I miss being tan. I truly do. Yes, I have given up tanning, but I just can’t get past being this deathly pale…especially in the summer. Yet, we all know that spending hours in the sun is now taboo, not to mention a colossal waste of time. Most self-tanners don’t do the job well either. I don’t want to look like an orange Oompa Lompa nor do I want to stain my clothes and hands. KARORA Express Bronzing Mousse is new breed of luxury tanning mousse with skincare benefits that quickly provides a deep, rich and exotic color, with true staying power that fades evenly.
The creamy, velvety mousse is spreads easily and is simple to apply. It has a hint of color so you can see where you have applied it and are therefore be streak-free. The formula dries quickly and the deep olive color develops in just 1 hour and lasts for up to 7 days. One word of caution, the mouse leaves a bit of a sticky residue for about 20 minutes. So I have been applying it after I shower and before I apply my makeup and style my hair….thereby giving it time to fully dry and loose the sticky feeling. I have not noticed any color deposit on my clothes or sheets. You can also shower about an hour after applying…just don’t loofah!
The scent is slightly tropical (not offensive) during application, and quickly dissipates so you do not have to fear smelling like fake tanner. Ew. The best part is the color truly lasts for about 5-6 days and the deep, olive color is the perfect shade for those of us who were once tanorexic.
One word of caution, it’s hard to get the color off the palms of your hands (telltale sign). I hear you can purchase a KARORA application mitt for about $10, but I was not provided one, so I had to wash the hell out of my hands to get the color off.
– Lauren Dimet Waters
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