This product is exactly what I was aiming for! I love it!
I was looking for a great self tanner that wouldn't cost too much, would give me a great, even, strong tan (that doesn't look fake like those girls people make fun of, but one that actually would look as if I just got back from a vacation in the Caribbean) for someone like me- I have highly sensitive and dry skin, and atopic dermatitis. That is very hard to do. I've tried multiple types of lotions and creams of all sorts, but all got me itching like a maniac by the end of the day (sometimes even the hour), and didn't work for me that much in terms of an actual tan.
I am light skinned, borderline fair skin, so it means a lot if something actually gives me an actual tan.
This stuff was amazing. I'm in love with it. I used it two days ago, and I no longer wear any foundation (I actually just add a little cream blush on my cheeks to make it look more realistic. I know, I'm crazy!) because it makes me glow. I don't use eye makeup, because my green eyes just pop with the tan, the way they do when you get that bronze glow.
It doesn't smell, it dries super quickly so I can just go ahead and put my clothes back on in a matter of just a couple of minutes, and they actually recommend sleeping with it- which means no more awkward standing with arms and legs spread waiting for it to dry enough so I could just sit down even.
It didn't rub off on any of my clothes, which is pretty remarkable, considering I actually sprayed some on my arms and back, put on white silk pajamas and went to sleep, and nothing came off.
I am so in love with this. My skin isn't irritated, I look healthy and tanned and feel amazing.
The smell is great too, no more harsh chemical smells.
Oh, and application process was so quick, I was actually like: "wait, what? I'm all done? No way!"
That night I immediately bought 2 more bottles, just in case.
I would recommend this to people who've been looking for that awesome glowing tan, but never found the right product for them.
I wouldn't recommend this to people who don't want that much of a tan, and just want some gradual glow. For that I'd highly recommend Jergens, actually. This is a tan for pulling all the stops, without looking fake, at all.
I'm so happy I bought this :)
Ive been using this product for about a month and a half. The first thing you should know about this self tanner is that it really doesn't last, and is very gradual! I have to use it Daily. It's only possible to get so tan with this product, and after that point you have to continue using it daily to maintain it. I couldn't tell you exactly how long a bottle lasts but it doesn't run out quickly for me and I think it's well worth the fourteen dollars I paid on amazon for it. It is very easy to apply with the mitt, and I just stick the mitt on a back brush to get my back. It's color gaurd, a bronzer that makes it possible for you to see where the tanner is going, looks natural and I like to apply it in the morning because I look much more tan with the color gaurd on than I do after I shower! Let me add that if you do choose to go out with the color gaurd on, make sure you apply the tanner in the sunlight in a well lit room! And let me tell you, when you shower, that beautiful looking tan mostly washes off. However, I am a very fair skinned individual. After showering I am left with a little color, but not near as much as I'd like. Its not easy to make a mistake with this stuff however! And the smell isn't bad at all. It goes on smelling like sunscreen and after a few hours you can barely smell the self tanner odor, I'm sure only yourself would notice it! Fake bake flawless dries quickly but beware, wearing white clothes or sleeping on light sheets will leave color on them.
Since I've tried this self tanner, I haven't looked for another to try. I think I might, however, because after so long I feel that it's not really working anymore, sort of like I've built a resistance to it, if there was such a thing. Maybe it just me. And I want something that lasts longer, so that I don't have to use it every day!
I absolutely love this self tanner.
I'm fair to medium with red hair and blue eyes. This gives me a believable tan that isn't orange. I looked bronzed. I also love the application mitt that is included. It gives truly streak free tanning.
I will keep purchasing this!
Okay, so I usually don't write many reviews but I feel like this would be helpful for other acne-prone gals like me. So I always avoided self tanners not because I didn't want to be tan, but because I was afraid it would worsen my chest and back acne. I have very very sensitive acne-prone skin, and I was afraid that putting this will clog my pores on my chest and back and will create madness on my skin. Oh, and when I say I have ance on my back and chest I mean it is craycray. Anyway, I'm quite pale since I wear spf 50 on my face everyday and I avoid spending time in the sun because I want to prevent wrinkles. After extensive research of different sunless tanner products, I finally chose to pick this fabulous product since it was relatively cheap and it got good reviews from Amazon.com and by Youtube gurus. I picked it up 3 days ago and since then I've been using it every night and haven't experienced any breakouts at all, if anything my back and chest look clearer and my acne scars are starting to blend in more. Oh, and by the way I did not have the courage to put this on my face or neck so I can not comment on if it will break you out there. Okay, on to the product itself. When I went to Ulta they ran out of the regular size so I purchased the travel size instead. It comes with two blue gloves, a mitt to help distribute the product, a spray pump, and the bottle of self tanner. You can choose to use either the spray pump or just pour it out, but I suggest you use the spray pump, it's a lot easier. Since this is the first time I have ever used a self tanner, I am not an expert so there were some streaking but the I am the one to blame for it since I did not use it correctly. I fixed the problem the day after by applying lemon juice to the streak and it was not noticeable anymore. This self tanner does not make my skin look orange, it just makes me look a very nice golden bronze. Remember, you must exfoliate and moisturize only your dry parts (knuckles, elbows, knees, ankles) before applying self tanners. I apply this at night time because I don't want to ruin my tan by washing my hands throughout the day or anything. If you're searching for a self tanner and have acne-prone skin, I highly recommend this product :)
I have been using Banana Boat tanning lotion which is also streak-free however, I decided not to use it anymore only because it contains 5 types of parabens. I saved some money and splurged on this spray and oh my gosh, I love it!
I am NC 20 and I am always afraid to look orange and fake after tanning. After the first application of this stuff my skin turned a beautiful golden, sun-kissed bronzed look. I don't like a deep bronzed look, so I think I will only apply it twice a week. But if you want a deeper color just apply it during a few consecutive days to build a desired tan.
To avoid the tan wearing off too fast and unevenly, make sure to maintain it with a gradual tanning lotion, like St. Tropez or Malibu's Hemp tanning lotion.
I'm on my second bottle of this stuff, and am OBSESSED. Creates an amazing tan quick!
I LOVE this stuff! I'm going on 27 and I have been using tanning beds year round for nearly 10 years (horrible, I know!) and finally swore them off for good last month. I have been using Fake Bake Flawless for the last month and this stuff is amazing!
I actually spray this onto my body and rub it in with the mitt using small, circular motions. I love how the color guide in this is tinted so I can see where the product is going. One of my favorite things about this is that it dries within minutes so I can put my clothes on without worrying about staining them or messing up my tan.
I usually end up using this at night before bed and when I wake up the next morning, the color guide rinses off in the shower and I'm left with a nice, deep brown tan. No orange whatsoever and no streaking! This has a nice coconut/tropical smell during application, but it does have the unpleasant DHA smell after a few hours. If you're used to self tanning, this won't bother you.
I usually apply this 2x a week and my tan stays nice. When this does start to fade, it fades naturally and not patchy at all.
I think this is a definite must have if you're interested in trying a self tanner for the first time or even if you're looking for something new. You can't mess this up! Will definitely repurchase.
I love this self-tanner! I have repurchased it several times and it never fails to impress me! Last summer I was always on the hunt for a fake tan that wouldn't give my fair skin an orange tint. I tried brands such as St Tropez, Guerlain, and many drug store ones, however none of them seemed to give me the natural bronzed look I wanted - until I found this. As opposed to having an orange undertone, it has more of a pink undertone, offering a much more natural look and a brown colour that isn't in the slightest bit orange at all. It doesn't leave you smelling like a biscuit tin either! There are many good things I could say about this product! I would recommend following the instructions (leaving it on overnight) for the best results. Will definitely be repurchasing again!
There are no words to describe how much I love this product. The fact that I have now repurchased 3 times says a lot. I am of a medium complexion that tans easily in the summer time and as with most self-tanners, I could not stand the orange color that my skin turned a few hours after use. With this self-tanner, the color is exactly the same color as my skin in the summer time, minus the UV damage. I love that I can now have a year round glow! Amazing product that I will continue to repurchase as long as it is made! (Also love "the Face" for my face and neck).
Okay so i really like this product! it is super easy to apply and doesn't streak as long as you use the mitt (which i highly recommend with any tanning product). I love the colour it gives you but only from the second day onwards. I applied this at night and the next morning had a shower. I was significantly darker..slightly orange and consequently didnt think i liked it..but then after a second shower that same night, the next day I looked naturally brown and gorgeous. Im still looking for my HG self tanner . This rates pretty high but definitely be wary of going OTT with this one.
**UPDATE while i love this product, i have tried other tanning products since and really think this is the type of tanner to use when you are already tan just to deepen your colour. It is quite orangey compared to other tanners. For reference i have asian nc25-30 skin typically without any tan