L’Oreal Paris Sublime Bronze Sun Splash Clear Self Tanning Gel
This fresh-scented clear gel spritzes on to instantly illuminate skin, and then transforms into a streak-free “super-natural bronze.” ($17, 150 mL)
I haven’t tried self-tanner in many years, so I was curious to see how far they’ve come. I remember them as smelly and messy. This spray-on gel was easy to apply, dried quickly and had a faint but pleasant fragrance. I shaved my legs and then sprayed the tanner onto one leg at a time, rubbing it all over to get even coverage. This is a gradual tanner, which is nice because I didn’t have to worry about a dark tan on my fair skin-which wouldn’t suit me. After one application, I had a hint of bronze in a few hours. After a second application the next day, I had a nice tan that lasted almost a week.
-Jennifer Walker, Deputy Editor