Monday, March 22, 2010

BareMineral's product review - Faux tan

Wish you could look like you spent a day at the beach? Thankfully you can get a safe, all-over tan in a bottle. This luminous warmth is easy to apply to your whole body and works on even the most sensitive skin - leaving you soft and glowing!


  • Say goodbye to streaks: you see the color as you're applying it, so you'll know exactly where to put more or if you've missed a spot
  • Works within hours of applying and lasts for 5-7 days
  • Natural-based formula moisturizes, hydrates and protects the skin with aloe vera and vegetable-derived emollients
  • Doesn't clog the pores or irritate sensitive skin
So these are the benefits and the information on Faux Tan sunless tanner by Baremineral's. I thought it would be fun to give the product to our front desk girl Victoria (the Valedictorian for Skaneateles High School for 2010) and see what her experience was!

Here you go:

Day 1 (3/11, Thurs):
-Felt kind of slimy when applying, but spread evenly and the color was subtly but instantly noticeable. Smelled good :). Worked as a moisturizer right out of the shower, too, and did not need to wait a full ten min before dressing...

Day 2 (3/12, Fri):
-Noticeably (at least to me) gaining color, yesterday's layer didn't seem to smear or rub off during either a work-out or shower. Reapplied a thin but even layer after shower, tends to even itself out, except for periodic spots where you notice a new "blemish"...easily fixable with some water though! does discolor hands a bit until washed substantially.

Day 3 (3/13, Sat):
-At this point, improving upon a nice glow. Remains even and consistent...but be careful, if hands are washed too quickly after applying, some streaking occurs. Hands definitely show color so have to wash thoroughlyyyy but other than that, color looks good! I even feel healthier...

Day 4 (3/14, Sun):
-Noticing that the lotion feels slightly oily around the forehead and back. Feeling healthier and tanner though! My mom asked why I'm looking tanner lately? haha...Doesn't look orangey or yellow-ish though!

Day 5 (3/15, Mon):
-pretty much the same! again slightly oily feeling on the back and forehead, but gradually getting tanner without obvious yellow/orange tint!

Day 6 (3/16, Tues):
-just applied a little more on the faces arms and legs before a concert. still building on the color but I'm applying less so it doesn't look as obvious...still not holding on the face as well? almost like it only darkens to a certain point...hmm

Day 7 (3/17, Wed):
-again, adding to legs, arms, stomach, back, and a little to the face. still feels kind of oily around the forehead and back, so I'm putting less there, other than that, continues to be even and realistic looking...