Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Review Soleil Tan de Chanel

After reading countless reviews and watching a ton of videos about it, I took the plunge. It was a little painful but it's Chanel, so it's justified?:) There has been plenty of hype surrounding this wonderful product that I thought it's time I gave it a go. 

I was requested by a reader (my first request *yay*) for a review on this product as she has similar skintone to me. Just for reference i'm a NC40 in Mac Foundations. So I decided to give it a test run before writing up this post. Now initially I wasn't blown away as I thought I would be, but I persisted i.e trying to get my money's worth. Used it for a good 3 weeks and i've come to a decision that yes it is worth the hype. Here's why:

  • Consistency, its a creamy texture that blends flawlessly on your face, there's no need of really spending time buffing it in, it just blends into your skin magically.
  • The look, a perfect glow to your skin, just right for my skintone.It has no shimmers but because its a cream product it gives a dewy glow to your face which if you can't tell im a massive fan of:) 
  •  No obvious line as you sometimes see with other contouring products but more of a natural contour that's perfect for my skintone. Basically I sucked at contouring till now. 
  • A little goes a long way with this product, I bought this now almost a month ago and have been using it for a good part of the month and have hardly made a dent, so i guess its bang for your buck* i would like to think*

  • The scent, now I know a lot of people love it, but I just can't put my finger on it. It doesn't bother me or break me out but I wouldn't mind if it was unscented.
  • Price, this cost me a little over AUD$65 so yes its pricey.
Heavy swatch & blended in.
I found the best way to apply this was with my ELF kabuki brush. Now the SA at the Chanel counter recommended using a sponge but I thought it applied a little streaky that way.The kabuki brush gives a  perfect application just right for blending without any streaky mess. Only problem, it does leave some hairs in the product but since its for my personal use, I don't really mind:)

So obviously it's not a perfect product. You would either love it or hate it and since it comes with a hefty price-tag, I would advise to look up reviews before you take the plunge. In my opinion, all thought there might be some negatives, overall I would repurchase it. 

Have you tried the Bronze Universal? What do you think?


  1. Thank you so much for doing the review. This was very helpful. I'd love to see you using this in more FOTDs. It does look very lovely. Still not sure if I'm ready to make the plunge though. lol

  2. hey can u do a FOTD with this ..

  3. I just got this for my birthday last month, and I quite like it. I don't know if I ever would've got around to paying so much for it (especially in Australia) so I'm glad my friends gifted it to me. I find it so lovely and creamy, and it's so hard to make mistakes with it!

  4. Thanks for the review. i was curious about this. Kind of expensive but as u said it's chanel ;)would love to see you do a FOTD. Im a new follower.Drop by my blog sometime:)I mostly review Lush products and perfumes.
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  5. @Hepcat288 glad u liked it:)don't rush into buying it, but I have to say I love it:)

    @Saumya will do hun:) should be in the next post

    @SillhouetteScreams Ur so lucky!!!!!!don't you just love it:) Might give the bf a massive hint on what to get for my next bday if i run out of it;)

    @Pandora's Box Hi and thanks for following:) will be featuring it in my next FOTD post.