IBB Smackdown: Self-tanner edition

Full disclosure: This battle of the bronzers was not planned. In the midst of a bathroom-cleaning binge, I pulled out Vita Liberata’s pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan because it seemed to have about 1 application left. Later that evening, I discovered I only had enough mousse for 1 leg, so I did what any self-respecting beauty junkie would do… I made it a fake tan face-off! So I pulled out the St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse and slathered it on my left limb.

Let’s keep in mind this was not a completely controlled experiment, but I did try to use the same amount on each leg. With different formulations, it’s not exactly comparing apples to apples, but let’s try not to bogged down in the little details.

 So below are the pictures of immediately after. Both of these tanners are tinted, and the St. Tropez on the left and the Vita Liberata is on the right. No major difference, right?

Here’s what I woke up to the next morning. Again, no big difference…

Later in the day, I DID notice a difference…

Is it just me, or does my left (St. Tropez) foot look better than the right? It’s definitely more even, but that could have totally been application related. At the end of this little competition, I don’t think there’s a clear winner, and both of these are great self-tanners. What do you think?

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