here is my 2 cents: I have a sand beige skin tone with some shades of Mediterranean olive undertone so : It turned my skin to maybe half degree darker than it was. It was like I am just back from my first day on the beach. it smooths the skin and the smell is ok. overall it is a reasonably wanted product because a great job that it does not do: it does not turn you ORANGE. I remember once the beauty editor of LUCKY magazine said that she even use it on her face! my only question is, since Paula Beguin believes that the formula in Lancome and L'Oreal products are the same, aren't we paying too much for some thing we can find its pair in drugsstores?
How much do I love this product??? I have tried nearly every self-tanner out there, and this is the only one that I have ever come back to. There are two colors, "Natural" and "Shimmer." I like the "Shimmer" as it gives a subtle sparkle to the skin that makes the tan look even nicer. The best features of this self-tanner are that IT DOES NOT SMELL (on me anyway) and IT WILL NOT TRANSFER onto your clothes or sheets. Add to that a gorgeous, natural resulting color, and I have found my HG! I have pale neutral skin, blonde hair and blue eyes, and Flash Bronzer is just right (not too dark or orangey). I use it very sparingly (one pump of the bottle per leg) and blend it in very well. No streaking, no surprises. Love it!! Thank you, Lancome -- I will re-purchase again and again!
i adore this product.i have really pale skin and i never tan just freckles..this product gives a lovely brown color and i love the slight shimmer in it.if it is your first time using it i would not be put off by the extent of the shimmer in the gel as you apply,when you wash it off its very subtle.although its marketed as a leg gel i use it on my arms and shoulders also and it works just as well there.the smell is not the worst,dries nicely and comes up a nice color.i have used this for years and havent found a nicer tanner yet.
Nope. I don't know how I was suckered into buying this. The shimmer and tint sounded enticing, but the result wasn't all that. And the bottom line: the colour was no more natural looking on me than any cheaper self-tan such as L'Oreal. I'll stick to Fake Bake.
Awesome product, love the smell, love the color of the bronzer that you see immediately, and of course, is so helpful when you are applying it, and I love the color I get from using it. Although there is a little transference of the color on clothes and sheets, it washes out. I have used this for years, and the cost is too much, but It's worth it to me. I'm very fair, and do not tan, (burn, peel, freckle, and maybe if I'm lucky, get a dirty sort of tan) and this actually gives me a really beautiful color. It is fantastic. I kind of like the shimmer (and I'm not a shimmer gal). This product just really makes my skin pretty and I highly recommend it.
i love this product. I am not great at applying self tan, especially to the legs as I find I make a real mess of my knees and ankles with streaks and uneven application which ruin the effect. I have tried the tinted moisturising self tanners such as Johnsons Holiday skin which are fool proof but sometimes not quite tan enough for me. I mix this with a really thick body moisturiser (the righteous butter by Soap & Glory) and it absolutely brilliant; it never streaks, if you mix it about half and half. I think this product would be a little to dark for me on its own (not to mention I would get through a tube every month) but I am happy with this. I like the sparkles in it as they are barely visible on the legs but give a nice sheen from a distance. Will definitely buy again. continued >>
My skin is dry, sensitive, and pale, so I am always a bit skeptical of self-tanners. They're usually too dark, even if I buy a formula specifically designed for pale skin. This one by Lancome is amazing! The tint is definitely darker than the actual color you get, so it's hard to overapply. I found this product didn't streak at all. It has hardly any scent initially, but the typical self-tanner smell does kick in after a while. This product dries quickly, but not so quickly that you can't smooth it out as you apply it. I could do without the "sparkles" in the gel, but that's only a quibble; they really aren't that noticeable. At just under $30 per tube, it's pricey, but worth it. I will defintely repurchase, hopefully when there's a decent GWP available!
Good color that doesn't leave me orange or rusty; leaves a subtle sheen.
The BEST body tanner hands down! Imparts a beautifully natural bronze color with shimmer right away as the tanning agents get to work to give a lasting tan. The shimmery bronze is so beautiful that I use it before I go out to give my skin a glow.
This is the best self-tanner I've found...it smells nice, looks BROWN, not orange, and has a tiny bit of shimmer and color that helps you apply evenly. It drys pretty fast as well.