Tanning at home can go wrong fast. If you've ever attempted to get a deeper glow all on your own, you know all of the variables involved, too: you don't want to end up streaky, stained, or — worst of all — any shade of orange. Thankfully, you don't need to worry about any of that when you use the best self-tanners at Sephora. A safe and easy at-home glow is basically guaranteed — no emergency trips to your local spray tan technician needed.
While there aren't a ton of self-tanners at Sephora (only 84 products pop up when you search the category), reviewers have found their favorites from the ones that are stocked by the mega-popular beauty store. If you're obsessed with staying glowy all year long, you may recognize some of the heavy-hitters that pop up when you search Sephora's best-sellers, like St. Tropez or Tan-Luxe.
Other brands may surprise you, though. While it's known for holy grail cosmetics like the Shape Tape Concealer, the natural beauty brand Tarte also makes a Better Bod Bronze & Contour set; and the $39 self-tanner and mitt duo have unexpectedly impressive reviews. The skincare brand Coola has also gotten into the self-tanning game — though that may make perfect sense to you, since the brand is focused on all things SPF.
Although Sephora just added more self-tanning products from the brand to its online shop — like the new Sunless Tan Firming Lotion and Sunless Tan Express Sculpting Mousse — snag Coola's $46 Sunless Tan Dry Body Oil Mist if reviews give you peace of mind. The mist has had time to gather quite a few glowing reviews, including real before-and-after photos from shoppers who've tried the product. It's also an amazing option for those who want a quick tan and prefer vegan, cruelty-free, and eco-certified products.
However, if you're after a product with lots of reviews, check out Josie Maran's Argan Liquid Gold Self-Tanning Oil. Over 300 of its close to 550 reviews give it a 5-star rating. Reviewers say it delivers a natural-looking tan and smells great, too; and it doesn't hurt that the formula includes moisturizers like coconut water and aloe juice.
Those aren't your only options if you're on the hunt for the perfect tan. Below, nine of the best self-tanning products from Sephora.
Josie Maran Argan Liquid Gold Self-Tanning Oil
Available in a vanilla apricot scent or mango, this tanning oil has over 300 5-star reviews.
St. Tropez Tanning Essentials Self Tan Dark Bronzing Mousse
Nearly 100 perfect reviews say that this bronzing mousse is *the* one to buy if you're looking for a deep tan.
Tan-Luxe THE BUTTER Illuminating Tanning Butter
While Tan-Luxe's THE BUTTER gradually increases your tan, skincare ingredients like vitamin E and aloe vera moisturize skin.
St. Tropez Tanning Essentials Self Tan Express Bronzing Mist
Just mist this self-tanning formula on, wait until the right time, then jump in the shower; your skin will stay glowing and tan for up to 10 days.
Tarte Better Bod Bronze & Contour + Mitt
Tarte included an application mitt with its body-bronzing formula, giving you everything you need to get a glow at home.
Clinique Non-Streak Bronzer
Shoppers of any gender say they love this Clinique bronzer, which delivers a streak-free tan that can be washed right off.
Coola Sunless Tan Dry Body Oil Mist
Coola's easy-to-use self-tanner is a great (and powerful) option for anyone interested in eco-certified cosmetics.
Clinique Sun-Kissed Face Gelee Complexion Multitasker
Need help matching your foundation to your new tan? Add a few drops of Clinique's lightweight Complexion Multitasker to your favorite formula for an even, face-safe tan.
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Intense Glow Pad Self-Tanner for Face
Or snag these self-tanning face pads if you want a glow, sans foundation; they have over 300 perfect reviews on Sephora's site.