“ Brand: Fcuk / Type: Bronzer / Texture: Gel / Tan / What it does: Tans, Bronzes, „
I recieved this product in an FCUK gift set several years ago. I initially thought that this product would not be great as I wasn't sure what their skincare products where like - so I left it unopened for about 12 months, then eventually decided to try it.
French Connection are more widely known for their clothing and accessories on the high street; but in the last several years Boots have also been stocking FCUK's cosmetic and skincare products, which tend to be contained in gift sets as well as sold individually. I believe this product individually retails at £5
~Product and packaging~
Tan your hide is a wash off bronzing gel and is ideal to slap on if there is a sudden sunny spell and you want to get your legs out! The gel is dark brown in colour, which allows you to see where you are applying and ensure that the coverage is even. The gel has quite a light silky consistency and smells quite fresh - it doesn't have that biscuity smell that comes with some developing fake tanners, which is a bonus.
The product is 150ml in quantity and is contained in light pink bottle with a pump dispenser. So depending on where on the body you use it, it could last for months and months - as a little goes a long way. Luckily it has a 24 month shelf life once opened.
~Using the product~
The gel is easy to pump out into your hand and wipe on your limbs, on my legs I tend to use 2 pumps for each leg to give a thin even coverage of colour. When using this I do not use body moisturiser as this product is to be used on clean dry skin, and this gel is quite moisturising. When it's applied to dry skin it is easy to blend and get an even coverage of colour. The colour is immediate and is medium bronze in colour. I have fairly light skin and I find one application is enough for a natural bronzed colouring, it does not look orange or fake.
Once applied, it takes about 10 minutes to fully dry. Once dry, skin is left moisturised, the colour it is long wearing and does not transfer onto clothing.
This product has the advantage over the long lasting, developing tanners in that, if this one appears streaky or patchy it can be washed off. However, I did spill some water down my leg quite soon after application before it was dry and it left a streak which I had to blend in. I tend to use this if I know it's not going to rain or that I'm not going to get wet!
The gel is easily washed off in the shower with soap and water.
This is reasonably priced tanning gel. I was pleasantly suprised that this delivers the results and is easy to use. Personally I use this on days when I'm sporadically getting my legs out, for days in which I will have my legs out for several consecutive days, I use a more permanent self-tan. When I eventually run out I would definately get again!
I brought this as a cheap trial product on a vist to superdrug,i like trying out fake tan as im very faired skinned,most tans look far to dark onme though so often they are unsuitable.The trial bottle i used looks exactly like the full size version except its smaller and in a pump action bottle,i paid£1.25 for it and i got 30ml of product.
Its described as a gel that will give you a golden shimmer and will wash off with water
WHAT I THOUGHT
When i squeezed some out onto my hand a huge brown splodge came out,far to much,it looked exactly like brown paint so i really didnt think i was going to like it.On the plus side it had a nice smell and as i slowly began to rub it in,it did infact look ok.
It wasnt dark or patchy and it sunk in easily,being already coloured it was easy to see what i had tanned and what i hadnt so i got a more realistic effect,i was a little didapointed it was more like a makeup washing off rather than a tan but i did end up becoming quite a fan,it seems now though its getting hard to get hold of
Just want to say how HOT this product is, i have used this ever since it came out and it really is the most simple fake tan to use i have ever came across......shame i have run out of it ....again.I used to always buy it from boots but i can't seem to get it anymore (and it was a bargain @ £5 a bottle) i have even e-mailed fcuk to see if i can buy it from them, (waiting on reply)Very very good product! like gold dust to me!
100ml / Tan your hide and start glowing with a subtle golden shimmer / This instant gel tan lasts until you wash it off /