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Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse

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ULTAInstant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse
 
3.7

(based on 35 reviews)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Effective (6)
  • Good value (6)
  • Smells great (4)
  • Easy to apply (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Women (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Budget shopper (5)
      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 30 minutes (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (19)

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    3.0

    had some issues lately

    By jax

    from Murrieta, CA

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Effective
    • Smells Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Women

      Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

      I've used this product for a couple of years but this year two bottles in the pump isn't working like it did before, normally this was really easy to use but this year not as much. When it does work the mousse goes on smoothly and evenly. Tan stays on for days. I really love the product just not the pump :(

      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 10 Minutes
       
      4.0

      THEY CHANGED THE PUMP! Get the black cap

      By Sally

      from Strongsville, OH

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Reviewer

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            Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

            OK so I'll start off with a couple details about me and what I look for in a self tanner. I am super fair, the lightest foundations are usually too dark on me. I have dry skin that can sometime cause an uneven tan, even after exfoliating. My legs don't take tanners too well either.So a good tanner to me, goes on easily, dries fast, doesn't cling to dry spots, and looks natural. I purchased this on a whim while Ulta had their buy2get2 sale a few weeks ago, but had a raincheck for the 4th because they only had 3 in the store. I got home and read the reviews and saw a lot of people had issues with the pump on their bottles so I was kind of worried. I tried it once on a leg to see the color and if it would even take. The color guide is dark. Don't let it scare you. It doesn't develop into a super dark tan. Its quite natural and not orange, and blended wonderfully (applied with a mitt). I initially had no issue with the pump until I used it again. All I got done was my stomach before the pump clogged. *sad face* I rinsed it out and tried again and IT CLOGGED AGAIN! So I was going to take it back the next time I went to Ulta. When I did go, I noticed that the bottles on the shelf had a black cap and mine was clear. So, hoping this was a good thing I kept my original bottles and got my 4th from my raincheck. I tried the new bottle and VOILÀ!!!! THEY CHANGED THE PUMP!!!!! I used it tonight, all over, with not one issue!! Yay ULTA! You listened!!!!

            • My Beauty Routine Takes:
            • 30 Minutes

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Nice, natural color

            By Mom of 3

            from Quincy. Ma

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Effective
            • Good Value

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Men
              • On-the-go
              • Women

              Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

              This mousse is a quick fix for white legs! Even color (the mitt is a must-have). It's a great value at about 1/4 the cost of comparable name brands with similar color. The only drawback is that it does not last nearly as long. still a value based on the price.

              • My Beauty Routine Takes:
              • 1+ Hour

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Foaming pump does not work

              By Sonny

              from Los Angeles, CA

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Good Value
              • Lightweight
              • Smells Great

              Cons

              • Poor packaging

              Best Uses

              • Men
              • Women

              Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

              The foaming pump did not work. The tanning solution just dribbled out and made a mess all over my counter top. Very unpleasant. I don't doubt the efficacy of the product itself, but the packaging is BAD and makes the product unusable. I will be exchanging it to the store to try a new bottle to see if I have the same problem occurs. I was skeptic because I had read other reviews that were similar and alas they were true.
              The product smells great. Reminds me of a more expensive foaming tanning product friend uses, quadruple the price.
              Please please please fix the disfunctional foaming pump Ulta!!!

              • My Beauty Routine Takes:
              • 10 Minutes
               
              5.0

              better than at tropez

              By Courtney

              from Napa ca

              Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

              Yes the bottle clogs but it works better and last longer than $50 st tropez am In love and use it every 3 nights to keep my gorgeous tan don't stop selling their ulta!!!!!!! Btw if the bottle doesn't produce foam like mine use it like a liquid it still works great

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Good Product-Bad Bottle/Pump

              By ladyvolsfan

              from TN

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Effective
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

                  Great Product, but as with other buyers, after the first pump the bottle was "jacked". I washed and dried a Bath & Body Works foam hand soap dispenser, and transferred enough to try and it WORKED GREAT! Will purchase again, but will use Bath & Body Works bottle.

                   
                  2.0

                  Very Disappointed

                  By Emily

                  from Cincinnati, OH

                  Verified Reviewer

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                        Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

                        I was very pleased when I first purchased this product. I would apply at night and then in the morning, after I would shower I had the perfect color! I read reviews about how the pump frequently goes out, about a third of the way through mine did the same. I gave the benefit of the doubt and decided to purchase again, just because I really did like the product. I came home tonight and went to apply and nothing was even coming out of the bottle (brand new) Finally, I took the pump off and ran it under warm water. Once I placed it back on, it worked, only this time it came out extremely water, no mousse texture whatsoever. Since it didn't come out with that consistency it looks caked on me. I look way too tan. I really hope that Ulta can fix this product and come out with a new pump. Until then I will not be purchasing.

                        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                        • 1+ Hour
                         
                        3.0

                        Works well at first..

                        By Meg

                        from Phoenix, AZ

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Effective

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

                            I love the color and formula of the mousse. It is easy to apply but you will want to wear gloves. Unfortunately with every bottle I have purchased the pump stops working about halfway through so due to that issue I wont repurchase.

                             
                            4.0

                            Good Tanner Poor Packaging

                            By Maur

                            from Austin, TX

                            About Me Budget Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Effective
                            • Good Value
                            • Natural color

                            Cons

                            • Pump Sucks

                            Best Uses

                            • Fair skin
                            • Weekly Use

                            Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

                            This tanner is actually really good! It doesn't smell awful and the color isn't super fake from what I have seen. The problem is that I haven't gotten to use it anywhere but my legs and I haven't gotten to do more than one application. The pump gives out after a VERY short amount time. I bought a bottle and the pump stopped working by the time I finished my legs so I returned it and got another one that didn't even finish my legs. So I was incredibly disappointed and have not bought a third yet.,. I will eventually because the tanner itself seems to be a good product for my fair skin but the pump sucks!

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Love this product!

                            By Natalie

                            from HHI SC

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Effective
                            • Good Value

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

                                Definitely an awesome self tanner especially for the price. I love this product and it worked great on my skin tone. it wasn't blotchy or anything, it created a smooth and beautiful tan..

                                IT WILL CLOG: many other reviews said this as well, and people said they threw away their bottles because it became unusable (SILLY!!!)
                                if you run the pump under warm water and pump water through it to clean it out a few times it will go back to normal! yes its annoying to have to do that but I've used the tanner 2 times on me and another person and only had to unclog once.

                                don't let that keep you from buying it!!! great product!!!

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                                • Q:

                                  When you shower after allowing the product to develop, do you just rinse it off or take a full on shower? Also, does it become splotchy after one shower/shave?
                                  Asked on 3/31/2015 by Beauty Buff from CT

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                                  • Staff Reviewer

                                    A:

                                    Avoid contact with water for at least four hours for color to fully develop. Taking a full shower is optional. Waiting longer than 4 hours will not cause any adverse effect, so you can certainly wait until your normal shower time. As long as the Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse was applied evenly (we recommend using the Sunless Mitt Item #: 2200069), you'll see an even, streak-free tan after showering/shaving.

                                    Answered on 4/1/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                                • Q:

                                  After I apply this and wait 4 hours + and shower, can I go swimming? Will it become splotchy or just fade naturally?
                                  Asked on 2/15/2015 by ldew from Indianapolis, IN

                                  1 answer

                                  • Staff Reviewer

                                    A:

                                    The processing time is 4 hours; any residue is rinsed off with the shower. Swimming should be fine as long as you follow application directions. Always prep skin by exfoliating, and apply mousse with the ULTA Mitt (Item #: 2200069) applicator for a smooth, even application.

                                    Answered on 2/16/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                                • Q:

                                  Is this oil free?
                                  Asked on 9/18/2014 by Boss from james creek,pa

                                  1 answer

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                                    A:

                                    No, this product is not oil-free.

                                    Answered on 9/22/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                                • Q:

                                  Could you use this on your face?
                                  Asked on 5/1/2014 by Tracy from WI

                                  1 answer

                                  • Staff Reviewer

                                    A:

                                    It is safe for use on the face; however, care must be taken to avoid the eye area. For best results, gently exfoliate and apply a moisturizer first, then apply the product on high-tan areas (top of nose and cheek bones with a bit on chin and forehead) and gently blend out to the hair line and down to the décolleté with a mitt (we suggest ULTA Bronze Glow Sunless Tan Applicator Mitt For Face, Item #: 2267340) for even, streak-free application.

                                    The product can also be mixed with facial moisturizer to reduce the depth of color. Use very little product and gently build the tan over time. The deep, rich color of the formula may be too dark for the facial area if applied too heavily. The trick is in applying the right amount to the correct areas and blending out to create the look of a natural tan.

                                    Answered on 5/2/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                                • Q:

                                  Can I wait longer than 4 hours to shower? If I sleep in it will it over develop?
                                  Asked on 4/24/2014 by Chloe560

                                  1 answer

                                  • Staff Reviewer

                                    A:

                                    Please note that in order for full color to develop, it is best to wait at least 4 hours before you shower. There is no risk for the color to over-develop; however, we recommend that you allow 1-2 minutes before getting dressed and/or going to bed to prevent color transfer onto clothing and/or sheets.

                                    Answered on 4/25/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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