Tuesday, 17 April 2012

XEN -TAN review with before and after pictures: Dark Lotion, Face Tanner Luxe and Deep Bronze Luxe


Today I would like to introduce you to my favourite fake tan brand: Xen-Tan. I found out about this brand from my sister in law about  2 years ago and I have been obsessed ever since.  I looked for their products online and found them on www.feelunique.com. I paid about £35 for 2 bottles of the Dark Lotion and £15 for the Face Tanner Luxe. Unfortunately Feelunique doesn't sell the Dark Lotion Duo anymore, but you can buy one bottle for £24.45.


This product is my personal favourite and I am addicted to it. The only time I stopped using it, was after having my baby, when I was too tired and I didn't even think about fake tan :)  I love everything about Dark Lotion.  It smells gorgeous, it is creamy and gives a streak free finish. It gives me a perfect olive tan, it leaves my skin silky soft and the results are long lasting.

If you exfoliate your skin properly and moisturise dry areas, like elbows and knees prior to application, you will be amazed with the results. If you want to have a nice tan at all times it is recommended once a week (in my experience, every 4-5 days).

I usually apply it with the Xen-Tan mitt, but I started using disposable gloves and I quite like the results. If you want to buff it in properly-use the tanning mitt. I don't recommend using your bare hands, the lotion is really hard to remove. 



You can use the Dark Lotion on your face and body, but if you want better results, I would recommend buying the Face Tanner. The formula is lighter and it is made for everyday use. You don't have to use a mitt or gloves, as it is a gradual tanner. Just make sure you wash your hands after application. It smells lovely, leaves my skin really soft and gives it a nice healthy glow. 

The last Xen-Tan product I would like to mention is the Deep Bronze Luxe. I think I actually like it more than The Dark lotion. The consistency is just as nice, so is the gorgeous smell. But what won me over is the fact that I can apply it with my bare hands and it doesn't stain them. The final effect looks even more natural than Dark Lotion. It gives a  slightly lighter tan, but I love it! You can see the effects below:







*PR sample

41 comments:

  1. Wow they look like really good products! I wouldn't mind the gradual one for the face! Nice review! :)
    xx

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    1. The gradual one is great, very natural and buildable tan.

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  2. Ja miałam okazje spróbować i muszę powiedzieć że są świetne. Tylko mnie zapach odpycha. A tak to polecam Clarins samoopalacz utrzymał się na moich nogach przez 9dni, z dwoma peelingami. x

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    1. Musze sprobowac Clarins, slyszalam wiele pozytywnych opinni. x

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  3. You're so beautiful! Thank you for writing this great review! I wish we had this brand in my country!

    XoXo
    Plami

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  4. Nice review, you can really see the difference! x

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    1. Thanks, The difference is huge. Instant tan without going on Holiday :)

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  5. I love reading posts about fake tan as I always like to try new ones out if they look good!
    Great post and review Holly xx

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    1. I am the same, as soon as I see a fake tan review I am reading it! :)

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  6. Great review!
    Your eye makeup is AMAZING!!!

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    1. Thank you dear. I will have a look at your blog xxx

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  7. Looks really great, and natural!
    xx



    The Urban Umbrella
    xoxo


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  8. Hello Darling! I love XEN-TAN! I'm so glad you liked it too, what a great review! xxxxxxxx

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  9. the tan looks really great on you and isn't to fake looking.


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  10. I used it for the first time this week and i'm in love!
    xx

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  11. I've got the bronze luxe tanner and I agree it's AMAZING. The smell is literally divine - good enough to eat even ;) haha! Even though I'm SO pale it gives a really nice glow. LOVE.
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    1. I totally agree :) smells yummy :)

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  12. Iv tryed this before and wasnt all that impressed, but i will defiently be giving it another go after reading this!

    http://gigglesandmakeup.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. With me, it was love at first sight :)
      try the Deep Bronze Luxe, I am very impressed.

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  13. I've been looking for a good self tanner, I'll have to look into this one. Others I have tried didn't agree with my extra pale skin and turned me orange ish :(

    -Ash
    Beauty Flawed

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    1. if you have got pale skin, go for the lighter range of Xen_Tan
      http://www.feelunique.com/brands/xen-tan/graduallight-tanning-

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  14. Looks good! Would you say it's better than St tropez? Did you sleep in the tan and then wash it off in the morning? I think I need plastic sheets to protect my bedding.. never learn!! lol xxx

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    1. I think it is much better than St Tropez. The colour of the tan is more natural. I did sleep with the tan on, I always do, but on that night I use dark bedding. After a shower in the morning the color is still gorgeous. I used to be a Dark Lotion Addict, but as soon as I used the Deep Broze Luxe, I fell in love with Xen-Tan all over again.

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  15. cute!!!

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  16. wow...thats amazing!!! great review!

    and btw...you are SOOO PRETTY :)

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  18. Looks impressive :O

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  20. Sounds lovely :)
    P.S. I love your nail paint.. that gold one ;)

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  21. Hi Sandra! I love this post, because I have very white skin and it's very defficult for me to take sun :o). I love your blog and I'm following you now. See you soon. Xoxo V.V.

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  22. Wow! That's amazing! I have a very light skin tone too and it's so hard to tan without getting sun burned. I've tried tanning lotion and it gets so spotty. Great blog following you now, hope you'll follow back thanks!

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  23. Xen Tan is hands down my favorite fake tan! Love the color it gives me :)

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  24. you look like Arianny Celeste in that picture ..beautiful

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