Every year, I somehow manage to forget how pasty, “winter”-colored legs look when you slip into my first summer sun dress. This was my dilemma as I was putting together an outfit for a baby shower on Saturday morning. The adorable hot pink shift I picked was begging for some glowing gams, but I didn’t have time to get a spray tan.
Enter Loreal’s new Sublime Bronze One Day tinted gel, ($8.09, walgreens.com)!
This instant tanning gel pumps into your palm as a rather intimidating deep bronze glaze, but the color evens out quickly once you rub it into your skin. I loved that this one didn’t have that tell-tale tanner smell because it’s DHA free. I applied an even coat over my legs, arms and chest and waited for it to dry.
(about 10 minutes, just to be safe). Then, for good measure, I scrubbed my hands with soap and a loofah to avoid the home tan golden-palm look. Sure enough the product left a subtle, but very noticeable glow, successfully transforming me from “January” to “June”!
You can apply multiple layers of the gel for a deeper effect, but I didn’t find the coverage to be as good at evening skin tone out as I find with real sunless-tanning products. All in all, this is a great product to have on hand between other self-tanning treatments, especially if you’re as short on time as you are on tan!
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