Me and tans don’t really work, natural or otherwise. The best I can get when it comes to natural tans is a light golden glow, I’m so just pale. When it comes to fake tans I’m a failure. I’ve tried everything and I always streak. Whether I use streak free formulations, exfoliate well, it really doesn’t matter. I suck at tanning!
I do have a couple of products that I use once a year at the Christmas party, namely Guerlain’s Jambes de Gazelle, it’s never flawless and I’m always grateful not to be in a well lit venue!
So when I was sent the new No7 Stay Perfect Instant Tan Lotion, I approached it with trepidation.
Available in two shades (I have Light/Medium and assume the other is Medium/Dark), this light gel lotion is designed to absorb into your skin leaving a totally streak free sheen. It’s water resistant and transfer resistant for up to 24 hours and it washes off with soap and water.
The texture is a light, cool gel and it looks alarmingly dark when you squeeze it out of the tube but I have to say I have been amazed. That blob there was far too big for the back of my hand and covered a very big area. And it was impossible to create a streak. I was so amazed when I started to blend it out. I can’t explain it other than to say it was smooth and foolproof.
Despite the yellow cast to my photographs, the colour was gorgeous and natural, you can see a clear difference on the right hand side of my photograph, so the Light/Medium shade still packs a punch. It’s also buildable, bearing in mind how much product I used, you could probably go sheerer or heavier. I will try it out on my legs at some point, but thats something I won’t be showing here.
So anyway, from an absolute tanning dunce, I can highly recommend this, especially if you’ve just got a one off occasion you’d like a bit of glow for!
The No7 Stay perfect Instant Tan Lotion retails at £12.50 and is availble from Boots online and in stores now.
*Product Received Free of Charge for Review Purposes