Ever wondered how the celebs get that golden goddess finish to their cheekbones? Well this product from Chanel aka SOLEIL TAN DE CHANEL is used by many top makeup artists who use it on plenty of celebs and supermodels to give them that beautiful golden glow. I've had this bronzer on my makeup wishlist for quite some time now (possibly 3 years?) but only recently decided to splash out and treat myself... and boy am I glad I did!!! The packaging, the size and the consistency of the product is just so perfect and luxurious, it's one of those 'it' products every girl should own.
You get 30g worth of product which will last nearly a lifetime... I use this on myself and for my makeup kit on clients because it's so versatile and can be used on most skin types.
So what do I love about this bronzer? well, I find that the product blends effortlessly into the skin, leaving no harsh edges or that dreaded 'too much contour' look which is quite dramatic and over the top. This is perfect for bridal makeup as it leaves a soft bronzy glow to the skin without the need for orange toned powders that can look muddy and ruin the whole look. Even though it's more on the 'orange' toned side rather than a grey contour shade, it still looks fabulous on.
You can see below how natural yet glowy the bronzer is blended into the skin.
This is actually meant to be a makeup base but I truly believe it's just a bronzer. I suppose it would be ok as a makeup base if you have fake tan on your body but not your face and need to darken your face but in all honesty, it may look a little orange.
I find this 'bronzer' to be perfect for those with fair skin tones as it's so natural but still gives a subtle bronzed finish. It's very build-able so you can make it deeper, even with a few layers it's still quite subtle and doesn't look cakey or anything which is one of the great benefits of this product. You can never apply too much.
I've been using this on almost every single client recently and even on myself on days where I don't want a heavy contoured look to the skin. I tend to use my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush which you can buy from Boots for £9.99. It picks up the product with ease and helps blend into the skin like a dream. You could also use your fingers but I prefer to use a brush for hygiene reasons.
Have you tried this beautiful product by Chanel?