Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Soleil Tan De Chanel Bronzing makeup base Review & Swatches

The famous Chanel Soleil De Tan Cream Bronzer

Left: Swatched heavily, Right: Blended out

I first purchased this about two and a half to three years ago.  I believe it was called Bronze Universal back then; they have since changed the name.

Anyway, I didn't really care for it because it seemed to simply even out my skin tone, like a foundation would.   I get pretty tan in the summer, so I ended up returning it.

Since then I have heard it all; how this is the greatest bronzer ever; how it is Holy grail of bronzers;  best thing since sliced  bread, etc.  I didn't even think to give it a second chance, until now.

I have been on such a bronzer kick lately. I am on the search for my perfect bronzer this summer, so I decided to give it another try, and to my disappointment, I still feel the same about this product as I did when I first tried it. Nothing special and certainly not worth the $48.00 price tag.

I do like the unique texture it has, almost like a thick mousse or gel, but that's not really a reason to buy it.

Am I the only one who doesn't think this is best bronzer ever, as so many claim? 

Let me know your thoughts?

My search continues for my perfect bronzer.




  1. I always wanted to try this but never could bring myself to spend the $48.00! Maybe its just not dark enough for those tan california hot mamas! lol ;-)

  2. Your making me blush leah :) Ya its pretty pricey but what Chanel product is not. Crazy I know.

  3. I have wanted to try this but never have...I seem to always go back to my tried & true Benefit Hoola. It just is the perfect matte bronzer for my skin tone :)