Today’s post is all about getting a summer tan without help from the sun! The two self tanners I’ll be reviewing are the Loving Tan 2 Hour Express and Tanologist Express Tan. I’ll tell you what I like about each one and which is better depending on the situation. For reference, I use the ‘dark’ shade in both. I use these self tanners solely for my body. I talk more about face tanning drops in my makeup tutorial 🙂
Loving Tan 2-Hour Express Review
This is a self-tanning mousse so it is easy to apply, but it’s not quite as forgiving as Tanologist. Make sure to put the mousse on your mitten versus directly on your skin as it will cause your tan to be uneven otherwise. Photo below for reference. You will be able to see color within 2 hours. The color is a deeper and darker tan than Tanologist.
Tanologist Express Tan Review
I love that this one is a clear mousse. It’s easier to apply out of the two and you can put it directly on your skin versus with a mitt. A lot of self tanners have that tanning scent, but this one is formulated to minimize the funky smell. That said, it does smell better than Loving Tan.
I use this over Loving Tan when I don’t already have a tan or if I am going out that night and don’t have time to shower because again, it does not smell at all 🙂 Downside is that you will see the final color within 4-5 hours so it takes a few hours longer to show than Loving Tan.
Which Self Tanner to Choose
Overall, I love the color of Loving Tan the most! It literally looks like you were at the beach all day. However I do use them pretty equally depending on the situation. Here is a breakdown of which self tanner out of the two is best depending on what you’re looking for.
Best Self Tanner for Beginners
Best Self Tanner for the Darkest Tan
Winner: Loving Tan
Best Self Tanner for Quickest Tan
Winner: Loving Tan
Best-Smelling Self Tanner
When to Apply Self Tanner
I apply self tanner both in the morning and shower before bed at night. In my experience, I don’t think the longer you keep it on the darker you get. You can see max results within a few hours on both. Most importantly, neither one leaves you looking orange.
I hope this was helpful! If you have any questions, just let me know 🙂