Soleil Tan de Chanel Luminous Bronzing Powder – Summer 2012

Recently, I stopped by the Chanel counter to see their summer collection. This time around, a few key items stood out, but I decided to purchase the yearly favorite: the luminous bronzing powder in #907 Sable Beige. This is a first for me because normally, I tend to gravitate towards the nailpolishes and lipglosses.

As always, the product comes in its own velvet pouch. I like to keep all my Chanel products in their original “homes” so that the compacts don’t get scratched or ugly. Notice the bronze colored Chanel logo on top of the case; only the bronzers have this colored logo, as all the other products come with the traditional white colored logo.

“This unique powder formula lends subtle hints of warmth and shimmer to every complexion. It is comprised of seven unique shades — including a luminous gold — which can be applied separately to highlight and sculpt facial contours or blended together to achieve an overall bronzing effect that replicates the natural glow of sunbathed skin.”

Last year, I didn’t gravitate toward the bronzers released; and, in fact, I have purchased bronzers in the past only to return them later (from various brands). After awhile, I gave up because I could never find one that I felt suited my fair skin tone. Although I don’t go out of my way to look tanned or sunkissed, a hint of a bronzey glow has always been considered beautiful and healthy during the summer months.

I was quite surprised by this product because it suited my skintone very well when it was applied on me at the counter. The colors all mixed together compliment each other; and, because of the golden hues, it doesn’t go on brown and muddy on my face. For me, I wear this almost as a blush (since I don’t apply it all over my face). The result is exquisite – a golden, peachy glow with hints of a rosey tone that imitates sunlight and gives you a fresh look.

I suspect other single colored bronzers didn’t work for me because it was quite restrictive. AFterall, it’s not often you see such a multi-dimensional product like this one. With this bronzer, there’s various tones that can even be used separately, which I like – in case I want to skip over the brown color. Of course, I like to use it all swirled together – it’s a just the perfect amount of sunkissed-ness I like.

My shade of choice, Sable Beige, is the lighter option of the two. The darker bronzer, Sabe Rose, has more “bronzer qualities” as it shows up more bronze and would look lovely on those with darker skintones. The brush is comes with doesn’t bother me. I’ve never had a problem with the brushes that Chanel includes in their products. Although it’s not the first option for me, when traveling, it does its job.

There’s a few other items from the collection that have been tugging at my heartstrings. Perhaps I’ll cave soon and go get them (haha), but out of everything I saw, I highly recommend you get this. Anything you’ve purchased from Chanel’s summer collection that you would recommend?

Made in France.
Retails for $60.00.

*Quotes extracted from http://www.chanel.com.
*Pictures taken using CANON POWERSHOT SD1300 IS DIGITAL ELPH (12.1 Megapixels)

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