Soleil Tan de Chanel

I finally got my hands on one of Chanel's most popular makeup products, their Soleil Tan de Chanel bronzing makeup base! I've watched so many tutorials featuring this product and it never fails to be such a crowd-pleaser. So naturally, I had to buy it and see what all the fuss is about.

For starters, the packaging is so prettyyyy. Simple yet classy, like everything from Chanel.

Soleil Tan de Chanel is described as a cream-gel bronzer that you can wear under or over your foundation to leave your skin with a sun-kissed look. But since I'm already a big beach baby, then I usually don't have a problem trying to get a tan.

That being said, I did some research on whether or not you can use this product for contouring instead of all-over bronzing and it turns out that you can! So the look I'll be doing is Soleil Tan de Chanel used as a cream contour.

So here's a picture of me without the contour

My main issue with this bronzer was trying to get it on the brush because it has a thick kind of cream consistency. But after testing out several kinds of brushes, I found that a dense angled brush was able to give me the best results. To start, I loaded up my brush with the product by lightly swirling it on the bronzer. Using a denser brush makes it much easier to actually get some product on it.

Then, I started sweeping the brush by my temples right above my eyebrows and then worked my way into my hairline. Once that part is done, I then move on to sweeping the brush along the natural contours of my face. If you're having trouble looking for it, just feel out where your cheek gets hollow below your cheekbones.

Once I finished, I ended up with this harsh looking contour. BUT DO NOT FEAR CAUSE...

I used a MAC 187 Stippling Brush to blend blend blend! I used super soft circular motions with the brush to make sure there weren't any harsh edges. I really can't think of any other brush that can get this job done right. Be sure not to skip this step unless you wanna look like Maleficent. Lol.

 Once you've properly blended everything out, you should end up with a natural looking contour like this  

And if you wanna add even more definition to your face, then you can even run some along your jawline. 

And finally, here's the finished contoured look. 

The problem I usually have with bronzers is that they end up looking quite orange or muddy looking on my skin after a few hours. But what I love about Soleil Tan de Chanel is that it comes out really natural and adds just the right amount of warmth and definition to my face. I wore it for a couple of hours and it didn't fade, melt, or move around. I'm really glad I got this product cause it's really been stepping up my cheekbone game.

The only downside to this product is that it's a little pricey. I purchased it during my recent Guam trip and got it for $48 which is roughly around P2,200. But I believe it works for most skin tones so if you're interested in achieving either a sun-kissed or a more chiseled look, then Soleil Tan de Chanel is definitely a great option if you want to be sure you won't end up having a cheap looking tan or worse...end up looking like a carrot.

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