I wanted to love this. It came so highly recommended, I thought I couldn't lose.
But I lost.
This stuff was expensive--$16--and when I got it home and sprayed it on, it came out a weird olive green-gold. That wasn't a good sign. I shook it more, and the color came out less greenish, but no matter how much I shook it, this spray didn't give me much tan at all.
I tried it for two days, and each time, I looked at my wrists in sunlight and they still looked almost as pale as they had been pre-spray. This stuff seems to barely work, at least for me.
Sally Hansen Airbrush Tan is ten times better, despite the Cullen-like glitter.
So far, I'm still searching for the perfect home self-tanning spray. VS definitely is not it.
This stuff stinks. Literally.
Have used many self tanners. Was not expecting much but, I love it. The smell is tropical. Very easy to apply. Goes on even. Great natural color, not orange. Two thumbs up!
I was curious about self tanners so I decided to buy this for my first time, I definetly liked the shimmer that was included, but I realized it doesn't really provide much colour, theres not much of a difference from applying just a coat. This also left a bit of streaking but maybe that's just me since im a beginner on self-tanners, I won't be repurchasing this next time and I will look for self-tanners that provide darker results
I bought this product due to all the good reviews here. I do like it, but it's not perfect. The first time, I applied one layer and was great! Didn't make me look like I had a weird skin issue as it faded, however, the second time I tried it, I used two layers and it didn't fade like a natural tan :( It does last for several days and fades slowly and natural looking with just one layer for me. Worth giving it a try :)
I bought this product based on two things, all the good reviews and it was fairly inexpensive. This product does nothing for me. I put two layers of it on my arms and they look exactly the same today as they did last night when I applied it. The lotion smells nice and it's easy to blend but with no color pay off it's pretty much worthless. I will not re-purchase this.
this doesn't really work for me. I barely get any color.. or any at all.. it's kind of like regular lotion. Many many much better self tanners out there.
This is the BEST self tanner!!! I've tried most out there and this by far is the BEST!! Not sure why (ingredents seem the same as others) it is so much better. It does have a very slight tanner odor, but not horrid like most. This is so natural and lasts for days. I find it looks best with one application. If you are looking for scentless self tanners that are very good (not great like this one) try Garden of Wisdom (lotion) or Silk Naturals (Gel).
This year I decided to try a self tanner for the very first time in my life. I am very pale and I burn easily and I never wanted to apply a tanner before because I was afraid it would make me look unnatural/orange/etc. After doing some searching, I read about this product here and decided to go to Victoria's Secret and buy it for myself and try it out. After showering and exfoliating, I used a pair of latex gloves and applied this to my arms and torso. Needless to say, it was so easy to apply and it blended beautifully.
My boyfriend even helped me do my back and it turned out beautifully as well which to me shows that it's somewhat goof-proof! The smell is not bad at all and it dries pretty quickly. It left me slightly bronzed without being too dark but more can always be added for a darker effect! I'm glad I found this product :)
Best tanner I have ever used! I will ALWAYS use this tanner. I was about to get the St. Tropez in Sephora and I couldn't swallow the $30 price tag, so I was walking around and went into VS. It is tinted so you can see where you have applied. It gave my very pale skin a light toasty look. Not orange at all. I exfoliate first & use the St. Tropez mitt ($6). Very natural! The smell is great, not nearly as bad as most. For $12 VS has won me over. I also like the tinted lotion in conjunction with the tanner. It gives a nice tanned glow to my nice toasty skin!
This is the best self tanner I have used!!!
#1 It does not smell bad.
#2 It is tinted, so it is easier to see that it is blended and even.
#3 I have very fair skin and it made me nice and light bronze
#4 It is easier to rub in and dries faster than ones like Neutrogena Build a Tan which left me really streaky and uneven, there is something about the more lotiony ones I have a problem working with, even with exfoliation. I can't get them to absorb evenly, I think I am too oily.
The only down side is it does have shimmer, which I don't think is a problem because I will not be putting in all over and then going out ( I do it at bed time), however on some occasions putting it on your legs or arms might be nice for going out.
Seriously Try It!