I hope you are having a great week! Today I am sharing with you my experience with Loving Tan, bronzing mousse and is it worth the hype that all the YouTubers give it? Keep reading to find out!
Loving Tan, is it Worth the Hype?
Okay let’s have a little story time… I enjoy being tan it’s just something that makes me feel good… not everyone needs a tan or needs to feel like they should have a tan to fit in, it is all up to you and what you enjoy for yourself. So with that being said probably a month before Easter I decided to give Loving Tan a try because I had heard so much chatter about it on YouTube. I ordered the 2 Hour Express Bronzing Mousse in Dark. I liked it, but for me it honestly just wasn’t dark enough. If I’m going to go through all the steps to do a self tan I want to actually see it. Every time I used it I would end up applying 2 or 3 coats to get it to my desired level of tan. So 2 weeks before Easter I bought the Deluxe Bronzing Mousse in Ultra Dark. This is what I will be reviewing today!
What they say:
“Made by tan lovers for tan lovers, Loving Tan Deluxe Bronzing Mousse gives you a natural looking, sexy tan within minutes. The salon inspired formula provides you with an immediate color, while developing into a deeper, darker tan. The color guide technology ensures an easy, streak free application every time. It is both quick drying and deliciously fragrant. This product is recommended for experienced self tanners only.”
This bronzing mousse comes in a bottle with a pump which is super convenient but it only comes in one size…kind of a bummer. Somehow my pump leaks and makes for a messy bottle but not a deal breaker.
Price & Where to Buy:
The Ultra Dark shade is $39.95 while the little shades are $34.95 and can be bought right here >> Loving Tan
Tools you Need:
- I use a tanning mitt which I picked up at Ulta
- A makeup brush (this is a powder brush by MaryKay) a kabuki brush works better
- Loving Tan- Tan Remover and Skin Polishing Glove
Using a tanning mitt makes things so much easier when you are using a mousse like Loving Tan. These types of mitts help distribute the tan evenly with no streaks or mess ups.
To get a light even application on the hands and feet it is good to use a makeup brush to blend around the fingers and toes up into the wrists and ankles. Honestly speaking here, Loving Tan doesn’t always look great on my hands and feet, even using this technique.
Using the Loving Tan Tan Remover and Skin Polishing Glove is great for before and after each use. Before you apply your tan you want smooth soft skin without any dead skin. This glove will completely remove that dead skin giving you a great starting point to a great tan. When your tan starts to fade away, use the black side of the glove to rub it completely off (this does hurt a little bit, but it works).
5 Simple Steps:
- Apply Self Tan
- Moisturize everyday
- Remove Tan
Ta-da!! Here are my ULTRA Dark legs. Sorry I didn’t do a “before” picture, but I can assure you, my legs were not that dark before! The tan looks nice and even as if you laid out in the sun for hours but you didn’t and this is much safer.
So is it worth the hype?
Yes, Loving Tan Bronzing Mousse is worth the hype, however there are some things I don’t like about it…
Just 2 Cons:
- Sometimes it doesn’t last as long as other times. But that could be a user error! :) It doesn’t last long, I can wear it for 3 days and it starts fading pretty quickly
- It can be difficult to get it smooth around your hands and feet if they aren’t properly moisturized.
- The Ultra Dark is very dark (which is perfect for me).
- It has a natural olive undertone.
- Doesn’t smell bad at all.
- Isn’t sticky… the Deluxe Bronzing Mousse takes 6-8 hours to develop so I sleep in it, and thank goodness it isn’t sticky, or you don’t feel like you are sticking to the sheets ( I hate that feeling).
- Has a nice color guard.
I will continue to repurchase Loving Tan.
What do you think about my results? Do you self tan? What brand do you use?