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Thank you Fake Bake!!!
on 9 August 2012
I've been using Fake Bake Beyond Bronze self-tanning lotion for the past month and a half and have been very pleased with the excellent results but the idea of a tan that I can put on and then wash off within 1-3 hours really appealed to me. This way there won't be a panic if I wake up and start getting ready to go somewhere and suddenly realize that my tan has started to fade.
The first impression:
Upon opening the box you will find a bottle with a cap, spray attachment (this is useful if you are taking your fake bake spray somewhere as you can put a regular cap on instead of hoping that the pump stays covered and doesn't leak tan everywhere), a pair of gloves, and a double-sided tanning mitt. The tan itself has a wonderful smell--it's like coconut tanning oil--and has none of that biscuit smell.
Using the tan:
In the interest of a fair experiment, I let my tan wear off from my beyond bronze. I exfoliated before as per usual and followed the instructions of using the mitt, which really works well and makes it easy to apply. I used it sparingly as I wanted to see what kind of results I could get without slathering up. The color guide isn't as dark initally as the regular fake bake lotion but develops over time along with the tan. After a few mins I could see it better. It goes on very smoothly and evenly, is light weight, and absorbs quickly into the skin. I wanted to be as dark as possible from the first application so I left it on for 3 hours (the box advises not going over the 3 hour mark and since I have fairly sensitive skin, I chose to obey).
I rinsed if off with plain water as per the instructions and was pleased. I have very very fair skin and I looked pretty tan. I ended up using more of the tan on my face so it's slightly darker, giving me confirmation that if I used a bit more everywhere else I would be darker. I like to be very tan so I think it will take another application--maybe two--and then I'll be at the level I like. It's the most even tan I've had so far and even my back, which I did myself, is perfectly matching in color and just as even as the rest of me. I don't think leaving it on for an hour would have been enough on my skin but if you are looking to just get rid of the 'white glare' then an hour will be enough for you. I would definately recommend this product and will buy it again. Yet another amazing product from Fake Bake!
After just over a month:
I have had this same bottle for about 5 weeks and I still have enough for about a week left. I have been able to keep and even and beautiful tan this entire time. After the first couple of weeks I discovered that if I use more tan on the initial application after exfoliation, I only need to apply once every 4 or so days instead of applying two days in a row and then waiting 4 days to re-apply. I can't stress enough how easy this product is to apply. Just spray it on the pink side of the mitt and rub all over in circular motions. On a scale of tan-ness (very fair, fair, light tan, medium tan, dark tan) my normal skin color is very fair and after one fairly liberal application and 3 hour wait, I am medium tan. The color also appears to develop further even after rinsing it off with water. Top marks in my books and I can not recommend this highly enough. I am definately ordering a new bottle once I finish this one.