One of my favorite self tanner brands, Beautisol, will be on sale on zulily.com this weekend. I love the lotion and mousse, and the Tea Tan Glow is amazing too! Make sure you grab it before it’s bare legs weather!!
The newest self tanner and bronzing brand to hit ULTA this season is Irish brand, Karora. The line contains good for your skin ingredients like: green tea, argan oil, jojoba oil, coconut oil, acai berry and more. The product I have tried is the Express Bronzing Mousse. Here’s what Karora has to say:
KARORA EXPRESS BRONZING MOUSSE (150ML $40.00)
SUPREME BRONZETTE: Exotic colour in just 1 hour with moisture boosting botanicals
Get bronzed brilliance in a flash with this effortless velvety mousse which dries in seconds and develops in just 1 hour. A rapid release of rich exotic colour is infused with skin caring botanicals to deliver a faux tan with true staying power that fades incredibly evenly. This is a new breed of mousse that makes the art of self-tanning quicker than ever before while you decide your shade of bronze. The easy apply, 1 hour express turnaround time will see you red-carpet ready with a golden hue post-rinse. Take the 3 hour option for a natural looking and glamorous dark bronze, easily credited to a week of pool side lounging.
Here’s what I thought: First off, I love the application mitt. It’s not made of the typical self tan mitt spongy material. It’s soft and plush, like velour. The self tanner doesn’t seep through after a few uses of the mitt. The mousse does not stink of self tanner at any point. It’s a mousse, but with less air than normal mousse I’ve used. It has a guide color, but it’s very slight. I have to be careful and pay attention closely. I didn’t realize I relied so heavily on the guide color in my self tanning until I had a few streaks my first time with Karora. I can attest that you will not end up looking like an oompah loompah if you leave the tanner on for more than 3 hours. I’ll either tan over night, or even during the day. The Express Bronzing mousse dries quickly and doesn’t transfer to clothes. I get a slightly patchy fade of my self tan after 3 days.
I haven’t tried the deluxe mini set just yet, so I can’t give you a review on those. Karora products are available in store and online at ULTA Beauty. If you purchase from Karora’s website, you can receive the deluxe minis for free! You can find Karora on Facebook and Twitter. Have you tried this new brand? I’d love to hear your thoughts! Thanks for reading! xo Amber
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Self tanners are one beauty product I will not be without, year round. I just feel better about the way I look with a little glow. Not to mention, my face is lighter than my neck which is a different color than my chest. You know how it goes. I just like to even my skin color and tone out a bit with self tanner and bronzer!
In my opinion, you truly get what you pay for with self tanner. I know some people have great results with Jergens or other affordable tanners. I do not. I didn’t think anything could lure me away from my beloved Beautisol, but the beauty community is abuzz with raves for Vita Liberata tinted self tan mousse. It was my duty to test it out, I tell you!
I tested the Vita Liberata tinted self tan mousse in sheer and intense. Sheer gave my fair skin a nice very natural tint. If you want a hint of color, and have light skin, give this baby a go. I prefer something a bit darker. Intense hit the mark for me! It’s an instant bronzer, that doesn’t transfer onto clothes (or sheets if you use it before bed). I loved that I was able to put it on and get dressed and go about my day like normal. There is NO tanner smell or baked skin smell. WHATSOEVER. A lovely deep, golden glow develops within 4-8 hours depending on the ph of your skin. It’s really an effortless formula that will not give you streaks, and even fades evenly!
I have a few tips for you since this formula may be different from other self tanners that you’ve used.
- exfoliate before but do NOT moisturize (even elbows, knees and ankles!)
- use 1 pump of mousse and blend quickly because it dries super fast
- replace the cap and shake the bottle during use
- do not moisturize within 24 hours as it will create a barrier and affect the development process. It has hyaluronic acid to draw moisture into your skin, so you will not feel like an alligator, promise!
Other notable information: Vita Liberata contains organic botanicals, is cruelty free, gluten free and oil free. Moisture lock hydration keeps your skin hydrated and prolongs the life of your tan. Vita Liberata was nominated for QVC’s best in beauty awards.
You can purchase Vita Liberata from QVC or Sephora.
From Sephora’s website:
Vita Liberata Intense Self Tan Mousse –
-Saccharide Isomerate: Draws water to skin surface and locks it there for up to 72 hours.
-Dihydroxyacetone: Colors the skin.
-Melon Extract: Antioxidant.
-Hyaluronic Acid: Water magnet.
Leaf Water, Water, Dihydroxyacetone, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Saccharide Isomerate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cucumis Melo (Melon) Fruit Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Fucus Vesiculosus Extract, Litchi Chinensis Fruit Extract, Ethylhexylglycerine, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Extract, Hydrolysed Silk, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Extract, Citric Acid, CI 17200 (Red 33), CI 42090 (Blue 1), CI 19140 (Yellow 5).
Have you tried Vita Liberata Self Tan? Do you have any self tanner tips and tricks??