The mitt itself is one of the strangest I've ever seen - made of a black velveteen type material on the outside and a black plastic on the inside... I hated it. Not only does the black colour mean you have no idea how much tan you've still got on the mitt, but the material collects dust and grime like a bugger which only ends up mixed in with your tan. The material malts too, meaning you have a slight black hairy coating on your skin as you work in the tan, which isn't in the slightest bit appealing. The black plastic coating on the inside also makes it a pain in the bum to change hands quickly (like I always do when applying tan) as you get stuck in it like Batgirl in her spandex. It's the biggest pain and I have no idea why they've provided such a hideous mitt to go with the product - I totally recommend you get your own from elsewhere!
The tan itself is a whole other issue because it comes out in a shade I like to call 'baby poo green'. In my book fake tans are supposed to be brown, but this for some reason comes with a pretty ugly green tinge that makes you look a bit ill. It was highly amusing to my friends on Saturday when I applied a layer and was told I looked seasick. Not a good look. Sunbelieveable say that it has been "created with an in-built golden glow for an immediate sun-kissed appearance" - unless you get that glow while travelling on a ferry and forgetting your seasickness tablets, you're not gonna want to go out in public with this on.
|Not the best picture (it's hard to get a good colour representation)|
So how did it look when it was washed off? Hmmm, ok. Well it didn't look green when it washed off, which was a bonus, but it also didn't leave me with the golden glow I was hoping. It was so subtle I wondered if I'd actually dreamt applying it, leaving me with the slightest tint of colour that I could probably get from a bronzer or gradual tan lotion. Slightly disappointing. It didn't streak or look patchy (which was a huge plus after thinking I was going to end up with flecks of white where the malted mitt had been!) but it just didn't fit with my expectations. Coming from a guru like Leighton Denny I just expected more, especially as it's not cheap at £30 for only 200ml. I think there are loads of other tans out there that are better value and provide a more luxurious, rich tan, so I'll be giving this a miss from now on. *sad face*