Product Name: BareMinerals Faux Tan Body Sunless Body Tanner
Product Type: Lotion
Size: 6 Oz.
Cost Per Ounce: $4.33
Where To Buy: Click Here
Top 10 Ingredients: Water, Dihydroxyacetone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Cetearal Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Cetyl Alcohol
Whenever companies changes their formula, people are very curious to see how it stacks up against the previous version.
With BareMinerals Faux Tan Body; I’d say the change was pretty slight.
Overall, this formula still produces a nice medium shade of bronze, and does it with a delicious cherry-almond smell. The color is a little lighter than the previous formula, but still pretty good.
Applying this product is a bit of a pain, as the dark guide color is messy and it takes a little bot if effort to rub in.
But overall, we like the new BareMinerals Faux Tan Body and gave it an above average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars.
Look and Feel
BareMinerals Faux Tan Body comes out of the tube a very dark lotion. It’s feels pretty light but some of our testers thought it was heavier than their previous formulas.
Applying BareMinerals Faux Tan Body was easy to apply with a few issues that may bother some people.
It was a bit messy because of the dark guide color in it; and it took awhile to rub in.
Also, we’d suggest using latex gloves when applying as the thick guide color coild get all over your palms.
BareMinerals Faux Tan Bodydried extremely quickly for a lotion; which we really liked.
I’d say it took about 10-15 minutes to completely dry.
Smell (Before Application)
This product has a pretty good smell.
The almond oil gives it a very distinct, “cherry” almond smell. It’s very similar to BareMinerals’ previous formula.
Smell (After Several Hours And The Next Day)
The initial smell lasts for a few hours before disappearing completely.
After about 8 hours, there was no smell whatsoever (and that includes that nasty DHA smell).
While not as dark as the previous formula, BareMinerals Faux Tan Body produced a really nice shade of bronze.
Not only was the color good, it was very even and not streaky at all.
Overall I think a lot of people will like the color.
How Long It Lasts
BareMinerals Faux Tan Body lasts for about 4-5 days, which is average among self tanners.
It faded pretty evenly which is nice.
OK For Men?
The guide color might scare off men, but I think they’ll like the smell. Almond seems to be a smell that most guys like (probably because it reminds them of food!)
$26.00 for 6 oz. That’s about $4.33 per ounce. Which makes this one about average for a department store tanner, but expensive compared to cheap, “drugstore” products.
Where To Buy
To buy BareMinerals Faux Tan Body, click here.
BareMinerals Faux Tan Body Sunless Body Tanner: Summary
|Factor||BareMinerals Faux Tan Body|
|Look and Feel||Comes out dark brown; has light feel though|
|Application||Guide makes it a little messy and tough to rub in|
|Drying Time||About 10-15 minutes; which is pretty fast for a lotion|
|Smell (Before)||Nice scent; very strong “cherry almond”|
|Smell (After)||After 8 hours, the smell is pretty much gone|
|Color Produced||Really nice medium color; not as dark as previous formula|
|How Long It Lasts||About 4-5 days, which is average|
|OK For Men?||Too much guide color may scare some; but smell is good for guys|
|Price||$26.00 for 6 oz or $4.33 per oz; about average cost overall|
|Where To Buy||Click Here|
Category: Self Tanning Reviews