I've long been a big fan of bronzers and apart from foundation, they are my personal go to product. For me they instantly lift my face and add warmth and a light glow to my skin that I can't live without. I've bought and tested a lot of bronzers and really thought that I had my holy grail product in my trusty Mac. Until the Soleil de Tan that is.
Chanel's Soleil de Tan has a bit of a cult following in the beauty world and with good reason too. I personally don't buy into cult products, or if I do, I take my time and research the product and see if I think it would work for me or if i really need it. The beauty industry has a lot going on and the products they churn out claiming to be 'miracle workers' or 'need now' products come about so often, that anyone would be confused as to what's what.
In saying all of that, I am a huge fan of Chanel's beauty counter. Every product I have tried is worth parting with cold hard cash for. This bronzer is no exception. The product comes in a large tub and as all Chanel products do, it smells amazing. The staff at the counter recommended using my fingers or a sponge to apply the bronzer, but I decided to use a Mac stippling foundation brush to buff it onto my skin, and have literally reached for nothing else all summer.
This creamy bronzer is beautiful on the skin. It really adds a natural Gisele like look to my cheeks and forehead as well as an amazing glow. The glow is not something I was expecting from this product. It's not shimmery or glittery, two things I steer away from, but is rather dewy and just simply beautiful.
Yes it is on the pricey side, but a little goes a long way and I think it will probably last the guts of year if I'm honest so for me it's definitely worth it. I'm in love with a bronzer and will never be without it, and don't even start me on the packaging.