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bareMinerals Faux Tan Body Sunless Tanner
 
4.3

(based on 80 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Dries quickly (66)
  • Creates even tan (65)
  • Natural tan (65)
  • Easy to apply (63)
  • Not greasy (63)

Cons

  • Fades (13)
  • Bad odor (7)
  • Unnatural color (6)

Best Uses

  • Body (70)
  • Daily use (18)
  • Face (18)
  • Quick-fix (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (35), Budget shopper (31)

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4.0

Great quick color

By Martha

from San Diego, CA

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Stains Hands Quicly

Best Uses

  • Body
  • Quick-Fix

Comments about bareMinerals Faux Tan Body Sunless Tanner:

I apply this with a little cheaper less thick tanner such as Nutrogena or comparable store brand for an easier, smother application. The product is thick so quickly adheres to the skin. By mixing it with a "thinner" or applying them together at the same time, it is much easier to apply evenly. I love this product. A little goes a long way. Well worth the price.

 
2.0

Still looking . . .

By Sscvillemom

from TN

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dries Quickly
  • Not Greasy

Cons

  • Unnatural Color

Best Uses

    Comments about bareMinerals Faux Tan Body Sunless Tanner:

    I had high hopes for this as I am a safe tanning advocate now. I was hoping all the positive reviews were right-on, but found I could not agree. And even though I am an exfoliator, I felt it gave my skin an uneven and ruddy appearance. I've gone back to my trusted standy-by, which is Jergens Natural Glow. I simply mix it half and half with the Jergens Ultra Healing Lotion every other day to keep just enough natural glow.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    not what I was expecting

    By Abe

    from Ohio

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

    • Dries Quickly
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

    • Fades Quickly
    • Unnatural Color

    Best Uses

    • Body

    Comments about bareMinerals Faux Tan Body Sunless Tanner:

    I bought this after reading all the reviews and using it in the past like 7-10 years ago. I applied it two nights in a row, and it looked great in the morning... Until I showered. They should market this as a "wash off" self tanner bc the only color thAt was left was the blotching on my knees elbows and ankles. Very disappointed hope I can return it!

    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Awesome color

    By Glam glam

    from New York

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about bareMinerals Faux Tan Body Sunless Tanner:

          Wow! Great tanner! Great all over color, but you will need to use a huge brush to apply it not a mit!! Follow instructions on box!! First use I used a mit & it was a nightmare , but after using brush it was beautiful! Doesn't make u orange! It pretty brown, buildsble tan! I had to apply 2 coats & then re-apply daily! When tanner came off it was not noticeable no spots or patches! Just washed off after 7-9 days! Used it twice on day 1! Day 2, then day 3 slipped! Every other day after that! Only applied on the face every other use! This tanner will give you a natural beautiful glow! Make sure to exfoliate first & use lotion few days before! Use lotion after u apply on skin day 2! U want to let skin moisture!

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          BEST SELF TANNER!!

          By Lauren

          from Grand Rapids, Michigan

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Body

            Comments about bareMinerals Faux Tan Body Sunless Tanner:

            I have been reading so many reviews of self tanners and looking all over youtube for peoples reccomendations on the best self tanners. I AM SO GLAD I BOUGHT THIS PRODUCT. It gives an instant, great, natural looking tan. I apply this with the Ulta tanning mitt which I would suggest over using just your hand.

            I didnt get any weird streaky parts around my writsts or anything. Which I was worried about in a self tanner. I cannot rave enough about how much I love this product. I will probably be purchasing the face one.

            I did notice that if you dab on some product and don't rub it in right away it will "stain" your skin, but that will go away the next day or after your first shower so it's not a big deal.

            Some people say it smells bad but I find that after I apply it I can't smell anything, some self tanners you smell like you just went to the tanning bed and this product doesn't leave any bad smell.

            I will definitely continue to purchase this and I can't wait to see the dark tan I can build with this product!

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            I love this stuff!

            By Vanessa

            from the woodlands TX

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Bad Odor
            • Uneven Fade

            Best Uses

            • Body
            • Daily Use
            • Face

            Comments about bareMinerals Faux Tan Body Sunless Tanner:

            I l ove everything except for the smell, Andthat it wears off weird.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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.

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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!!

                (2 of 5 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.

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                  • Q:

                    I bought this product, along with the face product, around this time last year. I cannot find an expiration date and still have a lot left. How long is the shelf life of this product? I would love to use it now, but don't want it to end up causing discoloration. Thank you.
                    Asked on 4/28/2015 by Breann from Oklahoma

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      bareMinerals develops their products to ensure a three-year stability on unopened product stored under normal conditions. We hope this helps!

                      Answered on 5/1/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                  • Q:

                    can I use this on my face instead of buying the face one also? What is the difference?
                    Asked on 1/15/2015 by neicie from orlando, florida

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Though this formula can be used on the face, 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 1/21/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • 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
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