Victoria’s Secret Instant Bronzing Tinted Shimmer Lotion Review

Victoria's Secret Instant Bronzing Tinted Shimmer Lotion Review

In just a few short days it will officially be summer! Gone will be the days of pasty white skin deprived of the sun : )

If you are busting out your first pair of shorts of the season and your legs look a little…translucent, you can reach for a sunless product like Victoria’s Secret Instant Bronzing Tinted Shimmer Lotion. A bit of natural sun is good for you, but baking in the sun for hours can cause unnecessary skin damage. Creams and lotions like this one can give you a lovely bronzed look without risking the health of your skin. *As I write this I feel like a hypocrite because if I had the chance to be on the beach somewhere laying in the sun I would TOTALLY do it…

For $15 you get a lot of product. It has a self-tanner smell, but I don’t mind it as I generally only apply it to my legs and therefore can’t really smell it after applying. It contains shea butter and vitamin E to nourish the skin so it’s fairly moisturizing. I have dry skin though so I found I needed lotion before applying otherwise it looks a bit patchy.

Victoria's Secret Instant Bronzing Tinted Shimmer Lotion Review

Left: lotion on its own Right: lotion blended

Victoria's Secret Instant Bronzing Tinted Shimmer Lotion Review

Left: bare leg  Right: one application of the lotion

If we can get past the super awkward photo of my legs, you can see that the lotion really did add some subtle colour and blur imperfections : )

Pros:

  • It gives the skin a bronzed glow without looking orange
  • It has a light shimmer without being too glittery
  • Great value for the size of bottle

Cons:

  • It still has that self tanner smell, which I know some people hate
  • It’s only comes in this one shade, so it may not suite those with super pale or darker skin tones

Have you tried this bronzing lotion? What is your go-to self tanner – or do you avoid it altogether? Let me know in the comments : )

Comments

  1. says

    This looks fantastic. Nice to see what it looks like on the skin. Suits you. New follower here! x
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