(Closed) Best Self Tanners?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • 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
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Helper bee

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. 

  • This reply was modified 6 years, 2 months ago by twodancinft.
Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

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twodancinft:  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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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 # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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lavender-reveries:  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
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I like the banana boat summer color. Cheap and easy to use.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

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lavender-reveries:  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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - City, State

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MomOf3Bee:  another vote for fake bake flawless!

 

 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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

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