Monday, June 6, 2016

Tanwise Dark Bronzing Sunless Mousse

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I've been using self-tanners on and off since high school.  The one I used to use was a mousse self-tanner by Neutrogena I believe.  After loving the texture and coverage, I wanted to try another version. 

When I saw Tanwise tanning foam on Mascara's blog, I knew I had to try it.  Jergens had recently came out with a similar foam mousse version but for a dollar more I decided to try the Tanwise first.  I picked it up at a Sally Beauty Supply in Dark.  Be Cautious: the Wash Off version looks exactly the same so I picked up that by mistake at first when I really wanted the self tanner version.

Tanwise Dark Bronzing Sunless Mousse
From Sally Beauty &
  • Immediate bronzing effect
  • Color develops over time
  • Sheer, build-able color

Tanwise Dark Bronzing Sunless Mousse features dark bronzers and a sunless complex to give a rich streak-free bronze color all over. Black bronzers give an immediate dark color while a sunless complex develops over time. Giving you a beautiful, natural-looking tan without the sun. This lightweight mousse is easy to apply.

Price: $12.99 [Sally Beauty] - often buy 2, get 1 free
Product Amount: 7 fl oz

My first thought was, 'wow, hardly any self tanner smell!'  Actually, it smells like an SPF lotion in that coconut, rum drink kind of way.  By far the best smelling self tanner I have ever used.  It slides on really nicely, and as long as you make sure you rub in in thoroughly, there are no streaks at all.  This is definitely the most natural looking fake tanner I've used.

In the pictures, you can see how my legs looked before, immediately after there is a definite glow to my legs and the next morning you see the results from letting it settle overnight.

Before applying Tanwise
Immediately after applying Tanwise

The next morning - about 13 hours after application

I took Mascara's advice [see all her tips here] and bought a lotion applicator from Amazon to apply this on my back.  It worked beautifully and I can reuse it for tanning in the future as well as for lotions (no one likes itchy skin in the winter).  After washing it immediately, it didn't stain at all.  The applicator will definitely come in handy in the future and is a great multipurpose tool.

Since my legs don't tan or get as much color as the rest of my body, sometimes I will apply one coat on my legs, then three or four days later add another coat along with a coat on the rest of my upper body.  This evens everything out beautifully and adds a natural tan glow.

The color fades after about 4-5 days and is about completely off by day seven, but that's not a problem if you're just using it for an event.  Having to reapply weekly isn't too bad for self tanners.

Tanwise gives a great glow to my skin without making me look too dark or orange.  I'll definitely be sticking with the Tanwise Sunless Mousse!

Check out Tanwise at Amazon or at Sally Beauty!