Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review My Favorite Self Tan Product
I have been using this product on my fair, breakout prone skin for years because its so easy to use and looks so natural. I've been told that my face looks like I spent the day at the beach. I put it on after washing and exfoliating at night and let the product work its magic overnight, then wash it off in the morning. I apply it to my neck also so it blends. It is blunder-proof, still looks natural even if I don't do a great job rubbing it in and applying it evenly. Really worth the investment since not much is needed, the tube lasts a very long time.
Most Helpful Critical Review Formula Change???
I absolutely LOVED this product! Used it every other night for many years. But I just bought a new tube & I could swear that the formula is different. The tint was a MUCH darker brown rather than the previous terracotta shade. It was much more difficult to spread, thicker consistency. But the WORST part is that the new brown tint completely settled into my pores!! I always put this on before bed, then rinse off in the morning. But even after rinsing, I still have 100's of tiny black spots where the tanner settled into my pores. I am 33 with very clear, smooth skin & this has never happened before. I have not changed any other products that I use on my face. Has anybody else noticed this too???
Reviewed by 144 customers Beautiful tanner
lastoffive from NY
This is really some of the best face tanner I have used. The color is great and fake looking. My only complaint, is that I don't think the color lasts through washings. Still , I'm buying again because I do really like the application and how it looks.
Nice tan coloring.
Bridgi1240 from Bronx, New York
Just tried out this product this summer and it does have a nice tan coloring. However, I'm really not a fan of the smell and it did get all over my white towel, but most of it came off with soap.
My favorite face tanner!
Dagmar from Massachusetts
This product gives a beautiful glow, especially when mixed with moisturizer! Lasts all day, has no fragrance and no oil, but hydrates really well! Love it!
It keeps my skin in good condition every day.
Gemini from Delaware
It keeps my skin in good condition every day.
Good for face
Lucy from Delaware
Useful And unique
Makes my skin extremely oily
Micaela from Miami, Fl
I bought this product even though it is pricy because it is a Clinique product, says oil free and because it is specifically for your face. I have tried many other kinds. The color is nice but it still leaves my fave extremely oily and appears as if I'm sweaty all day. Not impressed :\
Calibee from Westlake Village, California
I've been using this product for over 20 years daily!
Amanda from Port Chester, NY
S from Pottstown, Pennsylvania
The product claims that you can put it on for instant color, and the tan is supposed to develop in a few hours. The "instant color" was bright orange. I left it on overnight, but after washing it off my face was only slightly tan. I do like a subtle tan & wasn't expecting an ultra dark tan or anything, but it didn't even give a subtle color. My skin had a hint of orange in some spots, that's it. It was very patchy. After day two, the color was completely gone. It was actually very fortunate that the color didn't last so long so I didn't have to have an orange face for days.
Horrible smell and extremely orange
Mimi from PCB
SO ORANGE!!! And the smell is HORRIBLE!!! I usually like the smell of self tanner but this stuff smells awful! Like bad fish. The color is so orange immediately so I can never use it during the day. If I use it, I use it right before bed and wake up with a bright orange face. After washing, it leaves a nice color. But after a few washes, it has faded. Because of the smell, I'm not sure that it's worth it....
Does the job
LV from Fort Wayne, IN
It's okay, better than other self tanning products. I just hate the smell.
Not worth it
Mirandalane.Texas from Fort Worth, TX
I'm a self tanner addict. I also use skincare products that strip away my spray tan very fast, so I like to use something to tan my face. This stuff smells HORRIBLE. No other self tanner smell has ever bothered me, but I can't even use this because of the smell.
Annie bee from State College PA
After using it 3 times as directed, my skin had an unnatural yellow tinge .. not tan.
Doesn't clog my pores
Kaleymae from Green Bay, Wisconsin
I only use a pea sized amount for my entire face. Blend well and doesn't color or affect my face framing hairs. Doesn't clog my pores. I towel my hands off after applying and it rarely colors my hands and doesn't discolor my towels. Wish it was a buildup tan and kept its color for a couple days but it all washes off in the evening. Color shows up a few hours after applying, doesn't streak. Have bought several times.
WOULD NOT BUY AGAIN
aliebrown from maryland
I am a lover of Clinique and have never had an issues with their products until this one. This product leaves your skin feeling sticky and greasy and leaves you looking like you got a bad spray tan. After a few uses this product left me looking orange more than tan, even though I had a good base tan before starting to use to product. Clinique self sun also has a repulsive smell so I would not plan on leaving the house after it has been applied. Unfortunately, I cannot take the product back as I threw out the receipt thinking I would love the product as much as I love all the other Clinique products I have used; however, that is not the case for this product.
Not So Great
RCLNH from NH
Been using another brand of sunless tanning for the face & bc I use so many of Clinique's products, thought I would give it a try. This product comes off if u use a toner 12-24 hours after application. The cotton swab w toner literally turned brown after a few swipes on my face. Will go back to my previous self tanner for face as that one lasts & lasts & gives great color for days. The color from this Clinique product needs to be perfected as it appeared that I had put nothing on my face & have been using as directed for approx 1 wk. Very disappointed.
Can't handle the Smell
Elis from Raleigh NC
Honestly didn't use for very long because the smell is so bad. I wish they would change this product because I love Clinique and if they could work on the item, I know they could get it right. I need sun without sun!!! Help?
LAKitKat from Los Angeles, CA
I have tried lots of famous brands but this product is one of the best. Of course, I did not expect anything less than great from Clinique. No matter how many more brands are added to the market, Clinique remains the best for sensitive skin. This product worked well for me. The end result is not orange. It is natural tan. It did not irritate my skin either. In fact, it was moisturizing and left my skin feeling great. It wasn't greasy. It dried fast. It didn't streak. The odor doesn't offend me at all. Highly recommended!
Smells Like Blood
Rebecca W from Amarillo, Tx
I purchased this product and the medium/deep sunless tanning lotion for the body together. The body product was not as bad as this. This smells atrocious, very metallic, like blood. Color doesn't really develop, just the tint stays on and rubs off on everything. It feels like you rubbed glycerin all over your face. I feel like I seriously wasted my money. Will not be repurchasing.
Great color, horrendous smell
DeeCat from Rochester, NY
I purchased this product because I love Clinque products. The color is great, everything I ever wanted in a self tanner. However, the smell, I cannot put the product on without gagging. It smells like iron, like I'm smearing blood on me. Even the thought of the smell makes me want to gag. Every review I found said it smells "tropical". Well, maybe I could a defect product line or something but it smells far from "tropical". The smell stays and lingers all day long. Even after showering the next day. Eventually it smells like I was in a tanning booth all day, even after pouring perfume on me. If you aren't sensitive to smell, go for it. The color is great. But if you don't want to smell like iron then sweaty tanning salons, I would not recommend purchasing this product. I will say it's possible I got a defective product line as there is no way people think what I have smells tropical.
Exactly what I was looking for
Jenn from Kansas City
I was looking for something that would add a natural looking glow to my face since my face doesn't really tan well. This is perfect! It adds color without looking fake! I will for sure always have this on hand!
nunzi from cuyahoga falls
love it easy and fast
I am saying NO to this product
barty from Moscow, Russia
How i used it: tried to layer it under my spf moisturizer thinking that bronze color will outbalance ghost look coming from spf. Well, my skin got so irritated i had to wash away it immediately. So you can not combine this product with spf (I tried both of mine none worked). However, when trying to apply this product solely no irritation ocurred. Plus i gotta say you can see the results pretty fast. It is a good product just did not work for me. Also i hate the smell of self tanners in general.
1.Good value and price
3.Goes on smoothly
1.Irritates when using with spf
2.Typical smell of self tanners may seem unpleasant for some
3.Needs some improvement overall
Tried this product for first time - looks amazing. Very
SENorris from North Andover
Tried this product for first time - looks amazing. Very natural looking. I made sure I followed directions by exfoliating and shaving first. Definitely use gloves for application. I recommend a very light layer first day - apply another light layer second day.
Natural even tan
Melissa from Madison, WI
Love this! It is so easy to apply and creates a nice even tan, no streaking at all. I am very fair so a little goes a long way. I ended up wiping the product off with a wet towel after an hour because I did not want to be any darker.