Friday, 30 September 2016

Tantasic: Sienna X tanning mist review

The glowy skin/flushed look is an emerging trend, hot off the heels of London Fashion Week. We put Sienna X express tanning mist to the test with first time tanner Amy Cosgrove

I feel I need to start this review with a disclosure... I am very much a beginner when it comes to self-tanning and as such, I was really looking for the SiennaX express tanning mist to be idiot proof. Despite being extremely pale the most experience I've had at creating a homemade golden glow is gradual tan moisturisers (spoiler: they don't really work). As a result, I was a little nervous to try this. It claims to be very easy- simply spray on before bed and wash it off in the morning so I was brave and gave it a go.

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I had been warned that fake-tan often has an unappealing biscuit smell but I was pleasantly surprised by this. It reminded me of suntan lotion and holidays.

The instructions stated that you should hold the can '15-20cm from the skin and spray evenly in sweeping motions' I found that this wasn't as simple as it sounded as the spray was quite hard to control. The result was small puddles of brown liquid which I had to swiftly smooth out. The can also claimed to have 360° use which isn't strictly true. When I tried to use it at tricky angles the tan dripped all over my foot and I still have the brown spots to prove it!

I had left applying this to the very last minute before I jumped into bed as I had images of turning everything I came into contact with orange. However, I am pleased to report that the spray is dry and non-tacky after application and that my bed sheets survived the night!
Result: I'm definitely not orange but I can see streaks even though my fellow Lady colleagues assured me they can't. The colour is quite natural though and for someone like me who is a little timid with the fake tan, I think that's a good thing. I still have brown splodges on my foot though which isn't such a good look.

7/10 I think I need more practice with this! I feel it was a good product to top up and existing tan but I wouldn't necessarily recommend it if you're looking to transform yourself from ghost to goddess with just one application.
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