Lisa’s Top Ten Self Tanners

Self tanners have come a long way, baby. Years ago they were difficult to apply, smelled horrific, and turned you an unnatural looking orange. There are some truly great options out there today, options so great no one should be afraid to faux tan! I put my self tanners into two categories:  one night stands (these only last until you wash them off) and marriage material (these give you more committment – at least one week). Here are my top ten self tanners. The first five are my favorite one night stands and the next five are my favorite marriages.

1.  Gleam Body Radiance

Gleam Body Radiance

Gleam Body Radiance

Four fantastic color options, this one night stand is also the perfect remedy for any bad ‘marriages’.

2.  Red Carpet Kolour

Red Carpet Kolour

Red Carpet Kolour

Oh my this is a terrific one night stand…it makes any skin flaws disappear with beautiful tint and soft shimmer.

3.  Le Metier Bella Bronzer

Le Metier Bella Bronzer

Le Metier Bella Bronzer

The best liquid bronzer for the face and decolletage, hands down.

4.  Tarte Maracuja Rainforest Glow

Tarte Maracuja Rainforest Glow

Tarte Maracuja Rainforest Glow

A beautiful golden tan that is waterproof (hello swimming!) but not soap proof (hello one night stand!).

5.  Carlene K Shine Bronzer Body Glow

Carlene K Shine Body Glow

Carlene K Shine Body Glow

There’s a reason this is a favorite of Hollywood starlets – it’s gorgeous, easy to use, and I love the beautiful golden shimmer.

6.  Jan Marini Bioglycolic Sunless Self Tanner

Jan Marini

Jan Marini Bioglycolic Sunless Self Tanner

I love this especially as a face tanner.  The color adjusts to your skin so it’s extremely natural looking.

7.  Supergoop Self Tanning Sunscreen Mousse

Supergoop SPF 20 Gradual Self Tanning Sunscreen Mousse

Supergoop SPF 20 Gradual Self Tanning Sunscreen Mousse

This sunscreen is also a gradual self tanner, which is a great way to build up to that commitment.

8.  Tan Towels

Tan Towels take away those tan lines!

Tan Towels take away those tan lines!

See the tan lines? Tan Towels are a super convenient way to make them a thing of the past – even if you have the tan lines of a blogger.

9.  Make Me Smooth You Glow, Girl

Make Me Smooth You Glow, Girl

Make Me Smooth You Glow, Girl

I buy this self tanner over and over because it gives gorgeous color and I can get it in any scent I want. My most frequent pick is Day at the Beach, which is a “Coconut infused scent potion that will take you back to lazy days spent at the beach.”

10.  Beautisol Summer Glow Dark Tan Body Self-Tanning Lotion

Beautisol Summer Glow Dark Tan Body Self Tanning Lotion

Beautisol Summer Glow Dark Tan Body Self Tanning Lotion

This is a marriage, all right – it takes some time but it applies beautifully, gives deep dark color, and is total marriage material.

Happy faux tanning!  – Lisa

Comments

  1. Hi Lisa,
    Thanks for the review. I’m wondering if you can give me an idea of which of these products are best for sensitive skin and which ones have more natural ingredients? (That is, if any faux tanning product could possibly be natural?) I love the idea of getting a nice tan color without submitting my skin to sun damage, but I’m wary of all the chemicals in these products.

  2. Great selection, I am liking the look of the Bella Bronzer 🙂

  3. Moushka says:

    Great reviews and quite a few a didn’t know about. Where can you get the Carlene K and Make Me Smooth self-tanners? TIA.

  4. LOL! Love the tan lines of the rollerblader and blogger!

  5. That’s a great list of products to try! On my blog at http://www.selftanning.com we constantly look for new self tanners to review and you’ve given us a few we’ll definitely look in to 🙂

  6. beautyin says:

    Hi Cathi Graham! I would recommend you try the Jan Marini first. Her products do very well with even the most sensitive skins.

  7. beautyin says:

    Moushka, you can find Carlene K at http://www.carlenekcosmetics.com , and Make Me Smooth You Glow, Girl at http://www.makemesmooth.com . You will love both!!

  8. Moushka says:

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    Thank you!

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  11. Beautisol is my fave – it’s vegan and cruelty free! And no orange or streaks!

  12. I’m thinking the Beautisol is my favorite one so far. Thanks for the great review!

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  14. Hee hee! I have blogger tan too! I must say, self-tanners are WAY better than what we had in the 70’s and 80’s. Loads better!

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