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Monday, 31 March 2014

Lush Black Stockings Solid Body Tint [Review and Swatch]


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!

In case you didn't know, the solid body tints are buttery bars of pigment - a bit like the solid moisturisers they do! Instead of moisturising, the tints give you a lovely sheer lick of colour and a decent glow, too. There are two in the range, this one (Black Stockings) and its glittery, paler sister Shimmy Shimmy.


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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46 comments:

  1. This sounds so amazing! I am obsessed with lush at the moment HOW did I not see this?!?!?!

    Effysspace.blogspot.com

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    1. It's really worth checking out! :) Lush has so many great products, I swear I just get distracted by the bath bombs and forget to check out the skin care bit! xx

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  2. Wow, Great Post and Blog!!
    you have a new follower!

    RUBYREDIRIS.BLOGSPOT.COM

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    1. Thank you! :) I've followed you back :) xx

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  3. This sounds really good! Never seen these in Lush before, I need to try it :)

    Sian | Siân Marie Beauty
    xo

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    1. It's definitely worth a look :) xx

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  4. Great post!!

    http://randomizer-style.blogspot.com

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  5. love everything! great photos :D

    Visit my blog? xx Miss Beatrix (http://missbeatrix.blogspot.com)

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  6. Great post!
    Anyways, would you like to follow each other? Follow me and then ill follow you back instantly.

    www.sarahrizaga.blogspot.com

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    1. I've followed you! :) Thank you for your comment! xx

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  7. I haven't tried many Lush products but this looks amazing, it's on my list of things to buy now.
    Do you want to follow each other? Let me know what you follow me on and i'll return the love x
    GEMSIES

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    1. It's well worth the price! :) Thank you for your comment, I'll follow you on Bloglovin and GFC! xx

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  8. This looks amazing!! I need to check out this one and shimmy shimmy as well, because my skin looks dry and dull all year round!

    Yet Another Makeup Blog.

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    1. It's really good, shame it's not more moisturising but it's great at being a tint! xx

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  9. i have never tryed anything from lush..this sounds very interesting and i am extremely pale as well :)

    www.simplymee89.blogspot.com

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    1. Then it's well worth checking out if you don't want to be orange when fake tan season comes along :) Thank you for your comment! xx

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  10. Wow the product seems amazing . Anyway mind to follow each other? Ill follow back asap . ♥ thanks

    Xx
    theanotherpartofme.blogspot.com

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    1. It definitely is :) and I've followed you on GFC and Bloglovin :) xx

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  11. wow looks awesome! love the look of it xx
    The Frill Seeker

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    1. It's amazing, well worth it for the price in comparison to a bottle of fake tan! xx

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  12. Wow this looks divine! It's so different in a block form! I love the smell of Lush products!

    Now following your lovely blog via Bloglovin'!
    Tsui.
    Fashion Ganache.

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    1. Thank you! It's very different to other fake tanners but I really like this one. :) I've followed you back on Bloglovin! :) xx

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  13. This looks so nice, I just love lush products so much!
    Eden from edenroses xx

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  14. I've never tried this.. but have always looked at this area of stuff and wanted to try it. Might have a look when I'm in town next!

    Amelia Holly

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    1. It's definitely worth checking out, Lush has so many products that I always miss them out when I'm in store! xx

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  15. do they give a nice even coverage glow?? I'd be really worried that it'd be patchy on my skin - as it seems a bit too good to be true!!

    Stevie
    VintageAndVans

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    1. I think it depends really.. If you leave it in the sun or somewhere warm for a bit then it's a lot easier to apply and blend, but if you apply it at room temperature it can be patchy if you don't rub it in.. I think patience is the key with this thing! xx

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  16. we had no idea lush sold products like these!! We'll have to check it out. It looks almost good enough to eat!

    www.mkstyleramblings.blogspot.com.au

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    1. It's well worth having a look! :) xx

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  17. Wow that looks fab - perfect to take on holiday to give an all over glow :)

    Josie xoxo | Fashion Mumblr

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  18. I must have been living under a rock because I didnt have a clue Lush sold these! they look lovely, great for the legs over the spring and summer- I must try your calf trick! x

    www.beautiful-solutions.co.uk

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    1. It's definitely worth a go, I think this is quite an underrated Lush product so not many other people knew either! xx

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  19. I didn't even know this existed! How fabulous!
    I'm extremely pale too, I find that Soap and Glory's instant tan works quite well for me if you're ever on the look out for another tanning product!
    http://bethanyxalice.blogspot.com x

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    1. I had no idea S&G do an instant tan! If it works on you and you're pale then I'm definitely going to be having a look into that! Thank you for the recommendation :) xx

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  20. Brilliant blog, great posts and beautiful proprietress! What to want more ...
    I'd love to follow you (bloglovin + GFC) and welcome to visit my
    blog about fashion .



    Regards,
    Katherine Unique


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  21. I really want to try this, it sounds great! And I've followed you, I would be really happy if you could check out my blog :) x

    http://myfashionkicks.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you, I'll definitely check it out and follow back :) xx

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  22. Love your blog!! Such great posts. Thank you also for your lovely comment on my blog! I am definitely keen to follow each other and have followed on GFC and bloglovin :) xx
    Julia in Disguise

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  23. What a unique product, I hadn't heard of these, thanks for sharing, I'll have to check them out for sure!
    Kallie - But First Coffee

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  24. Oh wow I've never heard of this before, but it looks amazing xx

    Gemma // Miss Makeup Magpie

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  25. Lovely review! I always love Lush products. My fave would be all bubble baths. Anyway, thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. I also just followed you back via bloglovin :) xx

    Kiss me Sunday // Bloglovin

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  26. Very cool. Had no idea there was such a product. I'll definitely need to check this out since I am so pale after this winter!

    May from La Vie en May

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  27. I recently purchased this as well. I think it will be great on nights out where i need to add a bit of glow to my arms and legs ;p. Loved the review and the images in it!! Im just about to review it for my blog.

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