Thursday, June 28, 2012

Lorac Face SelfTANtalizer

RATING (out of 5 stars): 3 stars

COST: $28 for 2.2 ounces

THE SKINNY: OK, I will admit I judged this product by its package. The little black pouch with the silly name -- Lorac Face SelfTANtalizer -- was almost too much for me. It sat on the counter for weeks before I opened it.

But I am glad I did.

This is one of the few self tanners I have tried with NO SMELL AT ALL. I don't know how they do it, but Lorac really needs to share the secret with the rest of the industry. (And then I might have a year-round glow.)

I did have a bit of concern when I first applied the tanner because it was dark ... and it was on my face ... and I had a meeting at work the next morning. For a moment I thought I was going to be the color of an oompa loompa. But I kept rubbing the lotion in and spreading it around my face until the color was just right.

I felt like the color lasted about two days, did not run and looked pretty natural. It never smelled, not even in the shower later on, which is when that self-tanner scent always seems to kick in.

KEEP OR TOSS: I will probably buy a tube on my next trip to Sephora. It was a great quick pick-me-up without the side effects.

CHECK IT OUT: Lorac Face SelfTANtalizer is available through beauty retailers such as Ulta and Sephora.

-- Tested by Carrie

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