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Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning

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ULTAInstant Bronze Sunless Tanning
 
3.8

(based on 25 reviews)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Easy to apply (3)
  • Smells good (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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        • No (19)

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      3.0

      Works great until it clogs

      By Kel

      from Springfield IL

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Value

      Cons

      • Poor Texture

      Best Uses

        Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning:

        I bought this product this summer as a less expensive alternative to Fake Bake. At first, it worked very well; easy to apply, no overwhelming odor, and it gave me just a tint of color, which is what I wanted. I recently purchased two new bottles during a sale and noticed that about halfway through the first one, it would clog in the straw. The result was very dark brown, almost coffee ground like mousse. It did not blend well on my skin at all. I tried shaking the bottle and pumping the product into the sink to clear the straw. Nothing worked. I thought maybe it was that particular bottle so I threw it away and opened the other one. Same thing; worked great for the first handful of applications then clogged. I am beyond disappointed in this as now I have wasted two bottles. I will not be using this anymore.

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 30 Minutes

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Tan Legs All Year

        By Beauty Queen

        from Melbourne, FL

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Value
        • Lightweight
        • Smells Great

        Cons

        • Pump Can Clog

        Best Uses

        • On-the-go
        • Weekly Use

        Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning:

        The key to a great glow is prepping. Make sure you exfoliate first, then use a water based lotion (it will be the first listed ingredient).

        With this product you can literally apply and dry within a 30 minute period. Give it a few hours to appear but by the next day I always have a beautiful glow. The product smells great too!

        I tend to buy this in bulk (buy 2, get 2 free sort of thing) to make sure I always have some. The only downside to this product is the foaming pump can become clogged with the product building up over time.

        A bottle of this typically lasts anywhere from 2-3 months (I apply 1-2 times a week). Well worth the money when you compare to other products ranging about $45 for the same amount of fl. oz.

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 30 Minutes
         
        1.0

        Not for me

        By Leenie

        from Henderson, NV

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to apply
        • Nice scent

        Cons

        • Streaks

        Best Uses

          Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning:

          OK, I thought with the Mousse feature, this would be easier to apply and offer better coverage than a cream or spray. Well, I was disappointed. I followed the instructions to use a good exfoliant, apply moisturizer to dry areas (elbows, etc.) and rub in thoroughly. Sorry, Ulta, this one is a hot mess. Not only did it streak, the color seemed to built up on some areas and be sparse on others. Not for me, for sure - this will be returned.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          AWESOME!

          By Missy

          from Woodhaven, MI

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Affordable
          • Easy to apply
          • Natural Looking Tan

          Cons

          • Will Rub Off On Clothing

          Best Uses

            Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning:

            Love this product. Gives you great color. It does tend to rub off on clothing but nothing horrible. I highly recommend this self tanner!

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Wonderful

            By Sginn

            from Atlanta

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy
            • Fast
            • Natural

            Cons

            • Rubs Off When Sweat

            Best Uses

            • Use after shower

            Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning:

            Use right after shaving and showering. Beautiful color

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            great tanner

            By greeneyes91730

            from rancho cucamonga,ca

            Pros

            • Beautiful Color
            • Smells Good

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning:

                Its a great product and gives a nice even color

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Simply not worth it.

                By merebear11

                from Santa Barbara, CA

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Fades fast
                  • Humid Lasting Feeling
                  • Humid Sticky Feeling
                  • Oompa Loompa
                  • Washes Off Instantly

                  Best Uses

                  • Shelf Space

                  Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning:

                  If it were an option I would rate this product 1.5/5, and there is nothing I can think of to persuade myself to rate it any higher. I am a very pale girl and I've been testing instant bronzing/tanning lotions and the like all summer. By far one of the worst is listed above. My routine: I will prep my skin, use a mitt (like with all other self tanning products), let it air dry for an hour with no clothes on, and sleep in it overnight (in sheets I'm not fond of) and you would think that is the perfect formula for a lasting tan, right? Very wrong. Even after an hour, it is STILL sticky (I live in dry weather), and leaving it on overnight,it looks like everything washes down the drain the next morning. I'll have a bit of a glow, but nothing noticeable. This is after four tries. I advise anyone with common sense to buy something else. Price is not everything.

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                  • No

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Works great

                  By Forever Blond

                  from Ohio

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning:

                        Likes how fast it dries so can get dressed quickly after showering, great natural looking tan, leaves a gradual deepening color each time is showered off. Only bad thing about it, if you sweat outside in heat after product has dried and your clothes are on, color transfers to your clothing. That's why gave 4 stars instead of 5.

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                        • No

                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        So far do good

                        By Caradoran

                        from Chicago, il

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning:

                              My legs never ever take sunless tanner well and I've tried almost all of them. When I purchased this in the store the sales woman told me that one of her friends mixes the bronzer with her lotion before applying with the mitt. I did that same process (minus the mitt) and the color came out very natural!! No orange tint at all and seems to be very even as well. For the price I'll definitely purchase again and recommend to friends and family.

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                              • No

                              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Love This Tanner

                              By BAnn

                              from Buffalo, NY

                              Pros

                              • Smells Good

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning:

                                  My skin color is very pale, red hair, freckles – never able to tan naturally. I think I have tried almost every self-tanning product out there and picked this one up on a whim because it was on sale. It is by far the best self-tanner I have used. I was a bit scared the first time I put it on because the color guide comes out very brown and dark (on my skin at least). I used a tanning mitt, which is a must, and just kept blending in circles until the color looked even. Another positive is the smell, not overwhelming, no hint of that signature self-tanner smell. I let it dry for about an hour and went to bed. It is a little sticky but you could always dust yourself with some body powder to help with that. When I woke up there was virtually no lingering self-tanner smell at all and I was able to go to work without washing it off the next day and I did not get one hint of that stinky self-tanner smell all day. When I did shower that night the indicator did wash off but the color that was left behind was a really nice glow. Not nearly as dark as I was with the indicator, but still nice. I have been reapplying every 3-4 days and making sure to moisturize on those off days. It has held up very well and I can't imagine ever using anything else. I think this product would work best on people with a light skin tone as the color that results may not show up at all on those with medium or dark skin tones.

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                                  • Q:

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

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                                    • Staff Reviewer

                                      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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