Bronzers -L'Oreal - Bronzer Body Tinted Gel (One day)
jak702 9/14/2010 9:42:00 AM
I really want to like this product but I have to figure out how to work with it becuase it can work against you! I am a golden/caramel tan in the summer so I figured this would help keep my color from fading. I also have oily/combo skin. The 1st attemp: I used it alone without foundation and applied a neutral colored loose powder over it to help with the shine. It looked great at first but a few hours later my face was an oily, splotchy, funky brown/red colored mess. I was applying pressed powder throughout the day. 2nd attempt I actually mixed a squirt of bronzer with my liquid foundation then applied loose power. It's only been a few hours later but so far so good. I have some shine but not enough to apply pressed powder yet. The foundation has kept the ruddiness at bay for now. I do notice that the color of my neck doesn't match my face so I'll try applying bronzer to that area tomorrow. UPDATE: MAY 2011 - All in all I do like this product. It gives me a "tanned" look that washes off at the end of the day. If you are looking for a gradual tanner, this product is not it as it did not leave my skin looking tan once I washed it off. There was no gradual tanning with this product - it was simply a liquid bronzer that washed off - but that is what i was looking for so it worked for me. Also, you have to experiment with it to get it to work for you - as mentioned above, at first it made my face a funky color but mixing it with my foundation helped. It's expensive so if you don't like it, you're stuck wasting $10 or so on it. Oh and one last thing - make sure to wash your hands after applying - it does tint them orange but again, its only a tint and it does wash off so don't forget to wash!
I do love this soap. I've been using it for over a month now. It is a tad drying - I use it on my face (and body) and it is a bit drying which in my case has done wonders for my skin. My face is very oily and acne prone. This has dryed up the oil and lessened the blackheads. I'm applying a heavier lotion to balance things out (Lush Skin Nanny). The smell is delicious - which was my main reason for buying this product. I find that when I use a wash cloth with the soap I get tons of lather and it seems to make the soap not melt as fast. It's pricey and it doesn't last long but for what it's done to my comlextion, I can live with that.
I have been using this for about 3 weeks all over my body. I usually use regular Palmers Cocoa Butter Lotion but switched to see if this stuff would be even better. It was not. I didn't like the smell - not the "normal" palmers cocoa butter chocolate smell and it made me break out everywhere. My chest, shoulders, thighs and butt!! I haven't changed anything else in my beauty routine so I know it's this. I'm going back to my favorite - basic Palmers Cocoa Butter Lotion. Why mess with a good thing.