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Fake Bake Flawless Review

Last Updated: August 14, 2023

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Fake Bake Flawless works well for me, it gives me a great natural-looking tan and is very easy to apply. I find that I am paler on my face, stomach and legs, so it also does a good job with blending my overall complexion while giving me a sun-kissed glow. It has a creamy texture, which contributes to making my skin feel soft and supple after it has been applied.

Fake Bake Flawless

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Full Review of Fake Bake Flawless

I have been using the Fake Bake products now for quite some time and I am happy to say they never disappoint. I believe the key to achieving great results, however, is by employing the correct application. If you don’t understand the science behind self-tanners, i.e. how they work and how to apply them, then you’re in for a bit of trouble.

If you are a newbie, it’s always a good idea to read reviews, watch videos and pay special attention to the manufacture’s application instructions. Nevertheless, the process is typically the same for all sunless and self-tanning oils/lotions/creams as well as bronzers.

This particular Flawless self-tan liquid comes in a deep chocolate-brown colored bottle with a purple cap and an added interchangeable spray pump dispenser. The actual self-tanning liquid inside is a similar deep chocolate-brown color, which doubles as a terrific guide when applying the lotion so you can see how the solution covers your body and also ensure that it evenly coats all the required areas.

The applicator mitten is very important to use for several reasons. Don’t even try to consider using your bare hands; this self-tanner will definitely stain your palms. Plus the mitten gives you better results and is less likely to create streaks and blotches. I usually pump two servings of the tanner unto the mitten then proceed to rub it into my skin. I’m not using the phrase ‘rub it in’ lightly, I’m serious – you need to ‘rub in’ the lotion and not ‘rub on’ the lotion. Deeply massage the tanner into every nook and cranny and for wider surface areas, apply in a circular motion.

I recommend, before applying this self-tanner, to rub Vaseline or moisturizing lotion over areas that might soak up too much color and end up looking unnatural, i.e. your elbows, knees and ankles.

The liquid dries very quickly, so not only do you want to use small amounts and cover small areas at a time; you also need to work quickly. Instantly you will see how the color looks on your skin, but also remember that the chocolate-brown color guide will wash off once you shower and you have to wait about 6-8 hours for your tan to fully develop and darken.

Even though the mixture is very dark and goes on dark, I find that the final tan isn’t really dark. It may take a few applications to get significantly darker. But, you should also consider that getting too dark could look unnatural. The lotion is formulated to give you a great-looking brown/bronze color that is perhaps two shades darker than your natural skin tone.

Typically to maintain this color, I use it twice a week and moisturize in the days between tannings to keep my skin conditioned. I don’t bathe in hot or overly warm water. I don’t scrub my skin or use harsh bathing implements – a soft washcloth will aid in protecting your fake tan. Neither do I shave or exfoliate after using this self–tan liquid. However, It is extremely important to shave and exfoliate before applying any kind of sunless or self-tanning product.

Prepping your skin by shaving and exfoliating with a body scrub and loofa plays a vital role in extending your tan. Doing this also protects the mitten from scratching on sharp edged hairs especially on your legs.

You need to protect and preserve your mitten as best as possible, because the better condition it is in the better application it will give. Also try to wash it after each use, as this also prevents residual solution from mixing in with fresh solution, which will ultimately cause streaking and leave darker blotches of tanner in random places during application.

Fake Bake Flawless is definitely one of the best self-tanners I have ever used, I highly recommend it for various reasons; the ease of use, fast drying time, quick absorption and the great color it gives my skin. It has a terrific tropical coconut smell which I love.

If you’re diligent like me, and apply this self tanner twice a week then you will experience a rich natural-looking tan around the clock. It’s water resistant so feel free to shower, workout and/or take an occasional swim but be mindful to not do any of these things in excess.

For my personal preferences, this Fake Bake Flawless self-tan liquid gets a score of 9 out of 10. If it works for me, I am sure it will work for you, so be sure to try it – Good Luck!

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Hello! I'm Mandi Colburn, the lead writer of Inspired by a California upbringing and a passion for health and fitness, I turned my fascination with sun exposure into a blog that offers credible, research-driven advice on tanning and skin protection. Welcome to, where my goal is to guide you toward a healthier, sun-kissed glow.