5 months ago
Well this certainly worked for me - fast and dark!! I was a faux tan addict this summer and tried all the fancy tans: loving tan, bondi sands, San Tropez, Amazon ones etc; also most drugstore brands. It got real cold real fast here in the Pittsburgh November and I wanted to get some glow to lift my spirits - it was a rite aid last minute decision - so I bought all they had. This, Jergens gradual for body & the face one w spf & wet skin one, neutrogena mist, L’Oreal milky one. All in darkest shades. I’m 40/normal skin/nw20-30/I exfoliate face & body daily. I went right in with this foam first (after the basic fake tan prep) since others are for maintenance. Put on at night and slept in it. It is easily applied with gloves. It stays sticky all night. However you can get dressed after and it doesn’t stain it just feels kinda tacky and gross for hours but I’m sleeping so who cares. The tan isn’t effected. Smell is of course there when it starts developing - but mild in comparison to others. In the morning I was DARK. Yes it is very warm - I’m now definitely in the nc spectrum. Since I went from light to dark there were some areas of feet and hands that were uneven but those areas are tricky. I repeated process 2nd night to get darker and even out those areas. Tan now even and perfect. Wowww! I am now tan again!!! Nc40 id say. I ordered some nice foundations in darker warm orangey colors (it cc illumination in tan; doublewear 4w1 honey bronze; Fenty 330). I can mix with some nw30s I have like Laura Mercier TM in fawn and MAC ones cuz rn I still show some redness. I am AMAZED at how effective this cheap stuff is and I do not plan to get the pricy ones now - why bother since this worked amazing at this price?!? I cannot comment on the longevity since when I tan I don’t let it fade. I keep it up. With the daily moisturizers, spray, and a deep foam (this product) maybe a couple times per week. Still exfoliating but not daily. Light every few days then more vigorously once per week as that keeps your tan looking good I learned this summer. This is a pretty fail safe tan if you know what you’re doing. If not I’d try something with less oomph in winter if you’re a beginner and going from light to dark - start more slowly. Also this does give me quite warm tones. Not oompah loompah on me like some discussed - maybe though on an extremely fair individual. If you’re like me I fully recommend. It’s cheap why not. Edit: I want to share a recent discovery that applies to all tanners. Everyone always says apply from bottom to top. I did that all summer. But this time I tried a face down approach ending at my feet. I found it much easier & more comfortable and I don’t know why... just something to consider. It may be different for different body types. I just find it easier to reach around to back & stuff this way.
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