The Vintage Tan – This tan mimics that perfect beachy tan, a la Jennifer Aniston. This tan is achieved by massaging the Gradual Tan Lotion into the skin so the tan develops over time for a soft dewy glow. Finish the tan with the Rose Illuminator or Bronzing Rocks.
Jennifer Aniston at the ELLE Women in Hollywood event
The One-Night-Only Tan – Perfect when you only need a tan for a night, this color can be removed instantly with soap and water. It’s also super quick drying so it doesn’t transfer onto your clothes.
Heather Morris at the 2011 Golden Globes
The Contemporary Tan – A bespoke tan, customized for each individual. This is what I got in order to even out my entire body.
See, while my arms and face have a bit of natural color, the rest of my body has an alien glow-in-the-dark quality. (It’s so pale that Sophie thought I might have vitamin D deficiency!) The Contemporary Tan evened out my entire body, creating a gorgeous glow that made my limbs look more slender and toned. One tiny hiccup: Sophie might have over sprayed my face because 4 hours later, I looked like Snooki. Introducing Glooki!
The tan lasted about 3 days on my face and 5 days on my body. Touching up with St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse was super easy, too. That telltale DHA scent–you know what I’m talking about; that sour milk smell so common to self-tanners–is absent in all St. Tropez products, plus everything dries in a flash! One caveat: the spray tan does rub off ever so slightly on your sheets and towels, but it comes off in the washing machine.
I used to be perfectly content with my pastiness – after all I’ve lived with blindingly white legs my entire life. After getting a spray tan, I’m not so sure anymore. Even though a spray tan–er “Skin Finishing Treatment”–from St. Tropez may be out of my budget and not that convenient for my schedule, the Bronzing Mousse is a great at-home alternative.
Visit the St. Tropez website at StTropezTan.com to learn more!