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Self-Tanner Review of Too Faced Tanning Bed in a Tube

Tantastic: Self-Tanners Tested, Snapped, and Reviewed

Self-tanner can be one of the most frustrating products to buy, because each brand has its own color formulation that's not going to be flattering on everyone, and you rarely get to try before you buy. And that's where our new feature comes in. We asked women with different skin tones to test out a ton of self-tanners, took before and after pics so you can see what they actually look like on skin, and got the pros and cons once our testers had been using them for a few weeks. Our inaugural product is Too Faced Tanning Bed in a Tube ($21), a gradual sunless tanner that also has an instant bronzer in it, so you get an immediate glow and a deeper tan that develops afterward. Our tester used it several times, so to see what she had to say and check out how the color really looks, just keep reading.


  • Looks very natural and not streaky.
  • It's a great bronze color that doesn't go orange-y
  • Actually does get darker each time you apply, so you really can control the shade.


  • The lotion is shimmery, so not great for people who don't like glitz.
  • The scent was nice, but strong — a little less would have been preferable.

bluerose462 bluerose462 7 years
Sorry to tell ya, Thats not "Tan". Thats fair to "Light" I'm not saying everyone needs to look like Snookie but I'd like to see more of a deeper shade without the Orange, Peach or horrible fake Copper Color most fair Ladies turn when using self-tanners. I like Self Tanners in the winter unfortunatly, I have yet to find an over the counter that doesnt do any off the above or rub off. Jergens Tanner in Deep and Ocean Potion everyday self tanning lotion (mmm smells like Oranges&Cream) is the best bet for the money. But you do have to use it everyday 360 to keep the glow.
keemusabi keemusabi 7 years
Heh I work at ulta and I always use this tester! It's my favorite self tanner. You have to try it yourself. It may not smell very strong to someone else
Jessamae22 Jessamae22 7 years
my biggest annoyance with self tanners is the smell.....bummed that this one is strongly scented too bc the color looks great :(
sham28 sham28 7 years
I have that watch! :)
depeche3 depeche3 7 years
ohh now i want one...thanks for the review
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