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L’Oreal Sublime Bronze Spray Review: A Good Tanning Mist?

Written by Lexi Carlson
Medically Reviewed by Denise Christine Bries, MD
L _Oreal Sublime Bronze Spray Review_ A Good Tanning Mist_

Are you willing to take your spraying-and-tan journey to another level?

Well, read this L’Oreal Sublime Bronze Spray review and get that even natural-looking tan without the sun!

Overview of the L’Oreal Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Mist

If you’ve been dreaming of an airbrush-finish tan for your client or yourself, the time has finally come for you to meet the L’Oreal Sublime Bronze self-tanning mist with a 360-degree wide angle jet applicator.

The easy-to-apply applicator of the airbrush self-tanning mist will give you an even, light, or dark smooth, natural-looking tan in two shades:

  • Deep natural tan
  • Medium natural tan

All you have to do is to mist it on your feet up to your face. Here are other steps to ensure that sunkissed glow:

  1. Clean and exfoliate
  2. Apply water-based moisturizer to tricky areas (feet, legs, arms, ankles)
  3. Apply airbrush self-tanning mists
  4. Avoid liquid for 6-8 hours
  5. Moisturize


More than proper application, ingredients make this product fine and adequate. Here are some:

  • Vitamin E This component is responsible for even tanning as it rejuvenates and replaces dead cells.
  • GlycerinThis is the one that hydrates & moisturizes skin while using self-tanning bronzers.
  • Propylene glycolThis ingredient is suitable for retaining moisture for your skin’s wellness.


  • With airbrush finish for feet, legs, and others
  • With a wide-angle jet applicator
  • Quick-dry formula mist
  • No need to rub & scrub


  • Not user-friendly (if not used to airbrushing)
  • It doesn’t have a citrus scent

L’Oreal Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Mist Review

It’s always good to know your product from the looks, feel, smell, application, drying time, tanning effect, and price.

Overall Rating: 3.8 out of 5 Stars

Looks, Feel, & Smell

The self-tanner bottle looks expensive because of the airbrush, but the review shows that the nozzle gets easily damaged from shipping.

Moreover, it does have a better feel as it’s not oily. Yet, reviews say it’s sticky when drying but subside over time.

This Sublime Bronze self-tanner claims to have a citrus scent for the smell. However, reviews show the contrary; worse, it may have the weirdest smell among self-tanners!

Application and Directions

If you’re still adjusting, it can be messy to apply. However, it’s easy to use when you get used to the misting mechanism.

Don’t forget these tips, so it applies evenly (and not messy):

  • Exfoliate
  • Moisturize & dry to avoid streaks
  • Apply in circular motions (or straight) from the feet to the upper body
  • Wait for 6-8 hours to develop

Drying Time

Consumers share that the product completely dries after 5 minutes, and you can put on clothes instantly.

Yet, one hour waiting time is suggested before going to bed at night.

Also, you must wait 6-8 hours before you shower in your bathroom or hand wash.

Tanning Effect (Natural-looking Tan)

This self-tanner bottle garnered praises for how it delivers an even lovely glow & coverage.

More than that, reviews show that when they use this self-tanner, they have ultra even tan because of its ease of application.

Moreover, you can have a lovely tan for a week, (around 5-7 days) depending on your maintenance.

Yet, your tan may get splotchy and have streaks and orange tones after a week.


For around $10, we can say it’s a pretty good tanner considering that it’s an airbrush self-tanning mist, and you can even choose between medium or dark tan.

The review shows that the price is reasonable for its performance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the L’Oreal Sublime Bronze Mist OK for Men?

Yes! Men can use this product. Just be wary of the strong smell and proper airbrush application.

How Long Does L’Oreal Sublime Bronze Spray Take to Develop?

It will take a few hours, around 6-8 to be exact, before the color can fully develop.

Is the L’Oreal Sublime Bronze Mist Safe for the Face?

Yes, it’s safe for the face! However, do patch tests before applying if you’re sensitive.

Alternatives to L’Oreal Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Mist

If you don’t want to get into the technicalities of spraying, you can always buy the other Sublime Bronze’s self-tanners; here are some of them.

1. L’Oreal Sublime Bronze’s Self-Tanner Towelettes

L_Oreal Sublime Bronze_s Self-Tanner Towelettes-

This product is in the form of a towelette which you can directly apply to your body. Aside from that, it’s also travel-friendly!

This means you can get your desired fake tan color wherever you are with this $10 single-use towelette that comes in six!

2. L’Oreal Sublime Bronze’s Drops

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You can do skincare and sun-less tanning in one with this product for $16.99 price.

All you have to do is mix your desired drops on your moisturizers and wait for your lighter or darker color.

3. L’Oreal Sublime Bronze’s Lotion

L_Oreal Sublime Bronze_s Lotion-

Nothing’s more hydrating than having a sunless tanning lotion at $10. It’s budget-friendly, and with proper application, it gets the tanning job done too!

Final Verdict: Is It a Good Self-Tanning Mist Product?

This product is a fine mist that can give you a pretty good light or dark bronze color that you’ll like for your pale complexion.

Yet, it smells strong, and you must learn how to use the airbrush properly.

However, if it doesn’t bother you, buy this one because it’s an affordable, easy-to-apply, and good self-tanning product!