Instant gratification: Fake Bake Bronze on the Glow

Fake Bake Bronze on the GlowNot in the mood for a long-term relationship with a self tanner? Your dream date may just be Fake Bake Bronze on the Glow ($19).

all the goodies in the Fake Bake Bronze on the Glow kit

all the goodies in the Fake Bake Bronze on the Glow kit

Fake Bake sent me Bronze on the Glow to test and I am definitely happy with this instant gratification for both body and face. It has everything I need to get glowy right now:  bronzer, application mitt, gloves, and detailed instructions.

Fake Bake Bronze on the Glow - see the golden shimmer?

Fake Bake Bronze on the Glow – see the golden shimmer?

The bronzer has no self tanner in it. It sprays on and stays on until you wash it off. The spray can has a 360 degree nozzle which makes it easy to apply and the bronzer comes out in a continuous spray.

Fake Bake Bronze on the Glow before and after

I find the best place to stand while applying is in the shower so any side spray is easily washed down the drain. I use a hair shammy for my hair and then spray. There is very subtle golden shimmer that makes everything look glowy. The spray has a quick dry down so I don’t find any issues with streaks. I don’t think I have ever come across a better spray bronzer as beautiful for the face as it is for the body.

Fake Bake Bronze on the Glow is a great instant tan and definitely spruces up an existing faux or real tan. If you want some glow without a long-term commitment, this is an excellent choice!  – Lisa

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Get a subtle faux-tan with Fake Bake Platinum Face Tanner

Not everyone wants to have a deep, dark tan – some just like a little color to even skin tone and create a more summery appearance. If you fall into that category, check out Fake Bake Platinum Face Tanner ($30).

Fake Bake Face

Fake Bake Face

All of my previous experiences with Fake Bake have been with their deeply darkening tanning products, so when they sent this product to test I wasn’t expecting subtle! The package comes with an airless pump of product as well as gloves to protect palms from accidental coloring.

Fake Bake Face bottle and glove

Fake Bake Face bottle and glove

Fake Bake Face top

Fake Bake Face airless pump

Fake Bake Face swatch

Fake Bake Face swatch

The lotion is quite dark, so I was definitely expecting tons of color. The color guide is great, so you know exactly where you need more or less product. I got immediate gratification right after applying the faux tanner with  a more even skin tone and skin about two shades darker.

The lotion is supposed to be removed one hour after application, although I often put it on at night and rinsed it off in the morning. The effect after washing off is definitely more subtle. As I continued to use the product for a few weeks, I realized that even with every day use, the tanner gives a very soft tan.

before

before

After

after

Those of you who are very fair will love this product. It gives just the right amount of color to create a healthy look without seeming artificial or too dark. Because it is formulated specifically for faces, it doesn’t collect in pores and has a wonderfully smooth finish. Another plus is this is an anti-aging skin care treatment with ingredients like Apple Stem Cell to repair and rejuvenate skin.

If you are looking for a subtle face tanner that does double duty as skin care. Fake Bake Platinum Face Tanner is a great product to try!  – Lisa

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Ingredients:  Water, Dihydroxyacetone, Ethoxydiglycol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture Extract, Dimethicone, Trimethylpentanediol/Adipic Acid Copolymer, Cyclopentasiloxane, Lactic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate SE, PEG-100 Stearate, Erythrulose,Ceteareth-20, Cetyl Esters, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Soldium Hyaluronate, Triethanolamine, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparrafin, Laureth-7, Benzoic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Phenoxythanol, Xantham Gum, Glycerin, Lecithin, Propylene Glycol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Fragrance (Parfum/Aroma), Green#5 (CI 61570), Red#50 (CI 16035), Yellow#5 (CI 19140), Citral.