Banana Boat • Summer Color Sunless Lotion Deep Dark • Self Tanners
|Would buy this product again.||80%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I really like this self tanner. I applied it about 5 hours ago and my skin is now a golden, natural looking color. I got it at walmart for about $6, so you can't beat the price. As long as you wash your hands thoroughly with soap afterwards, your palms should not turn orange. I've used a lot of self tanners in the past; Jergen's doesn't really work that well for me and L'Oreal has chunks of glitter in it, so this is the best one I've used so far. I also used it on my face and I don't look too orange or to unnaturally dark. Just a nice, even, glowing, tawny color. I'll definitely be repurchasing this once I run out!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Pretty good.... Color is ok...not great
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I am as white as a piece of paper and this product looks completely natural on me after it develops. Not too dark or orange at all. The smell isn't overly obnoxious either. Still has that sunless tanner smell, but it's light. Ended up ordering on line because I couldn't find it in local stores.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Update: I decided to try it again. It worked GREAT the second time. Apparently the type of lotion I used before I applied it is what prevented that color from absorbing - which I didn't expect. I tried it again by itself and again later with another lotion mix and both times it came out fantastic. Beautiful, deep color with just ONE application that lasted for over a week.I I have used sunless tanners before and they have never lasted longer than two days on my dry flaky skin but this lasted for over a week and it doesn't smell horrible. This is my new HG tanner.
As far as color goes its second only to Nature's Gate Natural sunless tanner. NG's tanner is a perfect natural tan color and its has all natural ingredients but the smell is horrendous and lasts for days even after the tan itself has faded off so I stay away from it for that fact alone.
Useless - It smells great, goes on great, and then does nothing. I am very pale and have dry skin so some color should come out of this but nothing. It is actually really pretty after you apply it but as it dries and "develops" it disappears. I mean literally no color. Very disappointed.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I already love this compared to the hawaiian tropic tanning creme. This stuff feels fantastic! Plus there is NO mineral oil in it which is a ++ for me! I have had it on about 2 hours now and I can already see good color and no streaking. Plus its a very nice rich tan color.
I learned this from a beauty blog if you want to put self tanner on your face use a kabuki brush to put it on your face, neck, and chest. Also for the top of your hands and feet instead of using the tanner you have use the jergens gradual tanner so it blends in and is not off color.
-Feels great like a moisturizing gel
-Sinks in fast and leaves you feeling soft
-Has Aloe so its great if you exfoliate and shave before -hand
-Tan not orange
-Can build levels of color
-Is oil free with vitamin E and has no mineral oil!!
-Has a slight smell after 3 hours but what do you expect :)
-Squeeze tube which is kind of hard when you have product -on your hands
-Says it only lasts 3 days
Will definitely buy this again it saved me from spending crazy money on tanning beds. Happy self tanning!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Have read all the reviews on here and bought the product immediately.
Used it once and it streaked horribly on me. I had always been using clinique self sun before this, and am not new to self-tanning. I use disposable plastic gloves, and rub it in pretty nicely (in 2 directions, then circular motion to prevent streaking). Hopefully it's because I'm using it for the first time and the product settled to the bottom? Although i did shake the tube several times before starting.
I found that during application, the product was rather drying at times (and I do NOT have dry skin), and I kind of knew that I would be expecting some streaking, so I didn't continue with my legs. Sure enough, I streaked pretty bad, which I covered up with a blazer for the next 2 days. The colour does stay (which is a plus if I hadn't streaked, haha), so I went over it with my HG self-tanner Clinique Self-Sun, which worked incredibly well so I'm streak-free at the moment :)
Had decided to try a new product because clinique is more expensive and isn't as dark as I would have liked it to be.
Since the reviews on here are so positive, I'll give this another go and do an update. :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Not too sure about this. I have only used it once and it turned me so dark I was on the verge of orange. But it was a dramatic color change. I wish it looked more natural. Maybe I will use this again once the summer comes. I like it because the lotion itself is dark, so you can see where you put it so you don't get streaks. It smells good, but then after a few hours you get that really strong self tanner smell. I didn't dare put this on my face. I didn't want to look like a total oompah loompah.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Black
I love this product! It really is summer in a bottle. I'm African-American, and I live in the northwest where we don't get much sun, so I use this as a little color boost so I don't get super pale. It isn't orangey, and it goes on evenly when you're careful. It smells great at first, but then in about 30 mins. you get that after-smell, though it is mild. It soaks in right away if applied after a shower. I don't have acne-prone skin, so I used this on my face and it hasn't broken me out. I only wish it came in a pump, or a bigger bottle, but it's so cheap I don't mind buying a couple bottles in one shopping trip!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Blue
This is a great inexpensive self tanner and the color looks really natural. The color is rich and dark. My only caution is that I would use this before bed and not during the day while you are out and about because it is not the best of smelling products. Other then that it is a great self tanner for the price.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
I only use self-tanner on my legs. This one wears well (no streaking when it fades) and the color looks natural for my skin tone. I apply it once 2 or 3 days in a row to get the darkness I want and then it's good for about a week. The color doesn't come off on my clothing after applying. Lava soap and a nail brush removes it from my hands easily with no staining left behind.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I have been faking it for years, and every Spring there is something I haven't tried. I really am impressed by the texture and result of this stuff. It perfoms heaps better than many high end STs. I didn't need gloves, just a rich lotion to hands,feet,knees, and elbows. Then I applied an oil free moisturizer to my face and worked it all in. If you like color guide, you will love the dark chocolate color. I also take a baby wipe and swipe the spots I lotioned and then scrub my hands really well. No orange, so streaks! Gonna go grab several more next time I'm at WalMart, because I love it- it is bound to be discontinued lol.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Pretty good self tanner. It seems to last way longer than I expected...at least a week! The smell is hardly noticeable and I like the texture. It's very easy to rub in and dries quickly. The one thing I did not like is that it turned more orange on me and not deep brown, but it still looked pretty natural. I used this on my face and it did not break me out after one use.
I definitely recommend checking out a self tanning tutorial of some sorts if you have never applied it before. Exfoliation is an absolute must or it will wind up looking splotchy. I don't think gloves are an absolute must, but I will probably wear them next time because my palms got stained! Also, don't rub product on to knees, elbows or other rough/crevaced areas. For example, apply a good amount to your forearm rubbing in well and then feather what is left onto your elbow and hands/fingers. It helps to distribute the color there, but not look obvious.
Bought two of these from Walmart and would buy again! Give it a try.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Other
This is fabulous! I have light to med, yellow/olive skin. With one application, this gave me a natural, fairly dark tan! There are no streaks, the odor after applying is tolerable, it drys quickly, the tan LASTS. So far a twice a week touch up keeps the color looking good. If you try this be sure to exfoliate, moisturize the feet and knees, and rub it in good. I'm impressed. I will update if there are any changes.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Medium Eyes: Brown
I thought this would work great for me because I saw how dark the color was when I squirt some out. It smells really good but it's not dark enough!!!! I do not recommend people buying this product.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I got the deep dark color (although I'm light) and it gave me a natural-looking tan after one easy use, but it can leave streaks and blotches if not used correctly.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This stuff is hardcore! Perfect dark color after first application. It dries fast, feels just like a lotion, and seems to be fairly streak-free. I love how this is far cheaper than my L'oreal Sublime bronze.
Use sparingly around elbows and fingers to avoid an orangey-tinge. Other than that, this is my new tanning HG!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
I'm already on my 3rd or 4th tube of this. It's the best self tanning lotion I have tried so far. It doesn't smell that great (which ones do?) but I rarely see any streaks after using it and the color is close to natural.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
This review is for the brown bottle shown in the picture, I think that this is the most recent formula and that the old bottle was yellow (?) I really like this selftanner, I have tried many (Jergens, Vaseline, L'oreal, Hawaiian Tropic, etc....) and in the summer the "Deep-Dark" shade is the best color payoff and it intensifies a base tan nicely. It looks like chocolate pudding so you can see where it goes, sinks in quickly and I didn't think the smell was bad at all, I think they all smell a bit. It gives a true brown tan, not orange at all in my opinion. I exfoliate and moisturize even on the days I don't apply it and it hasn't been splotchy when its faded. I have had trouble finding it in person though, found it at Fred Meyers, but now they don't carry it. It is available on Drugstore.com and has 85 almost perfect reviews, so if I have to I will buy it online. Will definately repurchase!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I am on a quest to find my HG self tanner. After hearing good things about this product I figured I would try it (really good price at Wal-Mart). Everytime I use this I end up with splotches on my legs. And I am the type of self-tanner that goes all out to make sure I have a good tan: latex gloves, rub in really well, use a makeup sponge on feet and hands. I also noticed that it rubs off very easily. If I sweat at all or stay in the shower too long it's game over. I also don't like how the tint rubs off everywhere. I don't want to have to use a tanner everyday to keep up my fake tan. With Banana Boat there's no way your tan would last any more than 2 days.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond, Curly Eyes: Hazel
Finally a self tanner I like!! I can't believe how satisfied I am with this product. It is so inexpensive, and it works really well for me. I have very fair skin and it looks natural on me. The color is great. I don't notice the usual self tanner smell until it's been on for several hours, so usually I put it on before bed and then take a shower when I wake up to get rid of the smell. I love it! I was planning to buy Mystic Tan's self tanning lotion, but since this works so well for me and is more than $30 cheaper than the MT, I will stick with the Banana Boat!