Rated 4.17 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Great for blending out mistakes & quick bronze-to-go
Love this bronzer for blending out areas I still struggle to get right after applying sunless tanner (i.e. elbows, ankles). This does a great job at camouflaging those mistakes. I also love it for some added color on the chest, neck, and face. This is quick and easy to apply. But the name "One Night Only" is no joke. This is definitely not lasting 24 hours in the summer; between rain, sweat, and sunscreen you're looking at maybe 8 hours of wear. Longer if you're using a non-greasy sunscreen. Final note, the Light-Medium is very light. As I'm building color with my sunless tanner I'll purchase the Dark color next.
Most Helpful Critical Review Ban this tan
27 yrs ago I tried Estee Lauder self tanning and been hooked ever since. St. Tropez self tan products are excellent, thus the reason I wanted to try this bronzer. Listen up St. Tropez imagetanneers, this consumer wants you to go back to the lab for this product.
One coat is too light for my liking and where I ran into it being difficult to use. I couldn't find any direction from your site or a YouTube review telling consumers how to layer the product. My first try was a botched job letting the first coat fully dry. Second time, I put the second coat on before the first was dry. About drying, I'm a consumer that still waits 30 min. After getting dressed all was looking good. The exercise was my purposeful trial before putting this product in my summer arsenal of bronze. That's not going to happen.
Within a few hours rub off was occurring causing the tan to look blotchy.
I noted the product was effective to mean it will make you look tan. Like St. Tropez self tannees, the color is amazing. And like St. Tropez self tanners, the price point for the exceptional color is reasonable.
Reviewed by 88 customers Plz Bring back original Med/Dark
trailnut from EL, MI
The Med/Dark used to be a perfect color - absolutely no orange, just rich brown. It was so not orange that it was ideal for toning self tanner to the perfect shade. It was also darker. I'm light skinned and this new version is barely dark enough to give a tanned look. It's chalky and the color of an obviously fake (light) tan. Disappointing, especially since products this color are a dime a dozen. I have warm toned skin (and orange clothing is very flattering on me) but my tan looks nothing like this and I don't know anyone whose does.
BTW, the original formula, back when there was only 1 shade, was also far better than this. It had a beautiful subtle shimmer, was darker and less orange. I don't even like shimmer, but it had just enough to keep the color from looking flat and chalky. Gave the glow of healthy skin.
Jtracy from Lee summit
This is PERFECT when your in a hurry and don't have time to do the whole self tan thing. Doesn't transfer, easy to use, beautiful even tan, gorgeous color. This is a staple for me.
Perfect for events
Sam from North Carolina
Bought a tanning mitt to apply, had streak free application. Washes right off at the end of the day. Worked great for giving me a little color for a recent holiday party
Amazing for all tones and textures!
B from Colorado
Wonderful for a quick glow on a night out.
Myself and two friends used this before going out for the night. We were out for over 6 hours, in crowded bars and sweaty dance floors, but our legs looked great all night!
I already had fake tan on (loving tan), and it worked to deepen and smooth my tan for a glowy, airbrushed look. One friend has very pale legs without any fake tan, and her legs had a light, natural glow. She described it as "taking the edge off". The other friend has a gorgeous natural tan, but wanted a boost. It provided a little bit of coverage/blurring for bruises, scars and other "imperfections" on all of our legs.
It takes a lot of product to get really even coverage, but definitely worth it for special occasions.
Completely addicted to this!
Aleksandra from Atlanta, GA
I can't fully express how much I love this product! I apply & reapply to my taste and let it dry before dressing. Amazing! Looks fabulous, subtle and real!
Will not regret!
Amanda from St. Louis MO
So easy to use. Easy to wash off. Perfect for an event. I will buy over and over again
Jen from NC
Let me start by saying I never review things. Ever. But this stuff is worthy! I was concerned it would rub off easily after reading some other reviews but I didn't have that problem. It stayed on all day and took some serious scrubbing to get it off. Pro tip: makeup remover definitely helps. It also looked hella natural and was super easy to apply!
Tulipsmom from SC
I bought this to try since I am allergic to self-tanners. I have been a tanning bed user for many years and love to be tan but finally decided to stop! A friend recommended this product so I gave it a try. Works well so far! I only wish the tube was larger for the price! Great product tho for me and you don't have to wait for the color to appear.
Totally worth it!!!
Jmt from Kansas City.
Love, love, love!!!
I would highly recommend this product.
Shell from Cleveland, Ohio
I use this product almost everyday and I consider it my go to when I can't get out in the sun. LOVE this product!
Megs from Fresno, Ca
Great product. Easy to put on, no streaks, washes off in shower and does not transfer to your clothes. I got a little sweaty from dancing and it stayed on!
Does not work for me
Bonnie from Surprise, Arizona
I by budget brands where it doesnt matter, but name brands where it really counts.
Easy and fast tan
MH from Long Island
As someone who has been going tanning for years I've been looking for an alternative . I was hesitate to use in fear of blotchiness and also staining my clothes . I applied small amounts at a time onto the buffing mitt to ensure proper application. It went on smooth and does not have that nasty tanning lotion smell. I did exfoliate and moisturizer beforehand. It did not stain my clothes and provided everything I was looking for and exceeded my expectations .
I would not recommend this product
Kenzie from Atlanta
I am a self-tan pro and this lotion was probably the worst one I've used so far. Even when I applied it with a mitt it still came out streaky and uneven. DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT LAYERING FOR COVERAGE!!!
Beauty Junkie from Springfield, VT
I haven't tried this on my whole leg yet, but spot applying it I didn't see any difference in color. I was disappointed to say the least. I will give it another try on my legs and see what I get. The smell was pretty strong, but not a bad smell. Floral comes to mind. I'll update when I give it another go.
Wonderful product for us fair ladies !
unikitty from Milwaukee, WI
Love this wash off bronzer!.... it has a great brown color and is super easy to apply. I'm really pale and this color is very realistic... on my third bottle.
Not What I Expected But Good
ASConner from Hop., KY
I have used St Tropez for many years and LOVE almost all their products. I'm still experimenting with this one and not sure if it's for me. I did not get near the color payoff I expected even with 4 layers and I am not tanned. I did discover some things that I'll share that I hope helps others.
Even though this is not a self tanner, it works best if you are moisturized prior to application. I found it will reduce the number of layers needed. Does stay put with no transfer unless you get wet. By wet I mean enough water that will bead up and run. However, if you do happen to get misted just take the palm of your hand and sort of pat your skin and it will blend it back in with no streaks. Wash hands after using. Works great if you self tan and get a spot you missed or didn't get perfect. It works great on feet. I have not used this on face...yet. Wish this came in a shade darker than medium dark bc I'd like more color than what it gives.
LOVE IT- A STAPLE IN MY KIT!
Bean from Delaware
This product is PERFECT for us pasty gals who just need something to take the edge off the glow in the dark skin quality! Its so easy to put on and you can add more/less to your desired shade. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Deb from Muscle Shoals, AL
I use this on my legs. It gives you a nice even skin tone and tan.
The best body bronzer ever
RatherPaleRachel from Austin, TX
I use this product mostly on my legs when I haven't had time to self-tan. It doesn't transfer and stays on until you wash it off. Color is natural and goes on evenly. I've tried others, but none have performed as well as St. Tropez.
rubs off too easily
Bri from Omaha, ne
Gave nice color.. but the second I put it on i could tell it would rub right off. After it dried I flicked some water on my leg just to see and it all came off instantly and blotchy. Not worth the price at all
Rose from Washington
Pretty disappointed with the product. When it says water resistant it should be just that. Wouldn't personally buy it again.
Love St. Tropez Products!!
Beth from Chicago
I have been using St. Tropez products for the past several years and the One Night Only is by far my favorite! It is very easy to apply and the tan looks natural. I apply it once with my hands and then apply another layer with the application mitt. You can gradually make the tan as dark as you wish. I'm someone who does not like when the self tanners or spray tans come off splotchy and streaky and that is why I really enjoy this product. I get the results I want and once I shower, it all comes off. No streaks, no blotches. I highly recommend this product to anyone who wants a quick, natural tan!
Not worth the price
JpGrl from Davenport, IA
It worked well with a nice even color...but was not transfer/waterproof. It rained the night I wore this and my legs were spotted because of it. I have foundation that stays on longer in the rain than this did. I expected better wear based on the item description. "Wash off" should mean soap and water, not splashes of water.
Paulie from LOS ANGELES
GIVES ME GREAT NATURAL LOOKING TAN INSTANTLY!