You know me, always on the search for the best fake tan and on my travels I came across Famous Dave. I heard about it months ago but hadn’t seen any reviews and, with such a bizarre name, I didn’t really take it that seriously.
What a mistake! I was sent the Gold Edition tanning mousse by their PR and I have been getting along with it very nicely.
Smell – the tan has a slight scent although it does say it’s unscented? It’s presumably just the scent of the ingredients rather than a perfume and the scent is very light and not at all overpowering, no dodgy biscuit smell.
Application – this applied extremely easily with a mitt. I always use a mitt for mousse tans, it means that the coverage is smooth and even and you can apply in long smooth strokes rather than the circular motion you often need to use with latex gloves.
Length of Time – after application the tan lasted a good 6 days, which is about average for a fake tan, as I shower every day and use a body pouff with my shower gel which does slightly exfoliate my skin. It did not fade by going patchy or blotchy such as St Tropez always seems to do on me.
The Colour – The colour is a pale caramel brown on me, I would presume this to be around 10-11% DHA but I couldn’t find the specifics on the bottle. It does look like a very natural holiday colour.
Did I like this tan? Yes the tan was fab! I was rather surprised as after the strange name and rather plain packaging I have to be honest, I wasn’t really expecting too much but I was surprised, for example I prefer this to Fake Bake! I found it sort of a cross between Fake Bake and Xen Tan type of colour, it’s sort of somewhere in the middle.
This colour is likely to suit you if you find Fake Bake too dark but St Tropez too orange. If you have type 1 fair skin or don’t regularly use fake tan I would probably steer clear as it medium, definitely not a light fake tan.
I like the packaging and the application, it was easy to get on and non streaky.
I did find the name slightly off putting and also I think they need to advertise more and make more people aware of their tan, It has received a lot of awards from Magazines such as Marie Claire but since I don’t read magazines very often I hadn’t heard anything! Some online adverts would be a good idea in my opinion, as it’s a good product so I think they should. They also provide a spray tan liquid for professional spray tanning and again, I haven’t heard from anyone that has used it or who uses it on their spray tan clients. If you have used it let me know what you think!
Costs £23.95 from www.famousdave.co.uk
Do you think Famous Dave is a good name?