I’m back on the tanning bandwagon! I have a few to try out, but first up I have given the new ‘Dark’ St Tropez a whirl. I love St Tropez, with the mousse being my favourite product – I just find it totally reliable for a good colour, that suits me, doesn’t go patchy when fading and easy to apply.
So when I heard they were doing a dark version I was both intrigued and a little nervous! Would it be too dark for me…?
Well, I’m happy to report that it’s not. The colour is deeper, but not so deep that I got funny looks/questions if I was wearing fake tan. Which is basically the good test for me – even the boyfriend didn’t say anything and he normally knows straight away.
So the great news is that for pale skins – it’s still good, and has the reliable St Tropez adapting to your skin tone factor. So you get a darker version of *your* skintone, rather than a strangely dark colour that doesn’t look natural.
My only tiny niggle with it is that the mousse is tinted in a greeny/olivey shade – which basically rules out tanning any time other than night. As you get left looking a bit dirty until you let it develop and rinse off! Not a big deal, I do prefer to tan at night as it’s the only chance I get to give it time to develop.
My favourite things about this new dark version:
- It delivers a darker shade than the usual, so great if say you’re a year-round fake tanner and want something darker for holiday – it’s perfect!
- The mousse formula dries quickly and is easy to apply with a mitt (and buff in).
- Staying power – this lasted a week easily before it faded enough that I felt it needed reapplying.
St Tropez Dark is available from Debenhams (also in a lotion or spray version)