Fake Bake Original.
One of the best tanning products i have ever used. Long lasting tan with no streaks however i have found the tan to lift off when i use a plaster. :(
Otherwise fantastic tan, will buy again.
I LOVE THIS SELF TANNER! When applied properly and in a decent amount, I got absolutely glowing results! It came out even and looked to natural! I love this product!! I don't think I will use any other self tanner from this day on!
This review is for the Fake Bake FAIR. I'm not going to write a big long review, but rather have you read nikkchikk's. It's perfect and what I would have said. I've been self tanning a long time. My boyfriend normally refers to me as his oompah loompa all summer long, but not with this stuff. I'm ghostly pale with NO yellow. A cool undertone - what there is. If you're a total white chick and everything makes you look orange, give this a try. 4 lippies for the smell. It's strong but not horrible.
This product wins an award in my book- for the WORST TANNER EVER. I have tried a lot of self-tanners over the years and nothing was as bad as this. I really gave it a good try, using it 3 or 4 times before quitting (I hated to waste the money!)
1) It's goopy, muddy, sloppy and hard to apply (and I have lots of experience applying a variety of self-tanners)
2) It smells like fake tan mixed with burning rubber
3) It doesn't matter if you stand in front of a fan for 30 minutes (which I have done), this stuff does not dry. At best, it goes from muddy to damp.
4) because it doesn't dry, it ruins your sheets
5) Hope you're sleeping alone, because you'll look like a ridiculous body builder wannabe after you put it on
6) when you shower the next day, 98% of the color you put on runs down the drain. Seriously, using Jergen's daily glow ONCE gives me more color than using this 2 days in a row.
I'm a sucker for packaging and the box was pretty, haha. That's about the only good thing about this product. How they get away charging over $30 for it, I do not know. I can name a half dozen drug-store quality tanners that work better than this.
I find the colour to be very natural. It truly looks like I have been sitting out in the sun and does not look orange on me. As a base deposit I usually apply the lotion 2 nights in a row and then reply as needed. There is a colour guide which gives the instantly tanned look and it's too bad that it washes off because it looks good. The colour guide will transfer to clothing and bed sheets but it washes off. Also I find even after I have showered and removed the colour guide the self-tanner does rub off on my clothes. I also use this lotion on my face without any problems. I have dry skin so I apply a little bit of jojoba oil prior to adding the self-tanner for added moisture on my face.
It doesn't smell great. It has a sour, chemical smell but it's not very strong and once I shower to get rid of the colour guide, it washes off. It doesn't appear to have any added fragrance which in my opinion is a plus. All self-tanners have a certain smell and when combined with a strong fragrance it can be nauseating.
I recommend the lotion and will buy it again. As with all self-tanners, it's a bit of an inconvenience to apply but overall worth it for the colour it gives. Although I like the idea of the colour guide to make sure you don't miss any spots, I find it more of a nuisance. I would rate this lotion higher if it did not have it.
I like this, but I probably wouldn't pay full price. Starting with the packaging, it comes in a cute little box that contains the bottle, instructions, and some gloves. The bottle has a squirt top, and makes it easy to apply. In the tube, the tanner is a very dark brown (think chocolate pudding) color, with a thick pudding-like consistency. It goes on very dark (I'm assuming that was the color guide, so you can see where you're putting it). It rubs in easily, but will apply better if you apply it after a shower, when your skin is till semi-moist. I've been self tanning for almost 10 years and that's one of the tricks I've learned for the easiest and most even application. I globbed it on and rubbed it in, I used a small amount and the color guide actually looked natural once it rubbed in all the way. I did this during the day and not at night, because I didn't want to stain my sheets, and planned on sitting around the rest of the afternoon anyways. The tanner smelled nice, not that overwhelming DHA smell most tanners have, it kind of smelled like clay or something, not bad just very neutral and unoffensive. I liked that it gave an instant bronze when I applied it too. To be honest, I didn't bother with the gloves since I basically have self tanning down to a science at this point, but I don't recommend that unless you're a pro. I just applied it with wet hands to my entire body, rubbed it in, and then just washed my hands (palms) really well with a good liquid hand soap. Yes, they looked scary dark, but it comes off your hands entirely after washing them. If it doesn't come off after one wash, wash them again until it does. It's just the bronzer staining them, the DHA in the tanner can't develop that quickly so as long as you wash them right away, they will not be stained. (Just make sure you get the sides of your hands, in between your fingers, and around your nails!) I left the tanner on the rest of the day, night, and the next day since I had already showered before I applied it. I had great color the next day, very brownish and believable, although I already have a fairly dark real tan, so I don't know what it would look like on someone pale. It was very deep and even, although this could also be because I hadn't washed the color guide off yet. When I showered the next night, it lightened a tiny tad, but not noticeably (again though, this could be because I'm already tanned), it's a bit hard to keep track of what's from the tanner and what's natural color, as I live in Southern California and spend alot of time in the sun. I thought this was a nice product, and especially enjoyed the scent, however I probably would not repurchase it at the full price. I just don't think it's worth the inflated price for the small amount and fancy packaging (which they could probably cut down on by the way, for environmental reasons!). I found it very comparable to my Banana Boat Summer Color in Deep, so for $5 I will probably opt for that instead as it gives the same results. If I can get another great deal on this though, I wouldn't mind using it again :) Happy tanning!
I've been using this fake tan for nearly 4 years now. Out of all the fake tans I have tried(and there have been many!!), this is definitely the best one! I like how it goes on dark, so you can see where you're applying it, and then was it off the next day, so you don't carry that horrible fake tan smell around with you. The only downside is that it makes my skin (on my face) very oil the next day, but it's only the day after I've applied the tan. After that my skin goes back to normal. I would definitely recommend!
I like this, it gives me a good, healthy glow and doesn't make me streaky.
It does upset my oily skin a little and can make the odd cut or graze look a little darker, which isn't great. Overall I think this is better than the famous daves and St Tropez I have used before.
It is messy to apply, gotta wear gloves, has a green tint, it takes a long time to dry. BUT the results the next day are great, actually gives a brown or golden tan- instead of orange. Iíll deal with a lil mess to get the tan :)
I had heard all sorts of wonderful things about Fake Bake's self tanners. I used it for the first time last week and I hated it. It turned me orange. The coverage was even and streak free but the color was very fake looking. I have used tons of self tanners in my time...ModelCo. being the best I've ever tried. This was definitly not worth what I paid for it. And...it stunk to high hell. I am never sensitive to smells but this product's odor actually kept me awake at night. Save your money...bad product IMO.