“ Brand: Avon / Type: Tanning Lotion / Subcategory: Tan / What it does: Tans, Bronzes, „
I tried this tanning lotion a while ago, as I decided to conduct an experiment to see whether fake tan actually makes you go orange just like the over-fake-tanned people you see slathered in the stuff and wearing too much make up.
I applied it to my abdomen, as that was probably the most pale part of my body. I didn't notice much change until about an hour later, and it started to look a bit bronze, and got bronzer as time went by. The tan seemed to look quite natural, but as I had expected, had just a hint of orangeness in it! I didn't mind this as long as I looked quite glowy, as it did. I couldn't see any streaks, but there was a tiny little bit of patchiness, but this was only visible from up close.
All in all, I think I would probably use this product again, but doubt that I will need it, because I'll get a tan on my holiday!
I haven’t used a fake tanning lotion for years, not since I messed around with my mum’s as a kid and I contemplated getting one last summer, only to chicken out for fear of streaks and unsightly brown patches, plus I thought it would take up too much time. After asking friends to recommend fake tans, I considered trying an expensiev one such as St. Tropez or Lancaster, then I saw in my Avon Brochure, there was an offer on their own fake tan, half price, so I read up on it on dooyoo and decided to give it a go. It cost me £4 on a half price offer, though is normally £8 for 150ml and you have the choice of Medium/Light or Medium/Dark. As I am pretty pale, I chose the Medium/Light. All I wanted to use it for was to stop my legs looking too pasty, when I wore skirts in the summer, just a natural glow. Before using it I had a shower and used an exfoliating body wash (Superdrug Vitamin E) on my legs, paying attention to my knees, as I know they can end up patchy and then rubbing in plenty of moisturiser afterwards (Cyclax Cocoa Butter), then I left about 15 minutes for it to be absorbed. I put on a pair of shorts and planned to go do some cleaning in the kitchen, so I would be moving around and not sitting. The lotion had a slight smell, not pleasant or unpleasant really and went on really easily and I could really where I had used it. I tried to apply it all in the same direction, it took me about 5 to 10 minutes for both legs. I washed my hands after each leg, but there wasn’t any colour on them and there has been no staining. I got on with my day and as my house hasn’t got very good lighting, I wasn’t sure if I noticed a difference, but when I took the socks off I was wearing a couple of hours later, I could see the difference, between my feet and my legs, that my legs looked slightly bronzed and not at all fake. Of course I realised then, I had better put s
ome on the tops of my feet, as it looked a bit silly. I did this and it blended in seamlessly. I have to say I am really impressed, it is just what I was looking for and I would definitely use it on other parts of my body, which I wanted to give a natural bronzed glow to. I got it from the Avon website www.avonuk.com and would recommend it for a natural sunkissed look.
Avon self tanning lotion comes in two shades, light and med/dark. It is very useful to use as a foundation, before you go to bed apply as directed on the bottle just to your face. By morning you will look healthier! When using on the body, make sure that you apply sparingly to the elbows and knees and heels. If you wear acrilic nails be very careful. This will turn your nails brown too... and it will not wash off! Also remove rings when applying and wash hands immediately or you will have brown palms too. I use it all year round. I am one of those people who look ill without a tan so I use it 2 -3 times a week in the winter, it saves on having to use foundation!
I haven't written about any beauty products on Dooyoo yet so thought I'd make a start. Nothing could make me beautiful, but Avon's self tanning lotion can at least give me a golden glow. Unfortunately I'll never look like a beach babe, but this does at least save me from having the dreaded white legs syndrome. I've been using self tanning products for many years now and I think I have tried just about every product on the market so I therefore feel quite qualified to write an opinion on this subject. Having used everything from Christian Dior to the good old Ambre Solaire I have to say Avon has come out top of the league. It comes in the form of a lotion which I initially thought was rather runny, but the effect is really natural. There are no streaks as the product isn't strong. If however you want a darker tan it is easy just to add another application until you're happy with the result. The lotion isn't greasy and best of all it has a pleasant smell, unlike others I have tried which to put it mildly....pong!!! Best of all it is so gentle it is suitable for even the most delicate skin. Avon's prices change regularly as I'm sure most people will know. The usual price is in the £5/6 range, but I generally buy when there is a 2 for the price of 1 offer, meaning it costs about £3 for a generous sized bottle. Although it states it is for the body, I also use it on my face. Whilst it doesn't transform me (unfortunately), it does give a glow. I've found with each passing year I've become somewhat paler so this product is an absolute must if I am to continue pretending I am young!!! The effect is so natural looking that I wear it throughout winter as well as through the summer and it certainly lasts for ages, I'm still using a bottle I purchased over l2 months ago. Additionally,in summer months it is possible to go without other makeup as the self tanning
lotion provides colour without cover. I don't know if others are aware, but the best way to apply self tanning lotion is with a large soft sponge. In this way any risk of streaking is reduced and you don't end up with orange colouring between your fingers either. It also pays to put vaseline over your eyebrows to prevent them going bright orange and to avoid your hairline if at all possible. I usually also moisturise my knees and elbows as the skin is dryest there. I think most people know that Avon has to be ordered through a representative, but on reading another Dooyoo's opinion, I've just learned that you can now purchased it off the net. Well roll on summer I say when I can top up my false tan with a real one....some hope if the weather is as bad as last year.
I have never tried any other fake tanning lotions for fear of ending up with streaky bacon legs like so many of my friends have done in the past. But this year I was feeling brave and tried the Avon Bronzing lotion. It worked really well there are two shades to suit your skin and it is not all that expensive either. I got mine on a buy one get one free offer. The first time I used it I didn't have any streakyness except for on my hands so beware. Use cotton wool and use it carefully. Follow the instructions apply in a circular motion so as not to get the streaky bacon effect. Now I have used it a couple of times I have mastered it and it works well.
This is the best one I have tried. It comes in 2 shades, being very fair skinned (nearly white) I have only used the Light/Medium. I use it on a sunny day, so the effects feel and look natural. I apply it with no fuss, just as I would any moisturiser, it tans without streaks, giving a light tanned natural look. It does make the bath water turn a slight yellowy shade, but it doesn`t remove it. During the sunny weather I put it on daily and it gradually builds up like a natural tan would. I get compliments on how my legs go brown...although against someone with a real dark tan I still look pale! but the colour it gives it right for pale skin. I recently read a `Which?` survey, Boots Self tan came out number one & Avon was second. (I have yet to try Boots) I used to have to ask around if anyone knew an Avon rep and when I found one would order 2 or 3 bottles...but I now know you can buy direct from Avon on the Internet.