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Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Review | Sunkissed Self-Tan Mousse In Medium*

When Sunkissed tweeted that they were looking for beauty bloggers to review their self-tan, I thought I would email them to ask if I could give it a try. Now being a fake tan virgin, if you will (I've only ever tried wash off tans). I wasn't sure how I was going to get on but with their easy step by step instructions and tips on their website. I thought I couldn't go wrong!
They very kindly sent me their Sunkissed Self-Tan Mousse In Medium* as requested as I was too scared to go for their dark range being it my first time.
What They Say - "The SUNKISSED Self-tan Mousse 200ml, delivers an instant natural bronze tan that smells divine and lasts for up to 5 days. The easy to apply, lightweight foam formulation absorbs and dries quickly on the skin, whilst moisturising ingredients Aloe Vera and Glycerin leave it feeling smooth and hydrated. The Medium Bronze mousse is perfect for fair to medium skin giving you a deep golden glow.
Kind to skin this dermatologically approved formula contains no parabens or alcohol."
The night before I applied the tan I made sure I shaved, exfoliated with a body scrub and then used a moisurising shower gel.
After my bath, I applied The Body Shop's Almond Body Butter. This made my skin feel very soft and smooth.
The next morning, I had another shower and used the same moistursing shower gel but this time I applied it using exfoliating gloves to get rid of any last bits of dead skin...mmm nice.
I again used The Body Shop's Almond Body Butter but this time I only applied it to my knees, elbows, hands and feet as my skin was already moistuised and smooth from the showers before.
I carefully read the instructions on the bottle and they said to apply a small amount of tan onto the tanning mitt at a time.
I found it best to start at my ankles and work my way up and use circular motions to make sure it's all blended, paying close attention the knees, elbows, wrists and ankles.
Applying the tan to my back was quite tricky at first but I found it easier to turn the glove around and put it on my opposite hand. Of course if there's someone to apply it for you, that's even better.
I then used the product left on the mitt to apply it to my feet and hands, so they didn't turn out really orange. I found this technique worked really well.
After reading many fake tan reviews , I didn't apply it to my face. I just made sure I used a darker foundation and bronzer when I applied my makeup. Again, this worked well and it blended nicely.
Please excuse my awful legs but I wanted to show you a close up of the difference the tan made. I'm the one on the left in the next picture and as you can see, the tan looks very natural and gives you a nice colour rather than looking like a wotsit!
Overall I am really impressed with this self-tan and will continue to use it. The only thing that put me off is the smell. Don't get me wrong it smelt lovely when applying it, almost like coconuts but when the tan had developed it smelt like what I could only describe as I've heard other people say it "that typical fake tan biscuit smell".
I applied the tan at around 3pm and it said to not shower for at least 6 hours. So when I rolled in at 1pm after my night out I decided to shower .(Crazy I know, when all I wanted to do was get into bed...what I do for blogging purposes hey!) I wanted to see what the colour would look like in the morning and to see if the smell had disappeared. I was pleasantly surprised. The biscuit smell had gone and I was still left with a lovely tan.

Sunkissed Self-Tan Mousse In Medium* retails for £4.99 and can be purchased here along with the other products Sunkissed has to offer. They are also available to purchase from Superdrug,

Have you tried Sunkissed Self-Tan Mousse before?

Emily x 

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*PR Sample


  1. I wanted to try this fake tan after seeing Lucy Meck use it, but I was waiting for a good review, I'm definitely going to give it a try after seeing how it's turned out on you, it looks amazing!

  2. Thankyou for such a good review! Will be picking up a bottle of this for sure! :) x


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