Vita Liberata is a front runner when it comes to self-tanning products that don’t make me look like an oompa-loompa. That’s actually one of the main reasons why I rarely use self-tanners in the first place: my fair skin is unforgiving to any mistakes and splotches. Let’s be honest, how many of you are 100% confident in your application skills? I know I’m not, so the easier the product to use the better. Vita Liberata Body Blur [$45 for 3.38 fl. oz, available here] is that kind of product.
ABOUT THE PRODUCT:
Vita Liberata Body Blur is essentially makeup for your body, think perfecting BB cream. This fast-drying warm-toned medium bronze gel-cream is easy to apply and to blend to create the perfect shading. You could even use it for body contouring by dotting along the collar bones to give your natural features a more delicate look.
“Skin finishing body makeup that perfects skin, gives a natural looking tint for the body, and reflects light for a photo-ready finish.”
Infused with skin-repairing Panthenol, softening Shea Butter, perfecting Vitamin E, and soothing Aloe Leaf Water, Vita Liberata Body Blur instantly gives the skin smooth, velvety finish and masterfully conceals minor imperfections. Like all of the brand’s products, Body Blur is cruelty-free, sulfate-free, paraben-free, and phthalate-free. The gel dries ultra-fast so you can get dressed right away after the application.
Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Water*, Aqua (Water, Eau), Glycerin*, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Isohexadecane, Panthenol, Disodium EDTA, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, (Beurre)*, Saccharide Isomerate*, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Cucumis Melo (Melon) Fruit Extract*, Hyaluronic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerine, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract*, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract*, Synthetic Fluorophlogopite, Hydrolysed Silk, Tin Oxide, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 (Iron Oxide), CI 77492 (Iron Oxide), CI 77499 (Iron Oxide)
HOW TO USE:
Vita Liberata Body Blur is a tint, not a self-tanner, so you can apply it as you would any other makeup product: take the appropriate amount and blend it into the skin. Use on its own, or as a shimmery primer base under other makeup products. The company recommends using a special mitt if you plan to apply this gel all over your body, but I found that my hands worked just as well. Body Blur is water-resistant, but the tint comes off easily with some soap and loofah. Bonus points for not leaving my hands stained for days!
So back to my initial worries about looking like an oompa-loompa. Body Blur spreads so well I could blend it out to be as sheer as I wanted, making it almost invisible even on my fair skin. However, using it that way would be a total waste of a perfectly good product. So far I used it to warm up my skin when I wore a short-sleeved shirt for the first time after a long winter. I thought it looked very lovely, and gave me a healthy glow without the bake! I can see why celebrities often choose Vita Liberata products, so far nothing I tried from this brand has made my skin look unnaturally orange. Bottom line, this is perhaps my favorite Vita Liberata product to date because it can be so versatile, and truly does look natural even on my snow white complexion. I also love that the effect is temporary, and as soon as I wash it off I’m back to my porcelain skin, so there’s virtually no commitment whatsoever.
Have you tried tinted body products before? Have you tried anything from Vita Liberata? Do you use sunless tanners? Let me know in the comments below!
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