Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Self-Tanning with Isle of Paradise

I think the summer of 2018 has been the season of the self-tanner. I have tried a lot of them, and some were ok and others blah! One new line that scored high on the list and that adds a little something different is ISLE OF PARADISE. By now, we’ve all heard of color-correcting makeup but have you heard of color-correcting self-tanner? Throwing all the one-shade-fits-all thinking out the window, they’ve put out a 6-product strong line and it’s rolling out in the US at Sephora and when Sephora adds a brand to their line-up, I pay attention!


What’s unique about this line is that it comes in 3 different formulas that will give you the correct color depending on your own coloring. Peach (for the lightest color) contains Oxy Glow to brighten the skin, Green (medium tan) contains Super Balance that reduces redness in the skin, and Violet (for a deep tan) contains their Hyper Violet complex to reduce orange/yellow tones.

And each comes in 3 different ways:

  • Self-Tanning Drops ($29/1oz @ sephora.com) – add this to your existing lotions or moisturizers.
  • Self-Tanning Water ($28/6.76oz @ sephora.com) – a light mist you apply to the skin and rub in with a mitt.
  • Self-Tanning Mousse ($29/6.76oz @ sephora.com) – a tinted mousse.

So let’s get down to the nitty-gritty! How does the color look on the skin? From the 4 times I’ve tried it? Very natural! And out of all the formulas, I seem to bounce back and forth between the drops and the mousse.


The line also offers a Prep It Self-Tan Priming Spray ($22/6.76oz @ sephora.com), which will give you color about 3 days of extra color on the skin, and the Over It Magic Self-Tan Eraser ($27/6.76oz @ sephora.com), which will remove any old tanner you need to oust.


What I didn’t like, which I just don’t think there is a way around, is that self-tanner smell. Thankfully it only seems to hang around for about 24-hours and then it’s just a nice looking glowy tan.

You should also know that the line is Vegan and cruelty-free. 


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