Being a self-tan novice, I was after ones that were easy to apply. I liked the sound of a mousse, which has to be applied by hand and is easily absorbed – it felt less risky than sprays. I decided to try James Read Express Bronzing Mousse, which is suitable for all skin tones, can be used on the face and body, and is free from parabens, sulphates and fragrance. James Read is the professional spray-tan artist who became famous for working with designers such as Tom Ford and Burberry, and supermodels Naomi Campbell and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. So I thought, ‘Good for Naomi and Rosie, good for me!’ I watched the video How to apply bronzing mousse, followed the instructions to the letter and was very impressed with the results. One tip – do use the mitt, it makes all the difference.