Seen as I own quite a few tanning products I have decided to do a series on my blog called Tanning Tuesdays, I will be reviewing a new tanning product every Tuesday and I shall rate each one out of 5- on packaging, ease of use, colour, longevity, value for money and scent.
I am always on the quest for the perfect self tanner and with so many on the market these days, in different forms and price brackets, I thought it would be a good idea to give my thoughts on them so you can see what would be best for you.
Kicking of the series is the NKD SKN Tinted Tan Mousse by Vita Liberata (Medium)
I was really attracted to the packaging of this, I think this is what made me pick it up off the shelf in Superdrug, its really eye catching compared to most with its bold text and bright purple/pink accents.
My favourite type of self tanner is also a mousse formula as I find it the easiest and most accurate to apply.
The product inside the box comes in a pump type dispenser which most mousses do.
I applied this after exfoliating my skin to get rid of any dead skin which helps to give a smooth more precise application.
I pumped the product out onto a tanning mitt which is advised on the box, then worked it into my skin using circular motions.
As it says on the box this product is tinted so you can see where you have already applied it, so there is no risk of missing a patch.
It is also olive toned so no risk of oranginess here!
When I was applying this it worried me at first because I thought it was going to end up patchy, it started drying up in weird patches on my body, possibly clinging to the drier patches? anyhow it didn't look smooth and could see a disaster coming.
On the box it doesn't state how long you should leave it on for, and it looked rather dark on than what I was used to, but luckily once I washed it off after leaving it on for 3 hours it looked fine, not patchy, nor was it too dark.
|Before and After|
This product also claims to have this thing called odour remove technology, but I can still kind of smell a slight scent of biscuits- it is a lot more subtle then most I have tried though so it isn't too bad.
After using this my skin didn't feel dry at all and did fade pretty well, it lasted about 5 days.
I really liked the end result, it was a nice, medium golden brown colour.
Packaging - 4/5
Ease of use / Application - 3/5
Scent - 4/5
Colour - 5/5
Longevity - 4/5
Value for money - 4/5
Overall I think it was a decent self tanner, it didn't really wow me, but that was just the application part - other than that the end result was lovely and bronzed.
NKD SKN Tinted Tan Mousse - £14.95 100ml HERE
Have you Tried NKD SKN? I would love to hear your thoughts.
Thanks for reading,
Love Zoe x