|Ready to Glo Liquid - DARK|
Inspired by their famous professional salon formula, Ready to Glo (DARK) spritz-it-on-at-home self-tan from Wow Brown is a liquid-based product, condensed down to give the highest DHA concentration (ie the ingredient in self-tan products that turns you brown). So in theory, it should give me a salon-strength spray tan at home...
Pros? It goes on easily and is tinted so you can see it as you apply it. It smells quite nice on application. That scent does fade and it does take on a slight aroma-de-fake-tan-doing-its-thing, but it starts out slight enough and is mostly tolerable. As with all fake tans, this smell does get stronger with every passing hour of development time, but it's not front and centre with this product, which is good.
It rubbed-off slightly while it was developing... find me a fake tan that doesn't. So I put this on at home and had all of the chairs covered in tissues to mitigate against disaster - the place looked like a tissue version of Dexter! I would advise that this is used at home when you have plenty of time to wander around in the never-never for at least a couple of hours and some loose dark clothes that don't matter too much to you (again, like all fake tans).
It remained quite sticky for some time... find me a fake tan that doesn't (time to non-stickiness was approximately three hours). And I found that it made me feel rather hot and bothered about thirty minutes after application - but this effect also faded away after a bit (about an hour).
|prep and prime...|
I did my usual pre-tanning routine; some exfoliating and some moisturising. Then I used it on my face, arms, legs, chest, neck, shoulders, back. The instructions indicate a five-hour development time, however after only four hours I was starting to freak out at how orange I looked, so I wussed-out and showered it all off at that point. I was happy to discover however that I had a lovely natural looking subtle glow - the scary orange colour didn't translate to the final shade :-) I am looking forward to trying it out again and, this time, leaving it for the full five hours to see how it goes.