Product Review – NEW Australis Tanning Rapid Mousse Chocolate Base

Oh my girlfriends think I am crazy Fashionistas: I am really quite dark already (courtesy of mixed blood!) and I am testing out a self tan.

I had a professional spray tan done last month and I really loved the results. I don’t necessary want to be much darker BUT it evened out my skin colour! I have darker hyper pigmentation spots on my face, but on my body, they are white spots. Sheesh, I really lucked out there, didn’t I!

I received the NEW Australis Rapid Mousse Chocolate Base* ^  in an early Christmas Stocking box from the Beauty Directory, with loads of goodies, lucky me!


Christmas Stocking Beauty Directory
C H R I S T M A S has come early! Totally spoilt with this Christmas Stocking Pack from @bdaustralia Thank you!
I can feel a self tan session coming on tonight and will show you results later on. It will give you a sneaky preview of the new Australis Tanning Products that will be on the shelves later next month. The Chrissy Chapsticks are out in stores, ready to hang in the tree or in a stocking (gingerbread and candy cane flavoured!) So keen on trying the OGX Hair Oil on my parched locks and the Ultraderm skin Karma hydration toner promises to even out my complexion. @australiscosmetics New cream colouring kit will be used today!! Thanks again! Xo


This morning I tried out the Rapid Self Tan.  It is called RAPID because it fast drying . In fact, I applied it with a mitten and an hour later I washed it off in the shower before I got ready to go to work, ready to show off my chocolate brown limbs!



It is fully customisable. Want it darker? Wait for 2 hours and then rinse it off. Want it darker still? wait for 3 hours and then rinse it off.

The tan will still develop for another few hours during the day, and I did not notice any smell.

Want proof?




This is actually the  Chocolate coloured base for fair girls, but it suits me fine. There is one that is a purpe base for darker girls.

Here are some features.

  • Streak Free
  • Moisturising
  • Fast drying
  • I can see there are at least maybe 8-10 applications in each can, a little goes a long way
  • Not orange at all, the colour is very natural
  • vegan and cruelty free!


So there is also a gradual tanner for the face: Let’s go Steady Lotion Face, but I am a little hesitant in using it on my face. Will my dark spots go darker??? Might give that one a miss…  You can find Australis Tanning products in your local Chemist or online at

Now I am a self tan addict, you will seem me review a few more self tanning products. Stay tuned.


Do you self tan? Which is your favourite?


I have linked up with Ingrid from the Fabulous and Fun Life Blog for her Monday Make Up Madness. Go check out some of the great beauty blogs that have linked up there as well!.



*Australis Tanning Rapid Mousse Chocolate Base was gifted to me for reviewing purposes.  Please note that any reviews are 100% honest and are personal opinions. Results may differ for everyone.

^Also a current affiliate, shop online by clicking on the ad on the right hand side of my post. It will not cost you anything extra but makes me a couple of cents every time someone clicks. 🙂


Til next time,






About Fashionista in Suburbia

Dutch Born, Fashionista in Suburbia lives at the Southern Beaches of Sydney, Australia. A Mum. A Wife. A Lover of all things sparkly, shiny and leopard print. A Shoe, Lipstick and Sunglasses Addict. A Typical Libra. A Breast Cancer Thriver.

5 thoughts on “Product Review – NEW Australis Tanning Rapid Mousse Chocolate Base

  1. This looks very nice!! I’m all natural, so I’m going to have to find some natural tanning prods to de-pastify my legs a wee bit 🙂 Glad you had success with this product! 🙂

    1. Hi Kat! I have used the Modelco, but not the Ella Bache. Both are great products, but I do like the Australis a little better. It has given me a nice chocolatey brown colour, not orange at all x

  2. This looks quite nice and natural, it sounds interesting too, and gotta love a fast drying tan!

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