Not orange, good smell!
This tanner has a very nice smell, not your typical self-tanner smell. It has a spray bottle that you spray on the mitt and apply wherever you'd like. It is a nice natural tone, that is dark enough for me. I have a golden-colored skin, so any product that comes out slightly orange, looks super orange on me... not this one! It's amazing. I would touch up every other day if you want to keep it up. If not, it may fade away within a few days. Highly recommend! The picture is what it looks like after one coat, right away. It gets darker throughout the day.
Good for a hint of color...
I, too, have tried many many different kinds of sunless tanners and I'm still searching for the perfect one. I am nearly convinced it doesn't exist. Ha! This Spray smells lovely (like tropical coconuts) but its fairly strong. After developing, it does have that hint of "sunless tanner" smell, but it's bearable. The color guide is a nice brown and develops quickly. Slight rub off, but not as bad as others I've tried with a color guide. But after showering (and especially after shaving) the color you are left with is a light tan...like a natural olive skin tone. I applied two nights in a row and the color looked the same. Perhaps if you applied daily you could get that dark brown color, but for the cost, I don't find that feasible. Did clog the pores on my décolleté as well. Little brown dots are quite unattractive.
As it's fading, it is a little splotchy. Not quite alligatory, but uneven. It does exfoliate off fairly easily, though.
Applying with the mitt was easy enough, but I felt a lot of the product was wasted---I felt I needed to spray a lot to get the coverage I desired. Therefore it didn't go as far as I was hoping. Not practical for the price.
Even though the product is good, it's not the dark tan I was looking for. I returned the product. But if you are looking for a natural, nice smelling sunless tanner, this one is decent. Just not for me!
I'm a huge fan of Fake Bake. Their products never leave me streaked or orange. It's very natural looking and I always get complements from people.
This was working great for me until day seven, when I started to develop an itchy rash on my lower back and the sides of my stomach area, and had to stop using it. It's really unfortunate because to date it's the only tanning solution I've used that's given me the perfect natural-looking, glowing tan, without streaking, rubbing off onto clothes or coming off the next day. Plus it smells amazing, coconut in there and something else tropical. It also goes on evenly with the mitten (supplied with it), dries quite quickly and lasts 3 or even 4 days on me. I believe the high alcohol content caused the rash in my case, as I've used almost identical formulations in the past, in terms of ingredients, the only difference here being the alcohol. Despite my negative experience, I also know it won't be the same case for everyone, as I have a few friends who've been using this for years and swear by it. In any case, definitely not for those who are sensitive to alcohol. -> My 'Ulta Beauty Top 7 must-have list' (My 7 favorite beauty products of all time, focusing mainly on my purchases at Ulta) < - < 1. Hair Loss Treatment: Divine Herbal Hair Oil < 2. Eye Cream: Clinique All about eyes < 3. Lip Gloss: Clarins Lip Comfort Oil < 4. Makeup Remover: Lancome Bi Facil < 5. Pigmentation + Anti-Aging Serum: Divine Herbal Facial Treatment Serum < 6. Eyeliner: Ulta Beauty Gel Eyeliner Pencil < 7. Moisturizer: 'Lush' – Enzymion
Great first time purchase
First time using this product. I would use again. Easy to apply and love that it came with a mitten. That was very helpful. It dried very fast and also went on without streaks. Having a tinted shade as applying help to sho you where you had applied and kept you on track of any spots missed!
Maybe my favorite self tanner
Great product. Easy to apply and nice even color. Fades well, too.
Horrendous New Formula
I've been using Flawless since 2012 and the old formula was great with instant natural looking tan. I don't know what they did but this new formula in a white bottle is absolutely horrible. It has a chemical smell and the color doesn't blend or develop well. To make matters worse, after a few weeks of use, the color now developes into a dirty orangy look and doesn't blend at all. The smell has gotten worse. Fake Bake should ashamed of themselves for putting out this garbage. Absolute HORROR. Avoid like the plague!