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Top 10 Self-Tanners.


There is more than one way to get your glow on for summer. I talk about bronzers a lot. Just in case you missed any of that, here are my favorite drugstores bronzers, my favorite luxe bronzers and my favorite bronzers to fake a tan. Right now I am going to take that "faking a tan" a bit further and tell you about my top 10 favorite self-tanners. Self-tanners are an excellent way to get your glow on.

The 10 Best Self Tanners | Beautiful Makeup Search

1. Jergens Natural Glow FACE Daily Moisturizer Sunscreen
I use this every night on my face about an hour before I put on my night time moisturizer. The result is natural and gradual.

2. Beautisol Self-Tanning Mousse
This dark brown tinted self-tanner has no self tanning scent at all. It is very easy to apply and delivers a very even, believable shade of golden brown.

3. Lancome Flash Bronzer
This bronze tinted self-tanning gel is great for when I need my legs darkened up in a flash. Color is developed in about 30 minutes.

4. Fake Bake 60 Minute Tan
This tinted self-tan liquid develops into a beautiful, natural looking tan in just 60 minutes. Accelerators speed up development time so a golden glow is achieved in an hour.

5. Clarins Liquid Bronze Self Tanner
This very liquid self-tanning lotion applies very easily and dries in a few minutes. When I am in a rush, this is the self-tanner I apply.

6. Hampton Sun Sunless Tanning Gel
This clear self-tanning gel wins for the best scent that never has that self-tanner smell. It is perfect to use before heading to the beach because it has no color, so won't streak, and the color develops gradually.

7. Fake Bake Flawless Self-Tan Liquid
This great smelling tinted liquid applies with a mitt for a gorgeous, even tan. I like this one for my arms and chest.

8. Vani-T Velocity Rapid Self Tan Mist
This tinted liquid is sprayed onto skin and then spread with a mitt. It dries almost instantly and tan is developed very quickly. The longer you leave it on, the deeper the tan.

9. Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer
This daily lotion develops in to a very light, very natural gradual tan. It is more like a self-tan maintainer. I use it everyday, on my legs, in place of moisturizer.

10. Sun Laboratories Self Tanning Lotion
This creamy very brown tinted lotion applies and spreads easily. I love the cherry-almond scent.

Reader Comments (18)

Jergens and Beautisol really kick but in this category. I haven't tried the others you listed but I'm making a note to check out a few... especially fake bake because I like the sounds of it lol
Thank you for the suggestions. I never know where to start with self tanning. The whole process is overwhelming. I want a gel or mousse that dries quick and develops naturally and I think I at least have a few to check out now.
Brooke - You'll like Fake Bake! They've made great self-tanners for a really long time now.
Patricia - You're welcome. Finding the right self-tanner for you takes some time, but once you do find that perfect one (or two) you will be thrilled. Why don't you give the Beautisol, Lancome or Hampton Sun a try? If you are new to self tanning, definitely use the tinted versions only.
Hi! You said about the Jergens Natural Glow FACE Daily Moisturizer Sunscreen that you use it "every night on my face about an hour before I put on my night time moisturizer." Do you wash it off after that hour has passed, or leave it on and just apply your moisturizer over it? If it's the latter, do you use a chemical exfoliant or serum, and if so, when do you apply those in this process? Thanks!
I literally just made a list of products that I want to try from your list! :) Interesting that you use the Jergen's Natural Glow face every night. Thanks for sharing your tip of applying it one hour before your facial moisturizer. I never thought to do that! I always felt that I had to "sacrifice" my skincare routine to use facial self I realize that I can just space them out an hour. yay!
I LOVED Clarins products when I was doing the whole self tanning thing. Glad to see they still offer quality items!
I have friends that will only use Clarins for self tanning since it was the first that was really natural. My blog partner would love your list. I'll make sure she comes and looks.
Yay for Beautisol!
Some of these look really nice, I'll just have to keep looking because self tanner is not for me lol.
Some of these look really nice, I'll just have to keep looking because self tanner is not for me lol.
Some of these look really nice, I'll just have to keep looking because self tanner is not for me lol.
I really should try Jergens!
This list is perfect - my legs are so white right now, you have given me great ideas!
I knew you'd have a great list! I've actually had my eye on that Hampton Sun Self Tanner...will be putting that on my list to try next.
I've used Lancome's Flash bronzer--it works especially well on my legs.
Kristina - My summer night time routine goes like this: Cleanse & tone my skin, then apply Jergens Natural Glow Face. About an hour later I apply an eye cream and then a moisturizer over the self-tanner. It will react with my skin and still develop beneath the moisturizer. If I am exfoliating, I do that right after cleansing, and I am only using serums during the day right now. I do way too much to maintain my natural looking self-tan.
I think about half of us have Beautisol listed. I must get some!!!!

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