Which Beauty Products and Treatments Really Work?
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The worst that could happen? I'd wind up looking orange, or splotchy, or both. The best? I'd get glowy and flawless skin—exactly what Sophie Evans, a tanning specialist with St. Tropez, promised to give me with just a few sprays of her tanning gun. Sophie used the brand's new dark formula, a liquid sunless tanner especially designed to give olive-to-dark skin tones like mine a vibrant richness that looks neither orange nor fake. After she sprayed me with two light coats, my skin looked just a little bit darker, but a lot more even and smooth. Hyperpigmentation spots left by mosquito bites, a couple of small childhood scars on my legs, and the tan lines I got on my last vacation—all invisible. Is it worth the $65 to $95 price tag? If I were going to a summer wedding in a short, strapless dress and wanted my skin to look absolutely flawless, you bet. (sttropeztan.com for salons) —Alessandra Foresto