Friday, January 18, 2013

Beauty news: new prices - and wants! - from St. Tropez


In the lead up to Christmas I was lucky enough to be paid a visit at home by tanning maven Abbi Hollins, one of St. Tropez’s most experienced team members. She has been working with the brand since 2006 when she was first trained in its wonders in the UK, and is now based in Australia leading the team over there.
The occasion was a celebration of the brand’s amazing new pricing structure, which sees St. Tropez’s stellar tanning products available at some seriously attractive new prices. My personal favourite, the Every Day Gradual Tan, has dropped from $59.00 to an amazing $39.95 just for starters! Abbi gave me a beautiful, golden, natural tan that lasted well over seven days, and I just wish she could come around once every couple of weeks for a repeat performance!
A great example of how their products can work for every skin tone was in evidence at the recent Golden Globes, where St.Tropez Skin Finishing Expert Fiona Locke went to work bronzing usually pale names like Kelly Osbourne and Sienne Miller. The latter – wearing Erdem – is a classic English Rose, and Locke said “she has a very beautiful English skin tone so I wanted to keep her colour very light and dewy. My goal was to give a gentle hint of colour that would enhance her natural beauty and complement her gown.” Key to her look was the St. Tropez Rose Skin Illuminator, which was used to highlight her arms, shoulders, shins and décolletage. She also used the St.Tropez Perfect Legs Spray, “which is not only for the legs but can be used as a travel size version of the original formula, perfect for touch ups on the go.”
I haven’t tried any of goodies the St. Tropez Skin Illuminator collection but am gagging to now. The original Violet Illuminator was used backstage at Marios Schwab S/S 10 at London Fashion Week and has reportedly since proved to be an essential beauty must-have for its unique violet tone and luminous results.
Violet is perfect for all skintones, whilst the Gold Illuminator is great for skin with yellow or gold undertones. The aforementioned Rose Illuminator is ideal for skin with blue, pink and violet undertones.
You can even blend them with St Tropez Body Moisturiser for a more subtle effect for daytime but I’m dying to try Gold to take my natural tan a little deeper and give it some shimmer. Beautiful stuff!

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