Monday, April 30, 2012

Self Tanner Review

Happy Monday!! Hope all of you had a wonderful weekend! We did and I'm so sad it's already over. Why is it that the week drags by so slow and the weekends just fly by? It's seriously not fair.

So, we have quite a few events coming up the next few weekends that require me to wear a dress. I love having a tan, but I have sworn off the tanning bed and I haven't had any time to spend by the pool yet. I headed to my local department store to see what they had to help me get my glow on. I ended up purchasing two from Clinique; one for the face and one for the body. Here's a little review:

Clinique Self Sun Face Tinted Lotion

This is a tinted self tanner specifically for the face. It comes in a 1.7 fl. oz. tube and costs $20.00. This is more of a gel-cream formula than a lotion which makes it really easy to spread on your skin. I'm not crazy over the yellowish tint it leaves behind though. It also smells terrible. I used this at night after exfoliating. I let it dry for about 15 min. before applying my night cream. The next morning, after gently washing my face, I was left with really natural looking color. I have used this a few times at night and I really like it. If you can get past the horrible smell (always a problem with self-tanners) and the weird tint it initially has, this is actually a really good product. A little goes a long way, so the tube will last forever.

Clinique Self Sun Body Tinted Lotion in Medium/Deep

This has the same consistency as the face one. It comes in a 4.2 fl. oz. tube and also costs $20.00. I really like this a lot. I mixed it with a little moisturizer in my hand to help it go on a little easier ( I usually do 70% self- tanner and 30% regular moisturizer.) It took forever to dry, but didn't have too horrible of a smell. I woke up with an actual tan the next morning. The Hubby kept commenting all day about how dark I looked.  It leaves a very natural color and I'm pretty sold on it. It's also tinted like the face lotion which helps with making sure everything is covered. They also have a fair/medium formula.

I really recommend both of these products if you are looking for a safe way to get some color this Spring/Summer! Stay out of those tanning beds!

Hope everyone has a great day!


Andrea D said...

I was a tanning bed junkie for a few years and I've finally switched over to self-tanner. I'm still not extremely happy about the potential for streaks (especially after I go running!) so maybe I'll have to try this brand out!

Anonymous said...

I've never gone tanning, and probably never will, but I don't like looking pasty white either! Do you know if you are able to use the body tanning lotion on your face?