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St. Tropez Cosmetics Collection

This past summer I used St. Tropez self-tanning products to maintain my nice, even fake tan. I was really impressed with the quality of the tanners, and I consider myself pretty knowledgeable in the area since I am a.) pretty pale b.) never lay out anymore and c.) like having a tan! I’ve tried plenty of self-tanners over the years, both high end and drugstore, and St. Tropez quickly became my go-to sunless tanner. So I was excited to hear St. Tropez had a new Cosmetics Collection. Afterall, Rachel Zoe is a fan! And Emmy-award winning makeup artist department head for Dancing with the Stars, Melanie Mills, worked along with St. Tropez CEO Michelle Feeney to perfect these products. I mean, who else but a DWTS’s makeup artists would know so much about self tanner?


Bronzing Rocks can be used a number of ways: you can apply it to the forehead, bridge of nose, cheeks and décolletage for a bronzed and glowing look. Or you can also pick up the rocks with your fingers and use them as an eye shadow or even on the lips with a clear gloss.  Price: $40.00


Radiance Mousse is an easy to apply, light-weight mousse that enhances and highlights your tan. It enhances skin with a light shimmer effect and can be used on cheek bones, eyebrows, shoulders, décolletage, and even down the front of the legs.  Price: $35.00


Bronzing Powder is the one product from the collection that I’ve tried, so I can give you my take. I’ve applied it with a nice big brush both over a plain dusting of Maybelline powder and over my combo of moisturizer and CoverFX Tint. Either way it gives a pretty even wash of color. But the shade has a lot of yellow and reddish undertones in it, so it made my pale skin look kind of dirty and orangish. I think this bronzer might work better in the summer when I have a bit of a (fake) tan. In December, I am just too pale. It would work better on someone with yellow undertones in their skin. The texture is nice and light, though, and while it does contain a little shimmer, I didn’t find it overpowering even for day use. The packaging is excellent. It comes in a solid black square compact that’s pretty enough to leave out on your dresser.  Price: $30.00

An editorial sample of St. Tropez Bronzing Powder was provided by the company so I could review this product. Please see my About page for further information on Disclosure policies.