I purchased this bottle of Fake Bake 60 Minutes self tan before christmas when it was on offer for half price in Boots. I've never tried any Fake Bake products before as I've always stuck to my cheap and cheerful St Moriz but thought it was time to splurge and see what all the hype was about...
I did want to try the Fake Bake Flawless one but they didn't have any in stock and this one looked like the next best thing plus it's one of their newer products.
So when I opened the box, it came with the tan itself, a re-useable tanning mitt which is really soft, a step-by-step application guide and a spray top nozzle. You get 236ml of product which is a canny bit so it will last you quite a few applications which is fab.
I was actually going out for a night on the town the same day I tried it which I never do as I like my tan to develop overnight but this was a last minute decision and thought I would see if it actually gave me a gorgeous tan within an hour or two.
Application was a doddle, the tanning mitt is very soft and feels nice against your skin and also helps blend out the tan. It does have a colour guide so you can see where you have put the tan which is always a plus.
I didn't even need to stand around naked for it to dry (St Moriz and other tans can feel abit sticky straight after application) so I was happy about this and shoved some pyjamas on just to sit and wait for it to develop.
I noticed myself getting much darker as time progressed and after 2 hours I was a gorgeous dark colour and decided to jump in the shower to wash the guide colour off so I could start getting ready for my night out. I was left with a gorgeous natural looking yet dark tan and even got a compliment on it when I was in a bar.
I have since used it 1-2 times and I'm still very impressed with it but I have been using the sunbeds as I like having a natural tan that doesn't stain clothes or bed sheets (grrr!).
I'd certainly buy this product again but only if it's on offer again as I think £25-£30 is far too expensive for fake tan and I would reccomend it to anyone who wants a natural looking yet dark tan which has fuss free application and not messy.
The actual Fake Bake website describes this tan as:'The longest lasting, most natural looking, ultimate fake tan just got even FASTER!
A revolutionary, express, self tan liquid which develops into a beautiful, natural looking tan in 60 minutes. Easy to apply with our “shows where it goes” colour guide, the tanning agents - dihydroxyacetone and erythulose are activated upon contact with the skin. Accelerators speed up the development time and a golden glow can be achieved in an hour. To achieve an even darker tan, there’s no need to re-apply, simply leave 60 Minutes on longer then rinse off the colour guide to reveal the tan. We do not recommend leaving on any longer than three hours. This light weight, fast drying formula is non-sticky and does not clog the pores.'
I'd give this tan a big 9/10 as it does a great job but I think they should lower the price as i'm sure cheaper brands out there will try and compete with this 'fast action' tan.