Spring is in full swing, which means it's time to transition from wearing skinny jeans 24/7 to dresses and shorts. My legs need a little love, so I decided to try self tanner for the first time! Usually my tan skin develops over the spring/summer from the sun, but I am at the point where I want the tan skin without paying the price! Wrinkles and skin cancer are no joke people! Lucky for me, I was given the opportunity to try Rodan & Fields ESSENTIALS Foaming Sunless Tan. Did I end up looking like an oompa loompa? Let's find out!
This self tanner is everything that it claims to be...lightweight and mess free. The product is applied without a mitt, goes on clear, and develops in 2-4 hours. The foam makes application simple. I used a couple pumps for the lower part of my legs and a couple more for the top. I wasn't ready to commit to my entire body until I saw what happened to my legs! I was worried that the tanner would be splotchy because it goes on colorless and I didn't know how much I applied to each spot. I applied the tanner before bed so it could develop overnight. Application was quick and the tanner fully dried in 5-10 minutes.
The bottle claims that the color will develop in 2-4 hours, but since I slept with it on, I'm not sure how long it takes before seeing any results. After watching some YouTube videos on this product, it seems to be popular to leave the tanner on as long as possible before washing to achieve a longer lasting tan. Many people build up the tan for a darker look as well. The before and after photos below are from one application.
Before & After
Day 0 - Day 4
When I woke up in the morning, my legs were TAN! Huge before and after difference. I think the lighting in the photo makes the tan appear more orange than bronze, but in real life my legs were glowing and natural looking. I was worried about the tan being uneven, but the color was consistent everywhere (even with my tanning-newbie application). I feel like this was a win for a first time self tanning experience! What impressed me most about this product is how I didn't get splotchy after a couple of days. The last photo is Day 4 and my legs still look tan. The color fades evenly.
I would give this product two thumbs up because the color is so beautiful and application is SO simple. Self tanning beginners and veterans, this is a product to try!
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*This post was sponsored, but all opinions expressed are my own*