This is a little review on a product I’ve owned forever but never quite gotten around to reviewing so now sounds like a good time to review Chanel’s Soleil Tan de Chanel.
It comes in a large plastic container with the lid carrying the typical Chanel symbol. I usually try not to criticize packaging since it doesn’t really affect how the product works but this is an extremely large and slightly bulky container which could be a bit of a hassle to travel with. On the other hand, it’s plastic so no worries if you accidentally drop it. It retails for $54.00 (Canadian) for 30 grams of product. Hefty price tag but you also receive a whole lot of product to work with. Upon opening it you’re going to be sure to notice that it appears to have a whipped mousse consistency. when you apply it to your face though it’s a whole other story, it applies more like any other cream product. It takes a little while to get the hang of it but once you do, I promise it looks beautiful. Soleil Tan de Chanel is described as a bronzer base which becomes evident when you notice that there are small gold flecks throughout the product. Now don’t panic, they don’t show up on your face as big sparkles everywhere, but if you look closely they are there This product appears as a light chocolate colour but has slightly orange undertones. Meaning that it could appear as an orange nightmare if you’re fair skinned or not even show up if you’re darker skinned. Soleil Tan de Chanel does make an absolutely beautiful bronzer though if you are lucky enough to be able to wear it. Personally, I tend to use it to contour and then I set it with NARS Laguna and the result is a bomb ass contour.
The velvety finish of this light cream-gel bronzer leaves your skin with a beautiful sun-kissed look. Wear it on its own to enhance your complexion, or for a hint of outdoors radiance, over or under your favourite CHANEL Foundation.
- Cost, though it retails for $54.00 (Canadian) you do receive a hell of a lot more product than other products on the market.
- Pigmented, it takes very little product for you to appear like a bronzed goddess/god.
- Scented, contains a peach scent. I personally love when products smell like something other than chemicals.
- Matte, appears matte on the skin and doesn’t require powder to be set in place.
- Warm toned bronzer, I like to use it to bronze my face up a bit and give my corpse like skin some life
- Cost, $54.00 (Canadian) is quite a bit to shell out on a product that I typically use as a base for my contour.
- Colour, unfortunately this only comes in the one shade so it does limit itself a bit
- Too warm toned to use as a contour, considering this is a very bronzey looking product and contour is meant to be cool toned than this doesn’t quite work
- Gold sparkles within product, now depending on how much I blend this into my skin they either show up quite a bit or are very subtle.
- Scented, for those of you who hate peach or scented products you might dislike it. The scent isn’t noticeable when applied to my face but I do notice my brushes hold the scent.