tarte Brazilliance™

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by Marilyn, contributor to  Weheartthis.com

Get your glow on in just minutes!

I love being out in the sun--with sunscreen, frequently reapplied, of course!--but sadly, here in the Pacific Northwest, we’ve had a serious lack of sunshine and my pasty legs are looking a little scary! How to get a healthy, cancer-free glow? While tanning lotions have come a long way, a few past incidents which turned me into a splotchy Oompa Loompa have made me a little hesitant to use self-tanner. I have warm, light-medium skin anyway, so I don’t neeeeed to be darker, but who doesn’t want to look like a bronze goddess who’s just returned from the tropics?!

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Fortunately, tarte has come to the rescue with their Brazilliance Skin Rejuvenating Maracuja Face and Body Self Tanner! It promises to give you a beautiful tan while softening your skin--all in one streak-free, pleasant-smelling step. Maracuja oil, which contains essential fatty acids, seals in moisture and vitamin C brightens skin. And tarte’s PUREshield scent-control technology means you won’t reek like tanning lotion! The gel itself is tinted and immediately begins to tint your skin, with the color developing fully after a few hours.

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tarte’s self tanner comes in a cute squeeze tube (love the wooden lid!), and a thin foam mitt is included. The mitt helps to keep your hands stain-free, and eliminates streaks. I would guess that one tube will last approximately half a dozen applications if used sparingly. The tarte Brazilliance self tanner is a beautiful tan that worked well on my NC 20-25 skintone. There was a subtle but noticeable difference between the leg with self tanner, and the leg that had no product.

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Pros
-Natural looking color--no orange tint!
-Some color instantly (depending on how much product applied) and color continues to develop over the next few hours.
-Quick dry time (10 minutes)--After accidentally sitting on my yellow and white striped sheets, no transfer!
-Mitt does help apply product evenly and keeps the gel from staining your hands
-Slight scent is fairly pleasant
-tarte products are always formulated without parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, triclosan, sodium lauryl sulfate, synthetic fragrance, or gluten. And they’re always cruelty-free!

Cons
-$37 for one tube is spendy!

Although the price does sting, tarte’s Brazilliance self tanner is a safe, sun-free way to get a natural glow in a hurry.

How do you get your glow on for summer? Do you wait until the sun’s shining, or do you start lathering on the self tanner early spring?

Comments

  1. I have had little success with these self tanning products so even though it is ‘spendy’ ii would be worth it to not look like a pumpkin.

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