Saturday, 16 June 2012

Xen-Tan Perfect Blend Custom self-tan review with before and after pictures

XEN TAN PERFECT BLEND* Custom Self Tan 220ml £27.95 link

This product is totally different than other self tanners available on the market and I was very excited to try it. The bottle reminds me of the Sheridan's coffee liqueur with two separate chambers, but his one contains self-tan instead of alcohol :) The is an instant bronzer on one side and a self tanner on the other. It is a great idea and because of this unique design, Perfect Blend is suitable for all skin tones. All you need to do is twist the dial to get the shade you desire. Dual chambers allow you to create your tan as light or as dark as you like. It dries quickly and gives my skin an instant tan and a lovely glow. I always use it on the 50/50 setting to get a natural looking olive tan, but if your skin is very fair, you can customise the colour easily to get a lighter tan and contour your body with the bronzer. 

I always apply it with a tanning mitt and my favourite one is by He-Shi. The final effect doesn't look patchy or streaky and the formula is creamy and highly moisturising, so you don't need to worry about your skin feeling dry after the application. There is one special ingredient called Scent Secure and it neutralises any chemical odours and leaves a fresh fragrance.

I love that you can either get an instant tan with the bronzer, use the self-tanner if you want the colour to develop overnight or mix them together if you want the best of both worlds.
The pictures below  show the effects on the 50/50 setting. You can see the difference on my fingers. The tan looks very natural and has an olive undertone. I am impressed!

The result on the 50/50 setting

*PR sample


  1. This looks amazing! I always use St. Tropez or St. Moriz but I might give this a go! x

  2. This looks really good! I like how it does both, very quirky!

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  4. I've been intrigued to try this product in the past because some self tanner make me go too dark (my skin seems to react really well to self tan, sometimes a little too well!)
    My only issue with it is you would be left with a lot of wasted product unless of course you use it like you have and do 50/50. If you go for the lightest or darkest shades then there is going to be lots of the other chamber left unused which didn't seem good value for money to me.
    The colour looks great on you though :)

  5. This looks like such great idea! I love my Xen tan dark lotion at the moment so this is one to check out ;)

  6. I been actually thinking about this fake tan, as you can control the colour of tan. I might buy it on my next pay day. x


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