Millennium Paint It Black 50X Review

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There’s nothing more discouraging than heading out to the beach to go sunbathing and all you come back with is skin that is scorched and burnt. Unfortunately, some of us just have skin that doesn’t want to cooperate when it’s exposed to the sunlight. But there are some solutions to this.

Millennium Tanning’s Paint It Black 50X promises to be one of these solutions. But does it really work? That’s what we’re here to answer today. Over the course of this Paint it Black 50x Review, we’re going to check out this tanning lotion and see whether or not it can give you the ultimate luminous tan!


Millennium Tanning Paint It Black 50X Review

Millennium Tanning Paint It Black 50X - Extreme Dark Tanning Lotion, 13.5 Ounces

We’re going to take a look at how Paint It Black 50X performs, how you should apply it, and we’ll also explore some of this product’s key weaknesses compared to other tan accelerators.

Key Features at a Glance

  • Features 50X Auto Darkening Tan Technology for faster tanning and deeper color
  • Features an Extreme Silicone blend for softer skin
  • Also provides long-lasting moisturization over the course of a day
  • Cotton blossom scent
  • Ingredients include dimethicone, caramel extract, green tea extract, water, kukui nut oil, acai pulp oil, carrot seed oil, and more

Dimensions and Specs

  • 13.5 fl oz bottle (400 ml)
  • 4 x 2.5 x 7 inches
  • Manufactured by Seth Dinowitz MD, LLC
  • Expires 12 months after opening

The Details

Millennium Tanning Paint It Black 50X - Extreme Dark Tanning Lotion, 13.5 Ounces
Millennium Tanning Paint It Black 50X - Extreme Dark Tanning Lotion, 13.5 Ounces
Instant Dark Tan - See skin-darkening results immediately after application!; Offers A Bronze Glow - Millennium Tanning’s dark tanner that works as a bronzer, too
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As a tan accelerator, this product is designed to improve the natural effects of the sun on your skin, and we’re happy to report that it does an excellent job of it. It is quite similar to Maui Babe’s browning lotion and other popular tanning lotions.

While the 50X formula of this accelerator may lead you to believe that it will work a little slower than some of its competitors, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to hear that this product takes action fast.

All you have to do is apply this lotion to your skin before you get started sunbathing. Be sure to apply it early enough so that it can work its way into your skin.

Don’t be afraid to apply it to your skin liberally, since more of the lotion will allow your skin to tan faster.

Waiting until about 15 minutes before you start tanning to apply this tan accelerator is typically a good idea, as that’s long enough for your skin to absorb it.

One thing to consider is that this tan accelerator doesn’t feature any SPF protection, so your skin will be vulnerable to UV rays while using it.

If you want to be sure that your skin won’t end up getting damaged after you tan, be sure to apply some sunscreen to your skin about 15 minutes before you put on your Paint It Black 50X.

This tan accelerator quickly helps you get some color on your skin, though the degree to which it will work depends on your natural skin tone.

If you have fair skin, then you may end up turning a shade or so darker, but there’s only so much that the tan accelerator can do. However, this is still better than turning red instead of actually tanning, since it will give your skin that glow that you’re looking for.

However, users with darker skin that tans more readily will experience an even deeper tan, allowing them to get two or even three shades lighter after applying Paint It Black.


Along with helping you tan, this product is also meant to ensure that you have healthier skin after using it.

For example, the large amount of silicon in this tan accelerator formula will ensure that your skin comes out feeling much smoother after you use it. 

This will last for a few days after you apply the tan accelerator, ensuring that your skin isn’t only smooth while you’re tanning and that you can actually feel the difference.

Also, the product features a delicate cotton blossom scent that will leave you smelling good even after you’re done with your tanning session. Compare this to other tan accelerators that can often leave you smelling like coffee or sometimes even chicken teriyaki!

The lotion itself isn’t greasy or oily, ensuring that you can use it all over your body without having to worry about having an acne breakout. 

You also won’t have to feel gross while you have this tan accelerator applied to your skin and you’re laying out on the beach or by the poolside.

The Paint It Black Lotion is also designed not to stain your hands after being applied. But we’d recommend washing your hands to avoid getting it on any fabrics that you’d rather not stain.

While the lotion washes out relatively easily, there’s no reason to tempt fate and potentially ruin one of your favorite white towels just because you forgot to wash your hands.

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Paint it Black 50x Downsides

As with any other product, the Paint It Black Tanning Lotion isn’t perfect. There are a few downsides that you should take note of before purchasing it.

Natural Ingredients

One of the main downsides of this product is that it doesn’t feature as many natural ingredients as its competitors. If you’d prefer a more natural tanning accelerator, there are better options.


The price of Paint It Black is another one of its disadvantages. It’s pretty expensive compared to some competing products.

Allergic Reaction

Another thing that you’ll need to account for is the possibility of an allergic reaction, as some customers have reported that they had an adverse reaction to some of the ingredients in this formula. 

Thankfully, it seems like this is a pretty rare occurrence, with most customers not having any issues with allergies.

However, others have mentioned that they noticed splotches and marks on their skin after using this product, but we can’t determine whether this was due to the product itself or due to poor application.

Poor Instructions

Finally, some customers argue that this may not be the best tanning accelerator to start off with if you’ve never used one before, largely due to the lack of detailed instructions on the back of the bottle.


Paint It Black 50x is one of the most popular tanning oils on the market, whether you’re looking for an indoor tanning lotion or an outdoor one. Along with competitors like Ed Hardy’s Coconut Kisses, this tanning oil produces a great, deep, long-lasting tan

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Written by Kayla Young

Kayla is the founder of LuxeLuminous. She has worked professionally in the tanning industry for years. She has been interested in esthetics since childhood, and has tried every hair, skin, and makeup product ever produced (more or less).