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Faux Glow

Tanning Mousse | Violet | Ultra Dark

  • Cruelty free
  • Vegan
  • 100% natural DHA
  • Paraben free
  • Palm oil free
  • Mineral oil free
  • Sulfate free

This violet based tanning mousse will have people convinced that you have spent several weeks in Spain, this is the darkest option and will delivery a rich, deep tan.

If you don't want to go too deep too soon, and would prefer a tan that isn't as rich, the Violet Dark Tanning Mousse is a good option.

If you have fair or light skin or you're new to tanning, the Medium Self Tanning Mousse is a better option for a more subtle golden, natural looking tan. For a deeper golden Bondi kinda tan, the Dark Self Tanning Mousse should be perfect for you.

If you're a sucker for a coconut scent and you think your skin might need some extra hydration, check out the Coconut Dark Tanning Mousse.

What to expect from your tanning mousse

I have been using the different tanning products for a couple of months now. I've worn the tan during the day and overnight, and here's what I've found;

  • No fake tan smell
  • No orange tone
  • No patchiness or streaking
  • No transfer onto clothing or bedding
  • At least a week of wear
  • Fades evenly and gradually
  • Tan is easily and evenly prolonged using the gradual tan lotion

For best sunless tan results

  1. If you're planning to tan overnight, exfoliate and moisturise the morning of application, if you are going to tan during the day, exfoliate and moisturise the night before - give your elbows, knees and ankles an extra good scrub

  2. Wait at least 24 hours after you wax or shave before you apply your tanning mousse - this will stop you from getting the little black dots in your pores

  3. Don’t use moisturiser, body oil or perfume while waiting for your tan to develop - that's just asking for a patchy tan!

Applying your tanning mousse

  1. Use a mitt if you have one (and if it's your jam) otherwise use your hands - just be sure to have the Jif handy for when you've finished

  2. Use sparingly and carefully on areas like knees, ankles and elbows (#IYKYK)

  3. For a subtle, natural tan take a quick shower (45-60 seconds) in lukewarm water after an hour - no soap, body wash, scrub etc. For a deeper tan, leave on for up to eight hours

Prolonging your tan

  1. Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise

  2. If you want to get serious about it use the Gradual Tanning Lotion (it doesn't have a fake tan smell so is safe to wear during the day!)

  3. Don't exfoliate until you're ready to reapply (your tan should last at least a week and fade evenly)

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
I’m a convert!

I love the Ultra Dark tan.
It gives a nice golden tan, I like a deep tan and it provides just that.
Another plus is it fades gradually and not at all patchy.
It has a pleasant scent.
All in all I could not be more impressed it lasted so well and very easy to apply.

Wow. Could not be more impressed

Was so excited to try this tan and support local. I just couldn’t get over how easy it was to apply and how a little bit went such a long way. Iv tried spray tanning , little honey, various Bondi and this is definitely my née fav. Smell was relatively neutral. Applied smoothly , no streaks or patches , one coat gave me the perfect golden. Darker than most. I shaved, spa’d and also went for a 60 minute massage and 4 days later it’s still pretty golden and still even. Highly recommend trying !

is this the holy grail of tan?

Now I wouldn’t call myself a religious tanner by any means; I’m more a s**t I’ve got to go out tonight I better chuck some colour on my legs sorta gal.
Anywho, I had just ran out of my “mist” branded tan so thought I’d give this Ultra Dark a go!
Firstly love that it’s a mousse - you can see where it’s been put. So no worries to be had about layering unevenly.
Secondly, the colour! My tan lasted the entire week without any patchiness. Come the 7 day mark my old tan would just be hanging in there and I’ll have to give myself a good scrubbing to get it gone.
Finally, the bottle is quite a decent size and I don’t think I used much at all. Price point on check and I would happily repurchase!


This product is a good one, although for me personally, not as dark as I hoped. It blended beautifully and no smell at all at first. I slept in my tan and I did find it turned into a whiff of that weird tan smell but it definitely faded after showering. Great tone overall but I prefer a darker result. I think if I had applied another coat after it would have given me my desired result. It wore really well especially combined with the gradual tanning lotion.

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Love love love! Always a bit nervous trying a new mascara but this did not disappoint! Great volume and no fall out.

Bang for your buck

A little goes a long way with this concealer so you know your going to get good value for money. I choose the light peach as I have dark under eyes so wanted the peach tone to counteract this and it works so so well. Love it. Goes on smoothly and doesn’t feel heavy on the skin.

Actual Magic

This stuff is magical. It perfectly perfectly perfectly colour matches to your skin, so you get a nice light coverage, but with out looking like you’ve painted your face. Perfect for everyday wear, plus has an SPF so that’s great too.

Arrived so fast and so nicely packaged.
All recyclable or reusable.

Only balm I use now!

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