Irish people are obsessed with tan and quite frankly, while I love the healthy glow of tanned skin, I find the effort of the preparation work beforehand just too much to be doing on a regular basis! However, I had read and heard so much about the SoSu Dripping Gold tan range, I decided to purchase the body tan and the Wonder Water face tan and the Wonder Water is what I am going to review here.
At first glance, this product seems to have it all:-
- cruelty free
- paraben free
- contains vitamin E
- super hydrating
- natural looking
- doesn’t clog pores
- evens out skin tone
As a very sporadic tanner and one that has never put tan on her face, I was intrigued to see what this was like. It comes in two shades, Light to Medium and Medium to Dark – I went for the Light to Medium because of being so pale naturally. I wanted to be able to wear this on days where I didn’t want to wear makeup so I didn’t want it too dark.
It is really easy to apply, you simply hold the spray bottle and give your face a few sprays, exactly like you would with a hydrating mist or a setting spray. I sprayed about five sprays all over my face and then I used one of my Nima Flat Head Kabuki brushes to blend it out, making sure to get it right up into the hairline and slightly down the neck. That’s it, job done, it couldn’t be easier! The product states to have a 4 to 8 hour development time (best left on overnight it says) but I noticed it on my face after about two hours.
The verdict? This stuff is an absolute game changer, it’s absolutely brilliant. It definitely looked really natural when it developed on me, you can still clearly see my skin pigmentation under it in the picture below. It did have a slight tan scent to it but considering it’s a face product which is obviously therefore developing very close to your nose, it’s not a strong smell at all. I’d say it lasted about three days on me and faded away very naturally, I had absolutely no issue with it wearing off.
If you don’t have this tanning water in your life, you need to rectify that immediately and at only €12.95, it’s an absolute bargain. This will be your life saver on days where you don’t want to wear makeup but you want to looked tanned and healthy, trust me, you need it! I am going to get the darker shade too so I will have it in case I do ever get around to actually tanning myself.
This is undoubtedly the best product I’ve bought so far this year, if it doesn’t end up winning some sort of beauty award then I would be very surprised!