Post # 1
Hey Bees! Looking for some advice on the best self-tanners that you have used! I tried looking it up but all the threads I saw were between 3-6 years old…
Anyways, I gave up tanning beds a few years ago, and I usually don’t mind my relatively pale skin. However, I’m going to Vegas for a friend’s bachelorette in two weeks, and I would like to have a little bit of a tan before I go.
So, with that being said, what are your favorite self tanners, and why? Also, any tips for using them correctly (avoiding streaks, etc.) would be much appreciated! Thanks Bees 🙂
Post # 2
- Wedding: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception/The Gallery
I have had really good luck with the Jergens Natural Glow, it’s a lotion that builds the tan up gradually. I find I don’t have as much trouble with streaking/blotches since it’s not so much color all at once. And it doesn’t smell as bad as some others, either.
Post # 3
St. Tropez tanning mousse. You can buy it at sephora and ulta and should be purchased with a mitt so that you can acheieve even coverage without getting any of it on your hands. It is pricey for a self tanner so there’s a gamble but could always be returned if you don’t like it. It’s definitely by far the best tanner I’ve ever used!
ETA: use moisturizer on your elbows, knees, ankles and feet prior to application. Those areas are the always the trickiest and the moisturizer helps. Whichever tanner you get, if it’s a mousse I would definitely recommend getting the mitt. It makes application so easy, even and not messy.
Post # 4
This!! Love it. I think the price is reasonable for how much you get. TanTowel is also good, but pricey considering one towelette = one tan.
Post # 5
I tried the Vita Liberata Tinted Lotion and while I like the color I can’t seem to ever get a flawless application. I’ve heard the mousse is much better. You can buy it at Sephora.
I’ve also heard great things about the Fake Bake Flawless Darker. I really want to try this one. You can get it at Ulta. This one comes with a mitt.
Also, a mitt is essential for self tanner application!
Post # 6
I use Fake Bake Flawless and love it. It’s a spray and you just spray on and rub in with the mit it comes with. I usually leave it on over night and it gives me just a little bit of bronze color and isn’t orange. I’ve never had any problems. Just make sure you exfoliate and apply a little lotion to dry areas first. I got it at Ulta and it’s inexpensive.
Post # 7
thanks for the tip about moisturizing prior, I used self tanner in the past and my elbows/knees/ankles looked horrible haha
Does the mitt absorb a lot of the mousse?
Post # 8
I just used Fake Bake Flawless for the first time last night and it is AMAZING. I look like I have a real, natural tan. No streaks at all, and like PP said, it’s cheap. I bought it on Amazon for like $12.
Post # 9
I like the banana boat summer color. Cheap and easy to use.
Post # 10
I love St. Tropez. I’ve tried a few other brands but I always seem to fall back to my St. Tropez mousse. It has the perfect dark color for me and it lasts the longest.
Post # 11
it does absorb a little bit but I don’t feel like it absorbs enough to feel like you’re wasting product. Using a mitt will help give you a more flawless, streak free application as well as preventing your hands from getting stained.
Post # 12
- Wedding: May 2018 - City, State
another vote for fake bake flawless!
Post # 13
Thank you! It seems like that is a popular choice based on the thread!
Thank you annb9
I didn’t even know they did self tanners, I thought they only had sunscreen – good to know!
Post # 14
Oh that is good to know that it is long lasting, I was worried about how these all hold up with showering/working out/etc.
Thanks for the tip 🙂
Post # 15
I have always liked and used jergens natural glow and been happy with it…sometimes I will get a spray tan first and then start up so that I build up the color all at once and its all even and nice so that when I use the lotions it doesn’t matter if my application isn’t perfect