For as long as I can remember I have loved sun-kissed skin. Even in the winter months I would use a tanning bed almost daily. And guess what…. now I am paying for it!
Just in the last couple of years I have started to use a Sunless Tanner. The first and only one I have tried is the Foaming Sunless Tanner from Rodan + Fields. As far as I know and knew it was fine! Even after trying this Golden Star Beauty I still think it is fine.
However, I am here to give you my honest opinion on Golden Star Beauty Self Tanner. My original plan was to try a few brands and then do a comparison of them all. The more I thought about it… I still might try a few but I am going to review them all separate because I feel like we all have different likes and dislikes about a sunless tanner.
So, here we go! I used The Golden Star Beauty Self Tanner Sunless Tanning Lotion w/Hyaluronic Acid & Organic Oils and I also used the Golden Star Beauty Self Tanner For Face that containsHyaluronic Acid, Organic Oils & Vitamin B5 . First impression, they are reasonably priced and both smell great!
To apply the Self Tanners I used a Mitt and a Back Applicator. I was always a little intimidated with sunless tanner because I was unsure on how I would get it on my back. Well, if you are in the same boat as me…the back applicator works very well!
As far as the application process of both the Self Tanner lotion and Face serum, they were both super easy. Again, they smell great! The Face serum they do not recommend applying makeup for 3-4 hours after application. So I just recommend that you plan accordingly with that. Besides that, its a super easy product to use. As far as the lotion, you just need to wait 10-15 minutes before getting dressed. I think I went longer because I felt sticky for a little bit longer than that. I did however get dressed within 30 minutes in good clothes and I did not have an issue with my clothes being stained. I felt like this was also a very easy application because you just put it on liked you would a lotion just with the mitt.
Now for the color….I did feel like it took it several hours to reach its full color. If you have an event I would maybe do it the day before. However, once the color did come out, it is a beautiful color! In fact, I got a lot of compliments on the color! I also did not notice any streaking.
I did just one application on a Saturday. They do say if you want a darker color to do a second application in 24 hours. I decided to skip a day and did a second application the following Monday. I did not notice my color still become slightly darker. I feel like some sunless tanners can take on a orange hue this one take on a very natural tan color!
So overall, between the smell of the products, the ease of the application, and the end results…I am more than pleased with both of these products and highly recommend using them if you are in the market for a Sunless Tanner.
This post does contain my absolute honest review. I am a firm believer in being 100% honest with my followers about everything I share. After all, if I mislead you chances are you will stop following me. I know I would! With all of that said, this is a sponsored post with affiliate links that I do make a very small commission on but I would still share even if I didn’t!