Rated 4.44 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review The best I've tried!
I bought this after doing a bit of research on self tanners (I was pretty nervous to try self tanning again after many failed attempts from the mid 2000s). I am fair-skinned, redhead, freckled and super freaked out about streaking and orange looking self tanners. Having said all that, this one is a WINNER. I bought this in the medium tone.
Directions said to exfoliate first, so I exfoliated and shaved my legs and then didn't apply moisturizer afterward (per instructions on packaging). I nervously applied the foam to the mitt (I used the blue one from a St. Tropez trial size package and am going to get the Coco & Eve pink one) and rubbed it into my legs and arms...then went back and did another round to each limb and my chest and shoulders. This was at 2pm. I could feel it drying after about 20-30 minutes and felt like it was safe to put on clothes without staining them. I ran errands and rinsed off in the shower about 3 hours later. The tan was subtle, but definitely there. NO STREAKING!
I did my trial run on a Friday and then I re-applied this mousse to my arms and legs after shaving again 2 days later, on Sunday. I did the same routine, waiting about 20 minutes to put on clothes, then went about my business. It definitely dries quickly. I went the whole afternoon and evening without rinsing off and then even slept on white sheets with NO transferring of color (I'm so impressed by this part!). I woke up this morning and now I *definitely* have color...not so subtle...but also natural looking and still not streaky! I am so pleased with this product and how it gives my fair skin a good, healthy looking glow but also doesn't look orange or super fake. The medium is totally made for my skin tone, but I did basically use 4 coats of it in 3 days. Great product. Totally lives up to the hype! Oh, and for those with sensitive noses, it smells really good and doesn't linger. It's fruity (lychee?) and I didn't find it too strong or offensive. Very happy with this product!
Most Helpful Critical Review I wanted to love it ...
I wanted to love this brand but it just doesnâ€™t stand up to my other favorites. The main draw for me to try this product was for the cellulite improving formula and the claim that it didnâ€™t smell like fake tan. I found neither of these claims to be true. At first the scent is quite pleasant but quickly becomes overwhelming. The nasty tan smell you get after getting a spray tan or using other fake tanning products is also in this product - but you donâ€™t smell it right away. After showering off the base color it smells even stronger of fake tan. I end up stinking of fake tan for 2-3 days after application - this is with showering every day and applying moisturizer. As for the color, maybe I chose the wrong one but I always look more orange than brown. The product itself dries quite quickly which is nice not to feel sticky after application but it also means you have to rush a bit to rub it in which can easily cause uneven color or streaks. I also found the face and hand brush applicator to be totally useless. It soaks up the product right away and does not go on smoothly. My hands, feet and face looked so bad the first times I used this. I donâ€™t use this product on my face anymore. I will finish the bottle but I definitely wonâ€™t be repurchasing. Iâ€™m happy the ingredients are clean and thereâ€™s no chemicals but the formula could use some reworking.
Reviewed by 1730 customers Absolutely love!
Jenna from Lakeland FL
Developed fast, isn't orange, dried fast, didn't transfer to my sheets, has a nice smell. I left it on over night. It didn't stay sticky like a lot of other tanners and zero streaks.
Not worth it :(
Jc from Iowa
Really disappointed in this self tanner. I got it in shade dark. It's definitely over hyped. I went to sleep after putting it on, it went on super dark green, but when I woke up I was pale? It soaked into my skin and didn't do anything for me. My hands are the only thing that turned DARK orange. Going back to St. Tropez!!
the color is worth it
ls99 from Georgia
I would not consider myself anywhere near a self tan veteran but I have tried a few different formulas and brands. I kept getting ads for this for ages but never bit the bullet on trying it until now. I started with the medium shade because I am a more light neutral skin tone. My first impression was that this stuff is not easy to spread! The whole time I was applying it, I was worried that I was going to come out terribly blended and streaky splotchy. I kept telling myself to trust the process and spread the foam as well as I could. I left it on for only the recommended 2 hours since I've never used the brand before. 2 hours with the medium definitely gave me a subtle color. I am pleased with the tone (it looks so natural) and I think I came out pretty even too! My next application will stay on for longer and I'm considering trying the dark shade too. My biggest piece of advice is: if you're feeling iffy, just keep blending and trust the process! I think you'll like the results.
I love this shiz
I love this shiz from St George
I am a very pasty lady. This stuff is the actual shiz. I love the undertone that it has. Definitely use with a mitt. With other tanning lotions I get a bad headache because of the smell. The smell of this is the best I've come across. All in all 10 out of 10.
aggee from Sc
It was very hard to apply especially to face. It was uneven and streaky. Did not love
Andrea from Tri cities
Super cute packaging . But streaks so bad I had to call into work for a few days .
On Par with other options
Lauren from Tennessee
This product is good. I think your color after your rinse is great. Nothing overly special. However you will not be running errands while this sets for the 1-3 hour time frame. ESPECIALLY if you use it on your face. You will look very green. My fiancé said I looked like "Encino Man" (which upon googling I found out was a movie about a caveman who's frozen and upon thawing looks very dirty but also a little moldy and green). But if you have a free afternoon and plan on showering before going out in public, I think you will be happy with the result. Smell is good upon application but no better than the rest after about 30 minutes.
Review from a Coco and Eve Veteran
Olivia from Raleigh
I have been using Coco and Eve for almost 2 years now, so here is an honest review.
Pros: it smells amazing, it makes your skin look plumped, glowing and honestly amazing (it has a green base, but it makes everyones skin look really good), it dries pretty quick
Cons: It will get on your clothes, I will purposefully not wear white after using. Though it dries quickly, it still doesn't feel like nothings there. The fake tan smell doesn't come right at first, but after a day or so, even after you've showered it off, it will have the smell. It isn't horrible though.
Overall I love Coco and Eve, but if I found a fake tan just as good without the cons, I would switch.
Decent Self Tanner
A from Cary
I will say that I think this self tanner gives me my favorite color out of any other. First putting it on, the color guard can be alarming, because it's straight green, because of the olive green tones the tan doesn't look orange and it is natural. I'm giving it a lower rating because unlike other self tanners this one never dries. It's sticky feeling and transfers to everything you touch.
Smells great but not beginner friendly and orange
Does from Milwaukee
I'm not sure why this has such great reviews…. This was the first fake tan I ever bought. For reference, I'm a pale Asian with olive/yellow undertones. I bought the medium color and It lasted me 3 uses and I thought it was fine. Until I tried other fake tans. It smells amazing! But that's about all that's good about it. It takes FOREVER to set. For every fake tan, I do 2 coats. I'll do the first and then lay on a towel for 15-30mins and then apply my 2nd coat. With this one, my first coat rubbed off so much before applying my 2nd coat. Not to mention the actual product is hard to blend in and VERY streaky and patchy. Literally if you bump into anything, it'll rub off. I wear pants and long sleeve, and it rubs off all onto my clothes as well. I feel like it never really sets. It fades all patchy too, not at all a gradual fade. My legs literally had white patches where the tan rubbed off. The color is fine during application, but once it's rinsed off, it's really orange. I also feel like I used soooo much product each time I applied. I'm not super picky with products, but I just wanted to give a thorough review for anyone contemplating this. I'd say pass on this fake tan
I like it
Mads from Atlanta GA
It's okay I like it, but be careful with the hands and use the brush. The only flaw is it comes off in a couple days and after every shower! :(
Overhyped on Social Media - streaky and green(?)
Lauren from San Francisco
Not sure what all the good reviews / hype are about. The shade is not nearly warm enough, it's kind of a brown green which just makes your skin look vaguely dirty. Also they claim it's streak free and I 100% got streaks… I've used better self tanners that are much less expensive and over hyped. This is one of those social media fads to miss.
I really wanted to like this…
Jenny from California
I had seen such great reviews of this product and I really wanted to like it, but most of the product washes off in the shower and whatever is left only lasts a couple of days (I follow all the instructions). I do like the color and it smells amazing, I just wish it didn't wash off so easily! I'll be going back to St. Tropez 🙈
Sticky and orange
Autumn from Little rock AR
I love the smell of this but thats about it. It made me very orange and it was very sticky afterwards and streaky:(
Nikki from RI
No streaks no orange light smell. The best self tanner I've ever used.
I would by again, but
Gigi from Southern IL
Works really well and blends amazing. Not orange, and the dark really gave me the perfect natural tan. However, I pumped a series of dollops on my body to blend them together, and even that .5 seconds they were sitting on my body, they left dark circles after I rubbed them together and it was so hard to blend out. Recommend pumping on your mit and then blending on your body
kbreunig from Sauk City, WI
I love this tanner! I always look orange whenever I use tanners, but this one is by far the best! No orange undertone, it smells amazing, and the bottle lasts a long time!
I reommend this to everyone
I would buy this again
ChristinaB from Elyria,OH
How do you keep your hands from turning an orange color? Should I apply a barrier cream first? Can anyone recommend one?
Mlc from Delaware
This was the first self tanner I ever used a year ago and I thought I liked it… the truth is, this self tanner gets patchy very quickly and the color is not that good for the medium shade. The only good thing about this is; it doesn't break you out, and it smells soooooo good.
Streaky and not blendable
Juli from Massachusetts
I found this product to be streaky because it dries too quickly to blend evenly. It also feel super sticky on your skin until you wash it off. The color is ok but would not recommend.
Mel from Dallas, Texas
This self tanner smells amazing actually found it on YouTube from Blair Walnuts video. I got the dark one and I'm super pale and I did a test I'm new to this so the application was messy on my part but man this stuff is good. It doesn't feel gross on it literally doesn't get orange neither! I don't think I'll try anything else honestly but I might do a lighter color next time just so it's not too drastic. Only thing I'm having to navigates how to apply it correctly to my hands 🤣
Will stain your clothes
Jose from DC
The product doesn't smell terrible, and it was relatively easy to apply. My biggest complaints are that it fades pretty quickly, and it will ruin anything you wear. Even days after the application, the color will bleed off you and stain your clothes if you sweat... I used it once and now have an entire bottle I won't be using.
2.5 Stars - Great at first but VERY patchy/splotchy
daisy from New York
I never leave reviews but I hope this helps someone like me. I have vitiligo that finally spread so I am one color only problem is that color is CASPER white I bought this in the hopes that it would look like my original skin tone and I used it to the last drop to get the best assessment.
It takes a while to dry and it transfers on everything. After you wash it off, the color still transfers (I honestly don't know how people wear white clothes with a fake tan) it rubs off on clothes, socks, shoes etc it reminds me a lot of using those gradual tan lotions. The color only looks good the day you wash it off, it fades so quickly but fades SO PATCHY some spots completely fade while others stay splotchy forever even after exfoliating.
I wanted to love this but the hunt for the best tan continues.
lola_78240 from Florida
I am fair skin and it def adds color but it stained my sheets even after letting it dry for 3hrs. and rinsing it. The tan is perfect but it doesn't last long at all. I used it on my face and it really accentuated my large pores :( not worth the price
Liv from AZ
Im pretty sure this is the tanner Trump uses. My sister in law used this and it look great on her so I bought it. She has an olive undertone and I, a pale and red undertone. I got shade dark and it turned me orange. The smell at first was nice but then gave me a headache and after a few days it started to fade very splotchy. I was so excited for this product too :(