I’m fully on the fake tan train lately, I’m as pale as they come and I just feel so much nicer with a bit of colour to my skin. It is the safest way to tan after all! So when I was asked to review some fake tan products from Australian tan brand Bali Body, I was excited to see how they performed and lets face it, Australia is the ultimate tan city so they had to be good right?! I was sent the Self Tanning Mousse, Luxe Tanning Mitt and the Face Tan Water* to try.
About Bali Body
Bali Body are a vegan-friendly brand from Australia, who stock a range of skincare, self tan and suncare products. The packaging is millenial pink and very sleek so it’s really instagrammable!
Bali Body Shipping
Shipping is free to the UK on all orders and you get free express shipping if your order is over £70. You can also pay later with Klarna. My order took about a week to arrive after it was sent out which is great considering it’s been shipped halfway across the world!
Bali Body Self Tan Mousse
The mousse is said to provide a flawless natural looking tan, is easy to apply, fast drying and lightweight. It’s enriched with nourishing oils and 100% natural DHA for smooth, hydrated bronzed finish. There is no usual biscuit self tan smell which is nice, it has quite a subtle perfumed smell when its applied and then you can’t smell it. It has colour guide technology to tailor your desired tan to your skin tone so you can easily see where you’re applying and how much, as the colour then stays at that intensity after it’s washed off, so not a lot washes off in the shower. I have the shade dark which I thought might be too dark for me, but because you can see what you apply it was fine.
A bit did come off onto my sheets, but it was only from my neck and shoulders where it came off, as that must be where I lean the most heavily! When I washed it off it didn’t go patchy or streaky and it looked like a nice natural sun tan. It lasted about 3 days before it started to fade, but it faded naturally without going patchy and I didn’t have to scrub it off, I just scrubbed before my next application. This is £26 for 200ml which is more than I would usually pay for a fake tan, but it is around the price of other higher end mousse tans and it performs really well. Get it here.
Bali Body Luxe Tanning Mitt
This is a luxe velvet tanning mitt which give a streak free and smooth application of the Self Tanning Mousse. It’s quite a large size which means it isn’t as tight a fit as other tanning mitts and means Jay can get it on to do my back, which he can’t with other tanning mitts, bonus! It is really soft and applies tan really smoothly. This is £13 which is reasonable for a decent mitt that’s sturdy and good quality and gives a smooth finish, I usually pay about £10 but they’re always the smaller tighter ones so I would happily buy this again if I ever needed to. Get it here.
Bali Body Face Tan Water
This is a gradual Face Tan Water, which they describe as “skincare, meets self tan.” It’s a buildable, lightweight water that will leave skin with a flawless & radiant tan. It’s enriched with anti-aging & skin loving ingredients to purify, hydrate and perfect the complexion. You apply it on a cotton pad like a toner to the skin, letting it dry before applying moisturiser.
It has a pump dispenser and the product has a generous pump onto a cotton pad. One to two pumps covered the pad and was enough for me to generously do my whole face. It dries really quickly and leaves skin feeling the tiniest bit tight, but when you apply your usual moisturiser this goes away and you don’t even notice it. My face is usually sensitive to products like this and it was fine and didn’t break me out at all. The following morning you are left with a very subtle colour and nothing streaky or patchy at all. It’s a great way to subtly tan your face and still use your usual moisturiser on top! I would advise to wash your hands afterwards though as it will stain your fingers (yes I learned this the hard way!) This is £26 for 100ml which I think it reasonable and you can get it here.
I love the aesthetics of the brand and I think it really works. The packaging looks luxe and pretty on your dressing table and it’s really appealing. The products are good, the brand has good values as they are vegan, it’s good that they offer free posting and the posting time was short considering it came from Australia. The products are good quality and do the job well, however they are a little on the pricey side for me. Whilst they are almost on par with higher end tanning solutions like St Tropez and Bondi Sans, and the price probably already takes into consideration the shipping costs, I don’t know enough about every other tanning brand to compare performance of cheaper brands personally. I don’t however think the price is unrealistic for the quality you get. I have, and still do, really enjoy using these in my routine!
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*Products gifted to me in exchange for an honest review.