Rated 4.07 out of 5 stars
I am WHITE, so naturally I have tried just about every tanning gel, mouse, lotion etc on the market. I really like this one best. No scent that I can detect. This is huge bc I get so sick from the self tanner smell & its not so subtle cover-ups. No streaks occurred in my method of application. I just use gloves & long circular motions, then peel off gloves at the end with a touch of leftover residue on the back of hands. I finish off with a tiny bit of lotion to knees & ankles. I'm not going for dark, just going for taming the ghost. I'm at 5 days & still feel comfortable wearing shorts. I didn't have any stains on my sheets, but I wear pajama pants. More importantly is I didn't have any smelly Pj's or sheets to make me sick the next night. The mouse was not drying like the Neutrogena one I have used in the past. It was not sticky either. I actually have no complaints. Which is odd, bc I'm type A & hardly ever think a review is worth my time. I bought this on a whim while in the line figuring it might be a bust. Nice surprise!
I really liked the mousse texture, smell, price and results. It worked as well as the Viva Liberata that I used last year. I never use a mitt for application because I am able to rub it in better with my bare hands. (the secret to these gradual self tanning products is rubbing it in well, especially at the edges.) I noticed this mousse rubbed off on my sheets a little bit. I always apply this after my morning shower, so it has soaked in all day. Alas, I am returning it. The good news is it washed out of my sheets when I pre-treated the stain.
Nat from IN
pros, didn't smell bad
cons, color was very light and its hard to rub in
Annette from North Carolina
You need to use a mitt with this product.
Hayley from Dallas, TX
I was using St. Tropez prior to finding this, but decided on a whim to try it out due to the huge price gap. I've fallen in love with this self tanner. There's no orange tint, it smells pleasant, dries fast, and has buildable color. You do have to use a mitt, but I don't mind that considering the results I am getting for such a good price.
jg from Toledo, OH
Easy to use . Must have a mitt!
J from Washington DC
This product works just like other gradual tanners, but having to use a mitt makes it more trouble than it's worth. If I have to use a mitt, I'd rather just use regular tanner for better payoff.
Mommyluvof4 from Ohio
I don't self tan. Like the few times I had tried in the past I was orange and streaky with dark ankles and knees. I tried this out of desperation for a tan lol I was honestly super super impressed. I was perfectly brown, not too dark, but it's buildable. I did not have one single patch or streak. It really was beautiful. I buffed it in with a mitt. I did put body cream on my ankles, knees and elbows first to avoid the darker spots there. Worked perfectly. I have since bought three more bottles. Love it!
Sam from CT
I have pretty light skin that burns easily, so I try to avoid going out without sunblock on. This mousse is super easy to apply (especially with a mitt), and doesn't get streaky. It is definitely gradual color, so you need to apply it daily to build it, but that's good because it prevents streaking and an orangey color.
meg from AZ
I was hoping this would be a lighter alternative to the gradual tan lotions but I find it stays sticky. Sometimes I'm just not in the mood to do a full-on tan with color guide and wanted this to be an alternate option, but I don't think I'll be back for another bottle after finishing that one. The scent is nice though!
carol from Richmond
To give my legs some color in the summer.
Red headed from Boise, ID
Make sure to mix up suuuuuper well.
Jen from East Wenatchee, WA
I like how it doesn't streak, doesn't smell bad and leaves a nice subtle bronzed glow.
Kira from Reynoldsville, PA
Enjoying this self tanner. The texture makes it easy to work with. It gives the right amount of glow, and it's not streaky.
Electrik from California
This is the first tanning mousse I've used after years of lotions & tanning drops. It blends very well with a tanning mitt and results develop well overnight and last well for about 2 showers. It's somewhat buildable and the color is natural looking on my cool/light skin. It does have a slight self tanner smell but less so than most others I've tried, and it is a bit sticky until it dries down, which is usually less than 5 minutes.
Morgan from Binghamton NY
I like Ulta brand things and this has really great coloring. Like any sunless tanner you have to attempt, hope, and pray you get it even. This does a pretty good job.
Pam W from Minnesota
A bit streaky, but because I'm more fair skinned I didn't pile it on. It smelled ok. The mousse is a bit more tricky to work with than a lotion.
CS from Daly City
It took quite a few applications to see much color, BUT when I did it was even and consistent across my legs.
Shan the tanner from Phoenix, AZ
I love all of Ulta brand self tanners, I find them to be as effective as other brands. This tanner applies easily, smells good, and provides a natural looking tan. I use a mitt for my applications. I recommend!
kelstey1 from Clarksville, TN
The only downfall is it does wash off pretty quickly.
Briana from Pittsburgh
This is a good product for a quick tan, but it's color doesn't last too much more than one day. I use this to touch up on another tanner (one that has more wear)
Deana Ghost from Texas
Kathy M from Pittsburgh, PA
Briana from NH
I've used self tanners in the past without this issue but I applied this once and I had unbearably itchy legs for 4 days after. I also got zero benefit because there was absolutely no color change. I expected at least a light tint, but nothing.
Karissa L. from South Carolina
So it doesn't say if you should rinse it off after so many hours but since it is scented you really done have to. As for the color the more u put on the more color you'll get. So you do have to make sure your putting the same amount on each arm and leg so it's even. Overall I would recommend and doesn't make me look orange at all!
Roo from Sylacauga, Al
This product is amazing! If you're second guessing it this is your sign to get it! It doesn't take as long to dry so I normally do it at night and when it dries throw a big t shirt on and go to sleep! Awesome
Cocogirl67 from NC
I was excited to try this since the smell was passion fruit. I have used it 3 days in a row on my legs and see little to no color. The directions say color will develop in 8 hours but I'm not seeing much if any color. I do love the smell, not at all like the usual self tanners and the mousse spreads very easily. Just wish it had color as a self tanner should.