Xen Tan Absolute Luxe Review

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Hey guys, so another honest fake tan review! I have had this tan for quite a few months now and think it's time to give my honest opinion.

Lets start off with the positives. The packaging is something I really like about this tan. It's very travel friendly because it's a tube instead of a pump, this also means you will be able to get every last bit of product out. I feel the design of the packaging does make it look luxurious, I mean for the amount you pay for this tan you'd expect that! The smell of the tan is also something I really like. It's not your typical biscuit smell, it's more of a sweet vanilla ( maybe cherry bake-wells) this makes it bearable for you to sleep at night with it on.
Another thing I really love about this tan is the colour .After you have washed off the base shade, you're then left with a nice olive brown which makes it look really natural.

Now to get onto what I'm not so happy about with this tan. Firstly the application can be quite a messy and uncertain process. I have used many tans, but I find if you haven't prepared your skin the right way or don't have the right mit you're going to end up in a right patchy mess. This tan is not for a tanning newby. The lotion is very moisturizing, but I find it can get quite sticky easily when applying, this can lead to an uneven application. If you do manage to apply this tan ok, you are left with a gorgeous tan for about 2 or 3 days. After the first few days my skin starts to go patchy quickly. Currently I'm writing this review on day 5 and my skin is looking horrible. I was expecting this tan to be very long lasting, but it doesn't fade nicely at all. It might be because I'm naturally pale and so the tan is separating from my natural skin tone, but I don't expect this quite pricey tan to fade so badly.

I have read other reviews on the absolute luxe and lots of people seem to love it?! I do like it to tan for a night out to get a nice colour for a day or two. But if you wana use a tanner as part of your weekly tanning routine I wouldn't go for this one (especially if you're pale) I prefer St Moritz it's like a 1/5 of the price!!  Have you tried this brand?

Love Laura xxx


22 comments

  1. It's a great post!!
    I follow you :)

    cbriganty.blogspot.com

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  2. Such a shame that it didn't live up to expectations! I'm really not a fan of fake tans if I'm honest but if I ever want to give them a try I'll try the St Moriz one!

    Salt and Chic // UK Fashion Blog

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  3. Great post, I love honest reviews :) hope you had a good weekend!

    Camille xo

    www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I only give honest reviews :) x thankyou! x

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  4. I sure wish I had the patience to fake tan! I've heard such good things about Xen tan.

    Lindsey. x
    www.elegant-chaos.blogspot.com

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    1. It does take so much patience, but it's worth it haha xx

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  5. Its a shame, I've heard good things about Xen tan. I'm yet to find a tan that fades nicely instead of gross and patchy. Some tans I have are beautiful but only for about 2 days and then I'm a complete mess! I don't want to have to fake tan every 2 days, so irritating!:( xx
    Katherine Rosie | UK Beauty Blog

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    1. I know, it does take a lot of effort to keep tanning! x

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  6. I've never heard of this brand but it doesn't sound like the best natural option! Hope you find something that works better for you!

    Martha xx

    http://lawlesslifestyle.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yea I think I'll stick to my St Moritz :) x

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  7. It looks to dark right when it comes out. That's always a bad sign to me. Hope u find the perfect one for u soon! :)

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  8. I have also never heard of this brand! I think there is a gap in the market for the perfect-purse friendly fake tan. I am too scared to try actual tan though. I'm more a tinted moisturiser and hope for the best kinda girl.

    Although, a tan that smells like bakewells may convince me!

    Emma xx

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    1. I think I'm TOO brave when it comes to tanning lol x

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  9. I like this packaging too - but glad I read your full review instead of just judging from appearances! I need a freaking tan - but not just for one night out so I think I'll try the St Moritz - thank you!!

    xxxx

    www.bohemianmuses.blogspot.com

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    1. aww no probs jade :) I Xen Tan is not worth the money if you want it long lasting x

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  10. I really love your reviews Laura! This is no exception :) You always write with honesty and give us all the right information with a good balance of positives and negatives. I am with you on the packaging, it looks really slick and professional and the smell of cherry bake wells sounds gorgeous! Such a shame that the longevity isn't so great. Definitely sounds like a one-off kinda purchase instead of a regular because of the aforementioned. <3

    I can't say I've tried fake tan properly, knowing my clumsiness I think I'd end up looking like an oompah loompah haha ;)

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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    1. aww thanks Sophie, and trust me I've rocked the Oompa Loompa look many times!! ahah whoops x

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