Thursday, June 10, 2010

I Am Golden

For the record I am not a fake tan fan. For years I have hated the stuff, I hate the smell, the horrible orange tones, the patchy bits...and I love natural, porcelain beautiful skin. Especially as a makeup artist, there is nothing worse than when you arrive to a job and the model is covered in bad tan. Gggrr....

But I suppose I must give the fake tan people a chance! I must have faith that while I have been evangelically boycotting their products they have perhaps been slaving away improving them...
The last gradual tanner I tried was Johnsons Holiday Skin and my verdict was that while it was a great concept it didn't really deliver so well...the smell, oh dear God, the smell!

So, I know I am late to the St Tropez Everyday party, as it's been around a while but their latest claim that it has an ingredient that reduces the smell by 70% caught my imagination.
I tried it last week, and I have to eat humble pie. While I feel a bit of a fake; I don't look like one and more importantly, I don't smell like one! I used the light-medium shade and I think this is definitely dark enough for celtic complexions, I fear the medium-dark may be a step too far.
I like that it is genuinely quite moisturising so my skin looks nourished as well as slightly golden and not orange at all.

Dear readers, I'm converted.

2 comments:

Kate said...

Its funny isn't it? The dark skinned are trying all sorts of products to achieve a lighter skin tone and the lighter skinned are turning to tanning products to have a darker skin tone.

Ellie Balfe said...

Yes....the grass is greener on the other side and all that!

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