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bareMinerals Faux Tan Body Sunless Tanner
 
4.4

(based on 74 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Creates even tan (62)
  • Natural tan (62)
  • Dries quickly (61)
  • Easy to apply (61)
  • Not greasy (58)

Cons

  • Fades (12)
  • Bad odor (6)
  • Unnatural color (4)

Best Uses

  • Body (66)
  • Daily use (17)
  • Face (17)
  • Quick-fix (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (32), Budget shopper (28)

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5.0

Best I've ever tried!

By Lizard B

from Meridian Idaho

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Creates Even Tan
  • Doesn't Clog Pores
  • Dries Quickly
  • Easy To Apply
  • Lasts Longer Than Others
  • Natural Tan
  • No Bad Odor Either
  • Not Greasy
  • Works Quickly

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Body
    • Face

    Comments about bareMinerals Faux Tan Body Sunless Tanner:

    I finally found a self tanner that works well on my really dry skin! I've tried many and this is the best hands down.

     
    5.0

    Works without turning you orange

    By Kim

    from Des Moines, WA

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Creates Even Tan
    • Dries Quickly
    • Easy To Apply
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Body

      Comments about bareMinerals Faux Tan Body Sunless Tanner:

      I use it every other day or every 3 days. Holds color nice, and natural, not orange. But must use gloves to apply or it's real tough to get it off your hands.

       
      4.0

      Really good

      By tag0823

      from El Segundo, CA

      Pros

      • Creates Even Tan
      • Doesn't Clog Pores
      • Dries Quickly
      • Easy To Apply
      • Natural Tan
      • Not Greasy
      • Works Quickly

      Cons

      • Fades Quickly

      Best Uses

      • Body
      • Daily Use
      • Face

      Comments about bareMinerals Faux Tan Body Sunless Tanner:

      I have tried a lot of other tanning products, including those raved about (St. Tropez among others) and they either didn't work or had a bad smell or fake looking tan. St. Tropez was easy to apply but lasted only a day on me. I was very relieved when I found this tanner! Very easy to apply, I have color almost instantly, and it doesn't fade as quickly as others I've tried. Although, it does fade after maybe 2-3 days (depending on showers, sometimes I take 2/day). Great scent, easy to apply, doesn't fade in patches, doesn't cling to rough patches as other tanners do. Gives a natural looking tan. I applied it maybe 2-3 times a week, and I cannot believe it has lasted me almost 4 months! I know it's a little on the expensive side, but you definitely get your moneys worth! I would've rated it a 5 if it weren't for the lasting power. But I'm good with it. This is my second purchase of this product. Please don't d/c this product!!

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Would not buy again

      By A

      from Philadelphia, pA

      Pros

      • Doesn't Clog Pores
      • Dries Quickly
      • Easy To Apply
      • Natural Tan
      • Not Greasy
      • Works Quickly

      Cons

      • Bad Odor
      • Fades Quickly

      Best Uses

        Comments about bareMinerals Faux Tan Body Sunless Tanner:

        I previously only used Jergens self tanning lotion, and decided to try another brand because I did not like the smell of Jergens on my body after applying.

        The Bare Minerals brand does have a nice almond smell when you apply it, but after it dries completely it leaves the same smell as Jergens - must be the universal chemical(s) used.

        Even though I wash my hands immediately after applying, it is difficult to fully remove from my palms, and I need to use a loofah to fully remove the stain.

        I wait about 20 minutes before getting dressed after applying the Bare Minerals tanner, however it still has stained my white clothing.

        I'll finish up the bottle, but I'm switching back to Jergens.

         
        4.0

        Love it. Wish it came with applicator.

        By Erin

        from Gainesville FL

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Creates Even Tan
        • Dries Quickly
        • Natural Tan
        • Not Greasy
        • Works Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Body
          • Quick-Fix

          Comments about bareMinerals Faux Tan Body Sunless Tanner:

          Already love this brand. This made it even better.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Orange glow

          By Beachesmd

          from Midwest

          Pros

          • Creates Even Tan
          • Dries Quickly
          • Easy To Apply
          • Not Greasy
          • Works Quickly

          Cons

          • Unnatural Color

          Best Uses

          • Body

          Comments about bareMinerals Faux Tan Body Sunless Tanner:

          Many great things I love about the tanner but too orange for me. Does not look natural. Will continue to use St. Tropaz.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          THIS TANNER IS AWESOME

          By oconeefiniest

          from seneca

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Natural Dark Tan

          Cons

          • Bad Odor
          • Feels Greasy or Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Body

          Comments about bareMinerals Faux Tan Body Sunless Tanner:

          This tanner is great for something quick ,it's not my favorite only because of the odor. With one application it lasts me for 3 days after that it starts to look blotchy..

          (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          My Favorite Self Tanner plus tip

          By nvogue

          from El Cajon, CA

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Pros

          • Creates Even Tan
          • Doesn't Clog Pores
          • Dries Quickly
          • Easy To Apply
          • Natural Tan
          • Not Greasy
          • Works Quickly

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Body
            • Daily Use

            Comments about bareMinerals Faux Tan Body Sunless Tanner:

            I think I've tried them all at this point and this is my favorite. I love the almond scent. All the self tanners, even the newest, more expensive one that claims "no smell," have an odor to some degree. I have a tip for those of us who apply self tanner with our hands. (I do have the mitts but found they absorb, as in "waste," so much of the product.) So, after washing hands with soap and water, I rub a little whitening toothpaste (any brand) on palms, rinse and, voila, my palms are clean.

             
            4.0

            I will buy again!

            By SQ

            from Peoria IL

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Creates Even Tan
            • Doesn't Clog Pores
            • Dries Quickly
            • Easy To Apply
            • Natural Tan
            • Not Greasy
            • Works Quickly

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Body
              • Face

              Comments about bareMinerals Faux Tan Body Sunless Tanner:

              The color of the product when it comes out of the bottle is very muddy brown looking and it requires hand washing several times to get rid of it. But it looks nice on the skin once it is blended in and helps to apply it more smoothly.

               
              5.0

              A Sunless Tanner that works!

              By Pale White No Longer

              from Boston, MA

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Creates Even Tan
              • Dries Quickly
              • Easy To Apply
              • Natural Tan
              • Not Greasy
              • Works Quickly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Body

                Comments about bareMinerals Faux Tan Body Sunless Tanner:

                As a person with little to no ability to tan on my own (pale white or lobster red are usually the two options I have) I was happy to find this product and find that it actually does work.

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                • Q:

                  I was wandering,does this product not come with the round brush applicator?
                  Asked on 9/2/2014 by Relle

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  I am olive toned and already have a tan going on...will this still provide a noticeable color on already tanned skin? I'd like to stay out of tanning beds and laying out if I could.
                  Asked on 6/13/2014 by Tete from Wisconsin

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    This product features a golden, natural-looking tan hue that flatters almost all complexions. You can build a deeper tan by reapplying.

                    Answered on 6/16/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  Is it waterproof?
                  Asked on 5/25/2014 by the beva from US

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Allow several hours for your color to fully develop after application before showering or swimming. Once color has fully developed, your tan will be waterproof.

                    Answered on 5/27/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  Will I see results after the first application?
                  Asked on 5/21/2014 by Gina

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Yes, you will see results after first application, but please allow a few hours for the color to fully develop. Your tan should last 5-7 days, and you can build a deeper tan by reapplying.

                    Answered on 5/22/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  Can I apply lotion before and or after applying this product ?
                  Asked on 4/27/2014 by Trolfin from Fenton

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    We recommend applying body lotion to especially dry spots (knees, elbows, hands and feet) prior to application to prevent uneven color in those areas.

                    After applying Faux Tan and allowing it to dry for a few minutes, you can also apply body lotion over it if desired.

                    Answered on 4/28/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  How long should I keep this product on before showering?
                  Asked on 4/21/2014 by candyqueen

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    This product should be applied after you shower. For best results, exfoliate skin with a body scrub or loofah while in the shower. After allowing skin to dry, apply Faux Tan evenly all over the body. To avoid discoloring palms, wash hands with soap and water immediately after use. Allow application to dry for several minutes before dressing.

                    Answered on 4/22/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  Does the tint come off on your clothes?
                  Asked on 4/10/2014 by Kimmie from Columbia, SC

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    To avoid color transfer, allow application to dry for several minutes before dressing.

                    Answered on 4/10/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  I bought this product recently because off all the good reviews and in hopes I would love it enough to stop tanning in a bed. And I really love it the only problem is I can't figure out how to put it on my feet without looking fake or turning orange. My feet look horrible every time I use this and my hands do too. But the rest of my body looks amazing. Please help!!!
                  Asked on 4/8/2014 by Jen

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    For hands, feet, elbows, and knees, first exfoliate using a body scrub, then apply a body moisturizer to these spots and allow it to absorb into the skin prior to applying Faux Tan. This will help to diffuse the color for a more natural look!

                    Answered on 4/8/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  Can I use it on my face and neck?
                  Asked on 4/1/2014 by LW

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Though this formula can be used on the face and neck, please note that it is not gradual and delivers deep color with one application. Try instead bareMinerals Faux Tan Face Gradual Glow Sunless Tanner (Item #: 2257837), which is specially formulated for the face and delivers a subtle, golden glow that gradually develops into a natural-looking tan over time: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod5160179

                    Answered on 4/2/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  I have sensitive skin. I am pale. My dermatologist said keep trying different products if you want to see if one will not make your skin red and bumpy. So far no luck- does this product have different ingredients than most over the counter self tanners? With out knowing what my "allergic reaction" is to specifically, this is becoming an expensive challenge. And all to stay out of the tanning bed. Please help!
                  Asked on 3/16/2014 by Needing help! from PA

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    This product contains DHA (Dihydroxyacetone), a very common ingredient in sunless tanners. We highly recommend that you consult your physician prior to use if you have experienced sensitivity to sunless tanning products in the past. We have listed the full ingredients below for your reference:

                    Water (Aqua/Eau), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dihydroxyacetone, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Sorbitan Isostearate, Xanthan Gum, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Saccharomyces/Copper Ferment, Ascorbic Acid, Retinyl Palmitate, Sodium Metabisulfite, Tocopheryl Acetate, Trisodium EDTA, Octapeptide-5, Phenoxyethanol, Geraniol, Linalool, Limonene, Fragrance (Parfum). May Contain: Red 40 (CI 16035), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Blue 1 (CI 42090).

                    Answered on 3/18/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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