Origins

The Great Pretender Shimmery Self-Tanner 5 fl oz (150 ml)

$22.00

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The Great Pretender™  Shimmery self-tanner for body

Nature's color copier, sugar-derived DHA, the tan-active, interacts with skin proteins to let you pretend you've been sunning when in truth you've been shunning.  Deep color develops, darkens and dries quickly to make even lilywhite limbs look richly and believably bronzed.  And the tinted formula delivers instant beautification.  Shows what you've done and still need to do.

Glycerin leaves skin glistening and shimmery-smooth for days.  And the refreshing aroma of Orange and Peppermint enhance the sense of sunshine.

Dermatologist tested. Oil-free and Non-acnegenic.

© Origins Natural Resources, Inc.

Exfoliate first.  Apply liberally and evenly from feet up working in long upward motions.  Blend, blend, blend.  Wash hands immediately to prevent tanned palms.

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Origins The Great Pretender Shimmery Self-Tanner, 5 fl oz
 
4.3

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Not greasy (11)
  • Creates even tan (10)
  • Easy to apply (10)
  • Natural tan (10)
  • Dries quickly (8)

Cons

  • Bad odor (4)

Best Uses

  • Body (10)
  • Daily use (5)
  • Face (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (9), Brand buyer (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

BEST Sunless Tanner...hands down!

I have been an avid fan of Jergen's Natural Glow for quite a while because the price is great, and the color is also! However, it seems like I had reached my limit...Read complete review

I have been an avid fan of Jergen's Natural Glow for quite a while because the price is great, and the color is also! However, it seems like I had reached my limit of how dark I could get with Jergen's, so I was on the hunt for something else! I am uber white ( I'm talking "Casper" the Ghost here ) LOL! I wanted a darker glow for the summer months and I read the reviews of almost all tanners. The Origins Great Pretender had rave reviews no matter where I read it from, so I decided on that one! Normally, I would not spend [$] on tanner.I decided to splurge based on the positive reviews, and boy am I glad I did!!This tanner is amazing!! It goes on so smooth, there is no way you can get streaks! The color is sensational ( a beautiful brown color; NEVER orange!)It is kind of thin, so you have to be careful not to get it on carpet, etc., but that's one of the best things about it though because it dries FAST! It is tinted, so you can see where it goes and it has a nice "minty" smell! The best part is that I only applied this once weekly and it stays put for like 5 days!! It gradually fades just like a real tan with none of that alligator looking skin some tanners have when fading! I will recommend this tanner to everyone in full confidence that you will love it! Thank you Origins for such a remarkable product! I am a forever customer!!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

disappointed

I used an exfoliant first before applying the tanner. It went on fine and the color was ok. I purchased this tanner due to other reviews that said it didn't have the...Read complete review

I used an exfoliant first before applying the tanner. It went on fine and the color was ok. I purchased this tanner due to other reviews that said it didn't have the "normal" not-so-pleasant tanner smell. But it did! Very disappointed.

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4.0

Very nice self tanner

By Tbincincy

from Cincinnati

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Creates Even Tan
  • Doesn't Clog Pores
  • Easy To Apply
  • Natural Tan
  • Not Greasy
  • Works Quickly

Cons

  • Bad Odor
  • Rubs Off On Clothesfurn

Best Uses

  • Body

Comments about Origins The Great Pretender Shimmery Self-Tanner, 5 fl oz:

This is a very nice self tanner. You get an instant bronze after applying it. The shimmer is barely noticeable, which is a good thing. The tan is very natural. It smells like minty mouthwash...not so bad. But, my natural scent doesn't mesh well with the minty scent. So, I try to only put this on my upper body when I know I won't be out and about. I use mainly on my legs. The bronzing part of this does rub off on clothing and furniture, so be careful! All in all, it's a good self tanner.

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2.0

disappointed

By Happy Shopper

from P. Texas

describe yourself Brand Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Bad Odor
    • Fades Quickly

    Best Uses

    • Body

    Comments about Origins The Great Pretender Shimmery Self-Tanner, 5 fl oz:

    I used an exfoliant first before applying the tanner. It went on fine and the color was ok. I purchased this tanner due to other reviews that said it didn't have the "normal" not-so-pleasant tanner smell. But it did! Very disappointed.

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    4.0

    Love this tanner

    By Arizona blonde

    from Scottsdale, AZ

    describe yourself Budget Buyer

    Pros

    • Creates Even Tan
    • Dries Quickly
    • Easy To Apply
    • Lovely Color
    • Natural Tan
    • No Streaks
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

    • Fades Quickly
    • Not quite dark enough

    Best Uses

    • Natural Looking Tan

    Comments about Origins The Great Pretender Shimmery Self-Tanner, 5 fl oz:

    Love the creamy gel texture. It feels like silk going on. When you first apply, you think it will be hard to get on evenly, but then it rubs right in. There is a fair amount of color guide that will come off on your clothes before you shower. The color is lovely, less golden and more brown, but I wish it was a little darker. It also isn't as expensive as some of the other brands. I have never had any streaks with this, and even goes on evenly on tough spots like feet. It is my new go-to tanner.

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    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    BEST Sunless Tanner...hands down!

    By kelstar

    from Cary, North Carolina

    describe yourself Budget Buyer

    Pros

    • Creates Even Tan
    • Doesn't Clog Pores
    • Dries Quickly
    • Easy To Apply
    • Natural Tan
    • Not Greasy
    • Works Quickly

    Cons

    • A little more pricey

    Best Uses

    • Body
    • Daily Use
    • Face

    Comments about Origins The Great Pretender Shimmery Self-Tanner, 5 fl oz:

    I have been an avid fan of Jergen's Natural Glow for quite a while because the price is great, and the color is also! However, it seems like I had reached my limit of how dark I could get with Jergen's, so I was on the hunt for something else! I am uber white ( I'm talking "Casper" the Ghost here ) LOL! I wanted a darker glow for the summer months and I read the reviews of almost all tanners. The Origins Great Pretender had rave reviews no matter where I read it from, so I decided on that one! Normally, I would not spend [$] on tanner.I decided to splurge based on the positive reviews, and boy am I glad I did!!This tanner is amazing!! It goes on so smooth, there is no way you can get streaks! The color is sensational ( a beautiful brown color; NEVER orange!)It is kind of thin, so you have to be careful not to get it on carpet, etc., but that's one of the best things about it though because it dries FAST! It is tinted, so you can see where it goes and it has a nice "minty" smell! The best part is that I only applied this once weekly and it stays put for like 5 days!! It gradually fades just like a real tan with none of that alligator looking skin some tanners have when fading! I will recommend this tanner to everyone in full confidence that you will love it! Thank you Origins for such a remarkable product! I am a forever customer!!!

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    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    SO STINKY!

    By SUPERmegan

    from Crockett, CA

    describe yourself Budget Buyer

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Creates Even Tan
    • Doesn't Clog Pores
    • Natural Tan
    • Works Quickly

    Cons

    • Bad Odor
    • Unpleasant Feel

    Best Uses

      Comments about Origins The Great Pretender Shimmery Self-Tanner, 5 fl oz:

      I just don't think I have the patience for stinky self-tanners. This product was so smelly going on. Even once it was absorbed into my skin, I still smelled like that awful odor whenever I was sweating. In the week after, I turned the water orange whenever I shaved anywhere I had tanned. The application itself was a sticky, tacky, mess. I threw the product in the garbage.

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      5.0

      Best self tanner I have ever used!

      By Happy customer

      from Northern California

      describe yourself Budget Buyer

      Pros

      • Creates Even Tan
      • Doesn't streak
      • Dries Quickly
      • Easy To Apply
      • Natural Tan
      • No oder at all
      • Not Greasy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Body
        • Daily Use
        • Face

        Comments about Origins The Great Pretender Shimmery Self-Tanner, 5 fl oz:

        Other tanners have a strong oder, but this has none! I have fair skin and the color goes on evenly and looks natural. Be sure to exfoliate and moisturize before applying to ensure best application.

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        5.0

        Love it.

        By Gertrude

        from Silvis, IL

        Pros

        • Creates Even Tan
        • Doesn't Clog Pores
        • Dries Quickly
        • Easy To Apply
        • Not Greasy
        • Works Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Body
          • Face
          • Quick-Fix

          Comments about Origins The Great Pretender Shimmery Self-Tanner, 5 fl oz:

          I cannot comment on long term use of this product as I typically reserve it for special occassions but I absolutely love it! It is even, smells nice, and does its job so well. I did not check the box for natural tan as a pro but I also did not list it as a con either b/c it is meant to have a shimmer, which of course is not natural, but I like the subtle shimmer and it is exactly what I was after. I highly recommend this if you are looking for some added color and glam!

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Overall Not Bad

          By Casper

          from Pennsylvaina

          describe yourself Brand Buyer

          Pros

          • Dries Quickly
          • Easy To Apply
          • Natural Tan
          • Not Greasy

          Cons

          • Bad Odor

          Best Uses

          • Body
          • Daily Use

          Comments about Origins The Great Pretender Shimmery Self-Tanner, 5 fl oz:

          I am really pale so all in all this product did what it was supposed to do and I actually really liked it. The only problem was I was hoping for a darker tan. While the tan I got is very natural looking it isn't as dark as I had hoped for. Other than that this product was great.

          The smell was bad but not unbearable. I'm saying I would recommend this to a friend, and I would, if they wanted a lighter less noticeable difference in skin color. I tried applying the product twice in one day but it really didn't make a difference in the deepness of the color.

          But in the end I'm happy with purchasing it because I was streak free and slightly tanner Origins just needs to make a product that will make a bigger impact!

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love this self tanner!

          By Annliz

          from Ohio

          describe yourself Budget Buyer

          Pros

          • Creates Even Tan
          • Dries Quickly
          • Easy To Apply
          • Natural Tan
          • Not Greasy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Body

            Comments about Origins The Great Pretender Shimmery Self-Tanner, 5 fl oz:

            This is a great self tanner. It goes on easily and completely streak free! The scent is a bit minty so much better than the usual self tanner scent. The tan appears within just a few hours and lasts for days. I only need to reapply once or twice a week. Make sure you exfoliate first and apply a bit of lotion to extra dry areas such as ankles and knees.

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            5.0

            Best product for fair skin

            By Graphicouture

            from Boston, MA

            describe yourself Budget Buyer

            Pros

            • Creates Even Tan
            • Easy To Apply
            • Natural Tan

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Body
              • Quick-Fix

              Comments about Origins The Great Pretender Shimmery Self-Tanner, 5 fl oz:

              I have tried all self tanners out there b/c I have fair skin and don't tan. This is THE FIRST that has created a natural and even looking tan on my skin. A must for the summer!!

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