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

© 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
 
4.2

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

  • Bad odor (5)
  • Fades (3)

Best Uses

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

VS

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.

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1.0

Awful

By Anna-Danae

from San Francisco, CA

describe yourself Budget Buyer

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Easy To Apply

Cons

  • Bad Odor
  • Breakouts
  • Fades Quickly
  • Feels Greasy or Heavy
  • Ineffective
  • Uneven Fade
  • Uneven Tan
  • Unnatural Color

Best Uses

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

    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.

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    4.0

    Nice natural tan

    By Rua

    from Eastern Shore, MD

    describe yourself Budget Buyer

    See all my reviews

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Body

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

      This tanner goes on without streaking, and does not deeply stain knees, heels, and elbows. Does not dry out skin. It tans gently, and if a deep tan is wanted, many coats will be required. The shimmer is subtle, but really makes your skin appear healthy and even toned.

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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.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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.

        Comment on this review

        (8 of 8 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!!!

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 4 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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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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!

              Comment on this review

              (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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