Pricey vs Priceline

Pricey vs Priceline: Fake Tan

by Madeleine Borgersen
Pricey vs Priceline: Fake Tan

This week for my Pricey vs Priceline I’m tackling the big one. Fake tan.

Fake tan can be a sensitive subject. Some people swear by it, others won’t touch the stuff afraid of instantly turning into an Oompa Loompa.

As with anything, the most important thing to remember is 1. do your research (or just read this article and have a little Faith) and 2. You do get what you pay for (aka don’t buy the fake tan from GoLo and expect to look like Beyonce – trust me it doesn’t work.)

Now before you say it, I know that technically you can now buy both of these brands at Priceline, but I do still think they represent totally different price points. And so we go!

1. St Tropez – Self Tanning Mousse 240mL – $59.95

The God of fake tans. This stuff is amazing. It ticks all the boxes. Great colour (not orange), easy to apply, and fades well (doesn’t go blotchy).

The one downfall is in my experience it doesn’t last very long, 2 or 3 days max.

2. Bondi Sands – Self Tanning Foam 200mL – $19.99

This was a lucky find, and by lucky I mean trial and error. I have always preferred mousses over creams. They’re much easier to apply and I like that you see colour straight away so you know exactly where you’ve covered.

This one is amazing. It has a green base so it won’t go orange. It lasts longer than St Tropez also. It does fade a little blotchier if you’re like me and skip a post-shower moisturising sesh now and then but it’s definitely not as bad as some.

The Verdict:

For the staying power and the price tag, it’s the cheapy again this week. Other honourable mentions are Santorini Sun (the only time I step away from a mousse, but apply it in the shower as it goes everywhere!) and J-Bronze.

What are your favourites? Any I should try out?


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