L'Oreal • Sublime Bronze Luminous Bronzer Self-tanning Lotion • Self Tanners
|Would buy this product again.||63%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have been using this for a month now.. At first it worked great i really saw a tan and the glitter usually went away. When i stopped for a couple days i have patches now all over and looks HORRIBLE.. I recommend not put this on ur face . I used it for stomach and butt where the sun dont shine.. Will not buy this again..
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
This is the worst self tanner I've ever used. I bought this after reading positive reviews. The first thing I noticed was the awful chemical smell right out of the bottle. It was almost unbearable. As I started to apply it, I really thought the glitter was overkill. I've used self tanners with shimmer, but this was ridiculous. I figured it could be washed off in the morning, but it rubbed off onto my sheets. It dries pretty quickly but I felt sticky until I showered the next morning and luckily it came off after scrubbing in the shower a few times because despite doing everything I do before during and after applying self tanners which I have success with with other brands, I could not avoid a streaky mess. The color that develops is brown not orange, but that doesn't mean much when you're covered in streaks and can't get rid of the awful smell. I even tried mixing it with body lotion and I still streaked and smelled awful. After several failed attempts, I realized it was the product, not an application error to blame for the bad results and I tossed it in the trash.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Love this product. Just bought it and it dried very quickly. Plus I felt the color was very pretty and natural looking. I bought the dark and it looked like I had been to the beach.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
so I have tried 6 different L-oreal sublime products in my life and this has to be one of the worst. This is super runny, blotchy, got all over my clothing and takes FOREVER TO DRY!. I didn't really experience this problem with the other products which was interesting.
It did provide a nice tint but so not worth it. Will never buy again and highly recommend NOT BUYING!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This self tanner is a great drug store tanner. Does it blow St.. Tropez or MODELCO out of the water? No but it's probably the best drug store tanner I've tried! Would be better with a pump... The squeeze bottle gives a lot of product unexpectedly sometimes and the bottle gets a little messy... But here's my overall experience: I bought this tanner as a cheap/quick option before going on vacation. I didn't wanna spend a lot of money on spray tans. I applied this product at night with latex gloves on. The gel takes a while to work into your skin but keep rubbing! It will blend eventually... I applied a second coat after It dried and the color started rubbing off the bottom layer-- ahhh I immediately stopped-- only apply one layer per day. The glitter affect is pretty extreme but I never put tanner on except at bedtime so I didn't mind. In the A.M. I was left with a surprisingly natural glow after a shower. The color is slightly orange but still natural. I am naturally brunette/brown eyes so I'm not sure how it would look with other coloring. The next night I mixed the tanner with lotion and applied... This made the tanner turn chunky in my hand, but no worries it blended well once on. After two nights of application I was left with a pretty flawless natural glow. I used a nail brush in the shower to scrub some saturated areas around my ankles and the product came right off/ lightened up the saturated color. I used a cotton ball with a tad of tanner on the back of my hands and wrists. I highly recommend wearing gloves. I took the gloves off for just a minute to blend and washed immediately but my hands still stained a bit! Can't imagine if I applied without gloves the whole time.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I cannot express my love for this product, not only did I notice a significant difference but I received many compliments on my glowing, tan skin!
I am a fair individual, and by fair I mean that my nickname is Casper. I had tried products beforehand, and I either appeared to have either rolled in a bag of Doritos or I had no effects at all.
I used this the moment I got it and I had an instant subtle tan! I went to bed, dreamed of becoming a bronzed goddess, and awoke to my dreams! A slight amount (only noticeable in the tub) came off. I used it nightly for a few days and had an even, streak-free, natural looking tan! The best part was that it didn't cause acne to my acne-prone skin! Bazinga!
The bad reviews are due to improper use. If you use this product properly, exfoliating before application, rubbing into your skin evenly until it is all absorbed, covering all areas of your body, and using gloves so your hands do not get stained.
Buy this product, I guarantee no regrets.
TIP: since it gives you such a dark tan, take a cotton ball and apply a small amount of the tanner onto the backs of your hands - your fake tan will be undetected!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Tan Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I love this stuff! After swearing off the tanning bed, I needed something to give me a faux glow (I am naturally VERY pale) I really like the consistency of this stuff, it's pretty easy to put on. However, if I put on a second layer (and sometimes a third which is really pushing it) it gets extremely hard to rub on top of the existing layer, even if it hasn't dried. If I dared put on a third layer the color would start clumping together and the more you try to rub it in the more it literally comes off. I feel like it's a bit difficult to make this look completely smooth and streak free, but I don't have the patience to be very meticulous with the application. Even if it does look a tad bit streaky (on legs or face) I always hop in the shower when I wake up and use a little bit of body wash and lightly wash the areas. You can see the excess color coming off in the water, and you can feel on your skin the sliminess of the lotion. I normally wash until I can feel that the product is off of my skin and not slimy! Normally after I wash off the streakiness is either gone or very toned down. As for the cons, I find that there are a few but can be overlooked when you realize the color you're getting afterwards. The glitter doesn't bother me at all, it washes right off. The smell of this isn't bad, but it can be kind of annoying when you go to bed with this stuff on and try not to move to stain your sheets. Also, if it's hot outside (on the day after application, even after I've showered) if I start feeling warm/start sweating I can smell this stuff and I feel so gross. This stuff is somewhat of a pain to get off of my legs, ankles and forearms. It comes of my neck and chest first so that's not a problem. One of my biggest peeves with this is that no matter how many times I wash my hands between applying different layers of this stuff, my palms are ALWAYS orange. I scrub and scrub after I'm done but it always seems to stick and it can really look awful the next day.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This stuff is just AWFUL. I don't want to look like a cheeto that rolled in glitter, and that's exactly what happened! I even mixed this with lotion! Then to top it off, even though I exfoliated before putting this on, it came off in patches. It's not any fun having to wear long sleeves in the summer..
Age: 44-55 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Red, Medium Eyes: Hazel
My favorite self-tanner. I love the subtle sparkle to it, looks nice even before it "deepens" so I put it on first thing in the morning before I go to work (if I'm wearing a skirt) and don't feel like my legs look pasty and bare. To get it off my hands, I use GOJO (Home Depot, etc.) which is only about 2.79 for a bottle of it! The pumice takes it all off and never leaves my hands stained. And it smells great!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I LOVE this self tanner this is definetly my HG self tanner. I used to use spray tanners but they ended up too streaky the first time I used this my fake tan looked flawless. This is how I make it work. I shower using an exfoliating glove in a circular motion then i dry completely and put lotion on my knees and elbows only then i start from my neck and work my way down. I don't feel comfortable putting it on my face because I have acne prone skin. I rub in a circular motion untill it is completely dry. Be sure to use those plastic gloves if you don't want to end up with orange palms (yuck) when done I took the advise of another reviewer and get a cotton ball to do my hands. The smell if alot more tolerable than other tanners and yes it has alot of glitter that is why I do it at night and shower in the morning and voila! a perfect beautiful natural tan
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I've been using this for over a month now and by looking at the reviews it seems you either love or hate it. I don't mind the sparkles, I usually apply it at night and they're gone by morning. It doesn't streak, I'm pretty pale and it give a pretty natural tan that lasts for about 3-4 days. My only complaint would be how it fades, very blotchy after those 4 days I had to either exfoliate to get it off or keep re-applying.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is the first self tanner I've ever tried and I'm quite happy with it. The first application went terribly, it was ridiculous streaky. I figured this was due to my inexperience so I took note of my 'blind spots' and the next application went perfectly...no steaks but you REALLY have to rub it in. The color you get is quite natural and several people asked if i got some sun.
As for the odor, it smells kind of like dirt....but it goes away after you shower. There is shimmer like others have mentioned but it lasts a couple hours at most...and definitely falls off in the shower so it wasn't a big issue for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Tan Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I am very fair skinned. I mean i look sick with how pale I am. I have used plenty of self tanners. Alot made me streak and turn orange. Or some would make me blotchy. So I tried this, expecting the same thing but hoping I was wrong and I Was Wrong! This product is amazing. In my opinion its idiot proof and if you mess it up thats ur own fault. smell isnt bad. Color is a nice golden brown. There is glitter...that doesnt bother me at all. I totally recommend this product for anyone. Try to use gloves if you can. And moisturize. Exfoliate before use. But i dont recomment exfoliating everyday or whatever. If your anything like me you like a nice golden tan and dont want it to fade the next day. So just use your hands when using body wash or whatever. This product will also get rid of ur blotching if you have it from a previous self tanner. Alright hope i helped you out! Muah ;)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
EDIT: Keeping 4 stars, but changing to YES, I'd buy this again. I mixed this 50/50 with lotion (alba very emollient for ultra dry skin, which also exfoliates) and got MUCH better results. The color deposited more evenly, the shimmer was completely tolerable, even attractive, and I could actually enjoy the light bronze tint after application and go out in public with a light tan immediately after application! Completely changed my mind, though I do find it a little irritating that I have to alter the product just to make it more useable. Will buy again!
(1) While the bronzer helps with even application, it looked incredibly fake and over the top on my pale skin. WAY too shimmery to be worn out in public, even for going out, and no matter how much I rubbed it in, it was streaky and uneven. And I gave myself a serious workout applying this to my entire body. No amount of hard work could make it look good.
(2) I used it at night, maybe 45 minutes before bedtime, but stood in front of a fan for 5-10 minutes to speed up drying. While it dried fairly quickly, it left a sticky feeling. I was worried it'd come off on my clothes and bedding and leave me with uneven skin, but I didn't really have an issue with this. Regardless, it's a little uncomfortable having a sticky-feeling lotion all over your body. Tolerable though.
(3) This is one of the best self-tanners I have ever used as far as the stink goes. After taking a shower, I could not smell anything at all. With other brands I've used (including the older formula Sublime lotion) the gross frito-like smell has persisted well after showering, sometimes even after showering twice, and especially when I sweat.
(4) Overall, I was pleased with the color. It looks pretty natural on my entire body except maybe my legs. This product seems to sink into my pores a little more than some other tanners I use, leaving very tiny darker spots on my arms and especially my legs. My skin is on the dryer side of normal, but I really thoroughly exfoliated and shaved before using this, and it still was not very even on my legs. Not quite straeky, but just not a nice, even, saturated look either. Next time I will follow the advice of others and mix it with a moisturizer for sure. I typically use Jergens, maybe because it was the first ST I ever used so it is just habit to go back to that brand, and I find this lotion to be a little more on the orange/brown side wheras Jergens can make me a little more yellow. This one looks slightly more natural to me.
(5) Only other complaints I think would be remedied by mixing with lotion; it stuck to my fingers and palms worse than most other self tanners I have used. Typically I have no problems simply washing my hands after I apply a tanner, but this left me with some orange palms. That hasn't happened to me in a long time, even with lotions with greater color payoff. Not sure what happened, but I do think it's something with the product itself and not my application, unfortunately.
(6) For reference, the color payoff was a little more than a gradual tanner like Jergens natural glow, but not quite as intense as some others on the market. I expected a bit more color considering the really intense bronzer and shimmer. I like to apply Natural Glow pretty thick and find I can get more even and pleasant results this way; that would be hard to do with this lotion because of how difficult it is to rub in and the bronzer/shimmer.
(7) I don't like the packaging at all. It gets really slippery to hold during application, and the hard plastic seems like it will be impossible to get the last bit of product out when I get toward the end of the bottle. I also think it looks kind of cheap and unattractive. Not a major factor, but since self tanners always seem more expensive than they should be, it's irritating to have packaging get in the way of all the product you pay for.
I wouldn't buy this again because I don't really care for the bronzer and shimmer. The difficulty getting even application on my legs is also a drawback. I'll probably use this up on my arms, chest and back and go with one of my old standbys for my legs. I typically apply at night, but having to shower in preparation for this and then shower less than 12 hours later to wash the makeup off is not a system I would be able to maintain on a regular basis. HUGE points to them for the smell factor, though. I'm impressed and hope other similar products can follow suit.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Other
The first time I used this product, it made me completely streaky/blotchy and orange and the smell was absolutely horrid the morning I woke up. I had exspholiated and moisturized prior to applying, so I knew it wasn't an application issue. A few months later I decided to try it again, but this time I decided to mix it half and half with a moisturizing lotion instead. I still experiences some streaks but overall my tan was even and there was a noticeable difference in the color overnight. I would definitely recommend mixing it with a lotion because otherwise there will be streaks, orange and the smell will be twice as harsh.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
Saw this on sale at my local drugstore and picked it up, decent product ... but not the best in my opinion.
I hate the excessive sparkles in this product - Not a good look in my opinion. The scent is O.K. - better than others I've used. Right when applied the color is decent but slightly orange.
I do like it and will use it up, but I do prefer the sun labs and recommend it more than this!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
Bought this to attempt to look a little bit tanner for a wedding this weekend. So far, so good! Looks fairly natural, not orange (at least with the first application). The sparkles are really only noticeable if you are looking for them. The scent isn't the best, but hey-- that's what perfume is for! For my next attempt, I will try to make sure I applied lotion to my knee/wrist area prior to application in order to decrease streaks. I did not use on my face, will probably buy something face specific.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I'm not very experienced with self tanning except using a gradual moisturizer. That didn't seem to be working fast enough for me though so I decided to do an actual self tanner. At first I went with Neutrogena's Micro-Mist which may have been okay but halfway through my leg, it stopped spraying. I exchanged it for Loreal Sublime Bronze. I started with just my legs because I wear scrubs every day, I can hide them! I worked from the bottom up, rubbed in really well, waited for it to try and then did a second coat. After the second coat dried, I finished with a gradual moisturizer. The sparkles I could do without but they aren't a deal breaker at all. When I woke up and showered this morning, I was left with a really nice bronze. It's not exactly the color that I turn when I tan in the sun but doesn't look fake on me. No streaks either! I was confident enough to do with rest of my body. I think if you are just really conscious about rubbing it in, you will be fine! One complaint, I always squirted too much out. I like to work with a really small amount at a time but always had too much.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight Eyes: Brown
To me this product is a pretty good cheap, average, quick tanning. The packaging is bad though, the cap break after 3 uses == and i open it really carefully but it still break. The colors lasted for a pretty good week, although you need to reapply it 1-2 times a week to not get blotchy and it does get orange.
Not a fan of glitter but it goes off after one wash so the glitter is not a problem :) the Sun lab one is too expensive >.< so i will be using this for a while and when it gone i probably switch back to Sun lab self tanner
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
The first time I used this, I thought it was a tinted moisturizer. ALWAYS READ THE BOTTLES. Anyway, I globbed it all over me and was a streaky orange mess the next day. Which I had school. Embarrassing.
The next time I used this, I mixed a little unscented moisturizer with it. Before applying, I exfoliated like CRAZY, and shaved. It took forever to apply because I was being so careful. The glitter doesn't bother me like some people and I never pay attention to scents. It's a self tanner, who cares. Anyway, my face still turned out weird, but not so bad a little makeup couldn't fix it. I was somewhat orange, but not A natural tan. I wouldn't buy this again simply because it requires so much prep work and you must be super careful for even mediocre results. I'm gonna stick with jergens. after 10 tries, I still haven't got a pleasing result.