Norvell Venetian Sunless Mousse Review

Review of: Norvell Venetian Sunless Mousse

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Comprehensive review of Norvell Venetian Sunless Mousse. See what real experts and actual users have to say about this self tanning product.

Norvell Venetian Sunless Mousse ReviewProduct Name:  Norvell Venetian Sunless Mousse

Overall Rating:  Self Tanning Rating 2.5/5

Product Type:  Mousse

Size:  8 oz

Price:  $30.00

Cost Per Ounce:  $3.75

Where To Buy:  Click Here

Top 10 Ingredients:  Deionized and Purified Water (Aqua), Dihydroxyacetone (DHA), Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Caramel (Cosmetic Bronzer), Glyceryl Cocoate, Maquat® SL5: [Dihydroxypropyl PEG-5 Linoleammonium Chloride], Unipertan® V2002 Complex:  [Butylene Glycol, Acetyl Tyrosine, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Adenosine Triphosphate, Riboflavin, and Hydrogenated Lecithin], Natural Actives Sunless Complex™:  [PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer, Hydrolyzed Beta-Glucan, Hydrolyzed Cornstarch, Beta Vulgaris Root (Beet) Extract], Vitamin Complex: [Retinyl Palmitate (Vit A), L-Ascorbic Acid (Vit C), Tocopherol (Vit E), Lycopersicum Esculentum (Tomato) Seed Extract], Panthenol (Vit B5 Complex)], Caffeine

Overall Opinion:

I gave Norvell Venetian Sunless Mousse 2.5 out of 5 stars, so it was right in the average range.

The one thing that stuck out to me that I really didn’t like was the color it produced.  I ended up with a dark tan, but it looked grey!  I’ve never experienced a tan this color, and I really didn’t like it.  I’m not sure what caused the grey hue, maybe the guide?

Anyways, this one smells great, and the drying time and price are both decent.  But I really couldn’t get past the color tan it produced.

So overall, I gave it 2.5 out of 5 stars.

Detailed Opinion:

Look and Feel

Norvell Venetian Sunless Mousse is an airy mousse with a nice texture.

It’s very dark in color, almost black.


Application can be messy if you’re not careful with the dark guide.

It can get on your ground and towels, and it will stain!

The guide was a little difficult to rub in, and took a few minutes to do so.

Drying Time

This mousse took around 30 minutes to dry completely.

You have to be really careful while you wait for this one to dry because of the dark guide.

I felt sticky while I waited for it to dry, but overall the drying time was pretty average.

Smell (Before Application)

It smells SO good!

I loved the smell of this one, I couldn’t get enough.

It smells fruity, kind of like cherries and almonds, and maybe a bit tropical too.

I could still smell a little DHA, but it wasn’t very strong.

Smell (After Several Hours And The Next Day)

The DHA smell became stronger as the product developed, but I could still smell the sweet smell as well.

Color Produced

I have mixed feelings about the color this one produces.

It produced a dark tan, but the tan had a greyish hue to it, so I didn’t really like the appearance of it.

I’m not sure why my tan looked grey, but it definitely wasn’t very natural looking.  Which sucks, because it was dark, which I usually like.

My tan was pretty even, and I didn’t have any noticeable splotches.

How Long It Lasts

It faded after about 4 days.

As it faded it became scaley and my skin kind of dried out.

OK For Men?

I don’t think men will like the grey tan that this one produced.


Norvell Venetian Sunless Mousse is $3.75 per ounce which is a little less than your average self tanner.

Where To Buy

To buy Norvell Venetian Sunless Mousse, Click Here.

Norvell Venetian Sunless Mousse: Summary

Factor Norvell Venetian Sunless Mousse
Overall Rating Self Tanning Rating 2.5/5
Look and Feel This one is an airy, dark brown mousse.
Application Applying is messy due to the guide; it doesn’t blend it very easily.
Drying Time This mousse took 30 minutes to dry.
Smell (Before) Smells so good, very fruity and sweet
Smell (After) I could smell a little DHA and some sweetness.
Color Produced My tan was dark, but it had a grey hue, which wasn’t pretty.
How Long It Lasts My tan lasted around 4 days.
OK For Men? No, I don’t think men will like the color.
Price It’s $3.75 per ounce which is a little lower than your average self tanner.
Where To Buy Click Here

Norvell Venetian Sunless Mousse Review

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