Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel (Bronze Universal)


Today's blog post is a bit of a repeat for those who followed my blog before the whole deleting 300 posts fiasco (long story). This product is perhaps one of the most raved about ever in the beauty world and it quickly became a cult beauty must have - so of course, I bought it. Besides my urban decay naked palettes, this is my most expensive makeup purchase coming in at a whopping £31 (currently on sale in Debenhams for £27!). For me, this has been a well loved and 'worth the hype' product, and here's why: 


 Of course, the packaging screams luxury with the typical Chanel logo and super sturdy packaging, however it's definitely not the most practical product - the sheer size of it makes it a bugger to fit in any standard makeup bag, unless it's the only thing you want to put in there. It's not ideal for travel and takes a lot of room, and heck - it doesn't even fit in some make-up storage - nevertheless, it's beautiful on the outside and you get a whopping 30g of product. In comparison, nars laguna bronzer contains about 8g of product, and MAC blushes are around 6g! 


Inside, the product is something like a mousse/gel hybrid texture - it's soft to the touch but is still solid, almost like the maybelline dream bouncy blushes, but a little harder. It's described as a light cream gel formular. If this shade scares you or if your worried your skin is too pale to pull this off, I find using it under foundation also works well - a tip I picked up from essie button. My favourite way to apply this is either using an angled blush brush and applying it as a bronze base before my foundation, or using a contour brush (I use the real techniques one) and applying this as a contour on top of foundation. 

I am a huge fan of this product, I understand that sometimes hyped up beauty products might not live up to your expectations, but for me this did! I wish you could get a smaller version as this would make the product perfect and I could actually fit it in my make-up bag. Other than that, it's a thumbs up from me! Have you tried this product? Do you like it, or is it not worth it's hype? Let me know! 

Jess 
xo 



6 comments:

  1. Thanks for the application tips x I'm not getting enough use out of this atm so this might be a way to use it more often x

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    1. No problem, I find that it works quite well as a base especially if you find it a little dark as a contour :) hope you get more use out of it, it's a lovely product. xx

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  2. I'm reallyyyyy tempted to try this but just so scared I won't like it! I usually shy away from bronzer's because I'm so fair, I might try out the new Bourjois Bronzing Primer first as that seems to be quite similar just to see if I like the idea... then have a splurge on this next month!

    Hannah x
    hannahhepton.com

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    1. It's a shame they don't do a smaller version, try having a look at the chanel counter - they may be able to give you a demonstration or something. I've looked at the bourjois one in store and it is SO dark! xo

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  3. I'm a little on the fence about this product. I can take it or leave it really. I much prefer my Dior bronzer, which I think suits my skin better, although saying that I like the Chanel one when going for the dewy look. 6 of 1 half a dozen of the other I guess! Like I said, I'm on the fence!

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    1. I was definitely on the fence at first, but then I've never ever found 'the one' when it comes to bronzers. I don't have a holy grail so for me this is great, I like it! :) xx

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