Get a custom glow with Shade to Order sunless tanner

by Bionic Beauty on 18.May.2009 · 2 comments

Bionic Beauty review True Blue Spa Shade to Order sunless tanner
Tis the season to break out the sunless tanners. Even those of us who embrace the pale can benefit from a few applications occasionally. I’ll be testing and reviewing several sunless tanners over the coming months.

First up… True Blue Spa’s super nifty Shade to Order.
Shade to Order is a custom sunless tanner. You dial in the tone you want by twisting the top portion of the bottle. Then pump and apply.

Unlike many sunless tanners, Shade to Order smells NICE. It’s fresh and slightly spicy. Plus it’s loaded with moisturizers to improve skin tone while bronzing. And due to those same moisturizers, it’s also virtually streak free and produces an even and natural color. No brassiness or orange.

I used the Level 5 to start for a week (Level 7 is the lightest – almost pure moisturizer), then increased to Level 3 for two days and ended up with a subtle tan. Enough to make me look healthy and not fake n’ baked.

However, as with all sunless tanners, you should abide by my Sunless Tanner Tips for the best application.

Shade to Order can be found at your local Bath & Body Works store or online at A 6.7 ounce bottle runs $18.50.


1 Karissa May 18, 2009 at 6:12 pm

my fave is the Neutrogena citrus, I can’t remember what it is called but it kicks major butt, and has a light medium and a medium dark. i am darker so I have to get a one with a kick. It smells so good and even an hours later still smells good. and is safe for your face too! (no breakouts!)

2 joycey couture May 18, 2009 at 6:23 pm

So glad to hear about all the upcoming self tanner reviews- I can’t get enough! I love a suntan, but I keep hearing skin cancer is really overrated. 😉 Bring on the fakies!! Woo! Thanks BB!

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