I love a good magic trick. Maybe that’s why I’m obsessed with this awesome product called Prtty Peaushun.
For weeks, I’ve been on the search for something that would give me an all-over pretty summer glow. I’ve been mulling getting a spray tan, but I consider that kind of drastic since my next weekend getaway is more than a month away. What I need now is something that highlights my natural complexion, which is somewhere between snickerdoodle and cafe au lait. Lately, I’ve seen a number of rave reviews for Prtty Peaushun — could it be as good as everyone says it is?
Prtty Peashun Skin Tight Body Lotion, $36, beauty.com
In a word: Yes. I love this stuff! It’s not a tanning product — it’s marketed as a “skin tight body lotion.” A description on the product’s Web site says it packs “subtle light reflecting particles in a natural emollient base.” Sounds intense right? It even pledges to even out skin tone and help cover skin imperfections like cellulite, stretch marks and varicose veins.
Prtty Peashun comes in five shades, from plain to deep dark. Dark gave me a very subtle glow — it’s that something different that no one can quite pinpoint. In the sun, I could see a light sparkle (no, Twihards, it’s not going to make you look like a vampire on a sunny day). For reference, the company recommends going a shade darker than your natural skin tone “for a minimal deepening and two shades darker for a more dramatic change.” But, again, not a tanning product, so don’t worry about Oompa Loompa streaks.
One of the best things about Prtty Peaushun is that the formula is devoid of parabens and other harmful chemicals. It’s vegan to boot. Also, it’s “fragrance free,” but if you’re finicky about scents like I am, don’t worry — if anything it smells like champagne. OK, that sounds bad. What I’m trying to say is that it smells good. It also feels good going on and keeps my skin moisturized — I don’t wear any other lotion when I put it on.
Prtty Peaushun retails for $36 — that gets you 8 oz. I’ve had mine for weeks and still have more than half the package after several full-body applications. The great thing is that you can also use a small amount just for just your face or apply it on exposed gams and arms. I usually let it dry for a few minutes after applying, but I’ve never had any problems with it staining my clothes.
This just might be my favorite summer beauty product. I realize it’s only June. And if you’re looking for something that will give you more of a legit tan, stay tuned. I’ll be on the hunt and reporting back just in time for 4th of July.
Bethonie, S&P Beauty Contributor