Product Type: St Tropez in Beauty
Newest Review: ... enough to get my St Topez mitt from the sale section in my local Boots for a mere £1.20ish which I was incredibly pleased with - bargai... more
St Tropez Applicator Mitt
St. Tropez Applicator Mitt
Author Name: daisylee3
St. Tropez Applicator Mitt
Advantages: Easy and quick to use, hands are kept clean
Disadvantages: Cheaper alternatives, a bit too big for me
I'm naturally very pale and although I am quite happy with this I do use fake tan occasionally for a more olive skin tone, especially during the winter as I think I can look quite washed out and ill at times! While I prefer a spray tan for a natural finish I find that bottled tan can look just as good as long as it is applied correctly and it is cheaper as well.
A lot of my friends just apply fake tan with their hands which I am also guilty of doing in the past but because I was self concious of my orangey brown palms I now always use a mitt. I was lucky enough to get my St Topez mitt from the sale section in my local Boots for a mere £1.20ish which I was incredibly pleased with - bargain or what!?
Had I not seen it in the sale I'd of just bought a generic unbranded one from Amazon or something as one mitt is the same as any other in my opinion so it's kind of pointless paying extra for a branded one. The retail price for this mitt is around £4.00 which isn't too bad but there are much cheaper alternitives. The design of the mitt is pretty basic - it is a bit like an oven glove really minus the thumb section.
The glove covers the whole of my hand. It doesn't have any sections where my fingers should go like a normal glove and this ensures a smooth, streak free finish. It is one size fits all so it can be used by beauty concious men as well as women. It is very large - a bit too big really but it is still useable so I can't complain too much.
The material is a spongey type of material. It is soft, smooth and lightweight and it has a water resistant barrier which ensures that the tan won't leak through and stain your skin. Using the mitt couldn't be easier - I just squirt out some fake tan onto the side with the foam pad and then apply it over my skin, using circular motions to blend it in. It is quick and easy and the end result is great - no streaks at all and it looks completely natural.
The mitt is nice and soft against my skin - it doesn't irritate it at all nor does it pull on the skin when I'm using it. It is much more practical than using my hands and it is easy to clean too - I just let mine soak in some hot, soapy water and scrub it down with an old toothbrush to get all traces of the tan off and then let it dry. It takes around a day to dry completely and after using mine around five times it isn't grubby or stained.
While I do recommend this there are cheaper, just as good alternatives and due to this I've knocked one star off.
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