Watch: Our Editorial Director Tries the New St. Tropez Self-Tanning Sheet Mask

Faith Xue

Looking like a sun-kissed Brazilian goddess falls fairly low on my list of beauty goals, mostly because I’m naturally fair and can’t be bothered with most self-tanning products (basking in the sun for a natural tan is out of the question because hello, sun damage, people).

But when St. Tropez released a brand-new product—a sheet mask you use for five to 10 minutes that gradually tans you over the span of the next few hours—I was intrigued. I’m a sucker for sheet masks, and the claim seemed almost too good to be true. No mousse, mitt, or wipe required—just five minutes of my time. Plus, the mask boasts a number of skin-boosting ingredients like hyaluronic acid, so I’d essentially be killing two birds with one stone: plumping up my skin while simultaneously helping it look more akin to caramel rather than the inside of a banana peel.

I got my hands on one of the limited samples and of course, tested it out immediately. The two biggest things I learned? Remember to wash your hands after applying the mask (rookie mistake, I know) and definitely make sure to blend the serum from the sheet mask onto your eyelids. Otherwise, you’ll have a lovely sun-kissed glow but also look like you’ve tried to do a cut crease with white eye shadow. Not exactly the most flattering look.

Everything is revealed in the video above—watch and tell me what you think!

You can purchase the St. Tropez Self-Tanning Sheet Mask ($9) at Ulta. 

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