Victoria’s Secret Self Tanning Tinted Lotion Review

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Comprehensive review of Victoria's Secret Self Tanning Tinted Lotion. See what the experts and actual users have to say about this self tanning product.

Victoria's Secret Self Tanning Tinted LotionProduct Name:  Victoria’s Secret Self Tanning Tinted Lotion

Overall Rating:  Self Tanning Rating 2.5/5

Product Type:  Lotion

Size:  5.5 ounces

Price:  $15.00

Cost Per Ounce:  $2.72

Where To Buy:  Click here

Top 10 Ingredients:  Water, Propylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, PEG/PPG-18 Dimethicone, Dihydroxyacetone, Dipropylene Glycol, Fragrance, Alcohol Denat., Sodium Chloride, Polysorbate 60

Overall Opinion:

Victoria’s Secret Self Tanning Tinted Lotion has some good qualities, but overall it falls a little flat.

It’s pretty easy to apply, has a light tint to it, and smells really, really good.

But the color it produces is mediocre and it doesn’t last very long.  And when it starts coming off, it comes off splotchy and not very attractive.

So overall, this is just an average self tanner.  If it was a little cheaper, it could qualify as a decent ‘drugstore’ self tanner.  But as it stands, it’s just an average ‘premium’ product.

Detailed Review:

Look and Feel

Victoria’s Secret Self Tanning Tinted Lotion comes out of the tube as a medium-light, tinted lotion.  It actually feels pretty good, not too heavy.


This product isn’t too difficult to apply.  It has a light brown tint that makes it pretty easy to see where you’ve put it.

It rubs in easily and gives you ample time before it starts to dry.

Drying Time

As a lotion, Victoria’s Secret Self Tanning product takes awhile to dry completely.  After that time, it still felt a bit sticky and ‘heavy’ on the skin.  Surprisingly, it did NOT come off on our sheets and towels.  That’s a good quality for a tanner that has a tinted guide in it!

Smell (Before Application)

Like most things Victoria’s Secret produces, this one smelled very good.  It’s very tropical and girly.

Smell (After Several Hours And The Next Day)

The smell on this one pretty much disappeared when we woke up the next day.  It definitely didn’t have much of that self tanner smell that people hate so much :)

Color Produced

Victoria’s Secret Self Tanning Tinted Lotion produced so-so color.  It was a little darker than your average self tanner, which is good.  But it was also a little streaky.

Overall, the color produced will probably work for most people, but there’s a problem…

How Long It Lasts

This is where Victoria’s Secret Self Tanning Tinted Lotion fell flat on it’s face.

It basically started coming off after about a day and a half.  That’s really not very long for a medium-priced self tanner.

And the way it came off was even worse.  It was very blotchy and patchy… and unfortunately looked really bad.  This is one you’d definitely not want to use on your face.

OK For Men?

I don’t think many guys will want to use this.  It smells very girly and comes off in a away that’ll make it obvious that you’re using a self tanner.

Definitely look elsewhere.


Victoria’s Secret Self Tanning Tinted Lotion costs $15 for a 5.5 ounce bottle.  That works out to $2.72 per ounce, which falls to the lower side of what most self tanners cost.

Where To Buy

To buy Victoria’s Secret Self Tanning Tinted Lotion, click here.

Victoria’s Secret Self Tanning Tinted Lotion:  Summary

Factor Victoria’s Secret Self Tanning Tinted Lotion
Overall Rating Self Tanning Rating 2.5/5
Look and Feel Medium, light lotion.  Is light-brown colored
Application Pretty easy to apply.  Blends well and doesn’t get on everything
Drying Time Dries in a little less than an hour.  Feels sticky
Smell (Before) Smells really good.  Very tropical and girly
Smell (After) Mostly disappears.  No trace of ‘self tanner’ smell
Color Produced Produces ok color.  A little darker tan average self tanner
How Long It Lasts Only lasts 2-3 days, which isn’t that great.  Comes off splotchy
OK For Men? Nope.  Smells way to ‘girly’
Price Costs $2.72 per ounce, which is below most of these products
Where To Buy Click here

Victorias Secret Self Tanning Tinted Lotion Review


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