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 bbw.com. A 6.7 ounce bottle runs $18.50.