Fake Bake Original Self Tan Lotion Review

Review of: Fake Bake Original Self Tan Lotion

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Comprehensive review of Fake Bake Original Self Tan Lotion. See what the experts and actual users have to say about this self tanning product.

Fake Bake Original Self Tan LotionProduct Name:  Fake Bake Original Self Tan Lotion

Overall Rating:  Self Tanning Rating 3.00/5

Product Type:  Lotion

Size:  6.0 ounces

Price:  $29.95

Cost Per Ounce:  $4.99

Where To Buy:  Click here

Top 10 Ingredients:  Water, Dihydroxyacetone,  Ethoxydiglycol, Caprylic Triglyceride, Octyl Palmitate, Neo Glycol Diheptanoate, Propylene Glycol, Diethylhexyl Maleate, Canola Oil, Stearyl Alcohol

Overall Opinion:

Fake Bake Original Self Tan is a slightly better than average self tanning product.

On the plus side, it goes on really easy and the tint gives an immediate bronze color.

Some of it’s negatives include an unpleasant smell and much of the color washes off after you shower.

Overall I think this product will be ok for some people, but many will be turned off by its smell.

Detailed Review:

Look and Feel

Fake Bake Original Self Tan Lotion comes out of the tube as a very dark lotion.  In fact, it appears almost black in color.  It’s consistency, however, is pretty thin.


This product goes on surprisingly well.  It rubs in easily and doesn’t require a whole lot of effort.

The dark tint in it serves as a nice color guide so you know exactly where you’re putting it.

Because it is so dark, be sure to wear gloves when applying this one.  And be careful around the sheets, as this one can get kind of messy.

Drying Time

Fake Bake Original Self Tan Lotion dries pretty quick for a lotion.  It took about 30-60 minutes for it to feel like it had completely dried.

Smell (Before Application)

To be honest, we thought this product smelled really bad.

It smelled a little sour and mildewy.  Definitely not something you want in your self tanner!

Smell (After Several Hours And The Next Day)

The terrible smell did dissipate after we washed the product off in the morning.  There was still a faint DHA small, but nothing too offensive.

Color Produced

Fake Bake Original produced a somewhat nice shade of medium tan (with no real trace of orange).  And we did like the fact that it appeared very even and very smooth.

We didn’t notice any streakiness or blotchiness.

How Long It Lasts

This Fake bake product lasted about 3-5 days, which we consider a tad above average among self tanning products.

OK For Men?

The color produced would be very nice for guys.  However, most won’t tolerate the smell or ‘messiness’ of this lotion.


Fake Bake Original Self Tan Lotion costs $29.95 for a 6 ounce bottle.  That works out to $4.99 per ounce, which falls a little to the expensive side when comparing self tanners.

Where To Buy

To buy Fake Bake Original Self Tan Lotion, click here.

Fake Bake Original Self Tan Lotion:  Summary

Factor Fake Bake Original Self Tan Lotion
Overall Rating Self Tanning Rating 3.00/5
Look and Feel Very dark lotion with a thin consistency
Application Very easy to apply as it goes on smooth and has serious tint
Drying Time For a lotion, it dries pretty quickly.  About 30-60 minutes
Smell (Before) Really bad “sour” smell to it
Smell (After) Mostly disappears after showering (thank goodness!)
Color Produced Color is a medium shade of tan
How Long It Lasts Lasts about 3-5 days.  About average among self tanners
OK For Men? Most aren’t going to like th esmell or dark color guide
Price Costs $4.99 per ounce, which is a bit pricey
Where To Buy Click Here

Fake Bake Original Self Tan Lotion Review

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