Always on a quest to find the least-stinky sunless tanner, I recently tried out Vita Liberata Phenomenal 2-3 Week Tan Mousse. I had so many thoughts so I started a “sunless tanner diary” to give you the play-by-play Read on to find out if it stinks and if it really lasts 2-3 weeks. Oh! And you can win some too!
6:30 PM I apply the Vita Liberata Phenomenal mousse with the mitt. It applies and blends very easily. Even when I put my nose basically into the mitt, there is no detectable fragrance or odor. Tanner has slight bronze color so makes it easy to see where it is applied and also gives a pretty instant tan.
6:35 PM I spread out a beach towel on my bed, turn the ceiling fan on high and lay down to dry.
6:37 PM Husband walks by room and asks what is going on in there.
6:38 PM I tell my husband I’m working on my beach body, call him a cabana boy and demand a tropical drink with a pineapple wedge. Said drink does not ever arrive.
6:45 PM Skin feels dry and non-sticky. Still no scent or icky feel. I get dressed and go about making dinner, sans pants.
7:20 PM Just touched my arm and feels completely dry and as though I never applied anything at all. This is good.
7:46 PM Might smell a very faint DHA smell when I smell the inside crook of my elbow. I ask my husband who says he only smells the pasta and wine I ate.
9:00 PM Husband remarks that he can only smell the tanner when I get sweaty.
The next day
9:00 AM I notice a streak on my thigh where it looks like water must have splashed onto me.
10:00 AM I notice that there is a white imprint underneath a bandaid I applied last night to my arm.
6:30 PM In the shower I see the bronzer wash off down the drain pretty dramatically. Some of it gets on my white towel. Makes note to use dark gray towels next time. No scent lingers though and color is still deep, flattering and realistic.
Vita Liberata Phenomenal Tan Mousse is the most expensive sunless tanner I have tried. Of all the tanners I’ve tried, this smells the least, if any at all. The color is the most long-lasting and the most realistic. As far as longevity, 2 weeks is somewhat realistic to say with daily moisturizing but 3 is a stretch I think.
You like what you hear? You can win your own!
Product provided by Vita Liberata for review purposes. No financial compensation was received nor was a positive review encouraged. All opinions expressed are my own.