Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Xen-Tan Mousse Intense Review

If you haven’t guessed already I am a huge fan of fake tan. Xen-Tan is a brand I have wanted to try for so long after reading so many amazing reviews, but just haven’t been able to justify spending the money on it- this retails at £23.99. However, a couple of months ago I purchased some for my friend for her birthday as I knew she would love it, and with an offer on in Boots I thought what the heck and bought myself some as well. 

There were many of Xen-Tan’s products in Boots and I have to say I had a hard time choosing. I finally decided to go for the mousse in Med/Dark. I tend to always prefer a mousse formula, I think it is easier to apply and any patches or mistakes can be cleared up quickly when wearing a tanning mitt. I have to say the thing that drew me to this particular product more than anything else is seeing it has a vanilla scent – as the worst thing about fake tan can sometimes be that strong horrible smell that lingers around and tells the world you have applied fake tan. With vanilla being one of my favourite scents, seeing this meant I just had to try it. I am very happy to say the scent has lived up to my expectations, it is a gorgeous sweet vanilla fragrance and doesn’t smell like normal fake tan.

As you can see, it comes in a white bottle with a very easy to use pump. I apply this with a mitt and it blends into the skin really well. I have found that it does dry very quickly, so you do need to be quick with rubbing in the product. Despite this I do prefer this as it means you don’t have to wait around very long, so it is very convenient if you are in a rush and it doesn’t seem to rub off on the clothes which is great.

I applied one layer of this before bed and showered it off in the morning and there was such a great result. I was impressed by how much of a difference in colour there was from only one application. Normally I have to apply fake tan two/three nights in a row to build the level of darkness I like, whereas with this I felt happy with one this one application.

As for the staying power, I found it lasted on my skin for around 4/5 days without any real noticeable fading. However I did reapply once more in this time, so it may last a bit less with only one application. When it faded it didn’t go patchy at all and the only area I noticed anything was the elbow joint, but this is always going to happen with fake tan when you leave it on.

This has fast become a favourite of mine, and if it wasn’t for the large price tag I would repurchase it straight away. I’m not sure I can justify the £23.99 for it again so I will be keeping a look out for deal in Boots again or online. I have already seen it cheaper on Feel Unique and Amazon, so if you are interested you could have a look there.

Have you tried this product or any other Xen- Tan? What do you think?


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