Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Chanel Summer 2011 Soliel Tan De Chanel Bronzing Powder Bronze Corail

There are many reviews of this powder online already from many of my favorite bloggers. I think Amy from CafeMakeup.com has the best review of this bronzer, followed closely by Sabrina at The Beauty Look Book. Also be sure to check NaturalNChicMakeup for her review. So why am I reviewing it? Well, because I FINALLY saw a tester and I was so surprised to like it that I purchased it. My utter surprise and excitement over this purchase requires a blog post. Really. It's in the rules somewhere in the blogosphere.

I purchased all my previous Chanel Summer 2011 items without being able to test them. My counter didn't have testers for a few weeks and God forbid anything should sell out before I got it, right? But I didn't jump at the bronzer. I have several that I like and I'm not a real big bronzer person so I figured I didn't need to fork out $50 for another bronzer. But the colors of this one really intrigued me.

After all my internet research and feigned indifference, I thought if I did happen to purchase, I was sure I would get the Bronze Rose. I wear pink and coral equally as often and equally as well, although pink is my personal favorite, and coral is my husband's. Bronze Rose looked like the safe option, you know what I mean, not too dark, won't turn orange, won't make me look like Snooky or an Oompa Loompa. When I swatched it on my skin, it looked the same to me as my Mac Wonder Woman Pink Power Mineralized Skin Finish. I gasped with surprise. And realized I obviously didn't need that.

So I did what any good shopper would do, I looked to the next one, Bronze Corail. And I swiped my finger thru that and got the loveliest shade of shimmering coral, which was different than all my other blushes and bronzers. These bronzers come with a brush that is as wide and thick as one row of color.

At this writing, I haven't worn this yet, and will update when I do, but I would really like to try using this little brush in the individual colors to place them in different areas. I will also use a fluffy brush for an application using all the colors together. And then I'll let you know what I like. I will be wearing it today but I'm writing the post ahead of beautifying myself. :)

Here's a closeup of the four stripes of color, and then a swatch of the individual colors on my hand.

You can see from the swatches that I don't think I'm going to have to worry about this bronzer being too dark or too Snooky, I mean orange. I have saved a "blended together" swatch for when I apply it to my face. More to come...

Here's a couple pictures of me wearing it. Be kind, the first one was really early in the morning so apparently I couldn't see how dark my eyeshadow got. LOL

And a closeup, where you can see that you don't have to apply this heavily at all.

Three different days, three different applications.


  1. Rose Corail looks beautiful on you. The one thing about Chanel cosmetics is you can never seem to go overboard with their products. They may look bold/bright in the pan but always look gorgeous once applied.

  2. Thank you. They are really the couture of the makeup department.


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