Self Tanners -Ulta - Tinted Self Tanning Gel in Medium Deep
treeburger 4/28/2008 2:53:00 PM
I bought this product last week. I had two back to back parties and I needed to get some color. I usually use the loreal sublime and love it. Anyway - I was just about to get the sublime again and then I saw this right next to it - I like the gels (i stay away from the lotions). The reason I picked it up was b/c it was tinted, so I figure that should help me with getting extra even coverage (I usually do not have too many problems with getting even coverage anyway, but I figure this can't hurt). Anyway, I tried it, and then read the only review (on here) while waiting for it to dry. I was soooo scared I would end up a streaky mess from the review. I must admit it is very sticky and basically doesn't even really dry - well I guess it dries, but the tackiness stays on you until you rinse it off (not really a problem since I always do self tanning at night). Well one thing I didn't even realize until the following night, is that it did not have any smell (that I could detect). The second night there may have been a hint of a smell, but not the 1st night at all. Anyway - the color tint does apprear streaky when applying, but the next day I had a nice golden tan. Being that my legs always need extra applications (especially after shaving) i applied a second coat the following night and it worked like a charm. No streaking, etc. so far I would rate the color better than loreals - I am not sure how this tanner will fade - I have yet to find a sunless tanner that fades away nicely (with out those blotchy patches) but time will tell. IF this one fades nicely, without the patches of self tanner, I will come back and give it a perfect score. The only con so far is the tacky feel that doesn't go away until you shower. EDIT: Well I had to up this to 5 b/c it faded very well - no patchy blotchy fading - and it lasts a long time - about 5 days before even a hint of a fade, and i reapplied and then it was good for another few days before I needed to reapply. So far I am loving this stuff dispite the stickyness
I was so excited to try this product. When I lathered up, I was starting to get dissapointed b/c I felt as if it was making my hair more tangled. I followed up w/ the conditioner and was still skeptical b/c it didn't run through my hair like I thought it would (I was hoping it would run through like butter). Well I went to sleep and woke up w/ soft silky hair!!!! I was very impressed!!! The end result was good.
I found the perfect color for me - #608 (I think it is called metalic mauve - the tube only has the # on it). This lipstick last through EVERYTHING!!! I put it on after my foundation, then I do the rest of my lipstick, and then apply the clear on top. Whenever my lips feel a little dry throughout the day, I just reapply the clear and I am good to go. I have yet to find another shade this perfect. It looks good on me whether I where the sunless tanner or when I don't (I am very fair).