2 May 2010

Xen Tan Dark Lotion

I was recently sent a bottle of the Xen Tan dark tanning lotion.This was great because I have been wanting to try this for so long,but never took the plunge.....

So onto the fun bit.On the Xen Tan site it says that you can either apply a thin coat for a golden colour,or a couple of thick coats for a deep tan.Of course I decided to apply a thin coat first,just to be on the safe side.I must admit I was kind of scared when I first pumped out the lotion.

This is me the next day.....

In reality I was a bit darker than this,but the lighting in my room kept making me look pale.If you look at my neck/chest area,you can get a better idea of the colour.

I applied the tanner to my body using circular motions.I just used my hands and washed them after,as im not used to using tanning mitts.I was sent a tanning mitt to apply the lotion,which I forgot to add in the photos,but im sure you have all seen it around anyway.

You can apply this tanner to your face which is a bonus.It didn't sit in my pores and because I was smart and applied it when we had a few days of warm weather,people kept telling me I had a really nice tan.haha

Since the photo above was taken,I have re applied about four times.I am such a nice deep colour,but there is nobody around to take a full length photo of me : ( so when I eventually get one,I will do another post.

I nearly forgot to say that it doesn't smell of the usual fake tan stink.This one smells like marzipan.I didn't even smell weird when I woke up the next day.

I honestly have to say I love this tanner.The colour makes my eyes pop,and no matter how much I applied I didnt look orange or streaky.Most importantly I wasn't left looking like a patchwork quilt when began to fade.

I will definitely be ordering a new bottle when this one runs out. RRP £25

Have any of you tried this.What do you think?



  1. I love xen tan, it doesnt turn me orange, which is always a plus! xxx

  2. Xen Tan is just the best - see my blog post too :)

  3. I havnt tried this yet thou Im loving fake bake at the mo :)

  4. I have never tried Xen Tan but it looks really even and actually pretty dam good!

    Thanks for the review.

    Fee @


  5. i love the smell, its like disaronno liquer (or however you spell it) however i do find the impact kinda fades after only a couple of days. best one ive used on my face though, and least orange!

  6. I've never tried it but it sounds really nice! I will have to see if it sells in Canada.

    Girl you are GORGEOUS!

  7. @LEAH-Im sure you will be able to get your hands on it,alot of online stores stock it.and aww thanks : ).x

  8. wow, and you don't look orange at all! looks great on you. and your eyes look gorgeous :)


  9. I want this so much :(
    I wish it wasn't so expensive!

  10. try they sell dark lotion for £18 delivered , debenhams and house of fraser sell this to but its dearer. I love this product :)

  11. A lot of people say this dark lotion is for darker skin tones, I disagree strongly!!I am so pale , I even use two coats.The best fake tan ever!
    It is a bit more expensive BUT WORTH IT! :)X


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