Product Type: Chanel makeup
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Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Powder
Member Name: HayleyBlondiee
Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Powder
Advantages: Designer brand with very high quality, Smoothes well on to skin and great shades to choose from!
I've started to really like blushers-come-bronzers as they save me from having to wear both and caking my face up as well as my poor pores! I had been using drug store ones but they were causing my skin to dry out and even break out so I decided it was time to treat my skin to a designer alternative. I don't usually spend a lot out on blushers or bronzers as I only really wear them during the summer months, but I figured by getting a high end one it would benefit my skin and also last. After looking at a few different designers I decided on Classic Chanel and chose the Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Powder.
Chanel claim that this bronzer gently illuminates and delivers a naturally gorgeous bronze glow that 'never looks dull or flat.' It has an oil free formula so if you are prone to oily skin then fear not when choosing this product! Although it is described as a bronzer, I feel that the shades have a touch of blusher mixed in with them as they are not just one block bronzed shade. This is something I like as it is an added bonus and a bit of a two in one!
The packaging, like all Chanel products is exquisite and elegant with a black cardboard box with a gold strip at the bottom with the brand name on the front and the ingredients and information on the product displayed on the back, it looks a little like the Gucci Guilty perfume box. Once you open the box you are presented with the sophisticated, chic and beautiful compact - it's a shiny, glossy, black, rectangular box compact with the classic Chanel symbol on the top. When you open the compact up you are presented with a mirror - something I love because it aids easy application especially when you are on the go. On the other side of the compact it is divided into two - one being the bronzer and the other being a little compartment containing a brush. The brush is black and glossy just like the case with the Chanel symbol, the bristles are so soft and made from natural synthetics. I love how they are arranged in a straight line rather than a circle as it helps you to create and sculpt cheekbones.
There are 4 shades available in this range. They are:
61 Desert Corail: This shade is a very peachy pink with almost some coral properties running through the bronzer. Its not essentially a brown bronzer but it does have a very light brown hue to it. I would say this would suit fair complexions that usually wear coral toned blushers.
62 Terre Epice: This bronzer is a slightly darker light brown with a lot of peach toned pink running through. Its very similar to shade 61 but with a darker hue and a lot more coral. I would say this would suit medium skin tones as it has a lot of darker tones.
63 Terre Ambre: This bronzer is a gorgeous colour as it has a golden brown base mixed with a peachy pink undertone, when mixed together it creates a perfect shade! I would say anyone could get away with this shade if you apply it lightly and rightly.
64 Desert Bronze: This is the darkest shade of bronzer in the range as it has a bronzed brown base with a lot of golden and almost burgundy undertones that are teamed with a light rouge blush. I love this shade and if it wasn't too dark for me I would definitely purchase it!
I chose the lightest shade which was 61 Desert Corail, one thing I really love about this product is the way it is presented in the pan, rather than just being flat it is in the form of 'wave swept sand' just like on a beach, I find this helps when picking up the product and swirling my brush over it. The shade really suited me and I loved how it brightened up my skin instantly without looking like I was wearing a tonne of bronzer and a tonne of blusher.
I apply this after my foundation using the brush it comes with as I find it is the perfect size to pick up just enough product and the bristles are so soft it feels so nice on my skin and is very easy to blend. I apply to my cheeks and take it up to my temples. I have been using this product for a few weeks now and have got so many compliments and people asking me if I have been away - I hope they are referring to a holiday and are not trying to say I look like a criminal!
Being Chanel, a designer brand, you can imagine that this is not going to be cheap at £34. With a lot of high end products you are just paying for the name but this is not the case as all four shades have a two in one colour block that adds a natural, radiant glow to your skin and also to your head! It lasts for ages and you don't even need to set it with powder! I really would recommend this as a treat for you and also your skin.
You can purchase Chanel at Boots or Boots.com, as well as the Chanel website and all good online make up sites that stock designer brands. As well as all department stores that have a Chanel counter.
Summary: A great 'wave swept bronzer' to make you look like you've been sweeping in the waves!