Amazing stuff. I've tried both the original fake bake flawless and the *new* fake bake flawless darker. It's supposed to be the exact same as the original I guess, just darker ? obviously lol. I LOVE them both. I don't notice a huge difference in color between the two, they both give a rich, golden brown color. VERY natural, which I love. No weird green tinge (I'm looking at you, St. Tropez ...) and definitely no orange !! (see: snooki) lol. I actually prefer the tan I get from these as opposed to the sun, as the sun can make you a little red, not because of sunburn (I never burn, am slightly olive complected) but simply prefer the golden glow this gives. The tan you get from the sun can dehydrate the skin, leaving is dull, red, blotchy, etc. This stuff is my HG. It dries in a flash, and I actually really love the smell !!! The new fake bake darker has a smell that I don't like quite as much as the original, but it's certainly not bad. It's fully dry within 10 minutes, maybe less. You can get dressed and continue about your business. The color guard in this actually isn't too crazy, as in if you had to run out of the house for some reason people wouldn't think you looked like a freak lol. The tan is best left on overnight and rinsed off in the morning. Not washed, but rinsed. Take a good shower before using this. Exfoliate and shave, use a light moisturizer all over the body, focusing on knees, feet, elbows, and if you have a dry face like me, then your face. It makes the skin look just gorgeous ... like J. Lo skin !!! lol definitely give this a try. For the price, this stuff can't be beat. I paid $25 bucks for mine in canada at a salon. Paid $60 for St. Tropez which is absolute garbage ... Get this, you won't be disappointed !!!
After bindi sands foam this is my second favorite self tanner. Very easy to apply and gives a nice brown color.
Nice brown color
Easy to apply
Can get for $15 off amazing In Canada
Barely any self tanner smell
Only bad thing about this is the mitt it comes with
This is my all time favourite self tanner! HOLY GRAIL.
It's very easy to apply, does not have a strong sent, dries quickly and does not stain any of my sheets or clothes. The bottle contains a good amount and lasts a very long while. (Although it is recommended to stop using the product after 10 months of being opened.)
I absolutely love this product and would definitely purchase it again.
I totally recommend to this product to anyone who needs a quick tan for a good price.
I use this every week and I have been for going on 2 yrs now . It fades evenly, last 5 days and has a beautiful tan color. I love it !!
The color is absolutely beautiful, yes pefect tan color....like you just stepped off a plane from Maui. However the bottle is not good, it tends to leak. Not to mention it will make you stink. I know a lot if not most self tanners do stink (hello ST.TRopeZ I love you but you make me stink), but this one specially it will give you that "stankyness", ever stepped into a strip club with your friends and got close to a stripper? It's a mix of self tanner + flowerbomb perfume (yes they all wear this ask them). I am still searching for my holygrail one :)
Fantastic! I'm not someone who has tried hundreds of self tanners. I've only ever used cheaper brands for self tanners like dove, st moritz, loreal etc. In the past I've mainly stuck with the gradual tan lotions that need to be applied daily. I've always been quite scared of instant tanners because of my terrible experience with st moritz ( orangey and terrible fake tan smell) all of the fake tans I've tried have left me patchy, orange and streaky along with stinking of fake tan. I decided to splurge on a more pricey one because of the lack of sun . I decided to go with fake bake flawless due to the reviews been amazing along with wanting to try the mitt. ( never tried a mitt before) I prepped my skin as usual, shaved and exfoliated and moisturised my knees, knuckles, toes, ankles and elbows with palmers oil. Used this fake tan with the mitt and the gloves supplied and after one light application I saw a beautiful bronze/ golden colour. Not orange at all and the scent was rather tropical and very pleasant . Three days later I applied a second light coat to achieve the exact colour I want. I would definitely recommend doing two light coats rather than doing one heavy coat, just looks more natural. The only flaw is that after about 4 hours of application this does smell of fake tan slightly but it's definitely not overbearing. Would repurchase in a heartbeat and got mine off amazon so great price . Can't complain, finally found a self tanner that works!
Smells great!! Extremely easy to apply with the mitt! The spray is amazing, no mess on your hands! Make sure you use the gloves underneath the mitt otherwise it will get on your hands. Not a dramatic color but after a few uses, it will be great! Id rather have a less noticeable tan then too dark of a tan right off the bat. Best I've ever used. I normally use this at night but you can easily use it during the day with no problems. I use the jergens gradual tanner as well!
Thank you to MUA reviewers! You have once again steered me in the direction of an amazing product and also gave me tips for a truly flawless application!
I purchased both the lotion and this liquid from Fake Bake to see which I liked the best. At the time I bought them, I thought for sure I would prefer the lotion but I was wrong. This liquid is superior in every way in terms of application, although the resulting color is the same for both.
I have dabbled in sunless tanning for years but have never found the right formula for believable color. Until I found Fake Bake! The color is perfect!! Not orange AT ALL and even the color guard looks nice. I applied to one leg (and the lotion version on the other) and was a lot happier with how easy this is to use, as opposed to the lotion. The first time I tried it, I sprayed it onto the mitt that came with it. I got a decent amount of the product on to leave a nice, uniform glow from the color guard.
The second time, I sprayed directly onto my legs and blended in quickly with the mitt. The color was darker when sprayed directly onto my skin. I got both my legs done in less than 5 minutes (and my legs are pretty long) and the formula dried in just under 10. The scent is great! It's reminiscent of suntan lotion. Even after showering there was very little, if any, telltale DHA fragrance left behind. I did not have any issues with the color guard rubbing off at all, although I did apply about 5 hours before going to bed.
The next morning, the color guard came off in the shower and left a nice, natural glow behind. This is not going to give you a "whoa, what beach have you been on!" result from one application, but a believable bronze. I really only wanted a little boost of color to match my legs with my arms and face so I feel this achieved what I was hoping for. I have not applied two nights in a row (yet) but will report back with updates if my it changes my opinion at all. My expectations were definitely met and exceeded with Fake Bake Flawless!!
I have bought this product several times. It gives a beautiful color. I suggest applying it two days in a row if you aren't satisfied with the level of darkness after your first shower. Apply it in the tub with an old towel under your feet so that the liquid doesn't soak your soles of your feet and turn them brown. Also, don't do it in your room and ruin your carpet. The downfalls are that the mitt gets crappy after one use. I honestly have better results if I turn a cotton sock inside out and use that. One you don't mind throwing away, of course. Also I smell bad before I shower cuz I think under my arms it gets my pores clogged but it's fine after a shower. Honestly I'm just giving the pros and cons I've seen but overall it's awesome: I get compliments on my color. I recommend this product.
This self tanner is not for me. It almost completely washes off in the shower the next morning, with the exception of certain areas which then end up building up and make me look bruised and dirty. The directions say to have clean, exfoliated skin, which is what I did. However, I must have drier skin than I thought because this looks really patchy and dull around the tops of my arms. And no matter what I do, this builds up in the pores of my legs. I wish this would have worked for me because it does have a nice smell, it is a medium golden color, and I can get it on Amazon Prime for such a great price.
You're going to spend time and money when on the hunt for the perfect self tanner for you, so I would give this one a try. It may work great for some people. I guess I need to stick with lotions and steer from the sprays and mousse. Just as perfumes are not going to smell the same on every person, self tanners are not going to work the same for every person's skin. And so my quest continues!