Wednesday, 21 September 2011


Soleil Tan De Chanel



Soleil Tan De Chanel: boots (£31)

Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel (It'll always be Bronze Universal to me, I think the other name sounds so clunky in a english accent) is one of my all time favorite products. Its a orangey, deep brown warm toned cream bronzer, with no noticiable shimmer or glitter. It suits me all year round, including me at my palest in winter or bronzed in the summer. It gives a natural glow without being shimmery which is perfect for day time or night.

Its great for colour correcting foundation, for example if your foundation is too light, blend over a bit of this to give more colour without having to chuck a mismatched foundation away. Its also just a great everyday bronzer or contour shade because its not glittery or unnatural. The matte/satin finish leaves the skin looking fresh and not looking too heavily caked. I think because its a cream product its incredibly easy to blend into the skin. I normally use a Sigma F25 to apply, but I've used a MAC 109 and a Coastal Scents Kabuki on a stick in the past, I think anything rounded and dense seems to work nicely.

I think it is expensive for a makeup product, I know this before people go down and type how ridiculously expensive it is in the comments. Even I think its on the pricey side, But I bought my my first tub in Duty Free when on holiday in Turkey in June 2010 and Im still using the same pot (obviously until I bought this new one). Its lasted a good year of on-off daily use (Id say I use it 3-4 times a week on average if not more and its still got alot of product left. You get 30g of product for the price too which is incredible as most bronzers are around 9g.

I've included a photo of me wearing it, but I think it looks no different photographed in use as it does my other bronzers. Might explain my opinions on swatches in another post this week. Generally I think they are wholly inaccurate as some things can look incredibly different on different skin-tones.

22 comments:

  1. I wish I could afford Chanel!

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  2. Interesting review, Lily. I have yet to try any of the Chanel products, the price tag freaks me out, so it's nice to get a personal point of view. Thanks!

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  3. I've wanted this for ages! :)

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  4. ah I want this soo much but I don't think I can justify £31! :(

    ug-lily.blogspot.com x

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  5. Great review, I also buy most of my products I review, prefer it that way, although odd freebie review is fine. It does suit you in the pictures and gives a lovely glow, but you're right, this won't suit all skin tones, I bought it and now regret it as can barely see it on my skin tone, so will probs sell it. Its expensive but like you say people have to remember how much product you get for the price.

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  6. This is one of those products I've been meaning to try for ageeeees. May have to pick it up when my student loan comes in!

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  7. Never been big on spending a lot on makeup, but this one might be an exception. Your makeup always looks so flawless.

    ♥, Jamie
    www.TheFancyTeacup.com

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  8. I adore this bronzer I also like that it works on fair skintones, I love using it to contour its fab :-)

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  9. Looks so good. I've been tempted by this product for ages and think I'm definitely going to give it a go. Thanks for the great review! x

    www.boscy.blogspot.com

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  10. ooo it looks so lovely! I hope I have this in my hands one day :D

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  11. I really want this, but it's too expensive for me :(
    xo

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  12. this looks really yummy... like you could actually eat it lol but i personally love a bit of shimmer in my bronzer!

    Mac bronzers (shimmer and matte) last for-e-v-e-r too, i bought my first one in feb 2009, and didnt buy the second one till jan this year!

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    xx

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  13. Ooh this sounds like a great product. I am always looking for good cream bronzers for my kit (I'm a makeup artist) but sadly I'm so pale myself I just look ridiculous. That is quite a lot, but I am a firm believer in spending a bit more on makeup if it does make a difference, but maybe this is what I have gotten from my job. If I was only using it on myself I may not care so much.

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  14. I adore Chanel make up products xoxo

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  15. That tottaly looks like dessert or something!

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  16. They may be expensive but the quality is great, so it's worst the money. I love chanel foundations. xx

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  17. Chanel makeup is expensive but it is so worth it generally, staying power is great and obviously it looks incredible. I hear such good things about this product but don't know if I'm a bronzer girl?! I want to give it a go though but dread the thought of a shimmery bronzer

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  18. I've literally wanted this for sooo long but can't justify spending that much (yet) so next time I'm in Duty Free, I'll definitely have to look out for it! I totally agree with what you said about swatches btw, some are so tacky!! I think if you write a good review about it then people might as well go out for themselves to see what the product looks like on them, rather than just buying it because someone else has it and did a little swatch on their blog... your hair looks gorgeous straight btw! x x

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  19. I definitely want to give this a try! I've had my eye on it for a couple months now, I just need to go and indulge!

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  20. i think the same it is expensive but seems to last forever, so more of an investment :D

    www.missmathful.blogspot.com

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  21. i've never been able to own a chanel product due to the fact i can't afford them but i think if i ever get enough money or the chance i would buy this! great review lily! X

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