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Self Tanners - Lancome - Flash Bronzer Custom Color Tinted Self Tanning Face Lotion

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rated 4.0(2 reviews)

  • Average Rating: 4.0
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  • Package Quality: 4.5
  • Price: $$$$

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rated 3 of 5 on 8/28/2012 12:09:00 PM More reviews by sjv

Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Olive, Not Sure Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

I used to use the Lancome self-tanning gel, which was perfect and would last for a few days, but I think it's discontinued. The face lotion is okay, I give it 3.5 stars because the tan doesn't last.

It gives a nice bronze color on my face right away, but it only lasts for that one day. I used it over the weekend (Friday night and then Saturday day) when I don't like to wear makeup and my skin looked pretty good and fairly tan (I'm already tan because of my Pacific-Islander skin, but I never tan my face). However, by Monday morning, my skin looked blotchy so I used a face cleansing towelette and the tan wiped away.

I'll use up the rest of the bottle for weekends, but I'm disappointed that the lotion isn't as good as the gel.

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rated 5 of 5 on 6/16/2007 3:43:00 PM More reviews by venezia

Age: 44-55 Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure Hair: Other, Other, Other Eyes: Other

This is a new entry in Lancome's line of self-tanning products. It is made especially for the face. It consists of a tinted lotion which gives a transparent, buildable color; the deeper you want your color to be, the more product you apply. My skin is naturally very pale, so I generally only look for a light wash of color, but I have applied a heavier layer for a darker result that still looks very natural. It doesn't turn orange on me. Also, the characteristic self-tanner smell does develop, but I find it is very mild and almost unobtrusive. I do like this product; it applies smoothly on my very dry skin and doesn't dry it out further. I also do not have any breakouts from it. I find it doesn't streak. On the box, Lancome recommends applying moisturizer before use, and also suggests using a cotton pad moistened with eye makeup remover along the hairline to "feather" the edges out. It is pricey, at approximately $30 for 1.69 ounces (50ml), but I will repurchase since I haven't found a less pricey drugstore alternative that works as well. Highly recommended.

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