Why am I so obsessed with self-tanners? I guess it’s because really good ones can transform my look overnight. When I have faux-tanned, I feel thinner. My skin tone evens out, and looks pretty good even without foundation. Plus, having a bit of a tan helps me to fantasize about summer during these cold winter months.
I probably have about 20 self-tanners, all from different companies. I am constantly looking for that perfect self-tanner – one that doesn’t stink like crazy, that has a guide color so it’s easy to apply, that doesn’t go on all streaky, that dries fast, and that gives a natural looking color to my skin. Not too much to ask, right?? I like self-tanners with shimmer for the body, but for my face, I need something that doesn’t break me out and that looks totally realistic.
Beautisol has a new face self-tanner. In fact, the one I tried was specifically for 0ily skin, called Need I Glow More? (Oily) ($26). How cool is that? I love products that multi-task, and this one is genius. It’s skin care – it helps absorb oil and prevent acne – and it’s a self-tanner. They also have self-tanner for normal to dry skin types.
I only had a small sample bottle of this, so I was able to try it about three times. While I wish I could have tried it out for a longer period of time, I was extremely impressed with what I had. There is a slight scent, but it’s not offensive in the least. The self-tanner has a guide color, so it’s easy to see where it’s been applied. I never ended up with streaks, and I loved the color. I went from white girl to golden brown girl over night. Here I am before, the foundation I am wearing is FACE atelier in #2, Ivory:
And here is the very next morning after applying Need I Glow More? the night before. I had to go with one of my darker foundations, Make Up Forever Face and Body in #34, Honey Beige:
I did notice that my oily skin seemed a little less so the day after I applied this, but I would have to test it longer to give a definitive answer on this area. I definitely loved the golden brown, natural looking color it gave me. It was just enough color to make me look healthy, not so much that people wondered if I had fallen asleep in a tanning bed.
I was impressed with my trial of Beautisol’s Need I Glow More? moisturizer/self-tanner. If you are in the market for a multi-tasking product that can make your skin soft and tan, check this one out. – Lisa
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Dihydroxyacetone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Corn Starch Modified, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Glyceryl Stearate, Alcohol, Caramel, Montmorillonite, Syringa Vulgaris (Lilac) Leaf Cell Culture Extract, Fructooligosaccharides (D-beta), Squalane, Erythrulose, Gluconolactone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Xanthan Gum, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Lithium Magnesium Sodium Silicate, Sodium Hydroxide, Phytic Acid, Fragrance/Parfum, Red 33, Blue 1, Yellow 5
Disclosure: item reviewed was a PR sample