When Tantastic asked if bloggers were interested in trialling their product, I jumped at the chance. Us Essex girls love our fake tan and I personally feel so much more confident when I have a bit of colour. After speaking to Graeme via email, discussing my skin tone and the products I normally use, I received a bottle of the self-tanning mousse* and the liquid* equivalent, as well an applicator mitt* - a must-have when applying tan! In this post, I’ll be focusing on the mousse.
First of all, I love the bright pink packaging and fancy fonts – both of these make the product out stand out from competitors in an already busy market. The cardboard boxes open out fully and not only explain the rest of the Tantastic range and how to apply the product, but also have a number of handy hints.
I’ve used mousse-based tanning products before (namely Cocoa Brown and St-Tropez) and although I found the texture of this mousse on the runny side, I found it so much easier to apply. You can immediately see where you’ve applied the product and you only need one layer; I applied two to my arms and legs as I prefer those to be darker when on show. Of course it isn’t a good idea to apply tan directly to dry areas such as wrists, elbows, knees and ankles and I used excess from the mitt there – being sure to moisturise those areas fully to prevent orange or streaky patches.
The two best things about the product are that it has no smell, so you don’t smell like wet biscuit, curry or any of those horrible smells usually associated with tanning agents. Tantastic doesn’t stain clothing or bedding either. I was sure to wear black after applying the product, but I’ve slept in white and baby pink sheets and neither are orange or streaky.
Overnight, the tan developed well and even after a shower, I felt as though the colour was still coming through. I found my skin to be darker than it normally would from other products, but I was informed the mousse has a higher DHA than the liquid. The liquid product is recommended for those with really fair skin, like myself.
I would definitely buy the mousse again – despite containing 150ml of product, it would last for ages. My tan lasted a week before I needed to top it up. If you’d like to find out more, you can find Tantastic on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
What are your favourite tanning brands and methods? Will you try Tantastic?