My friends call me the self tanning Queen... I like to fake it! As a strawberry blonde I don't go super dark in the sun, so prefer to stick to my natural skintones when faking. I like a light golden colour at this time of year and a slightly deeper shade in high Summer. I've tried lots of high end and various low end self tanners in the past.
My favourites to date would probably be:
- High End - Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess
- Middle - L'Oreal Sublime Pro Spray
- Low - Dove Medium-Dark
St Moriz Dark
Must admit that I was not hugely impressed when I first tried St Moriz last Summer. It made very little difference to my skin colour at all, so would perhaps work well for someone super pale with self.tan.fear!
My face lit up when I spotted St Moriz Dark in my local chemist last week and for £3.99 I couldn't resist giving it a go...
I prepped my skin by exfoliating the night before and moisturising dry areas and anywhere I didn't want the colour to 'take' too much eg feet, knees, ankles, elbows, wrists...
I applied using latex gloves as this stuff stains the hands big time! It's either gloves or wash 10 times during application & exfoliate palms after. Gloves are easier, believe me - I've tried both!
St Moriz Dark Mousse
Not the prettiest, eh? LOL
Be warned - this mousse is quite temperamental and can sometimes zoom out in liquid form. Don't use it near anything you'd mind getting stained!
Before Just applied - showing tint
Next day - after colour developed, with tint rinsed off
Verdict: While I definitely prefer this to the original St Moriz, I feel the colour is a bit too obviously fake for me - not sure if it shows in the pics but I feel it's a little orangey in real life. I also found that it clung to any slightly dry patches. At this price, I'd happily use it on my legs for everyday, but for special occasions I really think it's hard to beat the high end formulas. Any self tanning recs you may have will be happily received! :)
If you've tried this product or the original St Moriz, what did you think? If not, which self tanner (if any) are you using and what do you think of it?