LDN : SKINS self tan mousse

LDN : SKINS mousse tan
LDN : SKINS mousse tan

LDN : SKINS Tone 3 Self Tan Mousse* – £28
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If you’ve see me looking vaguely tanned in any of my most recent outfit photos, best illustrated here and here, it is most likely all thanks to this wonderful self tan from LDN : SKINS. I go through stages of loving and loathing fake tan. I love the bronzed limbs and sunkissed glow you get from this beauty shelf staple yet loathe the preparation and the frantic flapping that follows. Not to mention that smell! This product however is an absolute delight to use and gives me such a natural, yet deep golden glow with a rather delightful scent to match.

The consistency is light, foamy and finely whipped so glides onto your skin effortlessly. It dries relatively quickly (which I like) and has a good guide colour so it is easy to see where you have applied the product, ensuring no white patches are missed! I tend to apply my fake tan in the evening and let the colour develop overnight, before washing it off in the morning. Even after one application you are left with a glow to rival any Amazonian goddess and because it is infused with English lavender, it actually smells quite nice! This is the darkest shade from the LDN : SKINS self tan repertoire but if you are after something a little subtler, then tone 1 or tone 2 will give you a more understated colour. It has an impressive lasting time too, staying strong for almost a week before slowly fading. As always, the tail end of your fake tan is always the most frustrating part of the whole process. This tan, like many others I’ve tried, did go a little patchy after day five or six but this was nothing a good scrub and a dousing of baby oil couldn’t sort out! For someone who always thought lotions triumphed over mousses when it came to the self tan stakes, I may have been converted by this little beauty.

What fake tan are you currently loving? Have you tried anything from the LDN : SKINS range?

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  1. 12th October 2012 / 5:31 pm

    The tan is really natural, I hate tans that make you orange but this gives a healthy glow 🙂

  2. 12th October 2012 / 5:40 pm

    wow, I'm really impressed! It looks very natural, unlike some other products I know of…

    I'll probably give this one a try in a lighter shade!

  3. 12th October 2012 / 7:57 pm

    it looks really natural on you hun ! xx

  4. 12th October 2012 / 9:31 pm

    Always on the lookout for good fake tans! I am currently using my trusty budget brand- St Moriz but when I can splash out I usually go for St Tropez. I just can't stand the smell though so might have to try this one next time around! x


  5. 13th October 2012 / 5:26 am

    Hi, can you mix the mousse with moisturizer if I'm a bit scared of using this, I always find it easier to as a gradual self tanner, less mistakes 🙂 ? Thank You!


  6. 13th October 2012 / 2:36 pm

    It looks like a really natural, even colour 🙂 I love a good tan so will have to check this out, had not heard about it before, thanks for posting about it! x

  7. 14th October 2012 / 9:28 am

    That lipstick looks sooo glossy! love it x

  8. 14th October 2012 / 4:35 pm

    @Elrese Voges – yes you definitely could mix this tanner with some moisturiser to sheer the colour out x