Now I’m a very, very fair skinned person and I don’t naturally tan at all. I’m also not really into harming my skin trying to tan, and like to slather on SPF at any opportunity, so there’s so so many reasons I love fake tan. But I have to admit, I always do get a little nervous trying a new one.
I was very kindly sent the NYK1 Tanforce Self Tanner and I was initially really anxious when I opened the package up to see the shade was called ‘deep’ – and for a girl who could be described as the second to lightest shade in a foundation at best, I was a little scared to apply this! Was it going to go patchy or, god forbid, was I going to look like I’d been tangoed.
So here’s the low down on NYK1 Tanforce – it’s paraben free, clear and a foam. There are two things I absolutely adore about this self tan – firstly, it’s not at all drying on the skin and secondly it’s really not at all smelly. They mean it when they say it doesn’t smell like fake tan!
I also found that this tan didn’t stain bedding or clothing at all (a massive bonus) and actually dried down incredibly quickly! If, like me, you’re in a constant rush this is ideal as you don’t have to worry about smudging the tan on your hand off before it’s dry. But what about the colour?
The shade is a gorgeous golden colour! I do apply it rather lightly (most of the time) and it works as a light gradual tanner that doesn’t go patchy at all – and when I do want to to go full on, the colour still looks natural on me – like I’ve spent a week somewhere hot, doing absolutely nothing.
Something I don’t normally think about when I fake tan is the mitt I use. I always used to be of the opinion that it just gets all horrid and mucky anyway – so what does it matter? However, I must now eat my words. The NYK1 mitt is incredibly soft, velvety and is the sturdiest mitt I’ve ever used. I think it’s part of what makes the pair so streak free. You really must try it.
There’s even a tiny mini mitt for doing those awkward places and your face which I don’t really know how I lived without before.
If you’re on the look out for a tanner to try then I must really recommend this one, please don’t be put off if you’re fair by the shade name – it really does work!