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Friday, 8 March 2013

xen tan morrocan tan

xen tan morrocan tan review swatch photo
xen tan morrocan tan review swatch photo
xen tan morrocan tan: £24.99 (£19.99 on Feel Unique)*

I've been shunning fake tan over the winter months, the idea of getting naked and tanning myself literally was the last thing on my mind. But we all know I loooove me some fake tan, the darker the better. But boy was I in for a surprise when I decided to randomly apply the new Xen Tan Morrocan Tan one cold February evening.

I'm fairly olive toned and my skin takes to fake tan really well, It applied evenly and streak free and didn't dry my skin out at all.It really has that "holiday" scent about it which is right up my street. The scent is actually amazing, a bit cocnutty or tropical. On application the guide colour is dark, I mean seriously dark. Darker than any fake tan I've ever used. I sent a NSFW photo to my friends in a group chat and they couldn't believe the contrast on my skin. So there I was naked and panicking like mad, even considering washing it off as I'd never seen anything THAT dark. Now after I settled into the fact I wasn't going to wash it off I realised the dark guide colour was great because I could tell where I'd missed bits. I popped my onesie on and went straight to bed and crossed everything hoping that I wasn't going to wake up with a "Essex Glow". Once it was washed off it wasn't as dark as I imagined, The guide colour washed down to a deep tan but nothing too orange or garish. It was fairly natural (in fake tan terms!) and the tone really suited my skin tone.

I was pretty happy with the tan overall even though it was darker than I'd have liked. It looks a lot less orange in photos than it did in real life. I think Xen Tan is slightly expensive but it is very good quality and I cant fault the formula! I think I do prefer the colour of Xen Tan Absolute Luxe compared to this one but I do like the scent of this one much more. The price is also a lot more easier on the wallet!

30 comments

  1. Do you use this on your face? How do you foundation match after you tan? Looks lovely

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  2. This looks actually amazing! I'm gonna have to try it as my fake tan always looks patchy and orange!
    http://thelipstickthegirlandherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. I have the Absolute Luxe, think I might stick to it then! I really like the colour of it, and I need to avoid anything orangey.

    www.gleepface.com

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  4. Looks really nice- I'm not a massive tan person but I might have to try this- pretty reasonable on feel unique too.

    January Girl ♥ Nails Inc + Eylure Giveaway ♥

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  5. I love this brand of fake-tan, although I think I used a slightly milder one as it wasn't so intense :) Smelled gorgeous though!

    Lyndsay
    http://fizzypeaches.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. This looks amazing, not at all orange! xxx

    http://unstitchedd.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. It looks a really lovely colour here, brown not orange. I really want to try Xen tan as I'm a bit of a fake tan addict too but I have no idea which one to try but this and the Luxe tan sound great
    Rosalie x
    rosaliejayne.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. This looks so nice, think I may have to purchase soon!
    amrxo.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. looks very pretty xo

    taylorpluslife.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. I know what yo umean about stripping down and getting cold as! Looks lovely on you tho :)

    Pipp xx
    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. i love xen tan! lovely colour on you...really want to repurchase now!
    www.sempersj.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. i think the colour looks really nice on you if i'm honest! i, personally, haven't ever tried fake tan - it's not really my type of thing - but i think this post has convinced me to give it a go! i'm actually pretty pale myself and unfortunately have a slight 'yellow' tinge to my skin but i think using a bit of fake tan will give my skin a colour that i much prefer! X

    http://theenglishgirl.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. this sounds really great... the fake tan im using is so orange and fade really uneven it is so bad and i really need a new and good one

    eye---candii.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. Haha - I tried this for the first time two days ago, and am in the process of writing a post reviewing it. I loved it! I am super pale - so white you can see my veins, but this worked really well on my skin tone as well. I honestly doubt I'll use another fake tan. Also was it just me or did it smell like flumps covered in sugar when it went on your skin?

    Heather xxx

    www.freeherdesire.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. I can never get fake tan right. I think I've come to realise that for me pale and interesting will have to do, as I always end up oumpa lumpa and patchy! :(

    Jen xx
    http://kitsch-n-sync.blogspot.com

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  17. Might have to give this a go, I'm looking a tad to pale!xx

    thread-through.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. This looks really good!

    http://seasidebeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  19. Love that holiday scent, really want to try this!

    A little bit Unique

    x

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  20. I think I'll love this product more because it has moroccan oil
    I love this sunless tan product!

    ♥,
    Riza

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  21. I still can't stand the thought of standing naked tanning myself! WAY too cold! respect
    Jess
    x

    http://iyf-x.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. this colour looks gorgeous. i'm the same with the whole standing in the nuddy getting all cold so i can be nice and brown, it needs to warm up a little first! x

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  23. I'm always looking for a fake tan! Even though you said it's more orange than it shows in the picture, it still looks great! I may have to try it out if I can find it for a little cheaper.

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  24. That looks amazing! Definately going to try it out! Thanks =)

    Pippa x

    http://pippacharlottem.blogspot.co.uk/ - new review on the March Glossybox

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  25. You certainly look like you've been sitting in the sun!


    I've just posted a nail polish collection and a FOTD on Black & Gold!

    Laura xx - Black & Gold

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  26. Oh wow this is such a great review!!
    Really tempted to try this
    http://shradhaloves.blogspot.co.uk/
    S xx

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  27. Wow... this looks so natural!!! It really does look like you've been somewhere exotic :D xx

    Gem ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  28. looks so natural! wish I wasn't so pale so I could try this x

    http://thebeautyvisual.blogspot.co.uk

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  29. I really want to try this and the St Tropez mousse. Which do you recommend?

    Please check out and follow my blog! I would really appreciate it! <3
    http://seasidebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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