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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 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Not greasy (12)
  • Creates even tan (11)
  • Easy to apply (11)
  • Natural tan (11)
  • Dries quickly (8)

Cons

  • Bad odor (4)

Best Uses

  • Body (11)
  • Daily use (5)
  • Face (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (10), 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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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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    5.0

    Really easy to use

    By Kathleen

    from Virginia Beach, VA

    describe yourself Brand Buyer

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Creates Even Tan
    • Dries Quickly
    • Easy To Apply
    • Natural Tan
    • Works Quickly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Body

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

      I purchased this product about 3 weeks ago, based on the positive reviews. I have become increasingly skeptical with claims from other products stating "no streaking", "natural color", etc... The Great Pretender is better than any other sunless tanner I have used. The "tan" is believable and the tanner odor is minimal. There is absolutely no streaking. I don't even have to worry about knees and elbows...it goes on evenly. The best!!!!

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Happy I discovered this!

      By Jane

      from Florida

      describe yourself Brand Buyer

      See all my reviews

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Body
        • Face

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

        I've used a lot of self tanners over the years and this is my favorite. I am very fair and this produces the most authentic color. It's easy to apply but if you use too much it will stay a bit tacky for awhile but won't rub off on your clothes. It has a light fresh scent when you apply it and doesn't get that awful tanner stench as the color develops. Love it!

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        5.0

        One Great Self-Tanner!

        By Skwurlgurl

        from Chicago, IL

        describe yourself Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Not Greasy
        • Rubs In Well

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

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

          The Great Pretender is a great way to get a natural-looking tan without all the baggage that goes with actually sitting in the sun. It goes on smoothly, is not at all greasy and dries quickly. The slightly minty aroma is way better than any other self-tanner I've tried. It is a bit pricey, but I've stretched my [$]/tube by using it in conjunction with L'Oreal's Sublime Glow - a little dab of this mixed with a little dab of that and presto - a great looking tan in minutes! (Be sure to let it dry completely, but if you do get it on a piece of clothing, it washes out easily.)

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          5.0

          Fantastic

          By MI

          from Michigan

          describe yourself Budget Buyer

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Nice scent
          • Non-comedogenic
          • Rubs In Well

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              This face tanner is great. The color is the most natural and even that I've ever seen. I highly recommend it.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              The Absolute Best

              By N

              from Phoenix,AZ

              describe yourself Brand Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                    This is absolutely the best for fair skin. Looks so natural doesnt streak. No smell. Such a pretty color. love it! ive used it for years.

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                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great color and smell; moisturizing

                    By Tete Rouge

                    from Raleigh, NC

                    describe yourself Brand Buyer

                    See all my reviews

                    Pros

                    • Moisturizes
                    • Not Greasy
                    • Rubs In Well

                    Cons

                    • No UVA Protection

                    Best Uses

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

                      As a fair-skinner redhead residing in the southern US, I am ALWAYS on the lookout for a natural-looking, easy-to-apply self tanner. Not only does this Origins product fit the bill, but unlike many other self tanners I have used in the last 15 or so years, The Great Pretender does not leave my skin dry and flaky. I have found that, regardless of the self tanner one uses, two things are of ultimate importance: exfoliate first (I use a loofah and exfoliating body wash) and apply moisturizer to areas that tend to be dry and, therefore, absorb too much of the tanner. I moisturize my feet and ankles as well as knees and elbows for an even faux tan.

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                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      the great pretender

                      By brooke

                      from tonawanda, ny

                      describe yourself Budget Buyer

                      See all my reviews

                      Pros

                      • Rubs In Well

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Use

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

                        I use to love their let it show. Cant find it anymore and dont know why...I tried this and so far so good. It smells so nice and dries fast....seems to be a nice color and is not real expensive but the tube isnt very big either. I like origins things. There skin creams are wonderful. Hope this lives up to the rest of their products. What happened to LET IT SHOW? it was so popular and then they stopped making it. I think prehaps it turned into the great pretender. That did have a tendency after a bit to go orange.

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                        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        smells the worst

                        By Becky

                        from Fort Myers, FL

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                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Smells Bad

                          Best Uses

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

                            I threw it away, the color was so bad, shame on orgins

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                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            WOW! Amazing Product!

                            By Southern Girl

                            from Tennessee

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                            Pros

                            • Dries Quickly
                            • Not Greasy
                            • Rubs In Well

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                                This is by far the best self-tanner I have ever used, and I have tried SO many over the years. My skin is very fair and I have freckles, but this gives the most natural looking tan I've ever had. Not only does it NOT streak or cause blotchy stains on the knee caps, it dries quickly, and doesn't have an overpowering smell. The "Shimmery" part is more like a healthy glow, not a sparkly or glittery look. The product has a tint so you can see where you've applied it, but it did not stain my clothes.

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