With the beauty market flooded with fake tan, it is hard to whittle down everything on the market to pick a tan that suits you. Not only do you need to decipher between the brands that are on offer, but also that type of tan you want. Do you want an instant tanner, gradual tanner or a developing tan. Once you have decided on that, you then need to work out, what will look good, wear well and won’t go on patchy. Decisions, decisions, decisions.
I am quite a lazy tanner. I actually hate stripping down and lashing the normally cold tan onto my body. More often than not, I use an instant tanner to take away the pasty look. However, in saying that once I get over the instal laziness of tanning, I love the look of a bronze glow that lasts for a few days.
A few weeks ago I decided to give the new tan on the market, Babydoll cosmetics Tan Goddess, a try. This tan comes in two shades, medium and dark. I decided to give the medium tan a go, to gauge the colour level instead of jumping in straight away with the dark tan and feeling like I had over done it.
The Tan goddess is a mousse tan, that dispenses from a pump. I found this mousse easy to apply and it gave an instant light colour straight away so that it was easy to see where you are applying the tan.
This is a developing tan. Every hour that you wear it, the colour develops into a deeper shade. I let my colour develop over night, and I have to be honest, I really liked the shade that developed. If however, you’re in more of a rush, as there is a light colour instantly, you could go out with it on straight away if you wanted.
I was really happy with how the tan developed. I found it was even and natural looking too. I normally have problems with how tan settles on my legs, but even though I couldn’t get a picture of my legs due to bad lighting, it looked fab. It didn’t settle in any of my scars and made my legs look smooth.
The smell of the tan is quite pleasant. It wasn’t over powering and I definitely didn’t get the horse oats smell that you get from some tans.
The big question was how did it wear. On my upper body this wore like a dream. It lasted for about 5 days and wore off evenly. not a patch in sight. On my legs, I found it to be slightly different. While it lasted around 5 days as well, it was a little more patchy wearing off. To be fair, I think this was more a problem with the fact that my legs are not the most moisturised part of my body, rather than a problem with the tan. Even still, once I gave my legs a little scrub any patchy parts came off easily enough.
Overall, I have to say I really liked this tan and would completely recommend that you give it a spin. I have used it a few times now and I constantly get compliments on the colour. I am planning on giving the dark tan a spin this weekend and I will post pictures up on Facebook to show you how it develops.
Tan Goddess retails for €9.99 and is available in Hickeys, Sam McCauleys, Bradleys and Cara pharmacies nationwide .