Right Now: Benefit Talk to the Tan

Benefit Tell it to the TanA while ago, I posted about the new pale trend – skin like milk that looks touched by moonlight. Certainly with the release of the latest film in the Twilight saga, New Moon, whitening skin products are up over 200% (200 % people, that’s not a trend, that’s a tsunami of creamy complexions!), and that looks set to continue.

I applaud this wholeheartedly with skin cancers also on the rise – pale is beautiful. But now, in the depths of winter and with skin the color of an uncooked mackerel, it’s time to buck the trend (something I’ve always liked doing), and go the other way – let’s find a bronzer for winter-struck skin.

And I bring you my new addition to my kit, Benefit’s Talk to the Tan. It is delicious. It’s a self-tanner that washes off at the end of the day, so for those commitment-phobes, it’s perfect. One coat will give you sun-kissed gorgeousness, and you can layer it to go deeper if you must (although please, no Jordan tans!) I’m pretty pale and it boosts my complexion just enough to take me from this side of the undead to passably human. It solves the problem of deep-freeze weather time, where your normal blush looks like you’re auditioning for the circus. And apparently it’s one of those products that combines with your natural chemistry to make it the right shade for you – and it’s certainly working for me. And with its cute sunshine-y packaging (one of the things Benefit is justifiably loved for), it’s making me feel more Acapulco than Alaska.

Now the only question is, is this one going into my personal bag, or into my kit? It’s a tough call but the last model I worked on was the color of unbaked oatmeal, so I think it will be kit-side for now. Maybe I’ll have to channel my inner Bella until I can get to Benefit again – particularly if that pale skin comes complete with an Edward.

8 Replies to “Right Now: Benefit Talk to the Tan”

  1. have you ever tried lancome spray tans for face…looking for a tan that i can spray over my foundation instead of using powder or a darker foundation to tan my face…but dont know if thats a good idea.

    im def going to try this product.



    1. I’ve never tried the Lancome spray tans for face – if it’s work I like something I can wash off (like the Benefit one!), or for me personally I like the Jergens self tanner for face – it builds a little bit each day as it’s mixed with moisturiser. I’m not sure where you live but I buy that at drugstores in the US – internationally you can probably buy from http://www.drugstore.com, I think they ship worldwide. Happy tanning!

    1. I don’t know – I’ve never tried it in the rain. If you like I can give it a splash test tomorrow for you and reply after I’ve tried it in the shower?

    1. Thank you, I’m glad you like MM. I had a shower after putting on Talk to the Tan, and it lasted beautifully, even after splashing around on purpose. I’m quite pale and it still looks natural, so it’s still thumbs up from Mole HQ!

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