Chanel Soleil De Tan Review

Sunday, 8 November 2015

I picked up Chanel Soleil De Tan a couple of months ago, but as it's nearing summer here in Australia I've started reaching for it more and more often... 


Let's start with packaging... if you ask me 99.9% of Chanel's products are gorgeously packaged, with this cream bronzer being no exception. The packaging is simple and sleek whilst allowing the product to be easily accessed and used. It's just one of those products that makes you feel good when you pull it out of your makeup bag when getting ready for a night out with the girls.


When I purchased this I was on the hunt for my first cream bronzer and was testing out both this and the Clinique Chubby Stick. The Chanel product definitely complemented my skin tone much better and I found the contrast was not as stark as many other cream bronzers I had swatched. Initially I also found that when swatched it was very smooth in consistency so I decided to splurge.

After a few months of experimenting I've really come to love this product. It glides on easily considering I have very dry skin and doesn't make my foundation look muddy or cakey. As I do with the majority of my make-up collection, I use this product differently when I am pale and when I have a fake tan. When I'm pale I tend to either skip contouring and bronzing altogether or only apply the products very lightly. With the Chanel Soleil De Tan I apply it beneath my foundation on all the highest points of my face, I find that by doing this I avoid.... well... looking like an orangutan... and at the same time accomplish a more bronzed, contoured face. However, when I have a fake tan I use the product after applying my foundation and I've found that it blends in perfectly with my Nars Sheer Glow but less so with my Estee Lauder Doublewear, as this foundation can be quite drying.

Overall with the right foundation and the right technique for your skin this product is an exceptional addition to your collection, especially if you love luxury beauty products.

What's your favourite cream bronzer?

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  1. Great review, I really like this product but because we're now in Winter I'm too pale to wear it! So for now I've been using the Benefit Hoola bronzer, it's a little drying but suits my skin tone right now. Would love if you could check out my recent fashion post? :)

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