Soleil Tan de Chanel- Bronze Universel

January 25, 2013
Soleil Tan de Chanel, or formerly known as Bronze Universel, is a bronzing makeup base that is used to warm up the face and give it that golden glow as if you’ve been basking in the sun or vacationing in St. Tropez for a few weeks. It gives the skin a natural tan effect and is best applied where the sun would naturally hit. 
I’ve been using Soleil Tan de Chanel for a month now and I am in love with this bronzer! I am a bronzer addict and have tried just about every powder bronzer you can think of, but this bronzer is on a whole other level. It is creamy in texture but not too greasy so it doesn’t feel sticky or oily. It is incredibly easy to apply and glides on the skin or over foundation effortlessly without looking patchy like some powder bronzers can do. 

This product is a matte bronzer with a dewy glow. So although it has no shimmer, it glows on the skin because of its dewy, creamy consistency. It is the perfect tan color, not too orange or brown so it works well for even the palest of skin tones without ever looking muddy.

{Soleil Tan de Chanel heavily swatched on wrist}

There are several ways to use this product: lightly all over face underneath foundation to darken or tan the skin, blended in anywhere the sun would hit naturally before or after foundation, or to contour the face. I prefer to use it as a typical bronzer and apply it anywhere the sun would normally tan my face such as my cheekbones, nose, forehead and chin. 

{Real Techniques Expert Face Brush, MAC 163 Flat Contour Brush, MAC 187 Duo Fibre Brush}
Depending on which method I’m using the bronzer for, I’ll reach for one of these three brushes as I’ve had the best luck with using them with this product. If I just want to use Soleil Tan de Chanel as a typical bronzer, I use the MAC 187 brush to stipple and blend the product along my cheekbones, forehead, nose and chin. I do this over my foundation before I set everything with powder or I will do this if I just go natural with a BB Cream or bare skin. For contouring, I’ll use the MAC 163 Flat Contour Brush to sculpt out my cheeks and brush the product up to blend it out. Or, for a much more subtle contour, I like using the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush to contour the hollow of my cheeks and blend everything out for a contoured, bronzed effect.

{Wearing Soleil Tan de Chanel blended out on cheeks and forehead using MAC 187 Duo Fibre Brush}

I love Soleil Tan de Chanel because it really warms up my face and adds some color without looking like I overloaded the bronzer, which can easily happen with powder bronzers. The creamy formula makes it much easier to blend out and works seamlessly into the face for an airbrushed, tanned effect, especially when used with a duo fibre stippling brush. 
This product is VERY pricey at $48 a pop. And although I think that’s outrageous for a bronzer, I have to admit I think I would repurchase this if or when I run out. It’s so easy to use and I love the sun-bathed radiance it adds to my face. This may possibly be my favorite makeup product ever!
You can purchase Soleil Tan de Chanel at Nordstrom, Amazon or Chanel
Have you tried Soleil Tan de Chanel? Comment below!

  • Airbrush Tan NYC
    July 19, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    Excellently amazing and exciting too. Can you please mention me the source of your reference… I am happy that at least somebody gave this subject an attention.

  • Bethany Capri
    January 26, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    I love chanel! and that looks great on you!

  • Jackie
    January 26, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    Thank you Bethany! Now following you on BlogLovin by the way 😉