Product Type: Fake Bake Sun Care
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I've been on holiday...overnight!
Fake Bake Self Tanning Mousse
Member Name: joshuas-mummy
Fake Bake Self Tanning Mousse
Advantages: Last ages, good colour, easy application, dries very fast
Disadvantages: dries a little too fast to be able to keep up!
I'm one of those people who loves to have a tan all year round. However, being quite pale means this is difficult for me to do naturally and the fact that I've not been abroad to sun-worship for a while (thanks to the birth of my son) means that I have to fake it to acheive this look.
I am in the category of people that can't ever tan very well. Even when I do go on holiday I don't ever tan properly so even then I use fake methods to acheive my desired results. With the dangers of sunbeds always being reported on it's now not something I would consider. I used to use sunbeds to tan and I can't fault the result after a month's worth of using them if you continuously put the work in to maintain it. These days I'm not as vain as I was when a teenager and wouldn't risk my health for a tan, I have a son to think of these days!
All this said I've spent years fake tanning and along the way tried hundreads of different products by many different brands. I would say I've become the expert!! My opinion is that the Fake Bake brand are the best on the market for acheiving natural, nice tanned skin. My personal favourite in their range is this Self Tanning Mousse.
Fake Bake Self Tanning Mousse comes in a can of 118ml and depending on your chosen retailer you should look at paying between £20 and £25 for it. Places like Debenhams, Boots, House of Fraiser etc all carry the Fake Bake range and you can buy it from most of these types of shops. You will also find it in many independant beauty shops, hairdressers and beauty salons too. This is often because it's the tan brand of choice by experts as well as the public.
The mousse itself comes supplied in a box with one pair of disposable gloves for your first application. However I found these gloves to be really durable and as long as you wash them properly you can get many more applications from them.
Application is easy. There is a long nozzle that lets the mousse out and although it comes out quickly you will need to shake it a bit before trying to use it otherwise it can come out as liquid which is VERY messy. The texture is very soft, not as rigid as hair styling mousse. It's much softer and lighter and comes out in a light chocolate colour.
To apply to your skin you need to rub the mousse over your selected area. BUT the key is not to rub it in. This mousse settles on your skin immediately and dries within seconds. So to avoid gettings lines you will need to do it quite quickly and not rub it in to the skin. Just rub it on to the skin. The great thing about this tan is being able to see where you have put it, thanks to how fast it dries. However this is also it's biggest downfall because on those hard to do areas you can easily miss bits and it's too late after only seconds because of it's speed at drying.
Generally this application process is super quick. You only apply one coat or it goes blotchy and with the sharp contrast between it's colour and my natural skin tone using several layers at once isn't what I would recommend!
Because it dries so quickly there isn't time for the product to generate any sticky residue. This means you can apply during the day if needs be and wear clothing over the top without too much of a problem. All it will do though is lighten if you wear tight clothing where it rubs against your skin. It's also it's speed in drying that means the colour is instantly quite dark and noticeable, but not really the sort of tan you want to be walking around in! Like all top notch fake tan products you need to let the colour develop over a recommended 6 hours (although fake bake recommend over night development to acheive best results) which is why it's more black than brown at the start. Over the first few hours it will deepen but not much visually and will leave you looking, well, dirty!
I have applied this before bed and also as a day time application when I need a tan that night. Both are effective and to be honest I don't notice a positive difference applying overnight as the result is the same. It's just more comfortable to apply overnight I guess. But I don't avoid day time applications as it does have some results to it.
When you do come to wash the mousse off you may perhaps be disappointed with the results. Especially after seeing yourself so dark while it develops on your skin. I would say after the first application you are more sun kissed than tanned. However the best way to acheive a lovely looking tan with this product is to apply two night in a row. Wash off after the first morning and complete your day as normal without applying more. Then come the evening, re-apply and by the following morning you should have a lovely, natural looking tan. It's not the darkest tan I've come across from a product but it's natura and light and thanks to it's ease of applicationg and speed of drying it's why I rate it highly and always revert back to this for day-to-day tanning.
Overall well worht five stars from me, easy, no mess on the bedsheets (or very little), good price because it lasts for months, good colour and great brand. Recommended from me (a.k.a a tan lover!)
Summary: Worth every penny
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