KISS Tried: Bare by Vogue Extra Dark Mousse

We put Bare by Vogue to the test.


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With so many brands and products out there, it can sometimes get a little confusing. Especially when it comes to skincare, it can be hard to get your head around what your skin actually needs. So we’re putting products to the test, so you don’t have to. This time, we’re trying out Bare by Vogue mousse tan, to let you know if it’s worth adding to your online basket.

What it is:

We all know that Bare by Vogue is a tanning brand, but the question is what makes it stand out to others? Well, the mousse formula is enriched with Super Peptides to help smooth and improve your skin, all while creating a flawless ready to wear colour. The ingredients include Goji Berry, Oatmeal, Chamomile, Pomegranate and Grapefruit, all which help to promote natural skin health and to achieve the ultimate glow!

It promises an instant colour that develops in 4-8 hours, long-lasting colour with an even fade a lightweight & quick-drying formula, with streak-free. Sound amazing? Yep, I thought so too.

I decided to go for the extra-dark shade, because while I do like a dark tan, a lot of different tans don’t show up as dark on my skin than they would someone else’s, so I ordered the extra dark mousse and hoped for the best!

How to use it:

Just like any other tan, to get the best results you have to go through a number of steps. First up, make sure your skin is free of old tan by giving your skin a good exfoliation all over. Then, moisturise any rough areas of skin you might have, like your knees and elbows. Then apply the tan using a mitt in circular motions, then use any leftover tan on the mitt for your hands and feet. Lastly, leave it on for 6-8 hours and rinse off to reveal your gorge tan.

What we thought: 

For a slightly pricier tan (this comes in at €19) it really does feel luxurious. After leaving the mousse on overnight, I rinsed it off the next morning and the colour was GORGEOUS. It wasn’t too dark but left a fab golden colour that looks as natural as a dark tan can. The best part? It was the first tan I’ve ever tried that showed up perfectly on my legs. Usually, tan doesn’t show up as well on my legs, where I’d have to put two layers on my legs to match the colour on my arms. But this turned out perfectly on my legs, ideal. It lasted perfectly for almost five days, and wore off evenly rather than in patches. All in all, if you’re looking for a fab tan to use on special occasions, Bare by Vogue mousse is a must-try! Check it out here.

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