Monday, February 27, 2012

Soleil Tan De Chanel (Bronze Universel)

*note, this is the last product that I allowed myself to splurge on, before fully commiting to my make up no buy, enjoy the review!
Angie says:
Dear Soleil Tan de Chanel, I feel like I have known you for a long time. The first time I saw you, it was on someone’s beauty channel on YouTube. The year was 2009 and I actually did not have this mad love of makeup that I have now, yet I knew that I wanted you. Pale girls like me are always looking for the great sun-kissed glow that sometimes not even the sun can provide for us. Seriously, what’s with getting sunburned and after the red disappears still being pale? It’s not like I get sunburned on purpose, but geez universe, cut me some slack will you? Then you went ahead and disappeared, which was a little good for me, since there was no way that I would pay almost fifty dollars for you, just no way. When you came back into my radar you had changed your name, but looked exactly the same, and you were still 48 dollars. Not much had changed, but one vital thing had indeed changed, I no longer just liked makeup, I was absolutely crazy for it.  Suddenly 48 dollars did not seem so much, especially for a product I had been lusting over for a very long time. Now you are mine and here is what I have to say about you to the world.

Hey there gorgeous ;)

What it is: While this product acts as a cream bronzer for many beauty junkies out there, it is actually a bronzing make up base. I believe it is meant to be used under your bronzer for durability and intensity, or under your foundation for added color, and durability of foundation.

What I use it for: Cream bronzer
The product
Sadly, I made a tiny dent in this, trying to get a brush hair out -_-

The good: Let’s start with the product itself, it’s very creamy and pigmented and a little of this goes a long way. It lasts pretty much all day on my skin, and truly does make me achieve a sun-kissed glow. The finish is quite natural if you apply lightly and especially if your skin has yellow undertones. Now for packaging, uh, well, it’s HUGE, every time I saw it on someone’s blog or YouTube, it looked big, but not as big as it is in person it’s actually 30g which is about the same size of your typical foundation, since I paid a good buck for this, this aspect of the product is very good news to me. The packaging is lovely, very Chanel like, classic, elegant and with the logo that we all love to see.

swatches (one blended, one heavy swatch)

The ehh: I love almost everything Chanel; however I hate the fact that they put a scent to some of their products. I have sensitive skin, so I hate putting scented things on my face; it makes me very paranoid of breaking out. I still haven’t experienced any kind of break out since using this product, which is great, so we will see. The scent also does not smell very good to me, but since you can only smell it when first applied, it’s not a huge deal.
The bad-ish: It took me a while to find out the best way to apply this product, and I am guessing that depending on what you like it might take you a while too. When I finally found the best brush to use this with, I faced a different dilemma. Brush hairs get caught in this product, making it appear dirty and old. Also kind of bad is the fact that it costs 48 dollars. This is not a big deal to me, because after I received
the product in the mail, saw how big it was and actually used it on my skin, I came to the conclusion that this to me, is worth every penny.

The brush I use: I use the elf studio blush brush to buff this into my skin, yes elf! I love my elf studio brushes so much.

Should you get it? While I am not sure if this will work for darker skin tones, I think that if you are light to medium skin, you can definitely get a use out of this. If you are even slightly interested I would really look into it. If you can, go to a Chanel counter and test it out.

This product for me is a winner, and definitely one of the best products I own.


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