreal Paris bronzer which were also decent. Unfortunately, I found one I wasn’t such a fan of.
I bought Body Drench Quick Tan Instant Self Tanner Bronzing Mousse, Medium-Dark at Sally Beauty a few months ago. First and foremost, this product does add a couple shades darker and bronzed, however, I found multiple cons compared to the pros of this product.
- The first time I’ve used this mousse, I noticed that it dried really quickly, but also very sticky. Although drying quickly is great for moving fast and able to get dressed quicker, I wasn’t able to really know if I was applying the mousse evenly to my body as well as have it blended and smoothed out – worried it would be spotty.
- Along with that, a few days after using it, there were a few dark spots of the bronzer showing up, especially on my neck. For me, that is a major issue that separates the bad from the good self-tanners; looking tacky and unnatural.
- Now, we all know to use sparingly on the knees, elbows, ankles, and feet. We also know to wash our hands immediately after, however, still doing that, this literally turned my palms orange for only about five minutes of applying to my body. The orange would not wash away for more than a few days as well. I would recommend using gloves.
- The last thing I’ve noticed was the mousse wasn’t quite up to speed even after shaking the bottle first. The foamy pump works after shaking, but then the bronze gets dark and follows more as a liquid resulting in improper mixing.
- The only pro I have is that it does work if you need a very quick darker look – just be careful about what parts of the body is showing. If it’s just the legs or part of the torso, you should be golden (yes, pun intended).
I spent $10.49 for a 4.2oz at Sally’s but you can get yours cheaper here. Although I’ve tried the medium-dark mousse, I could not find light-medium in the mousse form. Some may find light-medium as a better solution especially with the cons I came across, by using a spray and lotion form option instead, which I have not yet tried. I think it’s safe to say, I will not be trying another mousse again. What kind of instant bronzing form do you like? What is your favorite self-tanning product?