Tarte Brazilliance Self Tanner Review

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Comprehensive review of Tarte Brazilliance Self Tanner. See what real experts and actual users have to say about this self tanning product.

Tarte Brazilliance Self TannerProduct Name:  Tarte Brazilliance Self Tanner

Overall Rating:  4stars

Product Type:  Lotion/Gel

Size:  5.5 Oz.

Price: $37.00

Cost Per Ounce:  $6.72

Where To Buy:  Click Here

Top 10 Ingredients:  Water, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Fragrance, Cetyl Alcohol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol

Overall Opinion:

Tarte Brazilliance Self Tanner performed really well in our tests.

It’s really easy to apply, dries extremely fast for a lotion and produces a nice, even natural shade of tan.

The only things we didn’t like, and what kept us from rating it higher were the not-so-great smell and the fact that the final color wasn’t very dark.

But overall, this is a very good self tanner that a lot of you will like!

Detailed Opinion:

Look and Feel

Tarte Brazilliance Self Tanner comes our of the tube as a very dark lotion or gel.  It’s very light to the touch.


Despite Tarte Brazilliance having a very dark guide, it’s still pretty easy to apply.

The included mitt is a big help… making blending and smoothing fairly simple.  And it didn’t take as long as most dark lotions take to apply.

Thumbs up here.

Drying Time

For a lotion/gel, Tarte Brazilliance Self Tanner dries extremely fast.

In fact, it felt completely dry after about 20 minutes.

And it didn’t really rub off like most self tanners this dark do.

Smell (Before Application)

We didn’t really like the smell of Tarte Brazilliance Self Tanner right out of the tube.

It kind of smelled like a cheap perfume; very “floral” smelling.

Some women may not mind it, but to us, it wasn’t great :(

Smell (After Several Hours And The Next Day)

After we showered, we didn’t notice any odor at all.

There was no trace of that DHA smell which is a major plus.

Color Produced

If you’re looking for a light-to-medium tan, you can do much worse than Tarte Brazilliance Self Tanner.

The color was very even, smooth, and natural-looking with no streaks.

Too, we liked the actual color after showering much better than what it looked prior to showering the next morning.

For those who like to be dark, this one probably isn’t your best bet.

But for some nice, light color, we actually really like this Tarte self tanner.

How Long It Lasts

This tanner lasts about 2-4 days; which is average to slightly below average.  We wish it would last a little bit longer considering how much it costs.

OK For Men?

Men are probably going to want to pass on Tarte Brazilliance Self Tanner.

The dark guide isn’t going to sit too well with most guys and the smell is way too girly.


The 5.5oz. bottle costs $37.00.  So that works out to $6.72 per ounce, which is pretty expensive compared to most self tanners.

Where To Buy

To buy Tarte Brazilliance Self Tanner,  click here.

Tarte Brazilliance Self Tanner:  Summary

Factor Tarte Brazilliance Self Tanner
Overall Rating  4stars
Look and Feel Is a very dark, almost black lotion/gel; feels light to the touch though
Application Pretty easy despite the dark guide color; included mitt is nice
Drying Time Dries very quickly for a lotion.  Completely dry in about 20 mins
Smell (Before) We’re not fans of the “perfumey”, floral smell
Smell (After) Virtually no smell after washing off the next morning
Color Produced Produces a nice, even color; although it’s pretty light
How Long It Lasts Lasts about 2-4 days, which is fairly average among tanners
OK For Men? No.  Guide color is too dark and smell is too girly
Price $37.00 for 5.5 oz or $6.72 per oz; which is expensive
Where To Buy Click Here

Tarte Brazilliance Self Tanner Review

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Emily Andrews is the Editor-In-Chief of SelfTanning.com. As you can imagine, Emily loves anything and everything having to do with self tanning! She's also a big fan of shopping (duh), tiny Yorkies and football.