Tan Luxe Illuminating Self Tan Drops Review

Review of: Tan Luxe The Body Illuminating Self Tan Drops

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Comprehensive review of Tan Luxe The Body Illuminating Self Tan Drops. See what real experts and actual users have to say about this self tanning product.

Tan Luxe The Body Illuminating Self Tan Drops ReviewProduct Name:  Tan Luxe The Body Illuminating Self Tan Drops

Overall Rating: 

Product Type:  Liquid Drops

Size:  1.69 oz

Price:  $59.00

Cost Per Ounce:  $34.91

Where To Buy:  Click Here

Top 10 Ingredients:  Water, Dihydroxyacetone, Alcohol Denat, (SD Alcohol 40-B), Glycerin, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Silk, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice, Polysorbate 80, Erythrulose

Overall Opinion:

I was so excited to try this self tanner because I’ve never tried a tanner in the form of “drops”.  Needless to say, it didn’t disappoint.

The drops are actually more the texture of a serum, and to use them, you mix 2-6 drops per body part with your normal body moisturizer.  I love this idea, because you can choose which body lotion to use.  I use Jergens Aloe lotion because I love how it smells.

So the application is a little time consuming and difficult, because you need to mix the lotion with the drops.  I found it easiest to squirt lotion in my hand and then mix the drops on top.  But after you mix it, application is easy. You just apply it like your normal body lotion.

The color of my tan was really natural and nice looking; I loved it.  I was a medium to dark, bronze shade. My tan was streak free and looked like I had been at the beach.

There’s only two things I don’t like about this self tanner.  First, the smell is awful, and gets even worse as it develops.  It became so overwhelming. I know I’m not the only one who feels this way about the smell because I saw other reviews complaining about this as well.

Also, the price is ridiculous.  A small 1.7 ounce bottle costs $59.00!  That’s ridiculous, especially considering the bottle will only give you 2-3 applications.

But overall, I’m impressed with this self tanner and would gladly use it again.

Detailed Opinion:

Look and Feel

These are liquid drops, that kind of look like a serum.  It’s a little thicker than water, but very runny compared to most self tanners.

The drops are an orange color.


So these drops are different than most self tanners.  You mix 2-6 drops per body part with your normal body moisturizer, then apply.

The mixing it together part is what I found most difficult.  You’ll either need to find a separate container to mix the drops and lotion in, or you can do it in your hand.  I did it in my hand, which was a lot messier, but it got the job done.

You then just apply the lotion, as you’d normally do.  I tried it both with and without a mitt, and I’d definitely recommend using a mitt because these drops can be potent and they’ll stain your palms.

Drying Time

The drying time really just depends on how long your body lotion takes to dry.  The drops may add a tiny bit of stickiness to it, but not a lot.

I used Jergens body lotion, and it took about 15 minutes to dry, as it usually does.

Smell (Before Application)

Tan Luxe The Body Illuminating Self Tan Drops smell very strong of perfume to me, which I’m not a fan of.  I actually wish they would’ve made these drop scentless because they know you’re going to be mixing them with your body lotion and it will interfere with the scent.

So when using these, you’ll smell the scent of your lotion mixed with the strong smell of the drops, which just isn’t a good mix in my opinion.

The perfume is very girly smelling, and smells like something an older lady would wear (to put it nicely).

The bottle says there’s no smell, but that’s completely false.

Smell (After Several Hours And The Next Day)

As my tan developed, it smelled SO bad (especially by the next morning).  I smelled so strong of DHA mixed with perfume; it was nauseating.

I couldn’t believe how strong the smell was; it was so bad.

Color Produced

I tried Tan Lux Illuminating Self Tan Drop in the Medium/Dark shade.  They also have a Light/Medium one.

As I mentioned above, the directions say to use 2-6 drops per body area.  I like to be really dark so I used 6 per area.

The next morning I woke up with a gorgeous tan.  My tan was a medium to dark shade and I really liked how it looked.  I looked sun kissed, which is my favorite look!

Now, for those of you who are extremely pale, or don’t want to be as dark, I’d go with less than 6 drops per area, because they’re very potent and you don’t want to look orange.

One thing I don’t like about these drops though, is one bottle won’t last very long… maybe 2 or 3 full body applications.

How Long It Lasts

My tan lasted about 4-5 days before it looked patchy and weird.   That’s a pretty good lasting time, but it did get pretty uneven as it faded (like most dark self tanners do).

OK For Men?

Yes, I think men will like the color this one produces.


These drops are SO expensive. One bottle is $59.00.  That’s a lot to spend, especially when one bottle won’t last you very long.

Where To Buy

To buy Tan Luxe The Body Illuminating Self Tan Drops, Click Here.

Tan Luxe The Body Illuminating Self Tan Drops: Summary

Factor Tan Luxe The Body Illuminating Self Tan Drops
Overall Rating
Look and Feel These are in the form of a serum; they’re orange tanning drops.
Application Applying is time consuming and has potential to be messy.
Drying Time It depends on what body lotion you mix them with.
Smell (Before) Smells strong of girly perfume; I didn’t like the scent mixed with my lotion.
Smell (After) Smells SO bad after the tan develops, like DHA and perfume.
Color Produced I had a really nice medium to dark tan that was very natural looking.
How Long It Lasts It faded after about 4 or 5 days, and it became a little patchy.
OK For Men? Yes, I think this is a good one for men to try.
Price This is one of the most expensive tanners out there at $59.00.
Where To Buy Click Here

Tan Luxe Illuminating Self Tan Drops Review

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