L'Oreal • Sublime Bronze Gelee in medium deep • Self Tanners
|Would buy this product again.||71%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Not stinky. Not streaky. Whenever I use this I get tons of compliments on my
"tan", especially in the winter when everyone else is suffering from paleness. Don't let the "deep" shade scare you, it's not too much, but it is a good, noticeable, healthy glow. All I do is exfoliate with st ives apricot scrub in the shower then dry off completely and slap on this gel. I'm really not that careful, and I've never had a streak. I wash my hands very well, then wait about 10 minutes before dressing and I try to go at least 8 hours before my next shower so that it has time to fully sink in and do the tan(not sure how scientific and/or necessary this is). My only complaint is that it covers you in chunky glitter, but even that part I kind of like and they wash away with the first shower and the color remains. The best thing about this product (besides the tan) is that it doesn't have that offensive self-tanner scent. I also really enjoy the Sublime Glow lotion for days that I do not use this.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I didn't like this that much at first so I bought a Sub Labs lotion and realized the color payoff I got from both was very similar. In the past I've used Jergen's Foaming Self-Tanner and really liked it, but wanted something that would get me much darker. I have used L'Oreal's Sublime Bronze in the past and got variable results...too much glitter and a little bit too unrealistic (but dark). In comparison I like the Gelee formula a lot better.
I use the Gelee on my legs and arms before I got to bed and apply Jergen's Foaming Self-Tanner on the rest of my torso, wrist, hands, and face. I wear gloves when I apply them both and make sure I rub everything in really well. I have found it is best to apply tanner before I go to bed. You will get transferring on your bed and linens, but a lot of the smell will have dissipated by the time you get up. I recommend showering in the morning. It will wash away some of the tan, but it will wash away some of the funky smell...and you will still have a nice tan when you are done.
Like every self-tanner I have ever used this stuff looked really nice for about a week and then your skin sloughs off and you look patchy up close. I usually try to exfoliate at this point with my clarisonic and then keep applying self tanner nightly. It seems to even out again after that.
I have found that self-tanners pretty much require you to apply them nightly in order to maintain an even looking tan. It will take you awhile to apply the tanners at first, but once you get your routine down it will only take like 12-15 minutes to apply. I personally have to apply every night. Sometimes I can get away with missing one day, but I bath daily so my fake tan breaks down fast, but all the work is worth it because I have an awesome looking than that is healthier than being out in the sun and gets me a lot of compliments!
If you have tried self-tanning in the past and it was terrible give it a few more tries. It took me YEARS to figure out how to apply it all appropriately. There are also some really great videos online that explain how to apply self tanner.
Good luck! Stay healthy and beautiful! :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I been using this for 4 months. Dont cofuse this with the lotion because i tried the lotion and i turned orange streaky and extremely glittery. I only buy the gelee in mediu and i get a nice bronze color overnight. The downside of this is it takes foreverr to dry so i usually use my blowdryer for a while. I've bought this so many times and buy backup just incase this gets discontinued. Thanks to this stuff i never have to use a tanning bed which is a definate plus considering how damaging tanning beds are to your skin, my skin feels so soft using this. I never look orange or streaky and i dont smell from it either. Overall i highly recommend this product if you are looking to get a fast nice safe tan. My advice is to start with your legs first and work in sections and wash your hands after every section and do your arms last. :)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
Why oh Why did L'oreal add that horrible cologne smell to this? I know nobody likes the self tan odor but this is seriously a 100 times worse. Smells like cheap men's cologne from the eighties. Couldn't they have come up with some kind of a better scent? That said, at least they didn't fool with the formula in any other way. I have been using this product for years now. It doesn't streak and its priced low enough I can purchase it on a regular basis unlike St. Tropez, my favorite but too pricey for every day fake tan. I have super pale skin and used once I think it looks fairly believable. Anymore than that and I start looking a bit orangish. I like that its clear, if I need to I can wear it out though it stinks so bad now I might not. I apply at night. It does take a long time to dry but whenever L'oreal tries to make quick dry self tan it streaks so I just put it on at bedtime under old sweats. It does not usually break out my face though the perfume stink has been making my eyes red when I put it on now which was not a problem before...It does tend to get a bit patchy on me as it comes off instead of fading gradually though. I generally have to exfoliate a couple days after I apply it fairly aggressively.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I really liked this self tanner. I have tried all of the drug store self tanners and this and banana boat deep dark are my favorites. Its scary at first because its kind of a watery consistency and i thought it would streak. It dries pretty quick so you have to rub it in good and do it in small areas.
The one thing about this i didn't like was that it dries but leaves your skin with a greasy film that last like an hour. But one it completely dries its worth it. Your get a very nice tan color from this product. I would def buy this again. I have tried sun labs and would say for the price this is a better buy.
One thing i didn't really find that much on here was could i use this self tanner for my face. I was really scared to try because they break me out pretty bad and this was like a sticky gel substance. I gave it a try anyway and did not break out at all. My face looked tan without all the pimple i would normally get from other self tanners.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I have used A LOT of self tanners over the years, and this is the best I've found. I have very pale skin with freckles and really hate sunbathing as it dries out my skin and really only affects the freckles. But I am one of those people that looks so much better with a slight tan! This stuff gives a really nice summer glow when I put it on about 3 times per week. Any more than that it can look pretty orange though. This gives a more noticeable tan than others I've used and doesn't fade in blotches. My one complaint is every time I've tried using it on my face I get a really bad break out. However it doesn't cause any body breakouts. It can be pretty greasy so plan to let it air dry for a bit before putting on clothes! I typically use it in the morning before I blow dry my hair and do my eye makeup.
After a lot of trial and error, I have found an exfoliation method that really works to keep a self tan super even. What I will do is take one of those skin brushes used for dry skin brushing and do the dry skin brushing method (using circular motions up the body) then I will shower and shave, then after the shower I will dry brush again. I apply a non-greasy lotion to feet, knees, under the boobs, armpits, elbows and wrists. After this I will apply the loreal sublime bronze. It has really made a difference in the appearance of a self tan!!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I have medium to fair skin and after using this product daily for a full week, following the package instructions, I see absolutely NO difference. Maybe just a bit of a glow -- it's nice, but it's nowhere near a tan. I think for someone who's really, really pale and doesn't want anything too dramatic, this might be a good product.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I've tried many self-tanners, and this is the best...so far. It goes on pretty evenly if you apply in a circular motion.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
i actually was fairly impressed with this product. i'm always after a tan, summer or winter. in the summer i am very dark,but in the winter my blonde hair makes me look washed out against pale skin. i purchased this last year and really liked it. i mixed it with a bit of regular moisturizer and applied it for a week straight. that's definitely a no-no if tou want a natural tan...all that lotion made me orange! so i tried every second or third day this time around and it looked perfect! not orange, but a nice bronze goddess kind of look! and the shimmer looked great especially in the sun.
cons about this product: smell lingers, gets patchy, glitter (some ppl hate glitter) and its difficult to blend evenly unless you mix it with moisturizer
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Dry, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Could someone please tell me why the manufactures have to put fragrance in just about everything? Not everyone likes to have fragrance from head to toe, especially on your legs. The Sublime Bronze Gelee has a really bad smell to it, IMO. I put it on this morning, and the smell is still very strong. The product itself goes on quite nicely, and the color for me is a light tan even though it's a medium shade. I think it might get splotchy when it's wearing off, but then it could be the way the lighting is. I'm not sure about that. Anyway, I would not purchase this again, because of the smell.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I love this stuff!!! It's very easy to blend with gloves and though it has no color guide, I've never had a problem with streaking! The color it produces is a gorgeous golden medium tan that looks very natural on me since I'm half Sicilian and tend to tan more on the light/medium bronze side. It basically gives me the natural color I gradually receive from normal outside exposure but in a matter of 24 hours. Never had an orange result from this ever! (I did get a more deep amberish hue when I double layered it on my legs once but never got orange even though they were pretty fair) It's even more awesome if you already have a base tan and want that extra depth and oompf of a tropical vacation spent laying in the sun but don't actually want to bake all summer. I use it to match my legs with my upper half since they don't see the sun my arms and face do with the usual ride to work and it matches up very well. (and I know I know, sun is bad, but I get a tan even wearing sunscreen so yeah) It seems to last a while for a store tan too. I don't start to see fading on my body for a whole 5 days and only need to reapply it once a week with very little noticing of color variance. On my face, it starts to fade around 3, sometimes 4 days but that's pretty good considering the exfoliants I use for my facial skin where most products last MAYBE 2 days. I highly recommend this stuff. When people compliment me on my "tan" I actually out myself just so I can promote it. Haha!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
My favorite, most natural tan is Versaspa, but it's also pricey to maintain a $70 membership every month and also a challenge to get to the salon 2-3 times a week to maintain the tan. I have very fair skin, blonde hair and blue eyes and am naturally snow white. I feel much better with a glow. I have used a lot of self-tanning products since I was 17 and a dermatologist told me to never get near a tanning bed again because of my fairness and family history of skin cancer. All that said, I really like this. There is definitely an art to applying it -- small areas at a time, and rubbing up and down and then back and forth in short, quick strokes, being careful around knees, elbows, ankles and feet. It does not smell nearly as bad as other products (I cannot tolerate the smell of the Jergens natural glow products--even once had someone comment on it about 10 feet away in a grocery store). This has a very light smell, very easy to wear. It dries quickly if you apply properly (it won't if you put a ton on) and I have found the color is much more natural than the version with built-in bronzer. Overall, very nice product!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I haven't really found a self tanner that I really liked and had no complaints about since they discontinued the Coppertone Endless Summer line (still upset about that) until now. I really like being tan, I pretty much won't bare my legs unless they are tan. But I am completely against sitting in a tanning bed and frying oneself. I used to go tanning when I was younger and while I always had a great tan, I started feeling really guilty about what I was doing to my skin, and the friends who have continued tanning now have aged skin on their faces and chests.
So anyway, about this product. I love how easily it goes on my skin, it feels like a serum almost. It dries pretty quickly but I also rub it in with a dry towel to get the excess off. The color starts to show up in about 2 hours and from there you can build it up to be as dark as you want. My main issue with self tanners have always been the oranginess and the streaking. Both problems are solved with this stuff. It gives me a natural color (not exactly the color I get when I get tan from the sun, but I am really olive so that's hard to mimic) and no streaking. Be careful about rubbing this into your ankles and knees and elbows and you shouldn't have a problem. Also, the towel trick always works well for me. Highly recommend.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
No matter how little or how much i used, it was always bright orange. At first i liked the color, but noo after looking in the mirror. Also dried my skin out. It didn't leave streaks that badly. Also kind of expensive, 10! overall i think i'll return this :(
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Black
For an allover fake tan, I use the Jergens Glow lotion. If I need a swift, deep tan on my legs for instance, I might go back to this product, but it's too high-maintenance for frequent use!
My skin is a bit dry during any season outside of summer, and this gel doesn't quite cut it in moisturizing. That's probably why the product streaks on my skin AND it fades quickly in splotches. That means that I would have to exfoliate my skin everyday, as well as add lotion onto my skin before applying any self-tanner, which is a bit too much to accommodate one product. The Jergens lotion adheres to my skin better, so I can exfoliate just a couple of times a week and not have to add an extra step in putting on ANOTHER lotion after the shower.
The gel also takes a long time to dry and I'm left feeling sticky for up to an hour.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
wow i looooooove this self tanner!! unlike gradual tanners this actually makes you tan. its kinda like you just came back from the beach! so anyways...my normal skin tone is medium fair-ish, sorry i don't know how to describe it! when i go tanning in the sun, i burn then tan. but by the end of the summer i'm pretty tan. ok so i gave the price a 1 as in dirt cheap. most self tanners i have used are $7-$14 (i only get them from the drugstore) and i think this one was like $8. its kind of annoying because the only place i can find this is ulta...but i dont really mind that. i gave the packaging quality a 4 out of 5. its a fairly small tube and it was about 4/5 of the way full. back to the product. it makes me a lot tanner than the other tanners i have tried. so many people have told me how tan i look! i even used it on my face! it did not break me out and i look so naturally bronzed :) be careful around the knees/elbows/ankles. i rubbed it in the first time and it was fine but the next time i used it i kind of tapped it on and it came out blotchy. if you rub it in a lot you should be fine. overall a great product. probs the best self tanner i have used yet! if you cant wait till summer to be tan get this!!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
FINALLY I've found a self tanner that doesn't look streaky on my extra-dry skin.
I was out one day and wanted to get the Sublime Bronze cream, but I could only find this. I was in a hurry so I grabbed it and hoped for the best.
The first day I applied it was my deep-conditioning day. I applied my Redken Butter Treat to my hair, wet my skin, turned off the water and used the Dylan's Candy Bar cake scrub alllll over my body. I like to leave my conditioner in for 10-30mins, so I took my time to exfoliate, then shave and wash my body (foody scents smell icky on me after I leave the shower).
After my shower I made sure my hands were clean and dry after applying hair products. I heard this tanner was runny so I balled up a towel to use as a stand. I applied this on my arms, neck, chest, stomach, etc. I had to have my mom do my back for me :P then I skimmed a light layer over my feet, washed my hands, applied a small dot to the back of my hand and rubbed the backs of my hands together to avoid orange palms
This dried fast but took a while for the greasiness to go away. I did this process 8 days ago. I took a plain bath 4 hours later (no bubbles, just needed hot water to relax), and doing that didn't damage the color or turn my water brown. This tan looks SUPER natural. I'm Italian and German so my skin color is weird sometimes. When I lived in Florida I was super dark, and this tanner made me look 7 again. I loved it. I've been pale since I moved to Georgia and avoided tanning outside cause I have invasive neighbors and I HATE being sweaty. I've tried multiple self-tanners, including Juicy Couture, Lancome, Jergens natural glow, etc. The JC looked like MUD on me, the Lancome added no color, and the Jergens smelled AWFUL
The scent of this isn't too great, but so worth it. It smells like icky chemicals but just take a shower a day later (if you use a loofah, rub GENTLY. glide it over your skin, or produce the lather with the loofah and use your hand to rub it over your body). This stays put for a while. I have really dry ankles/elbows/knees, and I should've primed them first so they wouldn't turn so dark, but it wasn't noticable, plus it's been too cold to expose those parts. It's best to try out self tanners in winter cause if you mess up you aren't forced to show skin in public.
The ONLY things I hate about this are the smell, and the problem I had last night. Last night was the 7th day after applying the tanner. I took a bath for an hour and then got out. When I got out, I scratched the back of my neck and felt my nails picking up dirt. I looked under my nails and there was DARK brown goopy stuff under it. EWWW. So I scratched my back too, same issue. So I filled the sink with hot water and soap. I took a thick washcloth, soaked it, and scrubbed my body. When I would rinse the cloth in the sink, the water would turn brown, and my skin started becoming lighter.
So I think this should be applied every 4 days, but if you're gonna go longer, you need to exfoliate BIG TIME after a few days or you'll start looking muddy.
I really recommend this if you have dry skin or suck at applying self tanner like me. I tried applying this with plastic gloves but it didn't help. I just washed my hands afterwards and didn't have orange palms
Hope this helps! The smell may suck but you can wash it off in a few hours with a soap-free cleanser (NO loofah or exfoliant)
This would be better if sold in a pump bottle. The price is RIDICULOUS for drugstore too. But a little goes a long way so it's alright!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Blue
I decided to try this after learning it's the product Chalene Johnson uses (creator and star of TurboJam workout videos). I haven't tried a ton of sunless tanners, but this is by far the best one I've used!
For me it gives a nice even color that's easy to achieve within a few applications. And best of all, it doesn't smell nearly as bad as the other product I've used (Olay gradual tan was the worst!). The gel was a lot thinner then I was expecting... for some reason I was thinking like hair gel thickness, but it's far from that.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
i really like this product when properly applied it gives great tan & nice color..
i like how the gel is tinted so you can see where you apply.
it expensive for me im a college student so.i dont have much money right now .. but its the best one within a reasonable price
i really like how it gives an instant tan.
i find it better then jergens because i didnt find jergens daily glow gave me a tan but this one was great..
the bottle lasted me almost 3 months which is perfect because hopefuly the sun will come out soon and there will no longer be 3 ft of snow everywhere :) :D
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
So, I really dislike this product. I'm a seasoned pro with the self tanners, including drugstore brands. I exfoliate,moisturize, etc the day before as I normally do. The smell of this isn't too bad compared to some other self tanners, and the actual color is fairly nice. However, I hated the application! The gel became tacky when applying, and easily became streaky. It would almost "clump up" in areas and was very hard to blend. It applied so badly that I'm considering showering it off! What a bummer.