Tarte • Maracuja Self Tanner • Self Tanners
|Would buy this product again.||50%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I got a sample size in a kit and was really curious. I have never used self tanners before, i have naturally olive skin so i tan very easily, but i've been trying to avoid laying out because i don't want to get wrinkles!! : /
This stuff really works, my legs were BROWN! i don't know what it would do to fair skin, but i went over my legs a couple times (with a regular glove on) and it really made me look TAN!!
Not sure that i would pay full price for the actual product because it is on the pricey side, but i can say that it works!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I also received a sample of this in Sephora's Sun safety kit. I used almost the whole sample size (15ml size sample) to cover the length of my legs. This stuff imparts a great, natural looking tan on my pale, blindingly white legs. For an idea of how the color will come out on ghostly pale ladies, my arms are naturally tan (long commute to work in short sleeves), but my legs never, ever get colored. After one application, my arms and my legs match. Sweet deal!
However, the product is just too hard, and too expensive, to use. Halfway through application with gloves (yes, I exfoliate like a madwoman first) I noticed the product was balling up on itself, and smearing to make scary looking streaks. I switched over to an Ulta brand tanning mitt halfway through, which seemed to help with evening out, but of course wasted product. Still, the product oddly stuck to hair pores on my leg, leaving a weird, brown-black polka dotted appearance. And only on one leg! After a bit of emergency exfoliation and re-application, the streaking disappeared, but the spotting stayed. Luckily, this weirdness was only present in the color guide, and the tan was perfectly even after showering the next morning. No streaks, no spots, and no detectable orange present. The resultant tan is nice, even, and natural.
On the plus side, this stuff smells great, and I haven't noticed any tanner smell so far. Nice, sweet, slightly tropical, but not overwhelmingly sickening fragrance.
Bottom Line? This stuff is hard to control, and relatively unforgiving. Although I reached the perfect and desired shade in one application, I would rather use Banana Boat Deep Dark color in several applications for ease of use and cost savings ($37?!!). If this stuff were the same price as the Banana Boat, I would probably own and use both.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
I received a sample of this product in the Sephora "2013 Sun Safety Kit". Truthfully, I wasn't even going to try it because I likened it to a similar product by Benefit cosmetics that was absolutely horrific. Anyway, out of frustration at my paleness, I figured what the heck..and tried it.
WOW! I was very surprised. A small amount of product is sufficient to cover your entire face. It looks super-dark when you squeeze the Maracuja Tanner in your hand, but upon application, fades into a very realistic brown not orange color that looks very natural and gives a healthy glow.
It doesn't dry out your skin, doesn't streak and really looks great. I'm guessing I will have this sample for a couple of weeks and as soon as I'm done, I'll definitely head to Sephora to make a full-size purchase.
Very happy with this. Also--fair-skinned girls...this is great! Truly great!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
To start off, my skin is super fair and neutral toned. It is sensitive and dry. Many self tanners break me out, sting, or turn orange on me. This one does none of those things. I am so pleased with it. I put it on using the mit that it comes with (which i recommend always for an even coverage) and let it set for about 4 hours just lounging around the house and then i slept on it. It dried quickly and was not sticky. It never got a stinky smell and my skin stayed smooth. After my shower, it was a perfect bronze color, sunkissed and not orange. The color lasted for days and I reapplied after a week to maintain. It continues to amaze me. I love the color and ease of use. The product is a dark color so it is easy for me to see where I put it until it is rubbed in. I rinse out my mit when I'm done and that seems to help make it last longer. As a side note, I have a friend that tried it on her more medium complexion and she loves the color it gives as well. I would recommend it for anyone.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Purchased this on QVC after watching the demo's on various women with very different skin types / ages. The demonstrations were no joke!!! It's the best self-tanner I've used since Clinique's self-tanner (also had that "bronze" color to see where it was applied). They reformulated it a few years ago, and after trying everything from Clarins to Jergens, Tarte's Self-Tanner w/Mitt is the BEST!!! The scent is very mild with a slight tropical tone.
Exfoliate, dry off, apply "normal" lotion to dry spots like feet, knees, elbows, neck, etc. and whip out the mitt! A little goes a long way!
You can even use this on your face (I recommend a clean cosmetic sponge).
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I would catagorize this as a gradual tanner as I didn't get much of a color difference on my medium skin tone. The color also looked slightly orange. On the positive it was easy to apply without streaks and it took less than 5 minutes to dry.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Well, the raves on this product are right. It's a nice natural tan color. I used a little since it was my first time and I didnt want to look horrible if it went wrong-- lol. So next time I will use more and get a better deeper color! But I did also use this on my face (I just fixed a pea sized amount in with my moisturizer) and it looks great-- no streaks! Suttle tan color :) Kinda evens out my skintone as well! I will update later after I use more and see how it fades ! If this stuff fades nicely its a keeper!!!!!!!! :)
Update: So the fade isnt as great as I hoped...but much better than St. Tropez! ...knocking a lippie off...sorrry!
Update: Ok so I love this stuff! Smells like cinnamon and its so great. I realized the key to getting it to fade better is to exfoliate, then moisturize, THEN apply. And keep using a great lotion on it and scrub it every othe day. :) back to 5 lippies HG SELF TANNER!!!!!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is not a bad self tanner. i would actually use this if I had not fallen in love with the St Tropez Self Tanning Bronzing Mousse. I got a sample of this from QVC with my last TSV purshase. It retails for $36 on QVC with the mitt. It had a nice light scent and is a dark brown gel like cream that applies smoothly with the mitt. Gave a nice color that wasnt too orange. THe reason i wouldnt repurchase is the scent. They claimed that this did not have the same self tanner scent. And it didnt going on... but a couple hours later and it totally had that self tanner smell that i hate. But i did like the color. I got a little bit darker color than the St Tropez but i still prefer St tropez for overall ease of use and lack of scent. But this may not be a bad alternative for those who dont mind the scent and want a darker color.