**THIS IS AN OLD POST REPUBLISHED
**Today, I ventured into the unknown with the Xen Tan Luminous Gold Gel! Can I just put out there that it takes a bit… ok a LOT of doing to convince me to get the tan out as I’ve never been a big fan of the sun kissed look on me, I personally would love to be more of a porcelain gal if nature would have it!
Anyway I’ve always steered away from tanning products but a lovely friend Amy reassured me that the luminous gold gel will develop into a soft, golden tan and enhance my colour whilst giving a dewy finish.
WHAT IT SAYS:
A revolutionary MAGIC TAN – as if by magic, apply this clear gel and leave it to transform and within 3 hours it will develop into a deep golden colour before your eyes! Skin is also enhanced with a healthy, dewy finish thanks to a gentle, iridescent sparkle.
- First clear self-tan gel with fastest drying formula yet
- Deep golden colour for a truly WOW tan
- Non-sticky, silky formula is so easy to apply
- Iridescent sparkle gives skin a dewy finish
- Longest-lasting weekly tan in the range
- Light tropical scent smells amazing
- Paraben-free – ideal for face and body
- Suitable for all skins types
As a newbie to tan I was a bit worried, however the gel was very easy to use and I managed to do an alright job and not end up looking blotchy or orange! the results were obvious but beautifully subtle. Giving me enough colour to even out all the blotchiness and gave my skin a warm, golden glow. The gel had tiny bits of gold shimmer particles too leaving a bit of sparkle on the skin! This would look amazing for all those party outfits ladies!
The Luminous Gold Gel is a gradual tan that develops fully within 3 hours. I noticed a difference almost instantly when I applied the gel as you can see in the photo below, which I took right away after application. Please don’t be too offended by my rather ghastly, grey pins and knobbly knees…
EASE OF USE:
Super easy! As a newcomer I found this gel really easy to spread, especially when used with the tanning mitt. The gel goes on clear so you will have to use your judgement to make sure you don’t miss any bits to avoid looking blotchy, but I guess this just takes practice. The whole experience was very pleasant as the stuff smells good enough to eat! It reminded me of Coconuts!
3 hours later the results were a real eye opener, I shall be ‘grey’ no more! I love the subtle, warmth it’s given my skin and I am now ready to apply to the rest of my body in preparation for my ‘works do’ this weekend! The pretty sparkle it leaves on my skin is just perfect for adding a bit of glitz to the finished look.
This is a fab product for achieving a natural and warm glow. It evened out my skin, giving a much more healthy appearance. Apart from giving a lovely, glow this gel was also super moisturizing too! My skin is left feeling super soft to touch! Bonus!
I’d say this is more of a weekend treat though due to the shimmer. However please note that the shimmer is also very subtle so if even if you do opt to try this on a weekday then panic not, as it wont leave you looking like you’ve fallen into a pool of glitter.
I guess I’ll have to make some room on my beauty shelf for this tube of golden magic! I’d definitely be reaching for this Gel the next time I pull out my favourite LBD!
If you fancy giving it a try, you can buy it from the Xen Tan Website here.
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Thanks for reading & until Next time Ladies!
* Product received for review purposes