This week’s fake tan is Vita Liberata pHenomenal 2-3 week tan. Following last week’s very cheap but very very good fake tan, I have chosen a slightly more costly, but exceptionally good product!
I am a strong believer that you do not have to spend a fortune to achieve a perfect fake tan, but when a tan is as remarkably good as this one is, I think it is worth every penny!
What makes this tan stand out, amongst other things, is the length of time it lasts!
If like many people, you want a year round healthy glow, but cannot be bothered to reapply every few days to a week, this is the tan for you! Although it may cost slightly more than some, once applied it lasts 2 – 3 weeks, so it won’t run out as quickly as your average bottle. Upon first application I must admit, I was skeptical of the longevity of this product. But I was extremely surprised and extremely tanned for a full 2 weeks! This is also perfect for anyone going on a summer holiday that either does not tan very well, or does not like to sit in the sun. If you want to wear that beautiful new swim suit, with a drop dead gorgeous tan throughout your holiday…then simply apply this fake tan before you jet off, and it will last the duration, even with a few dips in the sea! Fakery at it’s VERY best!
This fake tan is a mousse which makes application very simple! I would recommend using a tanning mitt for best results! (See the application tips at the bottom of this review). And once applied this fake tan absorbs into the skin quicker than you can say “Lookatmyfabuloustan!” And with no sign of streaks! This is also a fake tan that you can confidently sleep in, to let it develop overnight before showering, and know that it will not leave noticeable marks and stains on your clothes or bed sheets! Bonus.
The smell is very minimal and any small scent left behind (which can’t be helped) is very pleasant and refreshing. This fake tan is a freak of nature, in the best possible way! It is a gradual tan which means it develops over a few hours and lasts…not days like your usual tan…but weeks!! After 2 weeks the tan fades like a natural tan would, without any steaks or patches. Even with daily showers throughout.
In all my years of using fake tan I have never come across such an impressive, advanced and unique product. This fake tan does last as long as it claims to, and looks extremely natural, with no orange glow whatsoever!
At around £37 a bottle, with many retailers regularly doing offers on the range, you really are getting a quality product that saves a lot of time and ensures a natural looking tan that will have you living in vests and shorts all year round!
Vita Liberata also do many other amazing products to suit every skin type. They can be found here – www.vitaliberata.co.uk or are available at Boots, Debenhams and House of Fraser in the UK.
If you would like me to review any other fake tans from their range please let me know!
Application Tips – as always, your basic skin prep is essential – no matter what fake tan you use, it is important to have the best canvas possible. This means, hit the shower and have a good thorough scrub with an exfoliant all over the areas you intend to fake tan. This removes all of the dead skin cells that would get in the way of an even application. Once dry make sure you moisturise the ankles, feet, knees, elbows, hands and wrists. And if you’re going to be shaving, always do so around 24 hours before tan application. Always apply with a tanning mitt if possible, this creates a smoother application and makes it easier to cover all areas. If you have to use your hand, ensure all areas are covered, you have enough product on your hands at all times, and always wash your hands thoroughly straight after. If you have any visible streaks or patches, use a thin moisturiser to even them out.
Next week I will be reviewing an instant tan, with tips and secrets about the safest and best ways to apply!