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Product Review: Clarins Intense Bronze Self Tanning Tint

Before I left for my tropical holiday, I wanted to pick up a good self tanner to help wipe away some of the obvious pasty UK colour of my skin. My goal was to find something that wouldn't blotch, streak, make me look orange, or smell funky. Since I absolutely adore my Clarins Radiance-Plus Self Tanning Cream-Gel I thought I'd make it easy on myself and pick up some more (admittedly, my free sample ran out).

I expected the errand to be quick, however the woman behind the counter was making a hard sell for me to try a two-in-one tinted moisturizer and self tanning product called Clarins Intense Bronze Self Tanning Tint (£15.17).

At first I wasn't really into it. It's pretty groww looking (picture runny, brown water), and because the consistency is so thin, you need to apply it with a cotton ball or it will just slip through your fingers. However, once I looked at myself under the typically horrid fluorescent lights, I liked what I saw. Looking back at me in the mirror was a bronzed goddess.

Because it's a tint, you get the instant gratification of a light coverage base. Even better is that gradually, the colour intensifies into a semi permanent shade that you can build on, depending how often it's applied.

The result is natural looking glow on well moisturised skin that stays with you before, during and after your holiday. So while the drawback is the messy ick factor (tip: make sure you blend it well), this product is nothing but happiness. I recommend it with two thumbs up! What's your favourite new product?

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