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The Great Pretender Shimmery Self-Tanner 5 oz (148 ml)

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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.

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 oz
 
4.2

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (14)
  • Not greasy (14)
  • Creates even tan (13)
  • Natural tan (13)
  • Dries quickly (10)

Cons

  • Bad odor (5)
  • Fades (3)

Best Uses

  • Body (13)
  • Daily use (5)
  • Face (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (12), Brand buyer (8)

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

 

Awful

My experience with the product was awful and thankfully short! It was simple enough to apply, but for days after I stank! Even my bath water 3 days after I applied it smelled...Read complete review

My experience with the product was awful and thankfully short! It was simple enough to apply, but for days after I stank! Even my bath water 3 days after I applied it smelled horrid. My sheets were left marked and also retained that terrible odor. I wanted to feel sexy with a glowing tan and I was left so putrid I didn't want to go near anyone! Even the dog stopped sleeping in my bed! Lol

If the smell was not bad enough, the acne that ensued was. I never break out on my body and I had spots on my back, bum, and upper thighs. My face also broke out which had been clear previously and unmarred by this product. My only thought is it so thoroughly clogged my pores the toxins had to escape somewhere.

Even without these issues I would never use this product. The tan looked cheap with an orange color and sparkles that fortunately go away after a day or so. When the color fades it does so in patches and also peels off in dirty bits after a shower. I hate returning items as I think it drives up costs and also harms the environment further, but this got shipped back to the trash where it belongs.

Reviewed by 25 customers

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5.0

Love it.

By 

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 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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    4.0

    Overall Not Bad

    By 

    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 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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    5.0

    Love this self tanner!

    By 

    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 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 

      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 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 

        from Virginia Beach, VA

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        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 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 

          from Florida

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          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 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 

            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 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 

              from Michigan

              describe yourself Budget Buyer

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              Pros

              • Nice scent
              • Non-comedogenic
              • Rubs In Well

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  from Phoenix,AZ

                  describe yourself Brand Buyer

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

                  from Raleigh, NC

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                  Pros

                  • Moisturizes
                  • Not Greasy
                  • Rubs In Well

                  Cons

                  • No UVA Protection

                  Best Uses

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