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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base Review

Hi everyone. I am going to apologize for my disappearance from blogland for over a week. My new macbook pro has been a problem child and it has been dying on me all the time. So I had to send it in to the service centre, and as a result, I have been computer-less for the past week or so. (Can't believe I survived this ordeal to be honest)

To my horror, the problem seem to still be around. Some online forums suggest that the cause of such kernel panics (the actual name of the problem) might be due Google Chrome. So I have switched over to Safari for now and all I can do now is pray strong and hard that my macbook pro will not die on me again.

Anyways, makeup!! I am going to share my thoughts on the Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base today.

This product seems to be a favourite of many beauty bloggers and youtubers. I have been wanting to get it for a long long time and I finally caved recently during a beauty promotion at my local departmental store (I got a RM10 cash voucher for every RM100 spent). Best decision ever because I am in love!!!


Here's what the colour looks like. I think it can look a tad orange when built up (left swatch) but it looks very natural when it is buffed into the skin.

I am not very keen on bronzers because I am quite fair and bronzers can look very orange and unnatural on me. This product only comes in one shade and I was very skeptical when I first swatched it heavily. However, one I blended it into the skin, I was completely sold.

Although this product is called a bronzing makeup base, I prefer to use it as a cream bronzer. You can still use it as an all over base but I like to apply it over foundation/bb cream/ tinted moisturizer to add a little hint of bronze into my complexion. I sometimes apply it on the high points of my cheeks for an all over sun-kissed glow or alternatively, I will apply on the hollows of my cheeks, temples and under my jaw for contouring. I like to apply it with my real techniques buffing brush/ multi task brush. 

The texture is very smooth and balm-like, and it blends very well into the skin. You can also build up the colour for a more intense look if you prefer. Although it is a cream texture, it dries down to a matte finish so it works well on my oily skin. I am very surprised at how well this product lasts on my skin. It fades a little past 6 hours but it will stay on for most of the day.

This product has the typical Chanel floral scent, and I quite like it personally. The packaging is plastic but it still feels nice and sturdy. I highly recommend this product if you like a natural finish and have a fair to medium skin tone (I don't think this product will show up well on darker skin tones).


A very simple and quick look. 

Base: Lioele Beyond the Solution bb cream all over the face with Estee Lauder Line Smoothing Disappear concealer to conceal my dark circles and blemishes. I set everything with a Laura Mercier Pressed Powder. 

Eyes: I used Urban Decay's Naked eye shadow to fill in the front half of my brow and Buck for the ends. Then I used Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour on my upper lash line, upper waterline and outer corners of my lower lash line, blending with a pencil brush. Last but not least, I applied a few layers of Dejavu Lash Knockout mascara.

Cheeks: I used the SOLEIL TAN DE CHANEL BRONZING MAKEUP BASE to contour (hollows of my cheeks, temples and under my jaw). Then I used MAC Immortal Flower blush and Dior Shimmer Powder in Amber Diamond on the highpoints of my face.

Lips: I used my new favourite Revlon Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti.

I will be going away this weekend so please excuse my delay in replying to comments. I will also pick a winner for my giveaway when I get back!! 

This is it from me this time. Please follow me on twitter at http://twitter.com/lizchewy and/or weibo http://www.weibo.com/lizchewy and/or instagram (username: lizchewy)

Until next time. xoxo

37 comments:

  1. heey you have a lovely blog, very special, I love it :)
    would you like to follow each other?

    xx BBella
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  2. Yikes, sorry to hear about your MAC book! It's always stressfull when such an investment goes crazy on you!

    I love this bronzer so much, however I find the colour a little off for my skintone. I have been using it the same way as you: as a cream bronzer...But I have heard that some people wear it as a base under makeup, so I might try that!

    xo Courtney

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  3. aww I really hope your comp doesn't die on you again! :( such a pain when that happens. my current comp isn't the most stable either so I know how you feel!!

    the bronzer looks great on you btw. I want to invest in a Chanel makeup product :)

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  4. Thanks for reviewing this I have been wanting to try it out for the longest time.
    I nominated you for a blog award.
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  5. this looks amazing!!! it looks so luxurious! :D
    thanks for the review! hopefully i can buy chanel products sometime soon. ;)

    <3, Mimi
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  6. OMG I'm always on the search of a good bronzer and I do love Chanel....I definitely am going to give it a try! Would be my first cream one too, thanks for this review love!

    Couture Caddy x

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  7. It's really pretty. I'm also very fair but there are some bronzers that don't look so "spray tanned" and fake! I use a powder one but this one seems nice too!

    I love your blog ;) Let's follow each other? I'm gonna follow now! xx

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  8. Hi there! Just found your blog and I love this testimonial! I hate buying makeup and being disappointed. I've added this to my list, so thank you!

    xo
    Venessa
    http://www.everything-pretty.com/

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  9. Great review! I like the effect!
    Xx
    http://www.dontcallmefashionblogger.com/

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  10. Sorry to hear about your MacBook! Anyways great review like usual, love the bronzer. Going to put this on my make up wish list. : ) X

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  11. it looks great when buffed into the skin!!
    xo
    MOSAMUSE

    www.MOSAMUSE.com

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  12. i love the way it looks when buffed into the skin!
    xo
    MOSAMUSE

    www.MOSAMUSE.com

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  13. ooo welcome back! booooo that the issue still exists :( i hope the issue gets resolved soon!
    and great review! hehe it looks so pretty *o* i've actually never use bronzing makeup bases and it's my first time hearing of their existence! //fail. the product sounds good though! indeed looks smooth! love the look :DDD

    alex @ carouselstreet.com

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  14. Waaaa, I don't own any Chanel products. I wish I had the money to spoil myself with high end make up~ Wow the color does look orangey, but it blends out fine :) It looks great on you! Have fun on your trip and take care!

    <3 Gerry

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  15. Wow I need to consider investing in some Chanel products~

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  17. Nice review!

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  18. im like you, bronzers look quite fake on me, but that one looks great(:

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  19. thanks for the sweet comment! I'm also wanting to get this! thanks for the review and keep in touch! xx

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  20. My laptop was also away for a week. It was horrible haha. :D well my macbook had safari as well since it is said to suit the system better! so maybe your problem wont occur amymore~~

    The product seems great for contouring! however, I don't think I can afford Chanel's make-up, it's so expensive here :o

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  22. Love the hint of colour it gives you! Enjoy your vacation :)

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  23. This really does give you a gorgeous glow! I have to say, I'd never really considered it because I'm quite pale myself, but it suits you so well I'll definitely be taking a closer look next time I'm at the make up counter xx

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  24. i like this blog :P
    maybe we can follow eatch other? http://amazing-beauty-case.blogspot.com/

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  25. Hi!! :)
    I really like your blog, I´m following you :D
    ... maybe if you have time, you could visit my blog too, and if you like it, follow me back ;)
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  26. I also have rather fair skin and I never dare to use - or buy - bronzers but this one looks like it could work. I will look for it in the stores soon because I think that bronzers just can make me look "healthier" :D

    Love, Mary ♡ Fashionbirds

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  27. hi! you have a great review! by the way, thanks for dropping by my blog and for the comment :D
    follow each others blog? let me know ^_^

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  28. Love your blog!!! I'm your new follower, would you like to follow each other on gfc? Kisses from Italy, Lucy www.tpinkcarpet.com

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  29. I hope your computer doesn't have any further issues - it can be so frustrating and horrible when your laptop has problems :( Especially as I'm technologically incompetent, lol. This looks like such a gorgeous product, being Chanel and multipurpose. You can use it in so many ways, that's what I really like about it. It really warms up the face and doesn't look orange at all :)

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