St. Tropez One Night Only Instant Glow Body Lotion Review!

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I received a deluxe sample of the St. Tropez One Night Only Instant Glow Body lotion in my last Ipsy bag. I started using it this weekend since I haven’t started my self-tanning routine for summer yet.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Some occasions call for additional glow and what better way to get a night of beautiful bronze than with this formula created by the St. Tropez tanning experts. One Night Only is transfer-resistant and free of typical tanning agents, so you can apply-and-go without hesitation. This super-silky lotion is infused with hydrating, softening oils to make your skin feel as beautiful as it looks and the formula is suitable for all skin tones.

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Note that the back of the tube recommends using hands or a body mitt for application. I started out with the body mitt with NO success. The product seeped into the mitt and I got very little on my legs while applying, so that was just a waste of product. I would say this is best applied with hands, but make sure to remove rings first to avoid any streaks.

I liked the results that it gave: the lotion leaves a nice golden hue and it’s not orange. It stayed on my body all day, but washed off in the shower as claimed. Unfortunately, I found it hard to blend to achieve an even consistency. It felt like it was getting stuck on my legs, so I kept having to go over it and over again. The problem with that is making sure the color is even on all parts of the body where applied. When I first applied it, one leg was darker than the other, so I had to go over one leg twice! It just seemed like way too much effort to get an even, glowing tan.

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Left: heavy swatch, Right: blended

Although I’ll get use out of this tube from Ipsy, I would not purchase this product again. There are much better tanners out there for the same price, if not less (full size is $18 for 5 ounces).

Have you tried this? What do you think of it?

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4 Responses to St. Tropez One Night Only Instant Glow Body Lotion Review!

  1. Eek. I don’t like that it’s hard to blend, that means it’s quite streaky! Thanks for the review. I’ll be sure to avoid this tanner.

    • MelissaC says:

      Yes, it was hard to get the streaks out! I haven’t tried their long-term self-tanner though. That is supposed to be amazing. 🙂

  2. I use the Jergen’s. I think it does the trick.

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