The latest innovation from the tanning experts at St. Tropez is a clear water formula similar to their recent Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Mousse, except this tanning water is applied as a mist. The benefits are two-fold: a natural-looking tan that develops over 4-8 hours, plus protection from environmental damage (think: UV rays and air pollution). And in case you didn’t know, you should also be protecting your hair from UV rays and pollution.
Thanks to hyaluronic acid, the formula is also hydrating and helps provide a smooth canvas for makeup. Use it as a primer in the morning under makeup and sunscreen (because you’re still wearing sunscreen, right?), or spritz it over your makeup throughout the day to perk up your skin and refresh your glow. The only caveat is that the tan won’t develop as much as it would if you applied it to bare skin.
Since the tan on your face typically fades faster than the tan on your body (thanks to daily face washing and makeup removal), this mist is an easy way to help prolong your glow. The formula is quick-drying and clear so you don’t have to worry about making a mess of your clothes. Pretty much foolproof, right?
St. Tropez Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Mist, $39 at Shoppers Drug Mart, beautyboutique.ca, Murale, London Drugs and other independent retailers (available June 2018)