Garnier • ambre solaire express spray bronzer • Self Tanners
|Would buy this product again.||72%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love this product! I'm usually not a big fan of fake tan but I would definitely buy this again!
Pros: cheap, easy to apply (aerosol) makin it fool proof with no streaks, good colour and very natural looking
Cons: a little bit smelly but mild compared to some!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I love this, I thought the aerosol was an amazing idea. I've always wanted to try this type of product (ModelCo, L'oreal) but was afraid it would be a mess, but it was awesome. After exfoliating and moisturizng I sprayed this stuff all over while in the shower and like the can said in 3 hours I had colour. Although it is a little orange I still love it. It smells more like fruity tanning lotion than self tan. I've done 3 full applications head to toe and there isn't much solution left already. But this is a great product if you need a quick deep tan that's virtually idiot proof. I would buy it again if this product was available in Canada, but I still prefer lotions and gels because you get more applications.
Although I have yet to try another aerosol selftan I'm going to assume that the L'oreal Sublime Bronze must be just as good...
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
OMG !! this is seriously one of the worst self-tanners i´ve used.
i´m a pro in applying but this one CANNOT be applied evenly, it STREAKES like hell and gives me aN original oompa-loompa style.
no no no.
DON´T BUY .. please.
how oily can a self-tanner be ?
PS : it stinks like +?%=(
better choose ++++ sally hansen especially for body self-tanner ++++.
has some good reviews in MUA.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This has given me a very realistic tan, that fades realistically and lasts well. Fast acting and realistic. Cheap too. I really like it, but I cant see it anymore on the supermarket shelf.
I think that Garnier's self tanners are good, have bought the same thing in a cream.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
I am rubbish at fake tans normally, but find this aerosol almost foolproof. I do still end with the odd bit that is slightly darker than the rest, but when it only takes three minutes to do my entire body, I'm happy. You do need to smooth it over to ensure an even colour (Boots cotton gloves stop your hands getting orange) & it doesn't dry in a minute - more like ten. Using gloves also stops the bottle getting slippery. However the colour does come up within an hour or so on me, I can do my back with it & it leaves my skin very silky feeling. The smell is pretty strong, but if you do it before you shower, then it's ok.
EDIT: The last few times I've used this I noticed that it seems to have almost no effect on my legs, other than collecting around the cellulite! Not good. One lippie removed.
FEET! I have heard a couple of people say the bottom of their feet turned dark orange after using this and they couldn't figure out why...quite a lot of the product drifts down onto the floor, and you then paddle in it completely unawares whilst you spray! Wear trainer socks! Do legs last then nip into the next room and finish off feet with a light spray from miles up in the air. Only way to avoid Oompah-Loompah soles!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Brown
hmm.. ok. this is what i use when i dont have enough money to get a better tanner. the can drives me crazy! gets all slippery when your using it. The color is acceptable but i find i look a bit yellow. but that always happens to me. i have yellow undertones in my skin. dont know if that has anything to do with it. but probably. It takes a while to dry but i have never got a streak from this which makes me happy.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I'm amazed at the bad reviews! This is the easiest fake tan I've ever used I have repurchased several times. I use the 'no streaks' variety. This dries in seconds and you can dress afterwards without bit staining your clothes. Easy to apply, the spray really is multidirectional. A very natural looking tan on my already dark complexion. Well priced. Everything you could possibly want in a fake tan. The downsides are the smell (but I've never used a fake tan that doesn't smell, and the staying power is not the best (only lasts around 3 days on me). I've tried loads of others but always come back to this.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Yuck, this self tanner is bad! I'm already quite dark naturally and this turned out orange on me, which doesnt happen with any other self tanners I use. I do like the spray can it comes it though.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
This one is the WORST self tanner I've ever tried. Really. Even Nivea's was better.
Reasons why it sucked:
1. That horrible smell - just gross. A bad mix of apricots and alcohol.
2. It rubs off on everything that comes in contact with skin, towels, clothes, sheets etc.
3. The color just looked fake, too yellowish-orange.
4. Steaks easily and is VERY runny.
5. Too long drying time.
6. Also drys my skin out. I guess it's because of the high alcohol content. (and dry skin+self tanner is the worst combination)
7. It's not easyer to self-tan your back, becauce you still have to rub it in. So that "multi-position spray" is just ad, nothing more.
My verdict: The best exapmle of a crappy product.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I bought this and used it for the first time yesterday.I shaved and exfoliated as you are meant to do with all fake tanners. This is easy to spray and apply. The smell isn't bad. It really is FULL of alcohol, that must be what allows it to dry quickly. The advertisements state that it dries in one minute and fully develops in one hour. I think those numbers are slightly exaggerated, but it does dry reasonably quickly. My tan took more than one hour to develop though. I was surprised it was so light, i thought i had applied too much. [If this turned out light, I can't imagine what colour the 'Light' version of this tanner would produce. Maybe it would be good for super fair people?]
Anyway, I reapplied after a couple of hours, to deepen the colour. it think this gives a nice tan colour without it being orange, but in general I am just not satisfied with the colour. Applying more than two coats in one day makes it more orange toned, which is expected.
I would not buy this product again, because it just doesn't satisfy me. I will keep it though, and maybe it could work for me later. UPDATE - Several hours after i wrote this review, i noticed a patch on my leg above my knee where the skin had peeled off. I looked closer, and around my ankle the skin had started peeling off too!!! It was a very thin layer, like snakeskin. It must be from the high alcohol content, which dried my skin enough to peel. This is definitely not normal, I have never experienced it with other self tan products.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I quite liked this very well priced self tanner though I prefer L'oreal Sublime Bronze for its blendability. This came out a nice golden colour after two applications I did before bed after shaving and exfoliating and overall I was pleased with the result. It dried very quickly and didn't streak much.
However for a deeper less orangey tan I prefer L'Oreal. Would buy this again if funds were low :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I bought this product because of the great reviews I had read and because I was desperate to find a cheap fake tan for the summer as was fed up of paying £30 for St Tropez. Found this really disappointing. Although the spray went on well, a lot missed my body so was wasted. It dries in about 2 seconds and as it is clear it is impossible to see where you have put it. I ended up orange and streaky-not a good look. As I have used tanners a lot in the past I don’t think it is just my technique. Also smells like alcoholic peach drink which is nauseating!!!! Am beginning to think only the expensive tanners work, hope I am proved wrong!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
i swear just minutes afta i put this on i could see it working. it was really easy to use and looked completely natural and i was being careless and it still turned out fine around my ankles and feet. its also great value for money
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I wasn't sure if I should try this product after I read the reviews, as it sounded like all the other self tans I'd tried but didn't like. But I had already bought it in a weak moment and it was just standing on a shelf in my bathroom. When I eventually tried it a week ago I only did my legs in case it went streaky or too orange or in case anything else was wrong with it. I have to say that I loved it. So I did the rest of my body as well and the next morning I woke up nicely tanned. I found the smell very pleasant but after the fist shower it disappeared anyway. I used a self tan mitt to apply it and it worked very well. I had no streaks eventhough I hadn't exfoliated. The colour is just what I wanted. I looked healthy but not baked after one application. Now after almost one week the tan is slowly fading evenly. You wouldn't know it's self tan. I can only recommend this product. I will stick with it as it's very good value for money on top of everything else.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
The colour is nice, but like all other fake tans, it looks like a big birth mark all over your body as it wears off. The smell wasn't as bad as other taners, but still too strong and sickly. I live in Australia and I have yet to find a self tanner that lasts through a long swim in the ocean. I will keep on searching.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
this is a good self tanner! at first application it gave me a nice light tan but its buildable so i can always apply another coat if i want to go darker. it did not gave me the "dirty looking skin" like the ones i tried before and no streaks at all. oh and the smell is really nice!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I liked the color this product gave me. It was the difficulty of application that bothered me. I used it a year ago, and got streaks galore, but I knew that was because of my slack application. So, I broke it out again this spring, and this time, applied a light amount, and rubbed it in for ages, and got fabulous color. After doing this twice, i had people asking me if I was going tanning. 4 times, and I look very tanned. So, the bottle is hard to spray upside down, it gets slippery and hard to press the nozzle, and it takes longer than most to apply, but the color may, or may not, be worth it. Also, when applying to areas close to the face, like the chest/shoulders, I felt sick from the alcohol smell that assaults you. Alcohol is the no 1 ingredient after all. Don't apply after shaving - unless you want to feel like you're on fire. This one was hard because usually you're supposed to put on self tanners after shaving/exfoliating. I am on the fence about this one.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I really loved the colour this self tanner became. It is a beautiful golden colour, NOT ORANGE!! The smell is quite nice as well..a little bit like apricots! :)
Only problem was my orange hands that I get every time I apply this :( But would definatly buy again as it is sooo cheap!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Bought this because ( and i admit) i was sucked in by the 'spray on' idea. It was so easy to apply, reaches the backs of my legs well, and because of the spray nozzle, the tan is sprayed on finely and evenly so you don't get nasty streaks.
Be careful when you apply, as with any tanner, and be light handed. It's easiest to apply a thin layer, and build up with few more applications so you can monitor the progress. I found that being heavy handed leaves you orange and blotchy, but if you take care with the application you get an even, deep golden, smooth tan that looks completely natural.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
The selling point on this is the bottle - it's a (pressurised can) spray bottle which sprays at any angle, even upside down. It says it's easier to do the backs of your legs with this product. The thing is, you still have to rub it in with your hands, so if you're rubbing it in anyway, you may as well use a cream or a lotion. So the fact that it's a spray doesn't make it any better to use IMO.
Good points: smooth and quick to use, smell is ok, tan developed in about 1.5 hours to a golden, smooth, even colour. Bad points: it is an oily,greasy liquid, which feels slightly uncomfortable.
And also, don't whatever you do, spray it onto an insect bite. It practically eroded my skin away.