Norvell Ultra Vivid Effect Self Tanning Review

Fake tan in a spray can!

Reviewed by Louisa Nashir

Fake tanning is the safest way to add colour to your skin without the risks associated with sunbeds and sunbathing. My 18-year-old stepdaughter loves her skin to look sunkissed all year round but creates such a mess when using fake tan products. It’s a nightmare to clean up after and if not applied correctly and evenly you end up with a mismatched shade of browns. So I was a little dubious to receive a tanning product to review.

The item soon arrived and I was pleased to see that the fake tan was in fact an aerosol, I did smile as I was glad it wasn’t a mousse! Mousse tanning products are the bane of my life, the mess is horrendous!

My stepdaughter had a night out with her boyfriend planned so she used this opportunity to use the tanning product. I helped her as areas like her back and the backs of her arms and legs were tricky for her to spray evenly on her own. The spray itself came housed in a very sleek and professional black and purple aerosol can with the company name and product details clearly printed in silver text.

Norvell advises that you use this spray 24 hours prior to your event so that your skin and the product has time to develop and settle. We used the product on Friday evening as she was heading out on the Saturday night. I found applying the product was easy, mess-free and stress-free! What a fantastic way to apply a tanning product. Aerosols are the way forward! The product itself smelt beautiful but not overpowering and the fine mist was a light bronze colour when applied. Over the next 24 hours, the colour developed and settled and my stepdaughter was left with a sunkissed tan that didn’t look over the top or false, which is the look she was going for.

On Saturday morning, we checked her bedding as sometimes tanning products can cause staining on clothes and bedsheets but we were pleasantly surprised to find very little staining and what was there washed out easily, which made me happy.

Before we knew it, Saturday night was upon us and my stepdaughter began her usual 3-hour stint of getting ready (I kid you not) and she said her make up blended in well on top her tan and she came downstairs looking beautifully bronzed and ready for a night on the Manchester tiles!

If like my stepdaughter you want sun-kissed skin, please give up the sunbeds and look at the self-tanning products Norvell has on offer. They really are superb, effortless and leave you with a beautiful tan that lasts longer than most high street brands and other leading brands on the market. Norvell states that the Ultra Vivid Color Collection is infused with a blend of botanicals and antioxidants that help protect and renew the skin for a long-lasting tan! Well, they certainly know what they are talking about!

Next time you want a sun-kissed look then head over to and take a look at the Ultra Vivid  Color Collection.

Rating: 5/5

RRP: £29.99

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