Say hello to your brand-new year-round best friend…I’m serious! I am not really a self-tanner, the only time I get marginally tanned is on holidays, when I bake (safely as I can) in the sun, or on previous occasions I have dabbled in the spray tan area (too much upkeep for me!).
So when I heard about the Clarins Liquid Bronze Self Tanning for the face and decollete (that’s pronounced ‘de-co-lo-targe’ for those of us who speak like del-boy) I wasn’t too fussed on trying it. I just put it in the “maybe” category.
Then I started reading peoples rave reviews about it, especially those like me, who are pasty Patsies were recommending it left, right and centre. So naturally, always being one to jump on the beauty bandwagon, I decided to give it a whirl.
I bought mine in Selfridges in London for £17.50, but you can get it a tad cheaper in House of Fraser (£16.oo). You get 125ml bottle of product, which believe me, goes a very long way.
The packaging suggest that it refreshes and softens skin, and I’ll whole heartily agree, it’s just like putting on a light moisturiser. You can chuck it on before bed, or in the morning before putting on make up (I’ve done both, and have to say I prefer wearing it to bed).
There is still that lingering smell of a self tanner on your skin, but that doesn’t bother me enough to stop using it (mostly because I find it smells like biscuits, and I do LOVE biscuits).
I really was surprised by the results, you get a lovely light tan but what I was most impressed by was the fact it just made me look more awake and glow-y.
You can also build this up over a few days to increase the colour, you don’t lose the colour taking off make up, or washing your face – unless you use an exfoliator, which I do every few days if I’m using this as it just freshens things up. You also don’t need a lot of product, they actually advise you to use a cotton pad to apply it which helps to even out the application, as well as get rid of unnecessary usage.
“A unique self tanner that’s as refreshing as water and as gentle as milk.
The texture dries in the blink of an eye. You can follow application with your daytime moisturiser or a protective sun care product.
A perfectly natural looking golden, sunkissed glow appears over the course of a few hours”
All in all I would definitely recommend this, its a great investment and gives beautiful results.
NB: I did try to take before an after pictures to show but the camera really did not do the ‘after’ picture any justice!