Fake Bake

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21 products

549 reviews

65% would repurchase

Recent Fake Bake Reviews

Self Tanners -Fake Bake -60 Minutes Self-Tan Liquid

on 4/27/2018 11:07:00 PM


This was $32 at Ulta and I just returned it. I think this would be good for very fair individuals, but for my medium tone skin (NC30/35), I got no color pay off. Absolutely none. I tried it on two separate occasions - the first leaving it on 3 hrs as the directions state and then the next time, leaving it on overnight. I maybe got 1/4 shade darker. Additionally, the second ingredient of this product is SD alcohol and it dried my skin out HORRIBLY (and I don’t even have dry skin). The skin on the back of my hand was so dried out that a piece of skin chipped and CAME OFF and bled. I tried applying jojoba oil and other extremely moisturizing lotions all over my body and my skin still looked like a dried prune. Not to mention that the age spots I have which are fairly light, darkened to a deep brown. I had to buy a hydroquinone cream to fade my spots. This is the absolute WORST product I’ve ever used. I exchanged it today for the Ulta Express Golden Glow Tan ($12.99) and it made me 2 shades darker within 2 hours with no drying out of skin and no darkening of age spots. I’m so glad I returned the FakeBake and got my $32 back.

Self Tanners -Fake Bake -Flawless DARKER Self-Tan Liquid

on 4/26/2018 2:34:00 PM


So much work for so little color. It went back to Ulta.

Self Tanners -Fake Bake -Flawless Self-Tan Liquid

on 7/27/2017 2:49:00 PM


This is the summer of the fake tan for me. Fake Bake Flawless is one of the several self-tanners I have open right now.

Natural color, even application, dries so fast without getting tacky (my favorite pro), comes with mitt, has color guard so you can see where you've applied color.

Made my legs itch, when color guard is rinsed off remaining color is not as dark so must apply a few days in a row to acheive color depth I want (this is my biggest complaint!), and the color guard rubs off on my sheets.

Because of the cons I am trying some other tanners before i determine if i will rebuy this when i run out.

In the meantime i only use this on my arms/torso/neck. I use L'Oreal Sublime Bronze Serum on my legs/feet/hands/face.

To combat the color guard rubbing on my sheets issue I fold an old top sheet in half and sleep in that so my nice sheets stay nice.

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Self Tanners -Fake Bake -Self-Tanning Lotion


I usually use the L'Oréal sublime bronze tinted self-tanning lotion. I liked that one fine, I was just slightly turned off by the sparkle in. I figure I ought to branch out, and try some slightly higher-end tanning brands. I picked this one up despite the extremely mixed reviews. When I first poured this out onto my gloved hand, it came out as a huge, watery, GREEN glob. Some sources say it's supposed to be this color, and others say it may be expired if it's this color. I decided to continue on, anyway. It took forever to absorb into my skin.. I just felt like I was running and rubbing forever. It didn't absorb onto my face at all-- probably because I had moisturized it before-hand (user error). However, it DID stick to a couple of cuts and abrasions I had on my face. I was pretty upset about that. When I was finished, I was completely head-to-toe army green. It's seriously the least attractive thing ever. Plus, this stuff smells terrible!! In the morning, I was relieved to find that the color was good and not at all orange. I didn't find any streaks. I would not recommend this product simply because of the horrible application. It's just a terrible, stressful experience. Do not purchase this.

Self Tanners -Fake Bake -Fake Bake Instant Self-Tanning Spray

on 12/15/2015 3:32:00 AM


About me: NW13-20 (neutral-cool toned, very fair), dark gray- blue eyes, Color season is True Summer, Baumann Skin Type is OSPW/DSPW.

I inherited this product from my mom, who couldn't get the knack and gave up using it.

I didn't like the "spray and set" application, it always streaked on me and I felt like I was wasting so much product on my bathroom walls. I did use up two whole cans by spraying onto a tanning mitt, and then rubbing the wet formula into my skin. Sort of like spraying the Dior aerosol foundation onto the paddle brush and using the brush to apply.

The color is okay, the staying power is meh. I used up the two cans, but I wouldn't repurchase necessarily. I will say, it is nicer to have a spray that rubs in and dries matte in the summer (because the tanning lotions feel so slimy and heavy in 90 degree heat). However, the smell is pretty horrible, and I always felt like I needed to shower at least once about 6-8 hours after applying or else I looked "too orange". With the lotions, I didn't feel like I needed to shower to get the color that looked natural.

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