Fake Bake

Fake Bake


Overall rating
3.7
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66%
would repurchase
3.7
Created with Sketch.
Overall rating
66%
would repurchase

Recent Fake Bake Reviews

Flawless Self-Tan Liquid
5.0
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3 months ago

This is for the fake bake DARKER version. I’ve gone through countless bottles. This is the ULTIMATE, best BEST tan (heavy duty tan; not a gradual) to put on in the morning and wear during the day. It is a thin liquid in a non-aerosol pump/spritz type bottle and comes with a cheesy mitt and 1 pair of gloves. It dries to the touch instantly with ZERO stickiness. It doesn’t transfer (just don’t wear white/super light clothes). It smells AMAZING... like coconut and there is NO dha smell!!!! The guide color is a totally flattering and believable reddish brown that looks awesome; not over the top blotchy Incredible Hulk (st Tropez extra dark I’m looking at you). Since the wear is so non-sticky/staining, and the guide color so realistic, I leave this on for 24-hours, til my next am shower. It contains a 2nd tanning active, erythrulose, for darker & longer tan. People complain about the non-longevity of this tan but the 24 hours I have it on GREATLY improves wear time. I feel like after 24 whole hours it really “bakes” into skin (pun intended) and although you’ll see guide color rinsing the next morning in the shower, you’ll be pretty much as dark when you come out of the shower (unlike rinsing off the above-mentioned villain, st Tropez extra dark, in which the “extra dark”, IMO, refers to the heinously intense extra dark puke green guide color which washes down the drain and leaves you mildly tan). It will NEVERRR turn you orange. I am a person that needs to be tan at all times when I’m tanning. I won’t let anyone see me pale. So I’m always topping up. If my tan is looking too pale, uneven or just TOO manky for a mild dha extending lotion (Jergens wet or dry in dark) or other (Coola products or Bondi Sands dry oil) at the time of my morning shower, I’ll exfoliate (not totally scrub to death to totally remove the old tan, just get an even canvas), and put a layer or 2 of this product on and go about my day. I just use a little POWDER foundation (never liquid makeup til after the first rinse which applies to all self tanners) to brighten under my eyes (mac powder+ foundation in nc42) and feel confident wearing this instead of foundation. Maybe a light dusting of sparkly bronzer. Of course you can do eyes and lips but don’t put on anything you feel compelled to wash off at night; you want to stay dry for the whole 24 hours. Use rubber gloves AND the mitt, and spray on body then blend (I feel the product goes farther than when you spray on mitt first). I don’t even always use a mitt and it rubs in great using gloves and a circular motion. Another plus to my 24-hour method is that when you go to bed, like 12 hours later, if you see a part that isn’t developing as dark as desired (for me it is ALWAYS the back of my neck grrr), you can apply another coat which will still be marinating many hours overnight! 2 cons: it’s very drying, so i have to slather on many moisturizers after you rinse it off - but this extends any tan - (it can feel kind of uncomfortable for the 24 hours it is on if you have dry skin), and it’s a messy spray bottle that leaks everywhere and stray drops can pop up in your bathroom unexpectedly. I’ve heard if you trim the tube that won’t happen but I never tried it. Have paper towels handy. I’ve found hand soap on the paper towel works just fine to get drops off white tiles if they’re not sitting there too long.

Flawless Self-Tan Liquid
5.0
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3 months ago

This is for the fake bake DARKER version. I’ve gone through countless bottles. This is the ULTIMATE, best BEST tan (heavy duty tan; not a gradual) to put on in the morning and wear during the day. It is a thin liquid in a non-aerosol pump/spritz type bottle and comes with a cheesy mitt and 1 pair of gloves. It dries to the touch instantly with ZERO stickiness. It doesn’t transfer (just don’t wear white/super light clothes). It smells AMAZING... like coconut and there is NO dha smell!!!! The guide color is a totally flattering and believable reddish brown that looks awesome; not over the top blotchy Incredible Hulk (st Tropez extra dark I’m looking at you). Since the wear is so non-sticky/staining, and the guide color so realistic, I leave this on for 24-hours, til my next am shower. It contains a 2nd tanning active, erythrulose, for darker & longer tan. People complain about the non-longevity of this tan but the 24 hours I have it on GREATLY improves wear time. I feel like after 24 whole hours it really “bakes” into skin (pun intended) and although you’ll see guide color rinsing the next morning in the shower, you’ll be pretty much as dark when you come out of the shower (unlike rinsing off the above-mentioned villain, st Tropez extra dark, in which the “extra dark”, IMO, refers to the heinously intense extra dark puke green guide color which washes down the drain and leaves you mildly tan). It will NEVERRR turn you orange. I am a person that needs to be tan at all times when I’m tanning. I won’t let anyone see me pale. So I’m always topping up. If my tan is looking too pale, uneven or just TOO manky for a mild dha extending lotion (Jergens wet or dry in dark) or other (Coola products or Bondi Sands dry oil) at the time of my morning shower, I’ll exfoliate (not totally scrub to death to totally remove the old tan, just get an even canvas), and put a layer or 2 of this product on and go about my day. I just use a little POWDER foundation (never liquid makeup til after the first rinse which applies to all self tanners) to brighten under my eyes (mac powder+ foundation in nc42) and feel confident wearing this instead of foundation. Maybe a light dusting of sparkly bronzer. Of course you can do eyes and lips but don’t put on anything you feel compelled to wash off at night; you want to stay dry for the whole 24 hours. Use rubber gloves AND the mitt, and spray on body then blend (I feel the product goes farther than when you spray on mitt first). I don’t even always use a mitt and it rubs in great using gloves and a circular motion. Another plus to my 24-hour method is that when you go to bed, like 12 hours later, if you see a part that isn’t developing as dark as desired (for me it is ALWAYS the back of my neck grrr), you can apply another coat which will still be marinating many hours overnight! 2 cons: it’s very drying, so i have to slather on many moisturizers after you rinse it off - but this extends any tan - (it can feel kind of uncomfortable for the 24 hours it is on if you have dry skin), and it’s a messy spray bottle that leaks everywhere and stray drops can pop up in your bathroom unexpectedly. I’ve heard if you trim the tube that won’t happen but I never tried it. Have paper towels handy. I’ve found hand soap on the paper towel works just fine to get drops off white tiles if they’re not sitting there too long.


Flawless DARKER Self-Tan Liquid
5.0
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7 months ago

I have bought this 4 times if that says anything. It’s completely drying and doesn’t last the longest but hear me out here. My face is very oily so it doesn’t hold a tan for shit. Neck down my skin is as dry as parchment so it tans beautifully. My face will NOT hold a tan no matter what. This. This will tan my face BECAUSE it is so drying! So I spray it on every night, who cares!! So easy! Also, I’m a ruddy nw20 dead of winter that jumps naturally up to an nw30 as soon as the days grow longer come spring. So the red undertone suits me. When I fake tan, usually with an extra/ultra dark mousse (or this) formula, I shoot right past NC43 territory. Yes - I like it dark in the summertime. I live at the beach and people STILL ask where I went. My life is devoted to maintaining my goddess glow I like to show off in a bikini lol and I am 40 years young. With 2 children. Shameless I know. But my face. I hate how these YouTube people don’t tan their face and cover it with dark foundation. What if a rain comes and it smears off?! Ew. This is a red based sunburny tan that looks sooooo natural. Cons does not last long but application is so flipping easy (dries the moment you’re onto the next body part) that putting it on every couple days is no biggie. Like I said, my skin is so dry. It’s mostly a nightly face thing. If i use this on my body, I layer it a couple hours after a more “hydrating” mousse (they still dry me out since I leave on >12 hours and can’t wait til rinse off so I can douse on the moisturizer). Some fave mousses in order of preference: Sosu Dripping Gold ultra dark (top fave by leaps and bounds), loving tan ultra dark, San tropez extra dark, Bondi sands ultra dark, jergens mousse, Skinerals onyx.

Flawless DARKER Self-Tan Liquid
5.0
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7 months ago

I have bought this 4 times if that says anything. It’s completely drying and doesn’t last the longest but hear me out here. My face is very oily so it doesn’t hold a tan for shit. Neck down my skin is as dry as parchment so it tans beautifully. My face will NOT hold a tan no matter what. This. This will tan my face BECAUSE it is so drying! So I spray it on every night, who cares!! So easy! Also, I’m a ruddy nw20 dead of winter that jumps naturally up to an nw30 as soon as the days grow longer come spring. So the red undertone suits me. When I fake tan, usually with an extra/ultra dark mousse (or this) formula, I shoot right past NC43 territory. Yes - I like it dark in the summertime. I live at the beach and people STILL ask where I went. My life is devoted to maintaining my goddess glow I like to show off in a bikini lol and I am 40 years young. With 2 children. Shameless I know. But my face. I hate how these YouTube people don’t tan their face and cover it with dark foundation. What if a rain comes and it smears off?! Ew. This is a red based sunburny tan that looks sooooo natural. Cons does not last long but application is so flipping easy (dries the moment you’re onto the next body part) that putting it on every couple days is no biggie. Like I said, my skin is so dry. It’s mostly a nightly face thing. If i use this on my body, I layer it a couple hours after a more “hydrating” mousse (they still dry me out since I leave on >12 hours and can’t wait til rinse off so I can douse on the moisturizer). Some fave mousses in order of preference: Sosu Dripping Gold ultra dark (top fave by leaps and bounds), loving tan ultra dark, San tropez extra dark, Bondi sands ultra dark, jergens mousse, Skinerals onyx.

Flawless Self-Tan Liquid
2.0
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a year ago

No-way! This was working just fine for me until Day 9 when I started to develop an itchy rash on my lower back/sides of my stomach area and had to stop using it. To this date it's the only tanning solution I've used that's given me the perfect glowing tan, without streaking or coming off in a matter of days...plus it smells amazing, I'm definitely picking up coconut in there and something else tropical, although not quite sure what it could be... But despite my negative experience I would still suggest trying it for yourself, as I have several friends that use Fake Bake Flawless Tan (since many years) and never had any issues with it. In retrospect I should really have borrowed some from one of them to try first before going out and purchasing a bottle of my own, but what can I say...you live and you learn! For reference I have quite sensitive skin - more so on some areas than others and a reaction like this was kind of half-expected. Don't let my experience put you off as I'm in the minority. Will definitely try out a few of their other formulations as reaction-aside I was very impressed with the results!  Selena x ~ My HG list ~ (As I've sampled 100s of skin, hair and m/u products over the last decade and a half, I thought it might be useful to share my top 10 must-have products, subject to change if and when I come across something more effective. I love constantly trying out new stuff - usually sample sizes via e-bay, also plenty courtesy of a friend who works at Sephora)  1. Hair Loss Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Hair Oil 2. Lip Balm: 'Nuxe' - Reve De Miel Lip Balm 3. Pigmentation + Anti-Ageing Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Facial Treatment Serum 4. Cleanser: 'Paula's Choice' - Skin Balancing Cleanser 5. Concealer: ‘Mac’ - Studio Finish Concealer 6. Lash Growth Serum: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Divinelash 7. Foundation/SPF: ‘Juice Beauty’ - Stem Cellular Repair (warm glow) 8. Foot File/Callus/Heel Treatment - 'Microplane' - Colossal Pedicure Rasp Foot File 9. Ingrown Hair Treatment - 'Priva Shave' - Post Hair Removal Treatment 10. Hand Cream: 'Origins' - Make A Difference Rejuvenating Hand Treatment

Flawless Self-Tan Liquid
2.0
Created with Sketch.

a year ago

No-way! This was working just fine for me until Day 9 when I started to develop an itchy rash on my lower back/sides of my stomach area and had to stop using it. To this date it's the only tanning solution I've used that's given me the perfect glowing tan, without streaking or coming off in a matter of days...plus it smells amazing, I'm definitely picking up coconut in there and something else tropical, although not quite sure what it could be... But despite my negative experience I would still suggest trying it for yourself, as I have several friends that use Fake Bake Flawless Tan (since many years) and never had any issues with it. In retrospect I should really have borrowed some from one of them to try first before going out and purchasing a bottle of my own, but what can I say...you live and you learn! For reference I have quite sensitive skin - more so on some areas than others and a reaction like this was kind of half-expected. Don't let my experience put you off as I'm in the minority. Will definitely try out a few of their other formulations as reaction-aside I was very impressed with the results!  Selena x ~ My HG list ~ (As I've sampled 100s of skin, hair and m/u products over the last decade and a half, I thought it might be useful to share my top 10 must-have products, subject to change if and when I come across something more effective. I love constantly trying out new stuff - usually sample sizes via e-bay, also plenty courtesy of a friend who works at Sephora)  1. Hair Loss Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Hair Oil 2. Lip Balm: 'Nuxe' - Reve De Miel Lip Balm 3. Pigmentation + Anti-Ageing Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Facial Treatment Serum 4. Cleanser: 'Paula's Choice' - Skin Balancing Cleanser 5. Concealer: ‘Mac’ - Studio Finish Concealer 6. Lash Growth Serum: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Divinelash 7. Foundation/SPF: ‘Juice Beauty’ - Stem Cellular Repair (warm glow) 8. Foot File/Callus/Heel Treatment - 'Microplane' - Colossal Pedicure Rasp Foot File 9. Ingrown Hair Treatment - 'Priva Shave' - Post Hair Removal Treatment 10. Hand Cream: 'Origins' - Make A Difference Rejuvenating Hand Treatment