Faux Tan Body Sunless Tanner
Now the rest of my body matches my "Driver's Arm"
I'm a very fair skinned girl - I wear Fair in Winter and Fairly Light most of the rest of the time.....this is the ABSOLUTE BEST self tanner I've used - and I've used many many many varieties.
My left arm is a lovely golden glow thanks to driving between Chicago and Wisconsin - but the rest of me was still sadly pale. When I'd seen my best friend and complimented her tan she told me she was using Faux Tan and that pushed me over the ledge of indecision I'd been on for literally YEARS. #I've been honestly considering buying Faux Tan since it first came out#
I am so thankful I jumped - it smells GREAT, and not at all like any other self tanner I've tried. The color is fabulous, and I love that you can add to it if you want a darker tone. It does NOT come off on my WHITE sheets which is a huge bonus. Yes, if i shower a few hours after applying, some of the superficial color from the gel comes off in the shower, but the actual tan is still there and continues to darken.
I picked up a tanning mitt at Ulta after reading countless reviews and I'm thankful i did - it truly helped with achieving an even tone and keeping my hands stain-free.
Cannot wait for the jumbo to be back on HSN, I'm definitely picking up the Jumbo after using for a couple weeks and falling madly, completely in love with this product.
great tanner but delivery needs work
like many others, i have used this sunless body tanner for many years until i realized the formula contained parabens. thank you to bare minerals for being proactive to remove the parabens. only problem w/the new version is the delivery, i.e. pump. the new design is such that i have to hold the bottle on its side to dispense the product on the brush because the brush does not fit under the spout. the previous pump was designed to deliver more product & the brush fits under the pump. i save the pump from the previous bottle & am using that one now in place of the new pump...works much better....for this reason i'm giving the new formulation 3 rather than 5 stars.
Good, but definitely not as good as the original
I absolutely loved Bare Essentuals Faux Tan from the first time I tried it-- the color wasn't orange, it was easy to apply and didn't streak on me (I didn't use the brush, I applied with my hands using gloves), and the color was instant and lasted. Fast forward to a year later and I go to buy a new bottle and it's changed-- "OK, new product packaging, no biggie". Wrong. BIGGIE. Not only did they change the pump so you need to pump 8-10 times to get an adequate amount that you used to get in 1 of the original, but the color is paler and doesn't stain your skin as well. It's great for *maintaining* a sunless tan once you have it down, but for starting fresh? Majorly disappointed. I'm now scouring the internet trying to find bottles of the original because I really don't want to have to start looking for another sunless tanning product again.
PLEASE BRING BACK THE ORIGINAL FORMULA!!!
No time for the sun
I am always on the go, I can't just lay around and build some color on my skin and I refuse to do indoor tanning. Because of this, I am the lightest shade in all the bare minerals foundations. I might as well glow in the dark. I am just 15minutes from the beach, pale stands out. I have tried a few other sunless tanner lotions and they either turned me orange or they gave me an allergic reaction. This lotion is PERFECT!!! No rash, and no orange!
this is the best sunless tanner i have ever used.
my skin is very fair, i burn very easily. infact, i have never established a natural tan on my legs in my life! i decided to try Faux Tan Body about a week ago and the results are amazing! the deep tint allowed me to see where it was applied. i had intended to do only my legs, but after seeing the results i applied it all over. Its a natural glow, not "orange" and even in notorious areas like elbows and knees, color appears even and natural. thanks bare escentuals! i'm in love.
Don't waste your money!
Do yourself a favor and buy self tanner at your local drug store instead. It's very obvious a few hours later if you miss a spot. Also, when you're applying it your hands get really orange! It also gives your skin a little bit of a shimmery look (so unnatural!). This stuff is absolutely horrible! Do not use it!
Faux Tan Body Sunless Tanner
I bought this sunless tanner because I was frustrated at my lack of color now that Fall is starting up. I was a little nervous, because of the mixed reviews, but I love it! The amber color was a little scary, but it does really help to see where you apply it. It has given me a great color. I especially love how I can apply it to freshly shaved legs and there was no irritation! (I always get bumps on my legs when I apply lotions/creams too soon). This was a big seller for me.
Once you apply and get the color you want, it lasts about a week before you need to apply again.
Tip: Exfoliate your skin before applying!
Using a loofa will do the trick, but it helps prep your skin to be able to absorb all the beautiful color, and will make your tan last longer.
Tip: Use latex/rubber gloves to apply it for a more even color!
I use latex/rubber gloves when applying it because when I first started using it (and I rubbed it in with my bare hands) my palms would absorb a lot of the product, not only staining them, but I had to use more in order to get it on the rest of my body. It also took a little bit of scrubbing to get it all off my palms. Now, when I use the latex gloves, it spreads more evenly, doesn't discolor my palms, and allows me to use more of the product.
I use this in conjunction with the Faux Tan Face Gradual Glow Sunless Tanner.
NEVER AGAIN !!!!!
I wish I had found the reviews listed below before I purchased my trusted product three day before my wedding. I have very fair skin and after many years of trying every product out there I found this one. I have used it for years! Last year my guy bought me four bottles and that is what I have been using. I bought my LAST bottle to use before my wedding so I would have a beautiful tan while in my strapless gown. Only to watch my tan wash off and go down the drain two hours before my wedding! Can’t reapply because it will rub off on my gown… So I got to be all white and blotchy for my wedding… Perfect! NEVER AGAIN
the best i've used!
I've tried many many sunless tanners and this is the ONLY one that works for me! It smells great, goes on very easy and lasts a few days before I need to reapply. Yesterday I received compliments from some ladies. They complemented me on my tan and I couldn't help but share that it was from a bottle! Told them to check out Bare Minerals website to find it. I always exfoliate first, use a good moisturizer, put on latex gloves and apply the tanner. It dries quickly and smells so much better than the others I've used. You won't go wrong with this tanner!!
Don't use the brush with this one!
I had been using the original Faux Tan self-tanner for over two years and was obsessed. It was the only self-tanner that never streaked on my very fair skin when I used the brush to apply it. Well, I decided to try this new version due to the price point and paraben-free formula. I used the brush to apply it and had a very difficult time spreading it on my skin. The bronzer in it would ball up in small sticky clumps no matter how I brushed it on. After I took a shower the next morning, I had a weird uneven tone all over my arms and stomach, not really streaks but just subtle lighter and darker spots. I was so upset!!! It just looked weird - like someone had thrown dirt on me or something. Thought I had wasted my money until I applied it the next day on my back using a hand towel tied to a large spatula with a hairband (my make-shift back applicator). It went on so smoothly!!!! I used the same thing to apply it all over and it looked just as perfect as the original. I just wish I would have known before buying a brand new brush with it!