Thursday, 12 March 2015

Sunkissed Launches Rapid Tan Mousse

Meet the newest member of the Sunkissed Tanning collection. Sunkissed Rapid Tan Mousse* is a new product to the range. The new tan develops in just one hour and has been formulated to speed up the tanning process and achieve a long lasting natural tan.

Like all Sunkissed tanning products, the new Rapid Tan Mousse is kind to your skin - The light weight mousse is both paraben and alcohol free. It also contains Aloe Vera and Vitamin E, which help to protect your skin and keep it nourished. It dries quickly on the skin and contain key active ingredients which help to increase the efficacy of the application and recreate a quicker more intense tan.

The gorgeous Lucy Mecklenburgh is the Sunkissed ambassador and had this to say about the new product-  “I love this new product from Sunkissed. With Rapid Tan it means I can tan and go without having to plan ahead, so it’s perfect for a last minute night out!”

The Verdict-
The mousse is tinted which makes application a doddle. Although just like other 1 hour development tan I have tried, the mousse dries very quickly. This can be great when you want to apply tan and be able to throw on your clothes and leave the house straight away but it can also be a challenge to get the tan even and streak free when it almost dries instantly. Advice I would give when using this tan is to apply it to small areas at a time and a little goes a long way!
Similar to Sunkissed tanning products this mousse has a gorgeous fruity scent. I did not experience any usual burnt biscuit scent.
The tan is a beautiful colour. I tried the medium shade. I would say this shade is quite dark, I would probably apply this tan for weekends/nights out, I'm not sure I would use it for everyday use as it is quite dark. It is a gorgeous bronzed shade.
I rinsed the tan after one hour and I can honestly say I was left with a deep bronzed glow after 60 minutes. I was a bit skeptical at first but I was pleasantly surprised with the results. See photos below.

All in all I was happy with the results. If you are looking for a dark bronzed glow in just one hour then this is the tan for you!

Sunkissed will launch Rapid Tan in February online and in store at Superdrug and pharmacies nationwide.

Will you be trying out this new tan?

Check out my Sunkissed Self-Tan Mousse Review here

Monday, 2 March 2015

New Love... Rimmel London Sunshimmer Self Tan Mousse

After a disastrous St Moritz tanning experience (glowing orange hands) I decided to stir clear of it and try something new. My mam actually came across this new product in Penney's last week, she knows all about my obsession with false tan and picked it up for me to try.

Rimmel London Sunshimmer Self Tan Mousse is a new product from Rimmel London. It is their first tanning mouse which gives you an instant natural glow and also contains a developing tan which gives you a flawless natural glow in just one hour. The tan is said to be very easy to apply, has no fake tan smell and last on the skin for up to 7 days. 

The Verdict-

I was very impressed with the colour of this tan, it is a gorgeous natural bronzed colour, with a red undertone rather than an orange shade. I did find it dried very quickly on my skin, you don't have much time to apply it, so I probably wouldn't recommend it to tanning beginners, I would say if you cannot apply it quickly you could end up a bit patchy.

The colour was still beautiful and rich after showering the next morning and the tan lasted about 4 or 5 days before it started to fade. I did find it came off a little patchy in places, especially round the usual parts... knees, elbows, but I have very dry skin at the moment so I can't fully blame the tan on that one. I tried this tan for the second time over the weekend, this time I left it on for only one hour to see if you really do get a deep glowing tan in just one hour.

I also loved how the colour was instant, this did make application easier and it was also lovely to have an instant bronzed glow. Mousse is by far my favourite type of tan, as it dries very quickly, this mousse is no exception to this and it dries in seconds which is very handy, I hate waiting around for tan to dry.

All in all I was pleased with this tan, yes it does dry rather quickly but once you get the hang of application this tan is worth the effort. The colour reminds me a lot of the Cocoa Brown 1 hour mousse, it truly is a very natural, bronzed shade. Rimmel London Sunshimmer Self Tan Mousse comes in three shades, Light, Medium & Dark. Rimmel London Sunshimmer Self Tan Mousse is available from Boots & Penney's nationwide.

Has anyone given this tan a try?