As many of you know I was was at the Irish Blog Awards on Saturday. I was an honour to get into the top 5 in the Fashion/Beauty category (I will post some photos in the morning). In preparation for the night I decided to apply some St Tropez. Since becoming a brunette I have been relying heavily on the stuff. The application went without a hitch.I showered in the morning, didn’t check out the tan and jumped in the car.
When I put on my dress I realised, to my horror, that my legs were not the same colour as my upper body. I looked ridiculous. I managed to get my hands on a bottle of Sally Hansen Salon Airbrush Leg Makeup in Medium (thank you Andrea). I tried this years ago but it was in the wrong shade for me and I never gave the product another thought. Silly me.
It’s supposed to be like a foundation for the legs rather then just a tanning product. It masks rashes and imperfections on your skin without the plaster wall look. I sprayed it on my legs and rubbed it in with my hands. I then added some to my arms, all in the name of consistency of course. It’s completely fool proof, easy to apply, cheap (under €10), widely available and best of all it didn’t look orange. My skin still looked like skin.
I have to say that this product has two tiny drawbacks for me. Firstly, the smell is reminiscent of Murray Mints (but no tan smell) and secondly, it’s messy. Messy doesn’t quite cut it actually, a bathroom* was destroyed during application. I was also a little concerned about whether or not the product was water resistant but it didn’t budge. As for removal, it washes off with soap and warm water.
I’m sold! I shall be picking myself up a few of these for emergencies. It comes in a variety of shades. Medium was perfect for me.
*Sorry for ruining your bathroom Ken. It was all in the name of legs. And anyway you got your revenge by soaking my newly tanned legs in some kind of an alcoholic beverage so we’re quits.
Have you tried this?