I occasionally cruise foreign beauty boards and stumbled across a number of chicas who were using St Tropez Brozing Mousse on their faces and raving about the results. They were thrilled because it looked super natural but nice and dark too.
Fab, right? So! I thought I’d give it a bash myself but I’m not going to lie to you, I was a bit nervous. I mean, St Tropez’s mousse is one of those self-tanners that turn out nice and deep; awesome for your bod but what if I ended up looking like that crazy Tan Mom that the Daily Mail’s always going on about.
Anyway, because I’m a live-on-the-edge kind of girl, I gave the ‘slap St Tropez on your face’ tip off a bash the morning of a fancy pants party I had to attend and – surprise, surprise – it worked! Despite having woken up looking pale and hungover, I managed to morph into a healthy-looking bronzed goddess by the time I hit up the champagne bar (again).
Anyway, enough about the necklace, let’s talk about my face. See how the skin colour of my bod matches my gesig? Notice how I’m not in the least bit leathery or orange-looking? (My blush, however, has a lot of peach in it; Rimmel powder blush in Coral, a shade I’ve been rocking for years.) Being tanned also helped disguise the look of a nasty blind pimple that had sprung up on my chin. All I’m wearing, skin-wise, in the above shot is concealer under my eyes and on my chin with a bit of MAC Blot Powder; no foundation, darlings.
If you want to attempt slapping St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse, which is intended for your body, on your face, I say go for it. I simply pumped a little of it into my hand and spread it around my face with my fingertips. When I was done, I then pulled out a foundation sponge to even it out around my nose and make sure I’d swept it right up into my hairline, the sides of my face around my ears and down my chin and jaw line towards my neck. I did this on skin that hadn’t been moisturised as I wanted a good colour result. (If you hydrate your skin before self-tanning it’ll suck up less colour. (This is why it’s always a good idea to moisturise your knees, elbows and ankles before ‘tanning’ your bod.)
Aside from St Tropez Bronzing Mousse, the only other self-tan I’ve ever used and loved on my face is Clarins Liquid Bronze. The colour result, however, isn’t as ‘deep’ as St. Tropez and requires two coats to get the same result.
Now tell me, is there a facial self-tanner that you’re, like, totally obsessed with? And if you try the St Tropez on your face trick yourself, please let me know your thoughts.