Last year, when I first discovered Lush, I bought the Lush Black Stockings Solid Body Tint. I was hoping it would give me a gorgeous summery glow so that I could maintain my fast-fading natural tan after the holidays were over. I wasn't disappointed!
I feel the need to reiterate that I am extremely pale! While I tan very easily, my normal skin colour is like a sheet of paper. I have tried even the most promisingly subtle of 'gradual tan' moisturisers (yes, Dove and Garnier included!) and they have all turned me orange! I should really just be patient and wait for summer so I can develop a thankfully easy natural tan in the sun. But these sorts of products are worth a try, nobody wants to see my bare paper white legs in the winter months!
This product is not remotely orange! It has a lovely Nars Orgasm-esque tint to it, peachy but with enough red and brown undertones to create a fabulously natural looking tanned flush. You just rub the bar on your skin and then blend the tint in accordingly. I love to apply this to the muscle dents of my calves so that it looks like I'm toned - don't knock it 'til you've tried it, it really makes your legs look slimmer! Perfect for if your summer was more ice cream than it was swimming - like mine are generally!
As you can see in the swatch, it appears quite metallic but once rubbed in, it doesn't show. It has a peculiar clay-like scent, much like some of the face marks that Lush produce. This fades when applied and is not noticeable at all unless you pressed your nose directly into the applied area! As for the consistency, the bar is quite hard and I would recommend leaving it in the sun for half a minute before applying it as it can be quite hard to rub in evenly when it's at room temperature. This is definitely a buildable product. While I prefer one layer, it is not at all thick or clogging when on and I completely forget that I've applied it as it's so light!
This is well worth the £7.95 as it lasts for ages and doesn't go off very quickly as it is solid!
To any pale girls wishing they could hold a summer glow better reading this, I'd definitely invest in one of these, I don't think you'll regret it!
Have you tried this before? What's your favourite Lush product?
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