Pretty much everyone has heard of St Moriz tan by now and tried it at some point. This is one of my favourite fake tanning brands as it is so cheap and gives amazing results! A bottle of the self tanning lotion costs around £3 from Wilkinsons, although I'm pretty sure the cost has gone up recently with it becoming so popular which I'm not happy about! I sometimes struggle to find this in the shops as my local Superdrug and Boots don't stock it so I often have to search for cheaper beauty shops.
Anyway! When I last bought my bottle of the tanning lotion I saw that St Moriz also does a tanning mousse and spray as well. With all the hype around the original St Moriz lotion I wondered if their other products would be just as good. I opted for the mist instead of the mousse because as much as I love the speed & fast drying formulation I have very dry skin and tanning mousses just make it a lot worse!
Firstly I'd like to point out, if you're expecting the "mist" to be similar to Rimmel Sun Shimmer spray, it's not. In fact it's nothing like it. This is more of a liquid spray and doesn't come out like an airbrush mist at all. When I spray it onto my skin it comes out blotchy and I had to rub it in as quickly as possible to avoid it streaking.
Hopefully you can see from the picture what I mean! In the end I found it a lot easier to spray the product onto a tanning mitt then apply it to my skin that way.
|Swatches of the Tanning Spray compared to Lotion|
Nevertheless I still thought this was a really good self tanner. For £3 it gave great even coverage and wasn't streaky once I'd blended it completely. The spray is tinted you can see exactly where you're applying it. As the colour starts to develop it goes a very dark brown colour but once you wash the top layer off you are left with a golden colour underneath!
It's also good for spraying onto the backs of legs and for applying tanner to the face and hands as it is a lot finer so isn't as dark as the lotion. I also think this works really well to top up an existing tan as it is a lot quicker to apply and dries almost instantly so you don't have to faff around with applying tanning lotion or moisturiser every day!
At first I was a little disappointed that this is more of a spray than a mist but for such a cheap price you can't go wrong and I'll be using it for quick instant results in the future.
Have you tried St Moriz products? What are your favourite tanning brands?