He-Shi: Tanning for Winter

In the summer it’s more than acceptable to slap on some fake tan and embrace the sunkissed look, but does the same apply to winter? There’s a fine line between giving yourself a colour boost and looking out of place amongst a wash of milky complexions. Tanning in the colder months should be much subtler, giving you just a hint of colour so that nobody even really notices you’ve been applying the brown stuff. He-Shi have come up trumps with their new tanning gel which launches just in time for the Christmas party season.

The gel can be used on both face and body to achieve a subtle glow that enables you to get the strappy, sparkly seasonal dresses out come December. It’s dead easy to apply as the gel formula is easy to manoeuvre around the skin, creating a completely streak free finish. It’s tinted so you can see where you’re applying, you don’t need loads to cover your body and it’s easy to layer for a deeper look. What’s fab is that it’s quick drying and the colour doesn’t develop massively over time, meaning you can wack it on and go out straight away. Like all He-Shi products, the colour result is really natural and there are absolutely no orange hands or feet!

Here’s a cheeky photo of me wearing the tan, which I had chucked on before getting dressed and went straight out on the town. A really great thing about this is that not only is it unisex, but it’s for both face and body – you can get an all over tan, with matching colour, from only one product. You don’t get an overwhelming scent, but there is a slight biscuit smell to the tan – but I love that so it doesn’t bother me at all. At £17.50 for a tube that really goes a long way (I’ve used it for four body tans and I’m not even half way through) it’s a definite staple for the forthcoming party season. Bring on the champagne…

Available from all He-Shi stockists and online.



  1. Hollie
    November 5, 2011 / 10:46 am

    This looks really great, lovely colour!Holliex

  2. Lydia
    November 5, 2011 / 11:02 am

    I love He-Shi! I use the gradual tanner about once a week and it gives me a really nice subtle glow 🙂 but I will have to check the gel out when I run out of my current bottle! x

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