In preparing for our trip to ATL, and the indoor water park we’ll be playing at on the way back, I picked up some sunless tanners from Walmart. Per an Instagram friend, I was searching for Loreal’s Sublime Bronze lotion. I found that and this…
In the past I have used St Tropez from Sephora. I absolutely love St Tropez’s gradual tanning mousse. It’s amazing and I will forever be a huge fan. However, at $32 to $42 a bottle it’s slightly out of my price range (especially for a product that I use multiple times per week). The St Tropez applicator mitt is another $6.50.
The equate/walmart brand, which I also purchased an applicator mitt with, came to a grand total of about $13.
So how does this inexpensive knock off fair? To be honest I was a little scared when I initially pumped the product onto the mitt.
Yes, it looks like a big pile of sh!t. The St Tropez option I was previously using was white, so this was certainly a surprise! However, the coloring helped me see where the product had been applied, so that was definitely helpful.
The Equate brand’s smell is similar to any other sunless tanner and, also, you have to be extremely careful around your elbows, ankles, and so on. If you do make a mistake, you can instantly correct it with a wet washcloth. I also blended the entirety with a dry towel to buff out any imperfections.
Once the product is applied you’ll need to wait four hours before showering or sweating. If you apply directly out of the shower, this isn’t a problem at all. When you next shower, you’ll be all browned up and ready to flaunt your flawless sunless tan. Plus, you won’t need to reapply for a few days and you’ve avoided drying out your skin and premature wrinkles by staying away from the tanning beds!
Do you think you’ll try the Walmart brand’s sunless tanner? Have you tried St Tropez? Which bottle tanner do you use?