Rated 4.13 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review I never do this but
I bought this in medium/dark yesterday solely because of reviews so today after using it last night i felt i absolutely had to leave one of my own. I am so so caustious and skeptical about what i put on my face because I breakout so easily. So i added 4 drops to my cetafil daily moisturizer before going to bed last night and took a pic so i could compare to how i looked this morning. I didnt expect to notice any difference after the first try honestly but I did! Absolutely sold on this after just one use and want to get the body one as well. I have a natural tan glow and it reduced the redness or hid the redness anyway of my current breakout so I am so pleased!! Highly recommend to anyone thinking about trying . I know its pricey but when it comes to your face you want the best and this i think it is!
Most Helpful Critical Review Has Fragrance and Self Tan Smell
I bought both the light/medium and medium/dark. Unless you are losing your olfactory senses, these have fragrance in them that is apparent before the bottle is even open. After application that self tan smell is pretty strong as the tan develops and stays until you wash your face. It's more noticeable than other self tanners I have used on my face. The light/medium didn't work at all, only the medium/dark. I used 5 drops in my face cream that I mixed in my hand. The formula is a very thick, heavy oil that is impossible to use under makeup with oily skin and difficult to mix with an oil free cream. My makeup turned to sludge. I had to spray a ton of makeup setting spray to dry it out. Frankly it's a lot of extra work that is not worth it. This is so expensive and you go through it faster having to use so many drops. The reviews just are not accurately describing what I received which is frustrating.
Reviewed by 169 customers Why would you not want to GLOW??
Janey from Highland, Michigan
after you shower and use toner, add 2-4 drops of sunshine into your hands and apply to your face and neck. You will see results instantly!
you need to buy!!
Chloe from Michigan
Love these!! Noticed a difference after one use!
NA from Massachusetts
Great color and feels wonderful on skin
Jen from Illinois
I've been using this for a few weeks now and I'm impressed, this stuff is amazing. It gives the most natural pretty, lasting color. I've gone through many and this one is the best I've tried so far. I just wish it weren't so expensive, but I will be sticking to this one for now.
Wow! What an awesome product!
M. B. A. from Ohio
I got a free sample and have never used self tanner so I wasn't sure if I would like this or not. I have been mixing 3-4 drops in my morning Vitamin C serum for the last week and am amazed by the results! A friend actually asked me if I had been tanning and complemented my complexion. I have no issues with streaking or dark spots. My face and neck just look naturally tan. I like how you can control the darkness bu adding/reducing drops in your regular moisturizers.
SuzieQ from Oklahoma City
A great buy, the bottle will last a long time
Subtle, Natural, Great
Holly from USA
Been a fan since first trying a couple years ago! Use a few drops once or twice a week (redhead/ kinda fair), so one bottle usually lasts for months.
Anne with an E from MO
I really like this tan product for the face. It does not clog the pores like some other tanning products do. I did have to use more drops. I purchased the medium to dark. I read where the light really does not show up that much. I drop in my daily moisturizer which is simple Oil of Olay with sunscreen.
Tried the sample..few days later purchased the large bottle!
TKCinSTL from St. Louis, Missouri
I ordered a bunch of things on Ulta and received the 20 piece kit with samples. The Tan Luxe drops were in the sample and it is the first thing I tried. I used with my Nivea skin firming lotion and worked within an hour and I was hooked. The sample given was the light/medium. I ordered the medium/dark for the summer.
I am very very skeptical of self tanners and have stayed away because I tan easily when going outside. However, because of covid we didn't do much but stay at home, so I am the palest that I have been in years! This will help me as I slowly build up my natural tan again because I am vaxxed and ready to enjoy the summer sun!
Doesn't work all that well
Pale Gal from MI from Grand Blanc, MI
I got this as a sample and was excited to try it- I am a first timer tanning lotion & this is not it. I am also very pale as I am from MI just getting out of winter. I recommend Coola Sunless Tan Anti-Aging Daily Moisturizer. What I did was apply tan-luxe to my face 2x and coola to the rest of my body. My face stayed pale and my body had the perfect sun kissed glow. Price is the same for both products so might as well get one that works.
It's pretty great!
Tess from Washington
I was reading negative reviews and felt compelled to touch on those. I gave four stars only because of the typical self tanner smell.
I really think it's great if you're wanting a subtle glow. This is NOT a deep tan look
It does have a slight self tan smell, and everyone knows that if you don't wipe/wash your hands after using it, it turns them orange. So wash your hands after!! Duh.
I'm fair skinned and this give me just enough GLOW to not look dead. You have to wait about four+ hours to notice a difference. I put it on every other day or so right before bed and usually use 2-4 drops into my moisturizer.
Meh. It's alright
Rebecca from Illinois
I really wanted to like this product. It def has an orange hue to it. I used it on my legs and mixed it with baby oil gel. I used a dropper and a half. The smell doesn't bother me. I feel like I got just as good of coverage with Neutrogena sunless tanner. For the price I expected more. Probably won't buy again
Patch test first
Emma from State college, Pennsylvania
I got these tanning drops because I heard great things and I heard the bottle lasts a long time so I figured it was worth the investment. I'm super pale rn but decided to get the medium/dark because that's typically what I get in different brands just because I'm always able to use less product but when I get fair/medium sometimes you hit a max level of darkness your able to achieve that isn't even noticeable. I mixed one single drop in with my moisturizer and was a second away from smearing it all over my face when I decided "eh I'll just patch test it on my hand for tonight." So glad I did because the results were insane and I would have had to go into hiding. Definitely going to exchange my drops for the fair shade. It's a great product just patch test first because it is very intense.
Turned me Orange with only 1-2 drops
Diane W from Wake Forest NC
I tried this product fir a week, only using 1-2 drops every 3-4 days. I was orange!!
BT from Central Florida
I purchased the light-medium illuminating drops for my fair complexion and I was very disappointed after the 1st use. I applied 3 drops and blended with my moisturizer and noticed no difference. I gave it 2 more days of use and still hadn't noticed a difference. Will be going back to using St. Moriz
Extremely happy with this products results
Kelly from Setauket, NY
I use these drops in my moisturizer and they work great. Applies evenly and gives a nice brown glow, versus the "orangey" hue a lot of other rub on self-tanners give.
Exactly what I wanted and expected!
Gina from Ohio
Mix it with my moisturizer each morning and I have a lightly sun kissed glow. Perfect.
I wouldn't buy this product
Mediterranean queen from Livonia, Michigan
Honestly I wouldn't recommend this product because the palm of your hands along with your body and face turn orange after applying this product
I will buy this again.
LFolk from Ohio
I use with my own serum. I add one to three drops as needed.
YES, YES, YES
Madisyn from PA
I am basically Casper the ghost. I purchased these drops to mix in with my moisturizer, and they did NOT disappoint! I got the medium/dark shade and began using it the same night that I self-tan my body. Then, throughout the week, I'll put a few drops in with my nightly moisturizer here and there to maintain the color. If the price is what's stopping you - I've been using the same bottle for a year....And I normally use 7 drops on my face at a time. The ONLY con I've noticed with using this is that I get some random blackheads on my cheeks due to clogged pores, but that's not surprising and not a flaw of the product. PLEASE for the love of god, stop using regular self-tanner on your face and invest in this!!! You won't be sorry.
Pros and Cons
Why is a nickname required? from New Jersey
If you are not s sensitive to smell, you might love this. Unfortunately, not for me.
Good but not the best
Moni from New Jersey
It is nice that you add this to a moisturizer, especially if you have very dry skin like myself. However, I didn't notice much difference after applying it (didn't get the glow) and it smells like every other self-tanner out there (don't trust the paid influencers on youtube). It may not be the best, but it is definitely better than most.
Nice self tanner
Hannah from Maple grove MN
I mix a few drops into my moisturizer. I'm still working on getting the perfect layer, I noticed it's more orangeish around my eyebrows so I have to apply more precisely around that area and wash my hands after using or they get stained. But I do like so far
a year in and i still love it!
kate717 from rhode island
i've been using my bottle for about 15 months and have finally reached the end, so i figured i would leave a review while putting a new bottle in my cart.i have an olive skin-tone and tan with a slightly red undertone. i purchased the medium-dark bottle.
i find that this looks natural and sun kissed as long as you don't use too much. i use 1-2 drops to maintain the color once every few days. if i've gone several days without applying, i use 3-4 drops. i can build this to match both my natural tan and my self-tan (i use the st tropez dark bronzing mousse). for application, i prefer to apply moisturizer first and then apply the serum because it's personally more difficult for me to rub the drops into my skin when i mix them with the moisturizer as is recommended on the bottle.
i have dry, sensitive skin and personally have not found that it breaks me out.
A little disappointed
L from Denton, TX
I got this because a lot of people in the reviews and in articles were saying this is great because it won't break you out. Well it definitely broke me out and it barely lasted 2 days. I have sensitive skin so if you do too I wouldn't advise getting this