Thursday, April 19, 2012

Neutrogena MicroMist Airbrush Sunless Tan


RATING (out of 5 stars): 4 stars

COST: $10 for 5.3 ounces

THE SKINNY: Now that summer is just around the corner, I know that we are all looking for ways to get that sun-kissed look without actually laying out and damaging our skin. Sunless tanners are the simplest (and most skin-safe) option.

Neutrogena MicroMist Airbrush Sunless Tan is one of my new favorites. It sprays on easy, although you should still rub it in and sets without streaking or looking too fake. 

The biggest perk of this tanner is speed. The "airbrush" formula seems to add color within minutes and can be reapplied every couple hours for a quick tan. (I have used this a couple times for special events and it worked great!)

There is a downside. It totally has the self-tanner smell. And it is not pleasant. My suggestion? Use the tanner before bed and shower away the smell before you head out the next day. 

I have also found that too many applications on my fair skin will turn a little orange-ish. (This is for a subtle tan; it will not make you look like a Hawaiian Tropic girl.)

The nice color, though, makes it worth the extra hassle.

KEEP OR TOSS: Keep. I have not found a better way to develop a quick tan.

CHECK IT OUT: You can pick Neutrogena MicroMist Airbrush Sunless Tan at drugstores and online. You can find out more and read a few other customer reviews on the Neutrogena website.

-- Tested by Carrie