Do you use self tanner? If you are hesitant about doing it yourself, or if you've had a bad experience in the past, you should consider trying out the brand Karora!
Here's a little info about them:
ABOUT KARORA:Hailing from the emerald isle, KARORA has arrived on the beauty scene to woo and wow you! KARORA skinwear collection is suitable for any occasion, it benefits the skin and smells divine. Bask in gorgeous, golden radiance with our skin-perfecting glow-getters that transform from the everyday to beautifully bronzed .(-Press Release)
Because the Express Bronzing Mousse has a nice foamy texture, it's so easy to apply and blend into your skin. Here is one pump on the Velour Mitt:
- 1st- be sure you exfoliate your body to ensure you don't have any super dry areas that will collect extra product.
- 2nd- Apply your Bronzing Mousse. I did about one pump for each arm and I'd say 3 for each leg. One for my chest and a few for my back (you will need a little help reaching there!) and stomach. You can see a little color as you apply it, which is meant to be used as a guide- you tell where you've missed.
- 3rd- How tan do you want to be? You wash off the Bronzing Mousse depending on how dark you want to be. I waited an hour and then showered mine off which gives a nice amount of color, but not CRAZY dark. You can wait up to 3 hours if you want to develop a deeper tan.
- 4th- For my face, I used their CC Cream and it was very natural looking. It comes out a white/gray color, and then as soon as you apply it, it turns to a nice, natural bronze color.
Some things you should know-
- There is little to no "tan" smell. Anyone who has used self tanner in the past will know what I am talking about when I say some self tanners smell...not so nice. This one was very lightly scented and not foul at all.
- The tan fades naturally and evenly. I experienced no patchiness or weird faded leftovers as my tan wore away. I stayed tan for about 3 days before it started to fade. You can maintain your tan by doing another application as needed. Also, be sure to keep your skin moisturized to maximize your tan's longevity!
How does it look? Here's my before (left) and after (right). This was after wearing the Bronzing Mousse for 1 hour. I'm going to try bumping it up now that I know how easy Karora is to use!
Final thoughts- I love, love, love these products! I felt I had a really natural result, and that I could easily customize my level of "tan-ness" depending on my mood. The smell factor is huge to me, and this one is very nice. I also loved the texture of the Bronzing Mousse, and I loved the Velour Application Mitt!
When I first read about Karora, I was thinking that since this brand hails from Ireland, the land of my very pale ancestors, that they would "get" how to make us super pasty folks look tan naturally, and I'm happy to say I was right ;-)
Karora's website has some really great tips as well- check them out here!
Here's the breakdown of their products:
MEET THE KARORA SKINWEAR COLLECTION:
KARORA EXPRESS BRONZING MOUSSE (150ML) (RRP$40.00)
SUPREME BRONZETTE: Exotic colour in just 1 hour with moisture boosting botanicals
Get bronzed brilliance in a flash with this effortless velvety mousse which dries in seconds and develops in just 1 hour. A rapid release of rich exotic colour is infused with skin caring botanicals to deliver a faux tan with true staying power that fades incredibly evenly. This is a new breed of mousse that makes the art of self-tanning quicker than ever before while you decide your shade of bronze. The easy apply, 1 hour express turnaround time will see you red-carpet ready with a golden hue post-rinse. Take the 3 hour option for a natural looking and glamorous dark bronze, easily credited to a week of pool side lounging.
KARORA CC CREAM 100ml - FOR FACE AND BODY (RRP$35.00)
SKIN SENSATION: A colour correcting, skin perfecting multi-tasking miracle cream
Become a skin sensation with this multi-tasking beauty wonder that delivers unrivalled radiance, coverage and complexion perfection. A veil of natural colour blurs away imperfections while skin loving botanicals nourish and hydrate to improve texture and tone. Signature ingredients : blended with skin tone correcting botanicals of green tea leaf extract, jojoba seed oil, argan oil and acai berry to rejuvenate the skin.
KARORA INSTANT TAN 100ml – WATER RESISTANT (RRP$25.00)
GLOW GLAMSTER : Fuss free flawless colour with superb coverage that washes off
Not ready for commitment? Get faux fabulous from head to toe with this instant colour camouflage that resists water and remains perfectly in place even if the pace heats up. Glimmer on the dance floor than wash away before breakfast! This Glow Glamster is loaded with skin caring botanicals that nourish and smooth. Signature ingredients : packed with super natural botanicals of grape seed oil, horse chestnut extract, sweet almond and macadamia oil to keep skin nourished, protected and smooth.
KARORA TINTED SELF TAN MIST (200ML + 100ML) (RRP$40.00/ RRP$28.00)
RADIANT GODDESS : Super natural golden glow with skin conditioners for long lasting colour
Release your radiant goddess with a colour match made in heaven. A guiding golden tint gives instant glow gratification and develops into a glorious honey dipped tan. Botanical extracts lock in moisture guaranteeing complexion perfection and long lasting colour that fades incredibly evenly. Signature ingredients : a botanical cocktail of aloe, acai berry, argan and coconut oil instantly ups skin radiance while an aromatic citrus melon twist ensures you smell as good as your skin looks.
KARORA TINTED SELF TAN MIST DARK (100ML) (RRP$30.00)
BRONZED BOMBSHELL : Deep dark bronze glow with skin conditioners for long lasting colour
Flash the flesh with some spot light stealing colour. A guiding golden tint gives instant glow gratification and develops into a dark Brazilian bronze glow that fades incredibly evenly. Botanical extracts lock in moisture guaranteeing complexion perfection and long lasting colour that fades incredibly evenly. Signature ingredients : a botanical cocktail of aloe, acai berry, argan and coconut oil instantly ups skin radiance while an aromatic citrus melon twist ensures you smell as good as your skin looks.
KARORA GRADUAL TAN (150ML) ) (RRP$25.00)
GOLDEN GIRL: Subtle sun kissed colour with intense hydration for face and body
Get glowing with a daily dose of natural colour and a burst of hydration. This moisture rich lotion replenishes and conditions the face and body with botanical boosting hydrators while turning it gloriously golden. Layer it up for a richer honey-dipped colour. Signature ingredients: fused with a fine tuned blend of jojoba, coconut oil, rosemary leaf extract, vitamin E and essential oil of argan to soften, sooth and condition the skin. With an aromatic top note of fresh orange oil for a blossoming skin scent.
Hailing from the emerald isle, KARORA has arrived on the beauty scene to woo and wow you! KARORA skinwear collection is suitable for any occasion, it benefits the skin and smells divine. Bask in gorgeous, golden radiance with our skin-perfecting glow-getters that transform from the everyday to beautifully bronzed.
Launching at ULTA stores on 10th March, stockists in North America and Canada already include the prestigious 5th avenue New York department store Henri Bendel, New York’s oldest Pharmacy and celebrity beauty destination, CO Bigelow and Canada’s largest home shopping network, The Shopping Channel. The brand is available in Dubai and Moscow and is stocked exclusively in London’s landmark pharmacy & beauty emporium to her majesty the Queen John Bell & Croyden, and available nationwide through the LloydsPharmacy network in UK and Ireland.
Do you self tan? What do you think about Karora?
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