Do you want a summer glow and not look like a streaky Oompa Loompa?  These are the best self tanners for natural long lasting color.

L’Oreal Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Towlettes ($9) – I use these and they are so low maintenance while still giving you instant natural color.


St. Tropez Classic Bronzing Mousse ($42) – St. Tropez is one of the most famous names in the sunless tanner business.  My friend uses this and swears by it.  She always has great natural looking color.


Lancome Flash Bronzer Tinted Self-Tanning Body Gel ($42) – this is one of the best reviewed self tanners.  It gives your skin immediate color and has light-reflecting micro pearls for a pretty glow.


Clarins Radiance – Plus Golden Glow Booster ($32) – I use both this and the face tanner below and they are great.  This one I mix with my moisturizer and it builds into a tan.


Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare – Alpha Beta Glow Pads ($35) – this one gives you a little more instant gratification and also exfoliates your face.


I’ve had a lot of bad self-tanning mishaps over the years the latest being an aerosol spray gone bad in a Mexico resort bathroom.  I think the walls of the bathroom got more of a tan than I did.  We were scrubbing that bathroom for days trying to get it clean.  So learn from my experience and use one of the above.  XOXO Michelle


I’ve been obsessed with fashion and beauty since I was a little girl. I have always loved to help my friends shop and to give them beauty tips. I am so excited to have this platform to share my love for fashion and beauty with more people. I hope you enjoy this and get some great information at the same time. XOXO Michelle


  1. I’ve never tried any self tanners as I love natural sun tanning but this is definitely a good start! St. Tropez Classic Bronzing Mousse sounds really good. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  2. Those pads are totally up my alley. I use TanTowels all the time and absolutely love them, you should check those out too.

  3. Love these products especially Lancome Flash bronzer. Though I have never used self tanners, lemme try out one this time!

  4. I’ve heard St. Tropez is good and I’ve wanted to try it for awhile. I’ve only ever used Jergens. It gets the job done but can sometimes look patchy/streaky.

  5. Shannon Sawicki Reply

    We have been having a cold spring and early summer this year and I have been considering the St. Tropez mouse. I think i will have to give it a try.

  6. Being black I have the luxury of being tanned the whole year round lol but these look like some lovely options for those who love tanning

  7. I so needed to read this today! I have been laying out and everything is great during the summer but the minute October hits I am back to being Casper the friendly ghost!

  8. This will be helping to those that love tanning. I have not tried the Tropez product before.

  9. I am so, so pale and with a couple upcoming weddings, I’m going to need the help from self-tanner. Thanks for this great review.

  10. Blair villanueva Reply

    Thank you for sharing your recommendations. I never used self tanner, am already tanned! And my skin easiky get tanned under the sun for 5minutes 😀

  11. I actually used L’Oreal Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Towlettes for my BILs wedding last May. It was really great and easy to use, plus I had a nice even glow for my floral dress.

  12. I actually used L’Oreal Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Towlettes for my BILs wedding last May. It was really great and easy to use, plus I had a nice even glow for my floral dress!

  13. I’ve been looking for a great sunless tanning product! Definitely going to give some of these a try!

  14. Not a fan of self tanners But I liked that now I know what I would choose if I ever needed to .Great post.

  15. Never knew something like self-tanners existed! I live in India where the sun takes all the responsibility for tanning! But, maybe I can try these in winters!

  16. I’ve never tried self tanning, but I really want to! I’ve heard St Tropez is the best, but it’s good to see there are other options, too! 🙂

  17. I’ve always wanted to try the St. Tropez self tanner but I’m afraid of looking orange. I’ll have to give it a try!! : )

  18. Thanks so much for the tips! A great self-tanner is like a unicorn! I am definitely going to try some of these!

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