Today I'm excited to share with you a product I've been using for the past few months. It's the Loreal Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Gelee. I have the shade Medium Natural Tan, as that's the only one my drugstore had. This product is different than most self tanners because it's not a lotion or spray, but a gel. I love that about it, and I find the gel consistency faster to apply than a lotion, while giving you the same control as one.
It applies very smoothly and quickly for me. Unless I know I'll be wearing a bathing suit or something backless, I usually only apply self-tanner to my legs, chest, neck, shoulders, and arms. I sometimes do my stomach too depending on if I think it's necessary. This way helps me to avoid using unnecessary product on places that will be covered by my clothes, and to be honest I still haven't gotten used to applying self tanner on my back by myself! It's next to impossible to not miss a few spots there.
When rubbing the product in, it turns to a more clear color. It feels slightly sticky right after applying, but it will soak in quickly and it doesn't stain my clothes at all.
As for results, this is the best self tanner I've ever used. It gives instant color in a few hours, doesn't streak, and the best part is that it lasts days longer then any other tanner I've used- I'm talking a good 4-5 days with one use. With other products, I find myself self-tanning every other night to maintain a nice color, but with this one, I only use it once, maybe twice a week. Another pro? It's available at the drugstore. Prior to this, I was using the St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse. It was okay, but it costs $30+ and never gave me enough color with one use. I like to apply a self-tanner once and have it give me a tan. I'm not into gradual products, but that's just my personal perference.
My only con with is product, and pretty much every self tanner I use, is that I get slight lines on my ankles and wrists seperating my natural skin color and my self-tanned skin color. So I'm asking for your help! How do I avoid the line on my wrists, when after tanning I have to wash my hands well so my palms don't turn orange? (Which, by the way, this product doesn't do- that was another HUGE issue I had with the St. Tropez one). The soap and water washes the product off my hands, so I get the line! And how do I avoid the line on my ankles? I usually don't apply self-tanner to my feet because it ends up streaky. Any tips on how to apply it evenly to my feet? Thanks!
That's about it! Overall, I would highly recommend the Loreal Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Gelee. I have naturally very pale skin, and it's not orangy or unnatural looking on me! You can purchase it at drugstores, Target, and places like that for about $8-$10. I don't think I'll be purchasing high-end self tanners anymore, because the price of the ones I've tried hasn't been worth it for me! I'll stick to the drugstore. :)
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