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Fake BakeSunless Self-Tanning Lotion
Fake Bake

Sunless Self-Tanning Lotion

Item #: 2084655

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Fake BakeSunless Self-Tanning Lotion
 
4.3

(based on 130 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Creates even tan (96)
  • Natural tan (93)
  • Works quickly (79)
  • Easy to apply (74)
  • Not greasy (71)

Cons

  • Bad odor (27)
  • Fades (14)
  • Uneven fade (7)
  • Unnatural color (6)
  • Uneven tan (5)

Best Uses

  • Body (101)
  • Face (37)
  • Quick-fix (25)
  • Daily use (18)
  • Bedtime (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (62), Brand buyer (52)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 1+ hour (3)

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4.0

Good but not the best

By Kp

from Ny

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Effective
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Weekly Use

    Comments about Fake Bake Sunless Self-Tanning Lotion:

    I have some years of experience using self tanners, getting spray tanned, and naturally tanning by sun or tanning booth. This self tanner is pretty good but not as amazing as it's been hyped up to be. The texture is pretty light weight and dries pretty quick. I apply this at night after I shower and exfoliate. This product smells pretty bad but the next day the smell is gone whether you shower in the morning or not. The tanner is def streak free and has the color guard which allows you to know where your applying the lotion. Being that there is the color guard in the lotion, when you shower the next morning after applying it at night the color guard is rinsed off in the shower and your real color is left. That is not ur tan coming off in the shower it's the color guard. But I like how dark the color guard makes me so I leave it the next morning. The color is def more brown with a natural red undertone which makes it look like a normal sun tan. However, I'm very pale ( typical red hair, freckles with pale skin) and when this tanner is on my face, chest, and arms it looks more brown. But on the inside of my arms, legs, where I'm even paler, the color looks kind of yellow. The tan last like 5 days max before I need to reapply. The color is not as dark as I thought it would be after one application but that's good bc it allows for more control by building up the color. Overall, def better than most products and I would buy it again but it just wasn't as good as it was hyped up to be.

    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 1+ Hour

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best Sunless Tanning

    By KMac

    from Tuscaloosa, AL

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Does Not Streak
    • Easy To Use
    • Effective
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Still Somewhat Of A Smell

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fake Bake Sunless Self-Tanning Lotion:

      Great product

      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 1+ Hour

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Salon quality coming from a hairdresser

      By Joy

      from Boston, mass

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • Good Value
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fake Bake Sunless Self-Tanning Lotion:

          I have tried a lot of drug store brands and they do not work so I found this ! This product dries very quickly , is fool proof as in you cannot get streaks or smudges, has no orange at all which was a big plus , smell is mild compared to other tanners but still fairly noticeable before rinsed off in the morning , and fades away very evenly . The only draw back is that it lasts for a good 3-4 days before fading when it's claim is 7 , but I would still highly recommend it !! Best Iv used as a pro and will try their other products ! Btw use at night and leave on for 6 hours for best results

          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
          • 1+ Hour

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I have bought this product again & again

          By Cindy

          from Houston, TX

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Absorbs Quickly
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Long Lasting
          • Moisturizes Well

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • After Shower/Bath
            • Bedtime

            Comments about Fake Bake Sunless Self-Tanning Lotion:

            I apply this product after I have exfoliated and before I go to bed. I let it dry then sleep with an old sheet, in the morning I wake up, shower and wala awesome color. It works great on hands and feet, I apply those areas with a cotton ball. The color is fabulous, the smell is ok, not the worse that I have smelled.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great color, but had some problems

            By Allie

            from McDonough Ga

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Pros

            • Absorbs Quickly
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • GREAT COLOR
            • Long Lasting
            • Not Greasy

            Cons

            • Bad Smell
            • Causes Break Out
            • Dries out skin
            • Not Long-Lasting
            • Rinses Off In Shower
            • Rubs Off On Clothed

            Best Uses

            • After Shower/Bath
            • Bedtime

            Comments about Fake Bake Sunless Self-Tanning Lotion:

            This product gives a beautiful color and goes on easily.
            I applied this after a shower and on freshly shaved legs, I do not break out easily but I am guessing applying this directly after shaving was not a good idea. It caused each pore to raise up and it was not noticeable to anyone else, but I could feel each tiny little bump. It was like I had been bitten by little gnats all over my legs.
            I guess I'll apply a while after shaving next time.
            After applying this I went straight to bed, it rubbed off onto my white sheets and when I woke up the smell of fake tanner was over whelming. I Immediately took a shower and noticed that almost all of the color was washing down the drain.
            What little color remained was very nice. I could have reapplied multiple times after the first but I did not have the chance. Even 4 days after the first time the color was rubbing off onto my bra, shorts, and towels. Also the color was not very dark. I already had an established tan, and it did not take me to the next level of med to dark.

            But for what color I got from this I would definitely use it again. It has the typical self-tanning problems. No biggie

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Product!

            By CelticLady

            from Ohio

            Pros

            • Natural Color
            • No smell
            • Not Greasy

            Cons

            • Little Tricky To Apply

            Best Uses

            • Natural Color

            Comments about Fake Bake Sunless Self-Tanning Lotion:

            I just bought this product yesterday for the first time. I had heard pros and cons but wanted to give it a shot. I am very fair and most self-tanners turn me oompa-loompa orange. This was great! A little awkward to apply at first as it looks like black shoe polish and comes out rather "liquidy" - not like the other OTC tanners which are much thicker. The bottle was much smaller than the box so I was a tad disappointed at first, but you don't need much so it should last much more than an entire season.

            It has a nice brown tint going on, so you can't miss areas but getting it thin enough and covering what you want to tan was a little tricky. BUT it takes just a little practice and a great mirror to get it right and VIOLA!!!!!!!!! Gorgeous color ( after sleeping thru the night - yes I applied it earlier as not to risk damaging the bed linens) and I woke up looking naturally, healthily bronzed. Truly impressed. :)

            No missed spots, streaks or orange! Terrific product. I will certainly re-purchase.

            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            STINKY in the morning!

            By Tarapie

            from Delmar,DE

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Pros

            • Absorbs Quickly
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Not Greasy

            Cons

            • Bad Smell

            Best Uses

            • After Shower/Bath
            • Bedtime

            Comments about Fake Bake Sunless Self-Tanning Lotion:

            Smells good when applying, but it's stomach-churning when you step out of bed in the morning! It literally made me gag! Now my sheets stink and I usually don't like to shower in the morning, but will have to if I ever use it again.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Gorgeous Fake Tan!!

            By Phlgal

            from Sacramento,CA

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Pros

            • Absorbs Quickly
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Long Lasting
            • Not Greasy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Bedtime

              Comments about Fake Bake Sunless Self-Tanning Lotion:

              I get an amazing natural tan look with Fake Bake. The product goes on smootly and last about 7 days. I use it twice a week.

              (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Very Natural Glow!

              By Autumn

              from Johnson City, TN

              Pros

              • Absorbs Quickly
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Moisturizes Well

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • After Shower/Bath
                • Bedtime

                Comments about Fake Bake Sunless Self-Tanning Lotion:

                I haven't used a bottled self tanner in well over 10 years. Every one I tried before turned me a dark orange. As a teen I went to the tanning bed a lot, and while I was a dark tan, I was obviously getting a ton of sun damage too. I've had several salon spray tans recently, and while I like them, they are expensive. I got this product and let me tell you, it is amazing! Unlike some reviewers have said- it does NOT wash off in the shower. However, the initial color you see is NOT the tan you are getting, it is merely the color guard. While this dark tanned tint does look nice, it will wash off completely in the shower and you will be left will a much lighter tan. I will note that perhaps this product is better suited to lighter skin tones. I'm very pale right now, and so I could definitely see the color transformation after the shower (and note, I didn't even wait the minimum 4 hours, I waited only 3) but for those who are wanted a dark brown tan- this may not be for you. I dare say it is fool proof- I don't even have a hint of a streak, and I know what a real tan looks like on my skin and this is PRECISELY what I look like with tanning beds. Also, my skin tone is uneven naturally, and this stuff evened me right out. I will say that the initial color is also nice, and I might even use this as a quick fix for instant color on occasion (though I may not do that in white clothing). Overall I'd say 3 hours in this stuff added about 3-4 shades to my skin tone. Exfoliate before use!

                (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                A day at the beach in a bottle!

                By OneClassicPrep

                from Wilmington, NC

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Goes On Smoothly
                • Looks natural
                • Non Streaky

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Bedtime

                  Comments about Fake Bake Sunless Self-Tanning Lotion:

                  I have used many self tanning products over the years and this is one of my favorites! Here are the main points:

                  - Looks very natural. I am very pale in the winter and this product gave me a nice golden glow and was not orangey at all. However, if you are darker naturally you might not see much difference with the first application.
                  - Easy to apply. Goes on smoothly and mess free with the included gloves. I also buffed in the product with a mitt (not included) to ensure it would be streak-free.
                  - For those who hate the self-tanner smell, this one is minimal and it's gone by the next day. This should not be a big problem if you apply it before bed.
                  - The only thing that disappointed me a bit was the length of time it lasted. The box states that it will last 5 days, but it was pretty much faded by day 3. However, I did not take away any stars because 3 days is pretty standard for most self-tanners and this product is otherwise superior to other products I've tried.
                  - For anyone who exercises and/or lives in a hot climate it is also pertinent to note that I happily did not experience this product sweating off and staining clothing. That is a huge plus for me!

                  The bottom line is that Fake Bake is a great product that I will be re-purchasing and recommending to my friends.

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