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Self Tanners - L'Oreal - Sublime Bronze

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rated 3.4(396 reviews)

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  • 61% would buy again
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rated 3 of 5 on 3/25/2011 10:58:00 AM More reviews by camar097

Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Hazel

This product will give you that fake tan look but it takes a while to dry and the smell does not go away. It does not moisterize well. It will also leave obvious orange marks in certain places if you do not blend it well. I tan several times a week and thought this would help me maintain my glow but it the smell and orange look are not worth it for me. I would not purchase again unless there was no other tanner available.

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rated 4 of 5 top reviewer on 3/23/2011 7:44:00 PM More reviews by blondebohemian

Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue

I have been using this off and on throughout the years. I am absolutely obsessed with a deep dark tan. However, I am afraid of the damage tanning is doing to my skin, so I'm cutting down tanning beds and using a lot more self tanner.

First off, I would never put this on my face. I use Clarins gel for my face.

For my body, I usually apply this after exfoliating in the shower. Then I apply a thin coat of moisturizer, and then a thin coat of Sublime. I don't use gloves, but I do scrub my hands immediately after I'm done applying. I've never had a problem with this staining my hands or nails. I usually apply it at night because this self tanner makes me look like a disco ball. Yikes. Too much glitter! Unless you are on a tropical beach, heading off to a romantic candle light dinner with your boy toy, this much glitter is not appropriate for the daytime and is a bit frightening. Apply this at night, sleep on it, and shower in the morning. Then you will have perfect color without the obnoxious amount of glitter! I haven't had any problems with this staining my clothes, but I did find a small amount of glitter on my black bra.

Otherwise, this product is pretty long lasting. I simply just apply moisturizer every morning to prolong it. It lasts about 5 days before fading and getting patchy. The color is dark and natural.

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rated 5 of 5 on 3/13/2011 4:19:00 AM More reviews by sammysw33theart

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

I don't get any of the negative reviews! This is my first self tanner and I love it! I have the deep shade because I have naturally tanned skin so I can handle dark dark bronze. The only thing that's Orange is my palms, so ill be wearing gloves next time. I look like I went on vacation; not one streak I love the shimmer and the smell goes away after it dries (and it dries fast). I would rather a pump though I'm constantly opening and closing the top. I love this

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rated 4 of 5 on 1/29/2011 11:44:00 AM More reviews by JollyGood

Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Blue

This was my first time using a self tanner. I went online to find out how to prepare. I exfoliated and moisturized well for at least two days before I touched my skin with any self tanner. Anyone looking into self tanning should prepare for it first.
My stepmom pointed it out to me on the shelf, so I decided to try it. It's nice because you can see where you've already put it on. I really like how its turning out. I've used it three times and I'm already darker. It comes gradually, but I wouldn't want to be totally white one day and suddenly dark the next. That would be very strange. It is a little sticky and shimmery, but I put it on at night, so it doesn't really bother me. If I let it dry completely, it doesn't stain a white shirt at all, and then I rinse off the glitter in the morning.
I used some on my face, and it is a little yellowish, but I have naturally pinkish skin anyway, so it balances out nicely. It seems to work faster on my face, so I only apply that every other night. It hasn't made me break out or streaked badly.
It stained my palms badly the first time, but then I used rubber gloves to apply and it worked perfectly! I'll use this whole bottle and maybe try something else, but I would definitely recommend this product.

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rated 4 of 5 top reviewer on 1/29/2011 2:53:00 AM More reviews by Bjet

Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Not Sure Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

This is a very shimmery glittery self-tanner. I apply self tanner at night so this does not bug me and you can easily shower it off in the morning. This really instantly gives you a hint of color (and glitter) and it tans beautifully. My favorite thing about this self tanner is how fast the colour develops. The initial application gives you a slight glow and after applying it for the second time I'm already a shade darker. However i took one lippy off because this tanner streaks easily and the formula is very liquidy so you can easily spill if you're not careful. The self tanner does feel a little sticky when you first apply (which is why i recommend applying at night and wake up in the morning to shower) but I can get pass that. This does not smell repulsive to me. TO me it sorta smells like caramel..I would buy this again because out of all the self tanners I've tried this is pretty darn close to an HG!

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rated 3 of 5 on 1/18/2011 2:32:00 PM More reviews by nolamama10

Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown

so far, i like the color it gives me on my medium olive skin but could do without the tiny glitter/shimmer. its good to use for going out or something but i really dont need glitter all over me when im picking my daughter up from school...so i dont like it for everyday use. something more subtle would be better.

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rated 4 of 5 on 1/8/2011 3:12:00 AM More reviews by Marabear85

Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Other, Not Sure Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Brown


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rated 5 of 5 on 11/18/2010 10:41:00 AM More reviews by Morganna777

Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Other Eyes: Other

Absolutely adore this stuff, application is best using latex gloves and although Lancome's soleil left a darker, longer lasting color this one leaves skin with such a pretty sparkly bronze hue, I prefer this one. Good value and price point for such a pretty bronzer.

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rated 1 of 5 on 10/29/2010 4:49:00 AM More reviews by pololuvr

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown

This tanner/bronzer is a HOT ASS MESS. I'm mexican but i could use some color though i'm definitely not pale. I wanted a bronze/tan lotion because I'm dressing up as snooki for halloween and this is perfect. If you're looking for a serious tan, don't even bother. I got it in dark and i just look like a splotchy orange monster. One application was enough to color me. The smell and shimmer are also out of control. I don't understand how a white or pale person could possibly wear this without looking abnormal. I think the people that think this works for them either have some color to them or are totally unaware of how bad they look. It also stained my bra and my elbows, knees, and ankles are basically maroon.

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rated 2 of 5 on 10/15/2010 2:13:00 PM More reviews by ashley920

Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green

This Tanner is OK. I don't love it but I don't hate it either. You need at least 3 complete coats of this stuff to see color...and by then, you are already looking a little "orangy-ish". I only wear this if I am going out at night & mostly use this on my legs. It gives a nice sheen & makes my legs look very sleek. The flecks of glitter is a little too much, but on my legs with a nice dress, it looks nice. Other than that..I MIGHT use this a little bit on my arms...but thats about it. Other than that, I dont use this on any other parts on my body. & make sure you don't wear this with a white shirt. By the end of the night, your shirt is completely ruined! 2/5.

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