Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review It's a good product, but...
I used this a lot about two summers ago. I have combination skin and also my pores clog very easily so when I first used it I didn't see any break outs, but by the second time I started to notice my forehead, nose, cheeks, and under my chin were breaking out. I still used it cause it wasn't as noticeable. Everyone said it looked so natural. Even one of my aunts thought I went to the beach too much and then found out it was just a tanning product.
My mother had to help me apply it cause I wanted an even tan everywhere and its hard to reach every square inch on the back. I do know that if you don't rub in a little real lotion w/ the tanning product into the elbows, wrist, knees, and ankles you'll see the lines/creases on that part of the body and it'll look fake.
Don't do up and down motions when rubbing in the product, make sure to rub it all crazy and in circles like you would if you used a slimming cream or an exfoliating brush/loofa on the body. Or like you rub in face cream on the face, do circles, but up and down like painting a house or you'll get streaks everytime.
I do highly recommend that you don't wear any white for the first 48hrs and if you are fair skin do it twice in a span of 72hrs so it'll start to look natural.
My mother did complain about the smell, but that is because it has hemp mixed into the formula to create that natural looking glow, which is the same product you will find in tanning bed lotions.
Also if you don't break out as easily, make sure you don't use any face/body scrub in the first week on the skin after you've applied it or it'll look faded or uneven. But I do recommend using a scrub before applying the product the very first time.
Also if it comes out green from the bottle, not light or deep brown, then don't use it because it has expired.
And lastly, make sure to invest in a box of gloves everytime because you'll need them when applying the product. Unless you want tanner all over your palms, then use gloves everytime.
Most Helpful Critical Review really quick tan
I bought this before going to a party and it made my legs look orange, i suggest buying this if your already tan because if your pale then you become tan overnight, its a little weird. people will ask what happened and know that its fake
Reviewed by 161 customers My favorite self-tan!
Cassidy from PA
I'm about to order again, because this lotion is now my favorite. All I used was latex gloves and there wasn't a single streak. I can never reach my whole back but there was no harsh lines, it blends perfectly with the untanned skin. Elbows,knees, fingers etc look great. I just love it.
Best self tanner on the market
Sashon from Palm Beach Gardens, FL
This self tanner is the best! I love the way it goes on and How long it stays.
I've loved this for years!!
Chicky from Jacksonville
When you have a tan this is great for adding some darker color but don't use if you are pale.
Would not recommend
Jamie from Louisiana
I've gotten spray tans, used self tanning lotions and never had a problem. I used this one and it had great color......but...... my skin broke out in hives from it. It was awful and it was not easy to take off.
Best Self Tanner
Sheriann from Palm Beach Gardens
This product is one of the best self tanners I have ever tried. I love it!! I tan my entire body once and leave it on for several hours. If I can, I will do it in the late afternoon, and sleep on it and then wash the next day. It gives you such a nice base tan. And if you want darker, you repeat the same process the next day. I love it. I probably get 3-4 full tans a bottle- and it is totally worth it!!
Not my favorite
Beachblonde from Grover Beach, CA
I do like the Fake Bake brand but this one came up short. It is very thick and did not go on smoothly. I exchanged it (thank you, Ulta!) for the Fake Bake Coconut, which is my new all time favorite!
hives hives hives
sara from boston
i've been using fake bake liquid self tanner for years and it's great. i decided to try the lotion and it was VERY hard to apply and took 3x as long as the liquid spray one. the next morning i woke up with hives all over my body. i do not recommend the lotion tanner.
Favorite self tanner out there
PKG from Tampa, FL
Honestly, I don't understand how some people do not like this self tanner. It is THE best color and doesn't streak for me. People, USE the mitt, do not try and apply this with gloves or bare hands. As long as you shower, exfoliate and apply this to completely dry skin you will not have any issues. I am olive toned complexion so the color guard works better for me than most. Try a little bit at a time and really learn to buff with the mitt. Overall, I always come back to fake bake. Absolutely love this original lotion and the smell is very bearable compared to other self tanners.
Katiebug from SC
I would definitely buy this product again! It works well and is easy to apply! The color looks natural with no streaks.
Very natural looking
cak from Stow, OH
I like that it was a natural looking sun kissed tan
broke me out in hives
maffion from Kansas city
I really liked it the first night I used it. the second night it seemed to go on more unevenly and within a few minutes my right arm got these little bumps all over. the next day they weren't itchy but they were spreading up my arm. now both my arms are covered and I'm so itchy.
It's just ok
Jenbryant from Columbus, ohio
Price is a little much for what you get.
Linda from Burleson, TX
I use it on my legs. I put it on at night and I do use separate sheets for the night. It will stain chairs, etc. it will wash out of sheets. It will come out of anything you can wash. However if get the product on fabric when you are applying it, it might be hard to get out. The color is good for a fake tan product.
no thank you!
Dee from anderson, sc
Was applying before going on vacation and 1 hour later still applying because it was streaking horribly! After 15 more minutes I just hopped in the shower and washed it right off. Just returned the product today for a refund!!
Like the color!kk
None from Hendersonville TN
I've been using it for over a year now!
Savannah from Pensacola, FL
I use it almost everyday because I have light skin so can't be in the sun all the time. It's the only tanner I've stuck with and love it!
Sam from Cleveland
Works fast and does not make you look orange
I would buy this again
Jackie from Redmond, WA
Easily blended, especially if you buy the St. Tropez mitt.
Laila from Clifton NJ
This self tanner was awful Left the skin with spots and blotches. I used Loreal self tanner and it was much better than this. Would not recommend
Great color and coverage. Only thing bad is the strong smell
Mrs Robinson from Auburn, AL
Great color strong odor
NikkiG from California
Put this product on before bed and rinse off in the moring and you'll look as if you have been baking for days. No streaks and No mess. Make sure to use gloves when applying cause it will stain your hands as well.
Deedie from Clarksville
Very easy to use
Sabdy from Columbus ms
Great product. Great results
Love fake bake
Pink mama from Rome NY
I heard about product many years ago and had used it. Tried others and did not like them as much as this one.
Love this product
Angie from Ohio
Love this self-tanner. Skin becomes a nice bronze without the bad effects of being in the sun or tanning bed. No streaks, stains, or nasty smell.