- 25x Black label Private reserve
- Magical Solar Silicone
- Light Engaged Defiance
- Brand New 13.5 oz bottle
Probably the best on the market
I have used this twice already (once with the Masquerade as a substitute until this gem came in) and I’m ridiculously bronze (in the best way)!! This lotion smells very pretty and is not overpowering. It also absorbs very quickly so you don’t have to wait too long to hop into the tanning bed. It also glides onto the skin very nicely, almost ensuring a nice and even application. I must say that the bottle is beautiful and the lights on the logo are even more adorable (very sensitive though)!! It’s best to buy the bottle online because tanning salons will sell this for anywhere from $75 to 130.
I HAVE USED THIS LOTION FOR YEARS. I ONLY BOUGHT THIS LOTION B/C OF THE REVIEWS ON HERE, WHEN NORMALLY I BITE THE BULLET AND BUY IT IN A SALON. I HAVE BOUGHT MANY LOTIONS OFF OF AMAZON AND HAVE NEVER BEEN RIPPED OFF, UNTIL NOW. VERY UPSET. I GAVE IT A BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT AND USED IT A FEW TIMES A WEEK FOR A FEW WEEKS AND IT WAS NOT THE SAME AS THE OENS IN THE SALON. TEXTURE, SMELL, COLOR, EVERYTHING. ITS A KNOCK OFF. VERY PISSED. LESSON LEARNED, PEOPLE DONT WRITE NEGATIVE REVIEWS FOR NO REASON, AND THERE ARE MORE THAN ONE. I HAVE BEEN TANNING FOR 15 YRS AND HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY A CO OWNER OF A SALON…. SO I AM FULL OF KNOWLEDGE WHEN IT COMES TO TANNING BEDS, AND LOTIONS, AND THIS LADIES AND GENTLEMAN IS NOT THE REAL DEAL. SAVE YOUR MONEY, TIME, ETC. DOOOOOOOOOOO NOTTTTTTTTTT ORDER.
It Works 🙂
The product that arrived in the mail for $40 was the exact same thing as the $120 one they sell at the tanning salon. This stuff is great, I have fair skin but tan really well once I have a base. After 1 session I noticed a difference as opposed to the other lotions for $10 or $20. I like the fact that it smells good and has a ton of moisturizers in it. I do not like the fact that it comes with cheesey LED lights. In my opinion they should have left that out and pass the savings onto the consumer. Either way, I do not regret this purchase and am happy I found this lotion. Try it, what have you got to lose?
Exactly what was promised
I’ve been tanning irregularly for a couple years now, I go now and then and at one point I had good color, but then I stopped going often enough, this tanning lotion gave me a great even boost in color after just 1 session, and I assume after a few more sessions it’ll have me dark in no time, I’m quite satisfied as it does take me awhile to tan, also it smells awesome from the descriptions that it was perfume-like concerned me, its really not, very fresh and clean smelling slightly citrusy
The real thing
I’m always a little reluctant to buy lotions on amazon . The tanning salon will tell me that you will get fake watered down products and others say the salon just says that so they can’t sell lotions for 3X the amont I just bought lumanray for $41 at the salon they are selling it for 120!! When I received my lotion it was completely sealed I bought fromALL AMERICAN TAN . I compared my bottle to a package in the salon the color , texture .And smell is exact. I used the packets at the salon before deciding what lotion to buy and luminary got me super dark my legs don’t tan as fast as my upper body and this lotion gives me a even tan which I love . Luminary is a good but.
I got this ONLINE from my wish list here on Amazon. Im all for buying lotions in the salon but my salon dosent have this in yet and I wanted it. Well I have most of the designer skin 2010 line and I LOVE this one. I feel like SILK Its way more moisturizing then black. I love it and you do see pretty much instant color. I Love this lotion and I notice like a tiny little super light shimmer on my skin from this. Its really a great product. I def love this lotion its worth the amazon price for sure and the packaging is so cute that little luminary sign lights up! Aw lol but its annoying getting the lotion out of the bottle with it. However just be really careful when ordering ur lotion online to make sure it dosent freeze cause then the lotion is no longer any good so make sure ur expecting the mail and get it in right away. My mail ppl are great so they just throw it on the ground on the ice so I went upstairs and checked for it my other face lotion from alaffia was frozen but THANK GOD this lotion wasn’t I opened it RIGHT away to check. SO yea its totally worth the price it smells good before and after tanning and it feels amazing. Most importantly it WORKS!
This is definitely the real stuff!
So I just got my lotion and was so happy with how fast it shipped. Almost didn’t order it for fear of getting a fake. I’m not sure if tanning salon owners are leaving fake reviews to try and scare people into buying their product or what but I’ll never pay for marked up lotions again. Thanks theetanman!!! I can finally get the lotions I want now
Good stuff but…for the price?
This tanning lotion goes on smoothly, smells nice, and doesn’t have a nasty after smell. However, for the money, I’m not convinced. I love the Millennium Solid Black 100x, which is much cheaper. It works just as well. Actually, my mother and I both agree that it works better for a deep color in a short time.
Doesn’t work-Fake product?
Didn’t work for me at all. I didn’t have any increase in my tan from the tanning bed as to not using tanning lotion.
Smells good, and it works!
I love this tanning lotion! Designer Skin products are always great, but this is definitely my favorite. It smells really good, and applies smoothly and cleanly. You don’t end up with brown hands or brown shades on your clothing. The color isn’t orange at ALL–just a nice tan brown (no grays, either).I see a difference in one tanning session–even over the “Black” Designer Skin :)I am bringing it to Hawaii next week 🙂 I can’t wait!The lights on the bottle are a gimmick and overkill. I hate to think that I paid extra for little led’s. 😉 But even with that, it’s totally worth it!!
Really like it & the price!
Ok..so I’ve indoor tanned in my early 20’s and now, I just want a base color and will be going for just 5 sessions in over 2 yrs. I don’t EVer tan my face or decolletage putting a ton of suscreen and covering up my chest and wearing 3 layers of masks and towels on my face..LMAO! (I use self bronzing for those parts to even out) I Love Designer skin and have tried many different ones including Bombshell, which is Great, but BURNS like hell!! So I always try sample packets first and I LOVED this one! They always try to upsell or get you to buy products saying they are one sale or a free tan session, but it’s not worth it. I have bought ALL my products on ebay or amazon and its is 75% cheaper than the salons!! This cost at the cheapest from one salon $55 and being as high s $75!! WTH! I guess they are trying to make up for the lack of service for cancer scared people. I don’t mind tanning my stomach and legs arms, since I cover the important sensitive areas like face, and chest and cancer doesn’t run in my family nor am I scared. I figure tanning 6 sessions for only 10 minutes in almost 4 yrs isn’t that BAD! But by far this the a VERY GOOD quality tanner and it goes on smoothly and is very good at moisturizing. I do use coconut oil though when I bath rinse and lotion after shows to seal in moisture for my skin. THe more moisturizing your skin is, the better you’ll tan and won’t get itchy or dry.
I’m kind of in the middle on this lotion. It was recommended to me from a friend, and I just don’t get the dark color from it that I thought I would. I am a serious tanner, so I am very critical of the products I use and try. The smell lingers and I don’t care for it plus it just doesn’t give me the color that I get from a different brand. Skip It.
Bronzer- Watch Out!
Luminary is no lie! It’s a fast-acting bronzer that brings you to your darkest in about 5 to 6 tanning sessions. Great for both indoor and outdoor use. The bottle is beautiful and literally lights up when in use.The bronzer is very dark, so if you’re beginning to tan, be careful! The bronzer solution can be a bit overwhelming at first!
Didn’t help my face at all
I ordered Luminary because a friend said it was really good for tanning your face in the tanning bed. It’s a bit more than I would normally spend, but it’s just for your face. I’ve used it for about two months straight (I have my own bed at home, I tan daily) and I have not noticed any color difference. I will say though that it does smell good and it’s not oily. I use it now just when I’m outside or for a moisturizer as it does help with keeping your face feeling moisturized. I personally wouldn’t recommend it, as I have seen no results color-wise with it.I’m Irish and have light skin and naturally red hair, but I have found several different lotions that work really well for me personally to get the tan I want. This isn’t really one of them that offered me any color results over two months.
I have used a LOT of tanning products, and this is by far my favorite bronzer. It smells wonderful, there is no terrible after tan smell, you see instant color. It isn’t just a bronzer that stains your skin, it actually tans you very well. I love it. Will repurchase.
worse indoor tanning lotion ive tryed!
designer skin luminary? Awful lotion.ive been tanning for years and n0w i kn0w why ive never used this it came 0ut 0f the bottle looking 0ld and smelling grose!went 0n my skin discolored as well.i have a great base tan and will stick to what i kn0w supre snooki black bronzer and jwow black bronzer n0w those are great lotions! Never luminary it also smells like selftanner q t from the 80s grose! Pammy D
Bought at salon
I bought this at my salon since I have received fake lotions buying online before. First off, yes it’s expensive and if you are lucky enough to get the real thing on line then great. But I don’t want to take the chance anymore. I used this twice so far and already am a few shades darker. It is a darker lotion but not too dark. Some others on here say that it is a light tan, that would be incorrect. It does have more of a perfume scent which many like, I’m not crazy about it but hey that’s what body spray is for! Goes on silky smooth and after tanning is still smooth. This is the best lotion I’ve used thus far but I’m always trying new things. Oh it does leave your skin sparkly I for one am not crazy for the stripper look but the sparkles are okay
Designer Skin never fails me 🙂 I’ve been in love with BLACK since it first came out, but decided to give Luminary a shot— I was not disappointed! The fragrance is not overwhelming, but smells delicious. It gives me a nice bronze glow with no orange 🙂 I’m buying my second bottle today.
1 of my favorite lotions!
This is definitely one of my all time favorite tanning lotions! I’ve been tanning for years and not many bronze this well. Gave me a nice brownish glow 🙂 I recommend it!
Worth the hype
This lotion costs $120 at my salon. I was super curious and since they didn’t have sample packets my only choice was to buy a full size bottle from Amazon. I’m sure glad I did. I finally found a lotion to help me break through my tanning plateau. I can always rely on Designer Skin to offer bronzers that don’t cause streaks. I’m pretty sloppy when it comes to applying my lotion so non-streaking ones are a must. I had fabulous results after just one use, and it made my skin feel silky smooth and moisturized for hours later. There was no ATO, even on my hands which for some WEIRD reason always smell like burnt toast no matter what lotion I’m using. It has a perfume-y/cologne-y smell that’s familiar to me but I can’t remember exactly what it is. I would consider it a unisex scent. I think a man could easily get away with using this lotion without feeling self-concious about it. I normally prefer more fruity scents. However the smell doesn’t linger for long so I don’t have to worry about smelling like a man after tanning. It has quite a bit of glitter in it which some people may not like and I don’t think Designer Skin emphasized that enough in their official description. They call the ingredient “Soft Celestial Stardust” but it’s very noticeable. I personally think it’s kinda sexy. The bottle is hilarious. I didn’t realize that the stars actually lit up when I bought it.
I’m a guy. This stuff smells good and WORKS
This is by far the best tanning lotion I’ve tried. I tan once a week, that’s it, and this makes me look slightly tan all week. It doesn’t give off a super feminine smell, and really doesn’t smell as much after tanning like other lotions I’ve tried. So even if I hit the gym after and sweat, i don’t start giving off a crazy strong smell. Definitely recommended.
Good for beginners or fair skinned tanners.
I bought Luminary when I started tanning again, and it worked pretty well for about a month. As I got darker, the lotion kinda stopped doing anything for me, though. I think this would be a great lotion for fair skinned people or someone who wants a beginner bronzer to speed things up. Designer Skin bronzers are just way too light for my taste. The smell got really old real fast, and the lights on my bottle stopped working within a few days. I also ended up taking the label off, because it was a hassle.
Tan me baby!
This is the best, wont use any other lotion. I think the light up bottle is a waste, but I am almost 40!
BEST RESULTS EVER!
besides the stupid light up bottle.. this lotion is amazing. I’ve tried many by swedish beauty / australian gold, and cal tan, but this is the best!
THis is the best lotion I’ve ever used. To buy it in the salon is WAY too expensive. This is the actual lotion not a knock-off. It smells great and leaves skin super soft while allowing for a great tan.
this exactly what I bought in the salon for less money. works well, made my skin feel hydrated and smooth
This lotion is one of my favorites; I love the smell and it produces great color with every use. Absorbs into the skin very smoothly and does not leave a sticky residue or bad after smell.
Smells nice, price is high but not outrageous
This is nice bronzing lotion. The aroma is WONDERFUL! And I use a lot of these over the year and the Designer Skin Liminary is perhaps the best I’ve used. Pricey but not out-of-this-world pricey for the quality.
I love this lotion! It goes on super smooth and makes your skin super soft! Gave me and my husband beautiful color. Doesn’t give you the ‘I just tanned ‘ smell’ I highly recommend this lotion to anyone.
All the Designer Skin products are great! This one smells like a feminine perfume, it leaves my skin silky smooth, and skin color is nice after I tan. I’ve smelt like I was burnt a few times, but it’s better than smelling like I was burnt every time with a different product I used. My boyfriend uses Obsidian and he’s a lot darker than me and we started at the same time. Obsidian also smells stronger, he said it tingles his skin, and it more masculine of a scent. I like the Luminary and maybe I’ll try his next.