Lancome • Flash Bronzer - Tinted Self-Tanning Moisturizing Mousse • Self Tanners
|Would buy this product again.||56%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is easy to apply and as I recall doesnt smell too bad. I like tinted self tanners and this mousse dries quickly. The product lasts a long time in the can, not so well on the body. Couple of days then goes dry and patchy. This is just as well really because I am not a great fan of that incredibly orangey/yellow jaundiced look.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
As a pasty skinned Irish person, I dread this time of year. My skin never tans (or even freckles much) and as any other victim of menanin deprivation can confirm, the imperfections of self-tanning products show up most clearly on those of us who need them most. I use sunless-tan body lotions to make me look a bit less tubercular but when it comes to my legs, the only thing that can give them a natural looking light tan is this mousse. It's expensive, it doesn't smell great, and if you've just applied it it can leave marks on light coloured clothes. BUT, it's easy to apply and makes my legs look great for three days at a time (with moisturising). Then it goes patchy and I have to exfoliate and start over. It's not perfect, but it allows me to wear light summer dresses without blinding innocent bystanders, so until a cheaper/longer lasting/better smelling product comes along, I'll continue to view this as my summer saviour.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I love this product. I have been using it for years now and have tried many others that did not give the same results.
The colour is balanced and easy to apply, lasts for a long time, and you can see right away if you made a mistake.
As long as you follow the usual requirements for a self tanner
i.e: not having dry patches
( I moisturize that morning or the night before)
Doing one body part at a time (if not yet used to the product)
Blending well - and most importantly using less near knees, ankles, or anywhere else more dry or rough.
Like all other products - wash hands right after with soap.
These are pretty standard requirements for any self tanner.
I am golden and beautiful when I use this product.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I'm a fan of Lancome and used this product for a long time, however I switched when I discovered St. Tropez. I like the texture of this tan and it doesnt smell too bad, the colour it gives off is OK as well but just not in the same league as St Tropez. Slightly more orange than St Tropez and after a few layers have built up it watches off patchy rather than fading gradually... it's ok as a back up, but recommend St Tropez over this any day....
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I really like the color this gives, but I always ended up having this on my clothes, didn't like that... rubs off on them...
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I have to say this product was one of the best self-tanners I've used. For a while, I thought it was discontinued or something. It was hard to find and Macy's only sold the spray version, then I finally found the mousse again at Lord & Taylor.
I liked the mousse a lot, because of the color guide, and it went on quickly / easily, not one streak.
The glittery shimmer- I know a lot of people could do without, but it wasn't too bad, actually kind of cool. It took a while to dry, and the smell was a bit strong, very perfumey--still not as bad as some others I've tried.
I loved this so much because of the even application, realistic color on my fair skin, and I only needed one application to get the desired results and very nice color. It didn't dry out my skin, lasted about 5 days, and was easy to exfoliate off.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I like the fact that this is a mousse as it makes it really easy to put on and practically mess free. This gave me a really natural colour and wasn't too dark on my fair skin. I've seen this on my friends with more natural colour go quite orange so I think this might be better suited to fairer skin tones.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
The first Time I actually used this I Loved it!!..but it it did turn my hand orange. Since I have an already tan complexion I sometimes like to go a litle daker. I absoultly love the instant tan it gives me and I love the color on me!!But I have to admit It streaked like crazy!!it's very sticky and everytime I washed my hands the water whould run down my arms so it would instantly rub off!!..I am confused about this product!?..I Love the color on me!!but it is time consuming and it rubs off!!..and even with a little touch of water it will run off!!!..what is something better?!???...it's a love/hate thing with this product
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I have fair ivory skin and the colour is very natural on me. I try to put it on in a thin layer and avoid elbows and ankles and toes where it might build up on drier skin. I use it on my legs and arms mostly, just to have a little colour in my summer clothes. I like the light mousse because it doesn't run everywhere and you have more control than a spray. It also has a bronze colour to the mouse so you can see where you put it. I didn't find the smell unpleasant at all.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Hi, this is my first time using a self-tanner and was pleasantly surprised by this product. I applied it about 30 minutes ago and it looks great. I have to say that those who aren't happy w/this product are probably have fair skin so the color looks unnatural. If you have a medium or slightly tanned complexion already, it looks natural--it's subtle, not dark dark brown, and not orange. Even has a hint of shimmer if you look closely.
The smell isn't too bad. Smells up your bathroom more than your skin although it's slightly noticeable.
A tip that may be useful is after you're done applying, examine yourself for noticeable streaks that you can correct before the color develops. Just dab a cotton round or tissue in water and gently brush the streak away. As the color develops, keep an eye out for streaks and do the same thing. As long as you rub it in and don't apply too much, this trick works great.
I think it's worth the $30 price tag because fake tanning in a bed is much more expensive and harmful to one's health. $30 is a small price to pay to stave off skin cancer.
thanks for reading.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
First off, I do not understand the mousse concept....not sure what the advantage is. While the end result was fine, I hated the bronzing aspect of this product. It made me look orange and felt sticky. And I agree that it took forever to dry! The smell was hideous and certainly the worst aspect of the product! I would do self-tanning at night with this product because this scent will overpower any of your perfumes! Will not buy again!!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I really liked this product for my face, it looked really natural and i got a lot of compliments on it as my skin is very fair. However, for the body it wasn't THAT great, it went a bit dodgy on the knees etc... but when applied very accurately, it was alright
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
Gorgeous color but flakes off wheere elbow bends etc, like all tanners do!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is a VERY close 2nd to my HG st tropez. I ABSOLUTLY LOVE THIS. Some people complain about the smell, but i actually really like it (and is soooo much better than st tropez's). The colour is a glowy golden brown on me, not as deep brown as st tropez, and yes this does have a slight 'orange' feel to it but only slight- as its more golden-brown rather than just brown. i love how i can put this tan on and wait no more than a couple of mins before getting dressed- it dries almost instantly. And gives a gorgeous tint straight away. I like how i can also use this on my FACE and it doesnt break me ou. UPDATE: HOW WRONG WAS I ABOUT THIS PRODUCT???!i wrote this review the 1st time i put the tan off,i shud have waited longer!this streaked on me like hell! and it is very drying although it states its actually moisturising!!the colour wasnt great either-kinda light orange shade. and it broke me out on my face, the 1st time it didnt the 2nd time it did!!!this is going up for swap.why do i ever stray from my st tropez????
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I dont know why everyone hates this so much. I did not find the smell as "stinky" as some I have used. The product went on easily without streaking.one caveat, the titned part should be showered off before dressing, so it does require a few hours or overnight application. the color was a hint of orange, not bad, but not as great as the st tropez products. i do have medium skin so I wont buy as often as i would my dove energising or st tropez bronzing mist that i mix together. all in all on par with clarins, lauder etc.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I am torn about this product... It has some good points that set it apart from other tanners, but the overall process is still time consuming and an overall drag (just like with every other self tanner I've tried).
The major plus, which just might prompt me to repurchase this, is that you get an INSTANT tan. I can put this on and still be out the door in 30 minutes with glowing skin. It isn't too orange on me (I have very fair skin, but in the summer get more medium color) and it dries pretty fast. But again, for me its selling point is the instant color. It immediately looks good so being tan the next day is just an added plus.
The usual negatives like the smell, the rubbing off on clothes (though it does wash out), having to rub it in for what feels like an eternity and never feeling like it looks even - especially around my ankles and tops of feet, and the fact that it's just plain messy, all still apply. Sometimes it seems worth it, sometimes seems like way too much trouble. I can't decide.
UPDATE: I am adding an extra lippie for two reasons. One is that my Lancome Flash Bronzer has lasted forever. Now that I'm finally out (after at least 25 applications) I've been searching reviews on MUA, just to make sure there isn't some perfect new product out there that I should be trying. Anyways, reading all the various opinions about S.T.'s and the whole exfoliate-shave-moisturize-walk around naked for an hour-routine, has made me realize that I haven't even been bothering with all of that, while using this product. Which brings me to my second reason: even though I apply it haphazardly, it still looks great. This is my HG tanner for now - I'd give it a five if it wasn't so expensive (though not quite as expensive as I originally thought, since it has lasted such a long time).
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Green
This was like a NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET!!!!!! Who in the world thought it would be a good idea to make self-tanner in mousse form? Who let me buy a self-tanner in mousse form? Think about how quickly hair mousse evaporates, just from the warmth of the palm of your hand. Now picture the evaporating mousse in bright orangey-brown and then try and smear it all over your legs and body. Streaky, horrible!!! I literally grabbed for Kleenex and paper towels and stuck my legs in the bathtub to rinse it off IMMEDIATELY, as it was so streaky and blotchy and orange, it was like a joke.
I WOULDN'T RECOMMEND THIS TO ANYONE. And for the price, it's practically a sin that they are selling this crap.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Green
First of all, I really don't like the mousse-formula. I usually prefer lotions and gels. On a plus side it's easy to apply, because it's tinted. It also creates a quite natural looking tan after a few applications (I'm a very pale- skinned redhead =)). The smell is absolutely horrible, as with most of the self-tanners out there. Will try another brand next time.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I am very very fair and have freckles so finding a slef tanner is very hard. I got this as a smaple and It went on pretty good and showed up sublty but made a noticable difference. The only thing was that it made my feet look dirty and it looked a little orange. And the mousse would keep coming out so it did make a mess.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Very easy (and quick!) to apply. Went on smoothly and didnít turn me orange but instead gave my skin a very shimmery golden color.
The only downfall was the scent. With most self tanners leave a unpleasant (but not particularly strong) scent. Although it was advertised not to have a unpleasant scent it did.
Iíd buy it again.