Friday 1 June 2012

A little bit of luxury: Soleil Tan de Chanel

I'm not going to lie, I've been googling the heck out of this product for months now just out of sheer admiration and intrigue and as of three days ago,I can finally call it mine.
At first I couldn't quite work out exactly what this gigantic pot of shimmering brown luxury was all about.
 Is it a base? A primer? A bronzer?
Turns out it's all of these things rolled in to one. Multitasking and Chanel? Don't mind if I do...

I've been wearing this over my make up for the past few days and I'm pretty impressed with its performance. I may be slightly brainwashed into thinking it's amazing by the fact that it's got the word CHANEL in giant letters across it, but either way, I love.

To apply I patted it on with a stippling brush across my forehead, cheekbones, top of my nose and anywhere else the sun hits naturally.
Soleil Tan de Chanel Review
with & without flash

a closer look
I think my application technique needs a little improvement but hopefully you can get an idea of how it warms up the complexion.

At the moment I'm not brave enough to use it as a face base but maybe when I've got a bronzed body I won't be quite so meek. 
the ever so decadent Chanel packaging

 The formula is housed in a generous 30ml pot with the Chanel logo displayed boldly on the side
excuse the brush bristles :0
The formula is a cream/gel hybrid that makes for a smooth application that feels barely there on the skin.
To be honest, I've never tried a cream bronzer or anything along those lines before so I don't have a lot to compare it to, but the Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronze Universel gets a big tick in my book for what it is and the huge 30ml pot means I can bronze up through summer and beyond!

You can find Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronze Universel at Chanel counters around the country for £30, though I go mine a little cheaper on ebay.

Have you tried this product? Are you loving it as much as me?

Thanks for reading :)


  1. Looks like a really nice product. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Definitely warms up the skin and gives a natural, slightly sunkissed glow :) The fact it's Chanel always helps!

    1. Agreed :) I can't afford a handbag but at least I've got this in my life :) x

  3. It looks lovely on you, makes you look really sunkissed but natural :) xxx

  4. This has always interested me, everyone seems to love it and I think it looks beautiful! I find that most bronzers look orange on me though so not sure i'd risk it. Looks gorgeous on you though! xx

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  5. It looks fab! I have started pining after some high end makeup brands because of the b-e-a-u-tiful packaging they all have (think chanel, dior,ysl) and I cannot wait to get some money so I can start buying! I can totally relate to your love for the priduct; I have heard amazing things.