Fake tan Thursday, the greatest day of the week. If you are a regular reader of the blog you will know by now how much I love my fake tan and I'm always on the look out to try new brands and formulas. Fake Bake is a brand I normally bypass, however after trying their Xtreme Darkest self tan liquid* (review here), I thought I would try one of their mousse formulas and went for their 5 Minute Mousse. Personally mousse formulas are my favourite types of tan to use - they're near enough foolproof and dry pretty instantly.
As soon as I put this onto my tanning mitt, the first thing which came to mind was that fact that it was very light and then as soon as I started to apply it, I noticed that there was little to no guide colour. For someone who is a regular user of tan, I didn't find this to be a problem, however for tan novices I would probably recommend staying away from this. What I did find with the 5 Minute Mousse is the fact that it dried pretty much instantly and there was very little digestive biscuit sent - a winner in my eyes.
However that's where the positives end - I was disappointed to see that very little colour had developed after leaving this on over night and the fact that this then near enough any colour came off in the bath. As you can see in the picture above, there is literally no telling that I have fake tan on - it's literally non existent. Even though I am disappointed with this, it hasn't faulted my thoughts on Fake Bake - I still think the brand do self tanning well, however in future I will be sticking to the darker shades. If you're looking to buy some Fake Bake - Hairtrade are one of the cheapest stockists online (also North East ladies - you can buy this in their store in the Metro Centre).
* PR Sample