Thursday, September 12, 2013

Tarte Brazilliance™ skin rejuvenating maracuja face and body self tanner with mitt

Earlier this summer I posted about Jergen's Natural Glow self tanning lotion.  While I liked the product, I am essentially lazy and did not want to have to apply it every day.  I wanted something that would give faster results (I want it all and I want it now!).  I chose Tarte's Brazilliance based on other reviews and the fact that it came with an application mitt which I've never used before.  It's expensive at $37 a bottle but I think it is fairly large (5.5 oz) and a little goes a long way.

This is a tinted self tanner so it makes it easy to see where you are applying it and helps to keep you streak and splotch free.  Although I read some complaints that the mitt soaks up too much of the product, I did not find that to be the case and I think the little bit it does soak up is outweighed by the ease and thoroughness of application.  It has a lovely scent that only smells slightly like self tanner hours after using it and washes away completely with one shower.  It only takes a few minutes to dry and doesn't rub off on fabrics.  I like to apply it in the evening and let the color develop while I sleep so I can wash off any lingering scent in the morning.  I wake up with nicely tan-colored legs about 2-3 shades darker than I had when I went to bed. Maracuja oil is from the Amazonian (where all the good stuff grows) passion flower and is said to have essential fatty acids and vitamins.  I'm not sure it rejuvenates my skin exactly but it doesn't dry it out.

This says it can be used for face and body so I tried it once all over with the help of this "handy" little tool.  I liked the color it gave on my body and face (although my torso was still lighter since it never sees the sun anymore) but I think it made me breakout and I haven't been willing to take the chance again.  However, my skin is very sensitive to breakouts, so, if you're isn't, I wouldn't hesitate to try it.  It did not get into my pores like others have in the past.  All in all I would say this is one of the best self tanners I have used.  The only con is the price but I think it's worth it for a quality product that performs as advertised.