Dust the cobwebs off the fake tan ladies because summer is upon us and we have just found what we know will be one of our favourite summer go to products of 2011.
Fake tan connoisseurs will know that St Tropez is up there with the crème de la crème of all things olive and lovely, but unfortunately it’s relatively high price point means that it is out of reach for many. However, St Tropez have recently released what we consider to be one of their most affordable and versatile products yet, a range of four skin illuminators to suit all skin tones.
The original illuminator (violet) created a flurry of excitement at London Fashion Week SS10 where it was used on the Marios Schwab catwalk to finish the skin with a beautiful iridescent blue sheen. Since its release onto the St Tropez website it has already become a bestseller and prompted the brains at St Tropez to extend the range to suit more skin tones.
Again both shades proved huge hits at fashion weeks, with gold being used on the Zac Posen SS11 catwalks to create a sultry 70s look and rose being used on Erdems outdoor catwalk to give a delicate flush to the models faces.
With the brand being St Tropez obviously all of the illuminators are intended to compliment a tan, however with that said they also work well on paler skin tones on which they create a dewy glowing complexion.
The versatility of this product is its key selling point. Use alone on a no foundation day mixed in with moisturiser to brighten the skin, mix with foundation for an all over glow. Use on top of make-up as a highlight for cheeks, brows, nose or the cupids bow. Use on the arms, decolletage and legs for defined luminosity or mix in with your daily body lotion or instant tan for that extra glow!
All skin illuminator’s are available from the St Tropez website and are priced at £12.