Last weekend I was the laziest person in history however a package landed on my desk that really caught my eye. Cocoa Brown have yet to fail me in terms of price point or product performance but I was admittedly slightly skepical in relation to the tin of body make up that landed on my desk. Surely it wouldn’t be that amazing in terms of coverage ? Well stone the flaming crows because it did exactly just that. A mixture of colour and coverage I could not believe my luck with the finish of the product. Rather than terrify you with photos of my pasty legs I will show you instead the latest Tan-bassador shots from Jill. Jill Hamilton was selected as the winner of Cocoa Brown’s recent ambassador search, open to women across Ireland.

Jill has had an exciting and esteemed career as the longest serving female Navy official, working on humanitarian missions and in maritime defence.

Winning Cocoa Brown’s competition was her first foray into modelling – and she hopes to inspire women and girls and empower them to love the skin they’re in.


Speaking about Cocoa Brown’s ambassador search, Marissa Carter said, “We opened this competition up to everyone. It was for women of any age and size. Our only credentials were that the winner had to radiate confidence, she had to represent Irish women. And we’ve found the perfect winner in Jill”.

Cocoa Brown has recently launched two new vegan products. From a luxurious Perfect Fade Self-Tan Oil to a gorgeous Body Make-Up, the new Cocoa Brown products have been designed for tan lovers looking for the latest technologies in tanning.

Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter Perfect Fade Self-Tan Oil €9.95
Following on from Cocoa Brown’s extensive wardrobe of tans, Marissa Carter presents Perfect Fade Vegan Self-Tan Oil. The luxurious tanning oil dries instantly and develops within a few hours to create a smooth, bronzed glow. It gives your skin the ultimate natural-looking, hydrated radiant glow that lasts for up to 7 days and fades perfectly. Perfect Fade Self-Tan Oil is available in one shade, medium.


Marissa says, “Perfect Fade Self-Tan Oil is an excellent alternative to our 1 Hour Mousses for those with dry skin. The oil gives the skin more hydration. It moisturises, leaving the skin feeling soft and smooth with a gorgeous bronzed colour”.


Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter Body Make-Up €7.95
When our customers ask, we answer. Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter Body Make-Up Vegan Colour and Coverage is a quick drying, water-resistant instant tan that bronzes and perfects so that skin glows with an airbrushed finish. For face and body. It’s lightweight and bendable body foundation formula smooths skin and hides imperfections for a flawless finish. Body Make-up is available in two shades, medium and dark.

Marissa says, “In answer to the growing trend of customers looking for a product that acts like a foundation on the full body, we have added Body Make-up Colour and Coverage to the Cocoa Brown range. Forget cakey tan, our Body Make-up will give you a flawless golden colour you deserve whilst covering any blemishes on the skin’’.

The Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter range is available from Cocoa Brown stockists nationwide.


By Mary-Jane O’Regan