I have been waiting so long for this! Ever since August Chanel's Soleil de Tan had mysteriously disappeared from every single counter across the country. After hunting high and low and even being turned away by Selfridges, I finally managed to get my hands on it a few weeks ago after nearly driving the Chanel ladies crazy asking at the same counter so many times. But I'm so glad I persisted!
I've never come across a cream bronzer before, but after falling in love with cream blushers last year (thanks Topshop!) I knew I really wanted to try it. I think it's quite expensive for a make up product. I paid around £28 for this in John Lewis, but I think it varies slightly as I've seen it in Boots for more. Definitely a splurge item!
As for the colour, its very orangey toned, but don't be scared if you're pale like me because it blends out beautifully giving the skin a warm glow. I've even put it all over my face as a base, then blended foundation over the top to take my skin up a few shades. Great if you're tanning and don't want to go through the arduous process of using a facial tanner each night, only to scrub it off again the next day when cleansing.
At the moment I've been applying it with a Sigma flat top kabuki, the brush of brushes, which is synthetic, making it so much easier to blend. I've tried it with a regular blusher brush as well but find most of the product gets absorbed into the bristles giving a more subtle hint of colour.
I really think I'm in love with this product. The dewey finish it gives together with how natural the colour looks has made it a staple in my make up routine already. I've been using it practically every day for nearly a month now and I've barely made a dent in it so I'm hoping this is going to last long enough to justify its price!
For those who can't quite bring themselves to part with so much money however, Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse is actually a great alternative. Now, I know you might be gasping in horror, and can I just say I would NEVER recommend this as an actual foundation, but if you buy one that's a few shades darker than your own skin tone it makes a great alternative if you're looking for a creamy/mousse bronzer and for around £7.00 you can't really go wrong!
8:31 pm Alix 21 comments