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Fake Bake Flawless Darker Review: Is It Right for You?

Written by Lexi Carlson
Medically Reviewed by Denise Christine Bries, MD
Fake Bake Flawless Darker Review - Is It Right for You

For fair-skinned people, getting hit by lightning is far more likely than acquiring a tan.

The golden sun-kissed look isn’t in our DNA, but you don’t need to get sunburned to look beautiful.

Instead, I’ve decided to give this low-cost Fake Bake Flawless Darker Self Tanner a go. I’ve got nothing to lose, so I decided to Fake Bake myself.

Will the Fake Bake Flawless Darker deliver a high-quality performance, as advertised? Or will it just stain the sheets and the clothes orange?

Here’s my Fake Bake Flawless Darker review!

Fake Bake Flawless Darker Information

Fake Bake Flawless Darker Information

The Fake Bake Flawless Darker is a tanning product with a pleasant tropical scent that smells great. It came off as a bit strong to me at first, but it grew on me!

It also dries rapidly, giving an immediate, gorgeous glow to my skin in around 4-6 hours.

It has a built-in color guide on the bottle to see where to apply it first, from back to legs, assuring a solid application.

I also got a mitt and gloves as freebies that helped give a nice tan!

The Fake Bake Flawless Darker suits everyone, whether your tone is fair, medium, or dark. Its ingredients work to ACCENTUATE distinctive pigmentation.

There is no perfect time to tan; whether you apply it on the move in the morning or before bed, the color remains entirely gorgeous, leaving a luxurious golden hue!

The Fake Bake Flawless Darker is created with organically sourced DHA and is developed with natural elements like SD Alcohol 40-B, Propylene Glycol, and water.

Fake Bake Flawless Darker Review: My Thoughts

Fake Bake Flawless Darker Review - My Thoughts

Let’s dig deeper! Here are my more detailed thoughts on the product!

Look and Feel

Fake Bake Flawless Darker is all-natural with a pleasant smell and comes in an easy-to-apply spray bottle.

The mixture feels gentle on the skin, and the scent is also not overwhelming.


Its spray bottle design, along with the free mitt and gloves, made it easy to put on my skin. You need to be a tad bit flexible to reach your back!

Make sure to cover your area really well. If it gets anywhere else other than your skin, it will stain! I recommend applying this one in your shower.

DO NOT spray it directly onto your body! It will have a splotchy spray effect and not give balanced dark hues. The directions state to spray the product onto the mitt and rub it directly on your skin.

Drying Time

The product dries very fast and provides a medium dark that smells good. The smell especially will keep you company while waiting for it to dry. I found it really pleasing, it doesn’t come on too strong.

Remember not to touch anything while this is drying since it will stain! The self-tanning spray is notorious for this while wet.


Fake Bake Flawless Darker has a pleasant smell, giving off a very tropical and fruity smell!

The smell stuck with me for the next few days, so do not worry about the smell changing. It’s amazing!


Fake Bake Flawless Darker yields a rich, dark hue!

It lives to its name Fake Bake Flawless Darker; the shade is a medium to dark tone that is very smooth and even.

I loved the color after using it one night (it was a medium shade), but I wished to see how dark it might become.

You can expect a lovely medium-dark glow after using this for two nights!

How Long It Lasts

This one will last for around 4-6 days.

It started to look splotchy around day 4, so I had to reapply this one twice a week to keep the unique dark spray tan.


My only complaint is that it only lasts for a few days, so I needed to have a weekly schedule solely for self-tanning.

Applying this darker spray may be quite messy, so proceed with caution! This one also delivers and smells EXCELLENT if you want a medium to dark hue.

It will also persist for nearly a week if not reapplied. Reapply if you want it to last longer than a week.


Here are the frequently asked questions!

Can You Use Fake Bake Flawless Darker on Your Face?

The short answer is Yes! Here are the steps to do so.

  1. Before tanning your face, eat, drink, brush your teeth, or do anything else that requires the movement of your facial muscles.
    • This is because these activities might generate streaks or accidentally rub off part of the self-tanner if done too soon after application.
  2. Pull your hair back and pin it up to keep it out of your way. Prepare your face by using an OIL-FREE exfoliating cleanser/scrub.
  3. Gently hydrate any dry regions of your face. In dry areas, self-tanning products absorb unevenly.
  4. To safeguard your hands when applying your sunless tanning technique, wear waterproof gloves that come with Fake Bake Flawless Darker.
    • Before using any solution, ensure none of the substances may irritate your skin.
  5. Massage a dime-sized dab into the regions where you would naturally tan: your forehead, apples of your cheeks, and chin, using circular movements.
  6. Blend softly from these areas to the remainder of your face, including just past your hairline and beneath your jawline.

How Long Does the Fake Bake Flawless Last?

How Long Does the Fake Bake Flawless Last_

The answer varies widely and is dependent on your post-operative care. If you are careful, It can last up to a week. I

If not, it will be only a few days before it becomes spotty.

Keeping your skin moisturized can help your tan last longer. You have complete control over your maintenance and upkeep.

IMPORTANT: Because DHA is not permanent, it will fade just like any other suntan. A weekly application is suggested to keep your color vibrant.


Fake Bake Flawless Darker is the way to go if you are looking for a beautiful tan without the dangers of UV light.

It’s practical, gives a nice color, and smells like coconuts!

There are alternatives to this product, but this product is certified for use by anyone of all ages.