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on March 10, 2013
I am a fair skinned redhead and an AVID user of sunless tanning products. After using more products than I could possibly take time to name for YEARS, I came across this stuff. I used it for the first time last week and I absolutely LOVE it! Goes on beautifully, smells divine, stays on for DAYS, doesn't look orange, and is thee most natural looking tanner I have ever used. I wasted so much time on other products. There is nothing negative I could possibly come up with about it. Do yourself a favor. Stop wasting time and money on other products and get yourself some Fake Bake. You won't regret it!
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on April 10, 2013
If I could give a half star, this would be a 4 1/2! I first tried Fake Bake a couple of weeks ago on the advice of a salesperson at Ulta. Finding it at Amazon for half price made stocking up here an easy decision. It's different than any tanning lotion I've used before, and easy to get an all-over tan. I had never found a self-tanner I felt comfortable using all over because of streakiness, and I've used them in every price-range.

This particular version (there are several) comes with a soft mitt and latex gloves to protect your hands from any cast-off color. Make sure you saturate the mitt fairly well; the color will transfer more easily. The tanner is infused with "a cosmetic guide color" so you can see where you've been, and blends flawlessly. The potion dries quickly and you can dress soon after applying, but I usually wear something loose while getting ready to go out. If you find you've missed a spot, it's easy to correct, and if you've gone too crazy or colored "outside the lines" you can wipe off your mistakes with a washcloth and a little soap and water. It doesn't feel sticky or give off a quirky scent; however, later on I did notice a faint odor, but nothing like with tanning products I've used in the past, and usually only before I shower off.

Speaking of showering, the instructions advise an evening application before going to bed, with a cleanse in the A.M. Please Note: you will find color on your light-colored linens the next morning (don't worry; it washes out), so I've started putting it on after my morning shower. I was surprised by how much color washed off (the only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5), but a truly-believable tan remains. For us light-skinned users, it is truly a miracle product!! I plan on trying the other products in the Fake Bake line, including the one for the face and the body polish.


- Glorious
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on March 8, 2014
Wow! I have tried so many self tanners over the years, including the expensive tanning salons and also the pricey self applications. This is by far the best I've tried yet! I have very fair skin and tend to get an orange tinge even with the best of them. I also can't usually stand the smell of most of the other options out there. This produced a beautiful golden looking color, very natural looking! The smell is like a suntan lotion, coconut, and doesn't turn to a funky smell later. Application is made so easy, the mitt ensures even coverage and it's tinted so you can see exactly where the color is going. This was the best I've found for around the ankles, tops of feet and wrists and hands. Dries super quick! After reading other reviews about color washing off in the morning following an evening application, I chose a different strategy. First thing in the morning after my shower, I applied the product. I chose clothes that didn't matter if color got on them. Which by the way, despite other reviews, I can say there was very little color transfer to my clothes or bed sheets. I waited to shower until the next morning and although some color washed off I was still left with this great golden glow. My new favorite!!!!
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on April 20, 2013
LOVE THIS! I've tried so many self tanners, even had spray tan professionally done, and i still prefer this product. I put it on every other night after a bath and wake up golden. I cant stress how much i love this!
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on April 23, 2014
FAKE BAKE IS EXCELLENT! Read the reviews, did my research and was still a little skeptical because the aroma of other self tanning products was still clinging to my nose as I looked at the orange results of other tanning products on my body. FAKE BAKE IS EXCELLENT! Very easy to use, follow the directions, allow it to set overnight, rinse in the morning look gorgeous! No bad aroma, no orange on the skin, no streaking, no bad anything. I use it at least 3 times a week to keep myself looking healthy instead of my usual pasty, pasty white. Can't say enough good things about it. Exfoliation very helpful to clean the skin and prep for tan application, I apply FAKE BAKE by standing in the bath tub to make sure it doesn't spray on anything else, I rinse the mitt in lukewarm water after I've finished applying the product. While it is usually pretty dry to the touch on my body when I finish, but I still wear some long sleeve/long pant pajamas just to make sure it doesn't color the sheets, etc. but it washes right out even if you get a little on something. I encourage you to give a try and enjoy looking good this summer without risking over exposure to the sun for the same effect. Thank you FAKE BAKE and, more importantly, thank you to all the consumers that write the reviews that guide the rest of us to products that really work.
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on June 13, 2014
Best sunless tanner I've ever used. I'm pretty fair, not super pale but do take a little while to get tan. This color is perfect on me and product is super easy and quick to apply. RAVED about this to all my friends who ended up going and purchasing this. I get compliments all the time! Would buy again and definitely recommend.
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on March 28, 2014
I continue to use and love this product. Make sure that you wash your glove after each application and you will have the beautiful, flawless glow! I'm extremely pale and do not tan well, and I'm constantly getting asked if I just got back from the beach! This doesn't have a strong odor and it fades gracefully without leaving those annoying patchy areas.
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on December 5, 2013
I have no idea what I'm doing wrong! I have used probably around 6 different self tanners in the past 3 or 4 years, and I really wanted to love this one! I did all the necessary pre-tanning steps; shaving, exfoliating, moisturizing etc. The application of the product was easy enough, and the color pay off at first was absolutely gorgeous! Compared to most self tanners, the initial color pay off of this product is amazing, and the black cherry smell is hard to beat! However, no matter how long I let this product sit on my skin, or how many days in a row I reapplied, the color seemed to completely wash off in the shower! I'd love to know if it is my fault or a bad batch, because everyone seems to be having a perfect time with this self tanner. I really do want to love this product because everything is amazing about it, up until the point where I shower and am back to my light brown skin color. I don't know if it's the type of skin I have (combination-oily on t zone, fairly dry on arms and legs) or my ethnicities (I'm a washed-out caramel color naturally, am Native, Cuban, and Greek.) If anyone has had this problem, or has a solution please let me know!
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on June 9, 2014
Like many others reviewing this product, I am extremely fair skinned and have never been happy with the orange color I turn using typical sunless products. I am way too old to be messing around with the dangers of tanning beds or sitting in the sun; to say nothing of the time it would take to try to get any color with my fair skin! I too was a bit skeptical when I purchased this the first time, expecting the same old orange, streaky, fake, stinky skin results of every other product out there. I am SO impressed with this product, it is amazing!! The application is made so easy because of the fact that you see where it is going, just like applying make up to your face, only better. It's like you're applying a true sun produced golden glow that you see instantly! And no stink! Wow! Who would have thought this were possible? And I have had to go out in the rain soon after application a time or two and absolutely no streaking or fading. Some fading occurs upon bathing, which is to be expected, of course. Another thing to note is that I love how, if I was in a bit of hurry applying my fake bake, I can just go get it out and fix a spot I may have missed! That simple! I love that it shows up right away and then by morning, I look like I'm fresh from the beach!
Wish I had discovered this stuff a long time ago! Thank you Fake Bake for finally producing a product that actually works for us glow-in-the-dark fair skinned folk.
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on April 24, 2014
I have tried lots of tanners and this one does not rub off on my clothes and takes forever to fad and no yucky scale skin when it fades.....u wont find a better product!!!!
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