Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Soleil Tan de Chanel - I Found the Perfect Application Method

The post title should really be changed to I discovered the prefect application method via the lovely and ever so useful Youtube.

Like many I coveted and purchased the famous Soleil Tan de Chanel and was a bit stumped when it came to application. After trying the MAC 168, 130, 187, 188, Sigma brushes, kabuki brushes, and Sephora brand brushes later, I finally put my hand up in the air when across a video where a girl applied it with her hands.
Chanel's acclaimed bronzer found a near permanent home in my drawer of products I just could not make work.

The problem was, it was orange. Like really mucky orange, and no matter how much I blended unless some hint of a tan was there, I just saw orange. I actually do not mind orangey bronzers in the summer, but in the winter, pass.

I then came across a video where the method was a bit strange but made sense. A dab of moisturizer and a swirl of the stippling brush to not only gives this bronzer less of a matte flat finish, but more of sheer shade down version of the cream bronzer so I tried it, and I LOVE it.

I swirl my brush around the product a few times, not pressing hard and my brush at first looked so dark and wet...I applied it to my face anyway and it felt like magic happened!
Gorgeous glow, sheered out color, and an incredibly natural effect.

Reject drawer no more! Front runner in the house! Which is quite fabulous news, because since when does Chanel take a back seat ;)

Application video:

Hopefully a few of you out there who shared a similar problem can try this technique out!


  1. "because since when does Chanel take a back seat ;)"

    HAHA So true! Great idea with mixing this with moisturizer!

  2. i sometimes mix my moisturizer with my foundation too! just followed you on blogger and bloglovin :) xx


  3. Great post and gorgeous photo! This is so helpful.
    xo Lillian parisiantobe.com

  4. I can't wait to try this method soon. My pretty Chanel tub has been sitting in the back on my blush/bronzer drawer for way too long. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I always mix those two thank you great post! xx

  6. I think this is a great idea, it is sitting in my drawer not getting much love either, so I am going to try this method next :)

  7. just visited ur blog, ur photos are beautiful!!

  8. hope it works out for you dear!

  9. Great post and amazing photo! this is very useful

  10. Thank you! It's so lovely of you to say.

  11. wow, this post is really helpful! gotta dig on my vanity drawer to use up some abandoned products~

  12. Great post, would love to try!



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