Review: St. Tropez Perfect Legs Spray

Posted by Lipglossiping On October - 26 - 2011

I’m not a great self-tanner. I mean that in both senses of the word — I don’t do it very often and when I do, I’m pretty shit at it. The historical exception to this rule is with Sally Hansen’s old Airbrush Legs… you can still buy it, but the formula is a little different now and they’ve ditched my shade. I used to love it and would go through cans of the stuff when the weather called for a bit of leg-display.

So, when St. Tropez’s new Perfect Legs Spray landed on my desk, I had barely opened the envelope before I was prising off the lid and putting it to work, ever-hopeful that I might find my pasty-leg saviour.

Look how stained my hand is!! I’ll tell you more about that in a minute…

The new St. Tropez Perfect Legs Spray promises an instant, natural bronzing effect combined with a longer-lasting self tan. The aerosol can contains 75ml of product, which isn’t a lot — about enough to do your legs twice/three times at most. The product is fairly reasonably priced at £10, making it a cost-effective choice for special events or big nights out. Don’t forget that as-well as the instant bronzer, you’re also benefiting from a normal self-tan at the same time. Although, I’d obviously like to see more for my money, I think the price is reasonable for special occasions when compared to alternative options.

Unlike my old Sally Hansen cans, this isn’t like makeup for your legs. It won’t conceal veins, freckles or give you a massively airbrushed effect but it excels at what it does deliver: healthy-looking, bronzed pins.

It’s ridiculously easy to use and dispenses a very fine mist. Any slightly larger droplets that appear from holding it a little too close blend easily into the skin for a completely streak-free finish. I blended one leg with my hands and the other with a mit. Use the mit, this stuff sets faster than an 80s perm and despite rushing to the basin mere minutes after my first blend – my hand is perma-tanned. Looking on the bright side, this is obviously great news for my legs as it didn’t transfer once touch-dry.

Product doesn’t leak/drip from the nozzle during operation and the spray works regardless of the contorted angles you put the can through. It may just be, that as a novice, I’m having a hallelujah moment with tans in a can but I simply didn’t run into any problems with this one.

And as for my legs? Oh god, hold on to your breakfasts…

It works well right?  My left leg (right as you look at it) was tanned with the St. Tropez and it doesn’t look remotely orange or streaky!  Honestly, if I can use it… a total fool can use it and make it look good in under 5 minutes. I’m so pleased to be able to recommend this to ultra-pale girls who suck at applying fake tan like me. I’m so jealous of wimmen to whom this stuff comes naturally. It’s a bleedin’ art-form to get it right I tell ya!

St. Tropez Perfect Legs Spray simply takes the hard work out of bronzing. Definite repurchase for those times when tights just won’t do.

St. TropezPerfect Legs Spray is priced at £10.00 and available from the usual stockists.

* press sample


16 Responses to “Review: St. Tropez Perfect Legs Spray”

  1. Janie says:

    I am SO impressed by this.
    I know it says it’s for legs, but do you think it will work just as well for other areas?

  2. This looks fab and would be perfect for me. But it’s too bad you get so few applications out of it, it means I can’t use it weekly :(

  3. Jamilla says:

    Amazing result! Looks fab!

  4. oh, the result looks really good! Very natural! Not at all orangey

  5. Leah says:

    Ooeee, this looks good. I normally use Holiday Skin but always end up looking like an oompa loompa – a stripy one at that. If there’s ever an occasion where I need to get my tree trunks out, I shall buy some of this.

  6. Allyson says:

    This looks great! I’m going to have to give it a try. I’m on the pasty side myself. My legs have been compared to the color of milk. Not exactly the compliment a girl is looking to hear.

  7. Rae says:

    Damn. Okay, you make this look (and sound) really, really good. My pasty-white legs and I are definitely intrigued! 😉

  8. This sounds impressive, but tbh you’ve got the kind of legs that look good pale. Very few could get away with this but I really think you can.
    Nic x

  9. kelly says:

    That looks great, my milk bottles are a constant source of indecision for nights out, tights or no, tights or no! Definitely want to try this!

  10. Jo says:

    Need this, without question. I am desperately pale and fake tan barely shows up on my legs, which isn’t always a bad thing as i am dreadful at applying it on them (though, i’m ok at the rest of my body…?). I sometimes try to get away with that Rimmel Sun Shimmer wash off stuff (i’ve had the same bottle for about 4 years, that’s h0ow often i use it) but i’m unconvinved as it’s a tad satsuma-ish and smells horrid (though that’s probably the age thing).

    I wish it was still warm as i’m going out on Saturday night and am dying to try this, but i’m afaid it’ll have to be tights. Could be my age but i don’t want to be nithered trotting round the streets of Clapham :)

    Won’t stop me trotting round the house with bronzed legs though…off to Boots tomorrow!

  11. Jules says:

    Your legs are just fine! I have to admit I’m a little envious of that poured-cream skin on the right; I have too many yellow undertones for true creaminess but not enough for a decent tan.

  12. Lovely legs! xx I have only ever tried fake tan once and came out in a massive reaction, so never again.

  13. Have you ever/will you ever review the Sally Hansen Airbrush legs fully? I’ve seen it a few times in Boots/Superdrug, but it seemed too similar to fake tan (with which I am -terrible-) for me to try it.

    • Hi Ruth, unless they bring my shade back, I doubt it – I just wasn’t wowed enough to buy it last time. If I manage to score one of the old-style cans on eBay though, for sure! (though I don’t know how much use that would be then!)

  14. Alicia says:

    Wow, I have to give this one a try! I have tried other self-tanners, to no avail (I too, am very pale).

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