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Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel, 4.4 oz
Clarins 3-Pc. Self Tanning Set
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on 3/5/2010 3:40:00 PM
More reviews by Naty1209
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
I have very fair skin and my legs NEVER tan. This product is a lifesaver for the days I wear skirts or shorts. The tan is great and not a gross orangey color nor does it leave streaks. The smell is pretty awful though and the packaging is not the greatest. I usually cut off the top part of the package to get the remaining gel...it's expensive so you better believe I'm going to get my money's worth!
on 12/30/2009 10:10:00 PM
More reviews by scubaair
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
If you can handle the smell which reminds me of Avon's Skin So Soft, this product is great, but if like me, you find it offensive then you probably won't like this.The color of the tan is awesome, more of a very slight and natural pink shade added to the tan instead of an orange tint that is produced from similar products. I found that the tan is a bit more gradual and you may need to use 2 applications to get the desired tan but that seemed to also make it appear more natural with a healthy glow.It is quick drying, no sticky legs or arms and no worries of product wearing off on your clothes which was a huge plus. I also didn't notice the scaly dry skin that other self tanners can produce.I really wish they would change the scent of this. It is an expensive product that smells cheap and overbearing :(. I simply could not get past the smell.
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on 12/2/2009 1:51:00 PM
More reviews by sarahmathieson88
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
Yuck! This product smells so nasty. I was so gutted when I went to apply because I had spent so much money on it. I wore it once & someone actually commented on the strange smell & they weren't even standing that close.
on 11/20/2009 8:46:00 PM
More reviews by bergnico
Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
After much consideration I decided to purchase this self tanner as the sales woman at sephora raved about it.THIS IS THE WORST SELF TANNER I HAVE EVER USED! Its basically the same quality as any drugstore brand, with all the same resuls and for 3 x the price.The color was the opposite of natural on me. it was bright orange, which is strange considering everyone else on here seemed to end up with a gorgeous brown tan. It smelled beyond nasty, like pee almost. and it took forever to dry and left a greasy film on my face. NEVER AGAIN!! sticking with bliss's a tan for all seasons.
on 10/24/2009 5:52:00 PM
More reviews by terrorizingtwinky
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Pros: The smell is unlike other ST's First application turns out greatCons: It's a gel. Every application after the first doesn't look so good. In natural lighting (outside) the color looks very uneven Doesn't last very long Feels like it never dries Makes skin feel greasyI really liked this product the first time I applied it but it went downhill after the first time. I exfoliated and moisturized before applying but still kept getting an uneven color.
on 10/12/2009 6:14:00 PM
More reviews by terrijpearson
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
Best self-tanner ever. It shows up completely even, streak-free and very natural looking. The smell is different than other self-tanners but still stinky in my opinion. I will continue to buy this although it's a little pricey, about $32 on Clarins website. Other self-tanners are a joke to me compared to this stuff.
on 8/12/2009 2:58:00 PM
More reviews by mandycool01
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
For a self tanner, this one has a bearable scent. Im pale with dark hair NC20, and wanted a natural looking fake tan since I dont like sun tanning. When I worked for Prescriptives, I used their self tanner which I really liked but the reviews on this one were so high that I decided to try it. It is expensive, I think I paid around $38 for it at Sephora. The texture is nice, like a lightweight gel lotion. I usually shave first and use a plain moisturizing lotion all over then wait for it to sink in, before I apply the self tanner. It does take about 2 or 3 applications to see results. The first time I used it I put it on the morning of a dance performance and to my sadness it didn't kick in in time :(. Start to use it 2 days ahead of when you want to have color. I dont use it all the time, mostly just in summer or if Im going to an event; then I start a couple days before. The color is golden and natural, Im still not a pro at applying it, especially around knees and feet. It does help to moisturize first. One bottle lasts me about 15 applications on my legs, its too expensive for me to use all the time though. Hope this helped!
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on 7/27/2009 3:39:00 AM
More reviews by odomcats
Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I'm very pale normally & most self tanners either make me look orange or don't really do much of anything at all. I've tried all the drugstore name brands (L'oreal & the like) as well as some higher end ones (Bare Escentuals, Repechage,etc.) but nothing works as well as Clarins. This gel goes on so easily & dries very quickly-no tacky residue. It doesn't have that awful self tanner smell either. The result is a nice realistic looking tan with no streaks. It fades evenly as well. This is totally goof proof (provided that you exfoliate beforehand). This is my HG self tanner!
on 7/13/2009 12:43:00 PM
More reviews by Berryhead
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I'm really disapointed in this product. I guess I had my hopes up from reading all the reviews but it didn't live up to the hype IMO. To me, Loreal Sublime is just as good and a lot cheaper. I'm taking it back. ;-(
on 7/3/2009 9:18:00 AM
More reviews by StewieGriffin
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure
Product info: Smooth gel consistency, slight floral scent. Light golden colour. I think I paid around $45 at Myer, give or take.Pros: Super easy to apply, and very natural looking. It has a nice golden colour. Does not streak or smell ridiculous the next day (just the normal post-fake tan smell), fades gradually.Cons: The colour is too light for my liking (my natural skin colour is medium). This is the only reason I would not repurchase. I like it dark, but for those of you who prefer a light tan, this is perfect.
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