4 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.
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