October 11, 2010

Product Review: L'Oreal Sublime Bronze One Day Instant Tanning Gel, B

Hey friends!

So, over the weekend I helped out at a pop culture themed event and I decided to go as Snooki. Yes, Snooki, of Jersey Shore fame.

So, I bought a long black wig, a Bumpit, lots of black eyeliner and a boatload of one day bronzer. I was careful as I didn't want to be that shade of tan/orange for any longer than the party. Thus, my decision to purchase L'Oreal Sublime Bronze One Day Instant Tanning Gel.

Here are the product details...

Sublime Bronze One Day instant tanning gel delivers a sheer tint of bronze color that lasts up to one day. This unique quick-drying formulation with natural caramel colorant and golden pearls gives skin a natural-looking sun-kissed glow. The no-mistakes formula washes away with soap and water.
  • For face & body
  • Instant radiance & sun-kissed glow
  • Smooth, streak-free, even-looking skin tone
  • Tan level builds with additional applications
  • Long-lasting hydration for smooth feel

How to use:
  • Apply evenly on clean skin
  • Allow to dry before dressing
  • Use multiple applications for deeper color
  • Wash your hands after use
  • Rinses away at the end of day with soap
  • Does not contain sunscreen. (DHA-free)
And my review...

The Good: After layering many levels of tanning I was about halfway to Snooki's tan level, which was enough for the party! The gel smoothed on evenly and would have given me some nice color if applied in a normal, non-Snooki seeking manner. Oh, and it indeed washed off easily!

The Bad: It's a bit expensive, running $10-$12 (for 6.7 oz.) and it flaked a bit on my face. However, remember that I layered this product on for the Snooki effect. I don't think it would have flaked under normal circumstances.

The Result: This earns a B from me! The product stays true to its promises and delivers a golden tan. If you're looking to get Snooki-ized or just a very temporary, wash off tan, this is a solid product!

If you really, really want to see me Snooked up...see below!