he-shi, me-love

My estimations of fake tan are forever changing and every new brand I try, I think I have found the perfect one. In my early years of fake tanning I believed St Tropez mousse held all the answers, but than was before I discovered St Moriz. Following that I fell in love with Xen Tan and this was held in high esteem before Lauren’s Way, my latest favourite, rocked onto the fake tan scene.
Now I think all these previous favourites have met their match with this latest product I was sent to try. He-Shi Express Liquid Tan (for him and her!) is just brilliant and I am in love. It can be used on the face and body and gives an instant colour to the skin on contact and then develops into a darker tan over the next few hours. The smell is inoffensive, yet also quite indescribable…maybe slightly floral, but definitely not overly sweet or biscuity!

This tan is liquid, and I mean really loose, runny liquid! At first I made the mistake of just applying it straight onto my skin from the bottle which resulted in the tan just running off and dripping down my leg. My second attempt was a lot more triumphant as I used the He-Shi Tanning Mitt to apply the tan with and this really is invaluable. I think the success of this product comes from the smooth, flawless application you get from the soft mitt and the liquid formula. The tan really does just glide on and a small amount covers a large area of skin. It didn’t leave any steaks or patchy areas at all and you can see exactly where you are applying it. This tan does dry quite quickly but does leave you a little bit sticky whilst waiting for it to completely dry. 

I wore my He-Shi tan to V festival last week and it gave my a long lasting, bronzed glow all weekend. In comparison to other fake tanners, such as Lauren’s Way and Xen Tan, I would say that the He-Shi Express Liquid Tan isn’t quite as dark on first application, but it holds it colour for longer which in my opinion is better. My tan lasted a good 4-5 day before it started becoming patchy. The only downside, like any other fake tanner, is that it is a nightmare to remove. I felt the He-Shi fake tan was the most stubborn of all to scrub off and did require some vigorous exfoliation! But this is a small price to pay for a great fake tan that is so quick and easy to apply and gives really lovely results.

He-Shi Express Liquid Tan retails at £21.00 and is available online here, along with many of their other fake tanning products.
Have you tried anything from the He-Shi range?

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  1. 27th August 2011 / 10:03 am

    Ooh thanks so much for doing this review! This product sounds amazing and is definitely being added to my wish list x

  2. 27th August 2011 / 10:13 am

    Thanks for this review this sounds great! I've never tried fake tan before and I want something that'll ease me into it nicely and this sounds perfect! 🙂

    Rhiannon xo

  3. 27th August 2011 / 10:15 am

    It gives the perfect fake-tan colour! Now I just have to convince myself I can afford to spend £21 on fake tan haha 🙂 x

  4. 27th August 2011 / 10:16 am

    Your colour is amazing after!

    I've been considering fake tan for years and this one made me want to try it until i saw what you said about getting it off.
    I think that puts me off the most!

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  5. 27th August 2011 / 10:17 am

    I love he-shi tan, but having said that I love a number of tanning lotions, I've now worked out which tan works best on which area of my body as I have different levels of dryness so on a tanning session I use around 4 different types. Great review xx

  6. 27th August 2011 / 10:34 am

    I've tried so many fake tans but not this, will definitely purchase this next!

  7. 27th August 2011 / 10:35 am

    I've been using this for about 2 years but it has one major flaw. You CANNOT get water near it for at least 5 hours after application or it dots the tan which I find pretty impractical at times. It's one of my faves tho to apply at night, super colour xxx

  8. 27th August 2011 / 12:07 pm

    He-She is fab isn't it, and it actually doesn't get the credit is deserves ! xx

  9. 27th August 2011 / 1:47 pm

    sounds like a winner!

    i know im black and all but i want to try some fake tan, just to even out my skintone in some places like my legs

    i wonder if it would work :/
    Breezeybee Blog

  10. 27th August 2011 / 1:55 pm

    Your writing style is amazing and I can only wish to write as elegantly and poetically as you!
    I'd heard about this product but was very wary to purchase it because it's a liquid but I think I may have to invest now!

    Vicky x

  11. 27th August 2011 / 6:00 pm

    Wow! It looks fantastic.

  12. 27th August 2011 / 8:26 pm

    Heard great stuff about this and your tan always looks great xx

  13. 28th August 2011 / 10:12 am

    what a lovely shade it is! your pins look great ! Oh no i hate when it goes patchy and you look like you have some dreaded skin disease. But 4-5 days is pretty good going and the colour is gorgeous definitely tempted to try some xx

  14. 29th August 2011 / 3:06 pm

    thank you all for your comments, I would really recommend this tan if you are after something super quick and easy.

    @Arlene – yes I totally agree, I forgot to mention this that I tend to tan at night purely because any contact with water/rain turns you into a streaky mess! x