Friday, 3 July 2009

A good combination for gorgeous legs

After coming back from my holiday last week, I noticed my tan was quickly fading by the day. Unfortunately the heat wave we are experiencing in the UK at the moment has come during the week when everyone is at work all day, hence no chance of topping up the tan (safely with lotion of course!). So, I had to take action and find a way of being able to proudly display my legs in public without fear of having an uneven or patchy tan...why does that always happen when it fades???Very annoying! I wanted golden pins and I wanted them fast!

The solution came when I combined 2 products:
  • 1) The new Loreal Sublime Bronze One Day which is a tinted gel that can be washed off at the end of the day (as the name suggests).

2) Mac Face and Body Foundation in C4 which is water based so it dries quickly and blends in very easily.

When you combine these two products (two thirds Sublime Bronze to one third Mac Body Foundation) they give your legs a golden natural tan. You also get a lovely sheen down your shin which is very slimming - you gotta love that! The great thing about mixing the two products is that you can tailor the depth of the colour to whatever you like.

I think this is great if, like me, you're holding onto a holiday tan or you've got somewhere to go and forgot to apply self tanner the night before. Try it out for yourself and let me know how you get on!


  1. Great idea, must give it a try! :)

  2. Awesome idea! I'm going to try this as well :)

  3. do you use the mac one on your face much? what do you think of it? x

  4. I tried it on my face but the coverage wasn't good enough for me. It would probably be a little bit more than a tinted moisturiser

  5. I sooo want to try the face and body but not sure which shade, I want one thats good for tanned skin over the summer. Any ideas?

  6. @happy1234 - I really like the Face and Body Foundation but for me, it doesn't give enough coverage for my face but I like to use it for my legs (or my shoulders and chest to even out skin tone if it's a special occasion and I'm wearing a strapless dress or top). I basically just chose the one that was a couple of shades darker than my natural skintone to make sure it wasn't too pale. When you're mixing it with an instant tanner, it all blends in anyway


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