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As someone with legs that just wont and cant tan even when the rest of my body does, I always need help with giving my legs a better tanned look. I bought this Piz Buin solely for the use on my legs as the rest of my body is pretty tanned. I actually look quite strange. Dark body with pale legs. Not a good look I tell you.
I had heard alot about Piz Buin and I liked the logo too. It looked realy professional, but was also the cheaper version of St. Tropez. No way could I be paying near £20.00 for a bottle of fake tan. It just wouldnt and couldnt be justified. I bought my Piz Buin for around £8.50 for 150ml in medium. This can be used for all over the body but I needed it just for my legs.
This fake tan is in a spray form, which I find a little more conventient than lotions for some reason. Maybe as you dont need to tip the bottle and mess around as much. Something you will very much notice about this fake tan is the smell. It gives off a really really strong fake tan smell, which does kind of leave you not wanting to use the spray again. The application is pretty easy actually, spray on the areas you want and massage into your skin ensuring that all areas are evenly covered. What you then need to do is wait for it to dry a while before even think about putting any clothes on or you will end up with browney orangey stains on your clothes. Not nice.
It takes a while for this stuff to dry actually.. between half an hour to an hour so make sure you leave yourself plenty of time when using this.
After a day or so, the fake tan turns up.. or at least you start to notice it. The tan doesnt look very natural, but natural enough. However on joints such as knees, streaks are more likely to be noticeable. So these are the areas you need to be more careful with when applying this.
Overall this isnt a bad fake tan, but it does smell really strong, a little too strong in fact. I think that my final word on this is that it is too expensive for not having the right smell and giving you streaky joints.
Hi my names Sally and Im a fake tan addict! Unfortunatley I find that Im allergic to pretty much every fake tan thats sold, so Im always on the hunt for just the right one. I first picked this particular brand up from my local 99p store basically because it was cheap! I picked up the mild tan version of the spray because if it didnt work I didnt want to end up orange!! I am glad I brought it because it's one of the few brands that doesnt bring my skin out in a massive rash but I found that it didnt give me even coverage and left me quite streaky, especially on my feet!
What Is This Product:
Well as you may have already guessed it is an at home fake tan that you can apply yourself. It promises to give you an all over glow which looks like a natural tan without the messy application and no streaks!
What Did I Think (Did It Work!!):
I was really hoping that this tan would be the answer to my fake tan prayers but unfortunatley it wasnt to be! I found the application really easy as it's a spray bottle it's simple to get exactly how much you need out of the bottle, but I would advise you to wear gloves when applying otherwise you WILL end up with bright orange hands (Im talking from personal experience trust me!!) Unfortunatley it didnt give me a natural, no streaks tan like I was hoping even though I followed the instructions to the letter I still ended up looking like a tangerine! The plus side for me was that I wasnt allergic to it but that wasnt enough to balanche out all the negative things so I doubt I'll be buying again!
Also THE SMELL! It smells vile! And no matter how much you shower afterwards the smel seems to linger and cannot be covered by perfume or deoderant! 3/10 I wouldnt recommend!
I'll be sticking to professional spray tans from now on!
If after reading this you still want to try the product you can pick it up from Fragrance Direct for around £5.99 or maybe even from your local 99p store if you have a good look around!
From a fake tan addict -
I have tried both the mid and max of this spray and I'm not a great fan of either. It's a bit like those budget fake tans but this costs as much as it does for a decent bottle of quality fake tan. 1 can of this also only lasts me 1-2 applications.
The packaging is simple, with the instructions on the inside of the box. The instructions aren't brilliant, don't really give you any application/preparation tips. The bottle itself is easy to hold and sprays upside down which is handy. The mist is nice and thick and lands evenly if you hold it a good 30cm away from you.
It takes a good few hours to show up - usually about 5 hours before I notice a difference. I find that although I'm not patchy or bright orange the colour just has that fake almost orange look to it and it takes ages to get all the colour off my feet! I have a friend who swears by this tan but she is a little darker than me so I guess it's just not for pale skinned people like me.
I would give this tan a miss and maybe try something else you can find for a similar price.
I am also from a Mediterranean background and applied as instructed, I did use gloves though and sprayed on to my hands and occasionally my skin as I applied it in the same fashion as I would sun lotion the result was almost seem less only slightly darker elbows too and the smell wasn't to bad ether would recommend showering an hour or two after applying if you are going to go out in light cloths as with all self tanners and to avoid any uneven coverage I would highly recommend it
Well summer is coming so if you're planning on baring some flesh, now's the time to give youself a natural summer glow from a bottle. But before you pick this one up, take my advice and try something else.
The Product and Packaging
I'm not the pastiest of all people - thanks to my Mediterranean mother. I do however, like to look tanned when I dare to bare during the summer. My mother always told me that tanned skin can hide a multitude of sins. And of course I'm well aware of the risks of excessive exposure to the sun. So on a recent day of self-indulgence, I chose not to visit the solarium and instead offered for a can of Piz Buin max self-tan spray which was on special offer at my local Superdrug store.
At the time I bought it there was an ad campaign which claimed that the product dried in just ten minutes, leaving no stains on your clothes. Well I'm a sucker for advertising and, combined with the 1/3 off discounted price - how could I resist?
The 150ml bottle has a recommended retail price of £7.99. It did initially sound very dear to me but in comparison to other self tans on the same shelf, this seemed the standard price you should expect to pay. The product comes in a white bottle with the orange Piz Buin name emblazoned across the front. When purchased, the bottle is presented in a similar white and orange box. A quick word of warning here - don't throw the box away!! For some silly reason, the directions for use aren't actually provided on the bottle itself but are instead supplied in numerous languages on the inside of the box.
As with all self-tan products you're advised to prepare your skin first by cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing. Then simply spray onto your skin, remembering to apply it sparingly to dryer areas of skin. Allow to dry for 10 minutes and then dress. The product will start to develop in an hour so don't shower or wash it off during this initial period. Development then continues for a few hours afterwards.
Oh dear! I was dubious of this and rightly so it would seem. I took a very long and hot bath, shaved my legs and exfoliated. I then dried off and moisturized the skin. My preparation was impeccable. Out came the can which has spray action similar to a can of deodorant. I had anticipated a fine mist of the product but instead it came out in large droplets making an even application almost impossible.
I rubbed the product in to try and even it out and carefully washed my hands before chilling out butt naked in front of the tv. I have to say at this stage that the product felt sticky and quite uncomfortable in my skin for at least 20 minutes after application.
Having just got out of the bath, I saw no need to wash the product off (especially since this wasn't recommended in the instructions.) And so instead I got dressed and relaxed for the evening. A quick check of my legs before I went to bed revealed no significant change to the usual colour.
It wasn't until the morning after that I checked out my gorgeous tanned legs and - horror of horrors! - they were more streaky than Tesco's value bacon! I'd followed the instructions to a tee and yet the results were the stuff nightmares are made of.
I should also warn you that it takes quite a while for the results to fade away so if you do chose to use this product, you may run the risk of having to spend a summer dressed as the abominable snowman. I hope those who read this will take heed - I unfortunately didn't check out other reviews before using this and so I only have myself to blame! Steer well clear!
Previously posted on Ciao under my real name (eek!) of nicolemorgan.
Easy dispensing spray allows for even colour and is fast drying /