I have been meaning to do a review on this tan for months, but I kept forgetting to take before & after pictures. I purchased this tan in the Professional Beauty Show, RDS in September 2017. There is so much hype about this tan, I had to see why.
On the Iconic Bronze website, they give the following information about this tan:
“Easy to apply & fast results
Formulated to dry quickly, with a streak free, flawless finish, Iconic Bronze tan is designed for busy, on-the-go people, who want to look beautifully bronzed in an instant.
Nourishing for the skin
Enriched with sunflower oil and Omega 6 & 9, Iconic Bronze contains the perfect, unique blend of ingredients to leave your skin feeling soft, smooth and deeply nourished.
Fruity & floral fragrance
Fig, mandarin and orange blossom notes combine to create a fresh, vibrant, summertime scent, eliminating any bad, fake tan smell.
We believe that everyone can have a taste of luxury. That’s why we’ve designed a tan that will give you a golden, olive glow, free from nasty chemicals, that moisturises and soothes the skin, at an affordable price.”
If you want to know do’s & don’ts before & after tan application, read one of my previous posts by Clicking Here
So let me give you my experience and thoughts of this tan.
It comes out as a dark brown lotion & I apply with my tanning mitt. It has never given me streaks & it’s easy to apply as it’s an instant colour, so you can see if you missed any where. It is fast drying, so you can get dressed the minute you finish applying this tan. Next, you CAN wear this tan during the day while it’s developing if you want to go somewhere, but I would advise wait about 60 – 90 minutes for the lotion to completely absorb, as it can look a bit “muddy” when first applied but that settles. Smell wise, there was a bit of a tan smell, not over powering, but I was trying to think what it reminded me off & it slightly reminded me of the garnier lotions. It takes at least 8 hours to develop, so I normally leave it on overnight before showering it off. I was left with a lovely natural bronze looking tan.
As a lot of ye know, I have really dry skin, so I normally put body cream on me after washing off a tan, as some tans make my skin look really dry & cracked looking. The last two times after applying this tan, I decided not to apply any body cream as I wanted to see if it would look drying and I can confirm that there were no dry cracks or patchiness on my skin even without moisturiser!
Wear off wise, like all tans, it’s my hands that start to wear off first. This happens on day 2 or 3 and then the rest starts to wear on day 5. It fades lovely and again doesn’t give me the dirty, patchy wear off that some tans do.
*Top pic is before tan, bottom pic is after using Iconic Bronze
So yes, this tan 100% gets my approval. I actually can’t find any fault with it on my side & this tan only cost me €10 at the Professional Beauty show! You can buy it online by Clicking Here or you can purchase at a large range of Penneys Stores across the country. I think they vary in price between €10 – €12.
Have you tried this tan yet? What are your experiences?