If I had to choose only one make-up product to wear for the rest of my days, yes ONE, I could quite honestly say that it would have to be a bronzer! I love a bit of bronze! The Soleil Tan De Chanel has been on my radar for so long now, but as most beauty addicts know, it had totally disappeared from the face of the earth for near on six months! Well as you can see, I managed to get my mitts on it!
I happened to be passing the Chanel counter in Boots back in March when I saw the Soleil Tan De Chanel, shining at me like a beacon! So I coughed up close to £30 and walked away feeling very happy with myself!
The presentation of this product is impeccable, a beautiful swirl of luxurious dense mousse with the most delicious smell ever - it reminds me of peaches! The main thing that reviews point out about that Soleil Tan De Chanel is that it's super orangey. Maybe I've just got different expectations about bronzer, but I'm definitely no Jersey Shore wannabe and I've not noticed I look in anyway tango-ed after application! This product is actually a base, so you can wear it under your foundation if orange tones concern the very fair among us. However I've found that I really need to build with this to get the sun-kissed glow that I'm used to, not a bad thing to be honest though! The finish is stunning though, I'm loving all cream to powder products at the moment, so easy to work with.
To apply I switch between the Real Techniques Contour and Buffing brushes. The contour brush is pretty small so I use this more when I want sculptured cheeks and precision contouring. On those days when I want that all over glow, or am just being very lazy and want to buff in the Soleil Tan De Chanel quickly (most days!) I'll use the buffing brush. The dense bristles of these Real Technique are perfect for the thick mousse texture of this product.
A note on the price... I do think that it's expensive. It's a really lovely product, which I'm going to be very happy to use up to the bitter end. I'd also happily repurchase, but at the end of the day I don't think it's a necessity, must have item. The price tag is for the Chanel name in my opinion. You could get the exact same look most lower end brand, and probably a look more tailored to your own skin tone.