Rated 3.92 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review For me this product is Amazing!!!!!!
This product is Amazing to me, i have a fair complexion, this stuff is my favorite to use, I have used for a few years now, and have used multiple other self tanning products in the past and so I know from experience, you get what you pay for, you also HALF to prep your skin well, if you don't the this product will not work well, also a lesson I have learned. You must keep your skin hydrated as well.
For me what I have experienced with swimming in a chlorinated pools, if your skin isn't properly hydrated and exfoliated the sunless tanner can come off, at least for me this has happened, so be mindful of your going to go swimming to make sure you do all your prep first, St Tropez's website has a very good guide on what to do to help me sure your skin is in the best possible shape to do the tanner.
So if you have never used this product or are having issues, I highly recommend their site for guidance.
As far as the original mouse tanner and the darker one, I have used both, both are Awesome, i just prefer the darker because I really like to get as dark as possible, so this is why I use the dark.
Basically what I have found with using the dark one is that, per one application of that, it equals out at least for me to being 2 applications of the original mouse tanner.
Most Helpful Critical Review Not a dark tanning product
I'll preface this by saying I have an unlimited spray tan subscription that I do use frequently. I bought this product because I wanted to see if it gave a darker payoff... something I could use between sessions. It did give an even tan, but it is not dark. It looked dark immediately after applying it up until it got wet. I saw this in other reviews but decided to be stubborn and buy it anyway. I kept it on for eight hours and when I went to shower, almost all of the color disappeared. Leaves a very natural light tan. It's lighter than the sprays I get. I don't use tanner on my face, and my body matches my face. If this is the dark mousse, I want to know what the regular mousse look like! I can't review what it's is like after a few days because right now I'm on my way to the tanning salon. It's too subtle for me. If you are looking for a natural sun kissed look - this is for you. It doesn't smell bad, it's easy to apply, its even, but it's subtle. I'm really not sure why it's being marketed as a dark product.
Reviewed by 184 customers 5
Terry G from San Antonio, Texas
I like to keep a natural tan all year long.
BEST SELF TAN EVER
haven rafter from lantana texas
this is my favorite self tanner to use!! one bottle lasts me at least six months and it is worth the price!! it smells great and does not make me look green or orange. i have recommended this to all my friends and family and they love it!! it does stay on palms if you're not wearing a glove but within two days it washes off. i love this stuff!!!
Natural looking color
Carlie from Alabama
Of all the self tanners I have tried, St. Tropez is the best brand. The "green" undertones really blend well with my olive skin tone and it looks natural. It also sets really nicely and does not transfer on clothing, bedding, towels, etc. My only complaint is that the suggested mitt is trash. It soaks up way too much product and I ran out too soon. So when I repurchased it, I used rubber gloves and say a noticeable different in application and longevity. Then I use a makeup brush on my face, neck, hands, and feet. Overall great product!
I would buy this again
Mslaura5284 from NY
Better using with a mitt as it drys fast and hands can get color too.
Great self tanner BUT...
Adavis from Cincinnati, OH
I love this self tanner, although it's the first brand I've ever used, I have yet to explore others out of fear! This one has great coverage and not orange like I had feared! However, there are a few things I'm not crazy about, the smell being one of them after it's been applied while waiting to 4-8 hours, smells awful! Secondly, On my stomach and chest, about a week after application it becomes very very patchy and I have to scrub my skin raw to get it off, and lastly after a few uses from the bottle, the tanner seems to fade in color when I go to apply it! The first few uses I get a beautiful dark tan, after that it's like a medium okay-ish tan. Other than that, I love it! Honestly, it could be worse!!
Love this product!
Chelsea from Chattanooga, TN
I love this product! Compared to the other bronzers in this line, it does have a more green undertone to it. When I first applied it, I definitely noticed the green undertone, but it turned to a dark bronze soon after. This was just my experience, and I am very pale, so that may not be the case for all skin tones. The coverage is buildable, it dries very quickly, and it fades evenly. One application lasted about 3-4 days for me.
Don't even waste your time/money
Haleigh from Tuscaloosa
I've tried sooo many self tanners, and this one is hated by me. It's very difficult to apply, and made me look dirty. I don't even look dark, I just look dirty. For the price of this, I would have came out better getting a professional spray tan at the salon. Jergen's Deep Bronze Mousse applies so much easier and looks so much better. Plus, it's almost $30 cheaper! I regret buying this product.
Not worth the price
Jess from Chelan Washington
This would be great for you if you're a beginner to self tanning and ONLY want a base tan. I'm pretty fair skinned and I used the Dark shade and barely even noticed a difference. It fades unevenly and really fast.
Bibi from Los Angeles
I honestly think the bad reviews come from ppl who don't know how to use this product . I apply it at night , wait a little to dry , put a dark sheet under me in bed and I wash it off in the morning . The difference is huge since I'm very pale . You need to know how to shower and what not to use when you r self tanning . With care it stays on me for about a week or a little longer .
Not a fan
Jay from Las Vegas, NV
I normally use the St Tropez express but wanted to try a different formula to see if it would make me a little more tan. I will say that u look dark when u apply the tanner due to the color guard however it all washes off in the shower. Unfortunately, I will not be repurchasing. I will just stick with the St Tropez Express.
Maxwabam from Virginia
The color is nice it is definitely sticky tho so idk why they said it wasn't. Definitely better if you want a more olive complexion.
Better then the classic...
Stacy V from NH
I like this one a lot more then the classic. I didn't notice a huge difference in the darkness though. I would say it's just more of an olive hue rather then the original color. It definitely dries much faster though so it's easier to use before bed. Gives great color, no complaints, just wish it was a little darker.
Not the best, not the worst.
Mae from VA
I like the color of this stuff. I have a yellow skin tone and the greenish tint works really well with it! And it applies smoothly, and has a great guide color- it's easy to tell if you missed a spot, and in my experience it develops evenly.
However. It doesn't fade evenly. It fades very splotchy and weird, and I have a hard time getting it off. It's good if you need it for one or two days, but not really anything longer than.
Don't Waste Your Money
Melissa from New York
I really wanted to like this product. I would give 0 stars but I have to be honest and say that this does apply very nicely and is one of the better smelling tanners I have tried. This product also won't leave you blotchy or streaky..simply because it doesn't work. The only thing this product is good for at best is evening out my skin tone. It seemed to give me more of a "sun kissed" look than a tan. I applied my first application and left it on over-night and could not really see a difference after I showered. Like other reviews have said, a lot of product looked liked it washed off in the shower but I think that's just the guide color. A little disappointed I thought I would try again so I applied a second coat and left it on again over-night. I look EXACTLY THE SAME. After 2 layers of full length application I should at least be able to tell a difference. I have naturally tan skin but I'm trying to stay out of the sun *wrinkles* which is why I bought the DARK formula maybe this works for someone with very, very pale skin but this is not for me. Not sure why this is being falsely marketed. This also made my skin really itchy after the second application but I have the same problem with other tanners so it's most likely just a sensitivity that I have but I'm just putting it out there. I will be going back to Bali Body Ultra Dark - highly recommend, and it's cheaper!
More pros than cons
The cat whisperer from NYC
I started using this after vs discontinued the best self tanner ever. I really like this one, it didnt smell bad, it applied evenly, and it looks natural. The color is nice but since it's labeled as dark I was expecting a darker result. This last me about 4-5 days before I need to reapply. Overall I think it os an excellent product.
Super smooth application
Mollie from Arizona
St. Tropez goes on easily and lasts! It's natural enough that it didn't have my coworkers bugging but my boyfriend still called me spicy. I'm looking for this perfect balance.
Not for me
Momof2girls from Dandridge TN
I decided to try the dark mouse after using the gel several times. The mouse actually comes out with an olive green tone and made me a little nervous, but since it was a dark tanner I decided to go ahead and try it. It made me have a gray look. The bottle doesn't say to rinse like the gel instructs you to so I didn't until the next day. It didn't go on as even as the gel and I used a mitt. I returned and received a refund thankfully. I'll just still with the gel.
Doesn't develop well
Chels from Ohio
I had high hopes for this product .. It goes on well, but once it starts to "develop" it separates and gets streaky as it dries and the process goes on. I tried keeping it on for both 4 hours and 8 hours and once you get in the shower , the water alone washes all the color off . $40 some dollars down the drain, literally .
Do not buy this - worst tanner
Kaitlyn from Ohio
I have tried many self tanners including the st tropez in classic which is SO much better than the dark one. When you put it on it's so green and looks terrible and I waited 8 hours to shower and all of the product washes off , leaving no tan at all. Waste of money and will be returning
I'm a Black Girl
Candi from Ohio
So I've been looking at options to mask my stretch marks because I lost a significant amount of weight and now bodybuild. I asked some of my friends at tanning salons what to do or how to help hide the appearance they told me to try this. So I did I sampled it at the store spot tested went home followed instructions woke up showered and it left the beautiful glow on my skin and it's extremely noticeable I actually love it I'm shocked now I have to go buy this product. I've never used self tan or bronzer ever so the fact that it went on and I just followed simple steps and got these results I say it's worth it because I've never done anything like this.
Stick to CLASSIC!
Jill from Phoenix, AZ
I use the classic and decided to try the dark. It turned out out same color (if not lighter). Super weird because this mousse is legit a GREEN mousse. I know its the color guard, but I've never seen a mousse that green besides from an expired bottle. I waited 8 hours (I tried this product twice) and the green would wash off right down the drain. Color did not stay on whatsoever. Went back and exchanged for the classic color. Worth a shot but a no-go. Maybe I got a bad bottle, but that was disappointing!
Would purchase again
AV from Baltimore, MD
I always used lower end tanning products but decided to splurge and buy this product and I'm glad I did. It gives off olive undertones for a "tanner" tan instead of an orangey undertone. I love it! The only thing to be aware of though is that this is not instant and it needs to stay on for "4-8 hours" to develop fully. I had it on for 4 to try it out and it still did not fully develop. I suggest sleeping with it on and washing it off in the morning. It blends easily and doesn't have a bad scent unlike other foams!
Christina from La Crosse, WI
Bought this having heard good things about it and saw numerous 5 star reviews. Applied it and it went on evenly without any blotches or streaks. That was great. However, it says let it sit for 4-8 hours before getting wet and this is where things went wrong. After 6 hours of being dry, I took a makeup remover wipe to my neck (where I applied the self tanner) to test it, and off came the product onto the wipe. Wow. Waste of money. I also think it's ridiculous that the application mitt isn't included with the cost of this product.
Love this foolproof self tanner!
Natalie from Madison
I love this product I've been a fan for years. This tanner is worth every penny! The color is beautiful and natural. Most people apply with the mitt but I use gloves and it turns out great too. Also the tinted mousse does not stain if it gets on bedding or clothing.
works well !!
allie b from Starkville, Mississippi
i did not purchase the mitt , i just used a sock over my hand haha . it spread pretty well to my surprise but i will definitely be getting a mitt just to make it easier . i'm very happy with the color !! looks quite natural . i was nervous at first because it applied grey/green but when i sat for 30 minutes it developed into a nice bronze . perfect for winter frat/sorority date parties where you have to wear a cocktail dress , i feel confident !!! would definitely like to try the facial mist as well