The success of the summer release of Soleil Tan de Chanel seems unanimous. Touted as a wearable bronzer for those with pale skin I bought Bronze Rose (£32.50).
The texture feels quite smooth and its extremely long wearing. However, it does not blend seamlessly for me so I really have to buff it in to smooth away the edges. I can just about get away with this, it veers towards looking orange/muddy on me if I apply more than one application. I think because the combined colours are a rosy coral bronze it doesn’t quite sit right on my cool complexion, especially as I have quite a bit of redness to my skin. Admittedly bronzers are predominately not great on me but as I had seen this look stunning on fellow pale ladies I was hoping for the same result. The bronzer does contain micro glitter which translates as a glow, unless you get close up and then the glitter is visible.
Swatches below of single colours and then blended together,
Swatches below, all Chanel colours blended together on the left with Rouge Bunny Rouge Bronzing Glow Powder on the right to show how it differs from a more typical bronze colour.
There is one major issue for me which is why I held off reviewing this for a while so I could test it. I get blemishes appear on my temples, jawline and top of the cheeks after application. I guess we can never say with a 100% certainty what causes us to break out as there are so many different factors involved, but the fact it happens every time makes me not comfortable to recommend this to someone who has highly acne prone skin like myself.
I still feel this is a really pretty bronzer/blusher hybrid but like many things I buy it just wasn’t right for me.
I bought this from John Lewis