With her trademark ‘golden touch’, Emmy® Award winning make-up artist Melanie Mills has become one of the world’s leading spray tan and body finishing artists.

Her body perfecting technique has brought a sculpted, defined look to a who’s who of celebrity clients including Rachel Hunter, Blu Cantrel, Rachel Griffith, Marlee Matlin, Toni Braxton, Kim Kardashian, Jane Seymour, Priscilla Presley and Mel B.

As lead make-up artist she has worked on Dancing With The Stars, Gordon Ramsay's ‘Cook Along’, The Office, Six Feet Under, Osbournes Reloaded and Grease: You’re The One That I Want, while her film work includes Charlie’s Angels and Anchorman. Behind the scenes her talents have helped add the essential glamour to the Academy Awards®, the Emmy® Awards, The Golden Globes®, The SAG Awards®, and the American Music Awards®..

Who better then, to be a spokesperson for St. Tropez products, techniques and safe sun education? Melanie is a key member of our expert team.


Melanie's Hints & Tips

1. Exfoliate with our Body Polisher, shave and don't put on any lotion or deodorant.

2. For application I have 3 tips. First apply the St. Tropez Self Tan Mousse or Lotion by hand putting extra on your body contours. Second, sleep in this over night and then shower gently. To ensure you glow apply a hit of Gradual Everyday lotion. My third tip would be to spray some bronzing mist on your shoulders to polish off the look and walk out the door looking like you just got back from St. Tropez!.

Prepare your skin ready to self tan or have a spray tan treatment?
Important to prepare your skin so that the tan grabs evenly and comes off evenly.

Maintain your tan and glow after application?
It's important to maintain the tan so that it lasts longer and wears off evenly.

Skin finish your look off after self tanning?
Finish the tan off with the Bronzing Rocks on shoulders, Radiance Mousse on cheekbones and lightly dust Bronzing Powder on cheeks and décolleté...

I actually have 3!

Being a makeup artist one of my favorite products is the non-DHA (Wash Off) Bronzing Mousse it can be hand applied or airbrushed... I love the color and it can wash off at the end of the day.

I also love the Self Tan Bronzing Spray it comes out in a nice even mist, adds a nice touch of color and develops beautifully throughout the day.

Of course my ultra favourite is the Self Tan Bronzing Mousse - it is beautifully packaged, feels luxurious, you can use a little or a lot. The color is a nice accent to your tan and also looks gorgeous on the palest of skin tones.

On ‘Dancing with the Stars’ we spray tan everyone with the exclusive color we created for the show on the Sunday. On Monday we then hand apply an extra layer and then use the cosmetic part of the St. Tropez Perfect Legs.

Backstage at this year’s Golden Globes and The Sag Awards, we will add a touch of the Radiance Mousse and the Bronzing Powder to many an actress's cheekbones and décolleté - for that added look of sultry sexiness!


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