Lately, I’ve been super obsessed with the idea of the South of France and the Cannes Film Festival taking place there next month. Plus, you know how much I like surfing, and apparently, Cannes has some really great surf spots, too. Who knew?
Chanel’s new Soleil Tan de Chanel Moisturizing Bronzing Powder in Bronze Rose ($50) is fueling this obsession. It launched a couple weeks ago with the new Chanel Les Fleurs D’Ete Summer Collection.
Doesn’t it make your heart flutter? It’s like summer in a pan, ah…
If it seems like you’ve seen this film before, you have a good eye, my friend. A similar four-color powder bronzer premiered with Chanel’s Cote D’Azur Summer Collection back in 2009, except that story starred four shimmery golden browns instead of a shimmery pinkish gold; a peachy pink; a warm, golden orangey brown; and a light baby pink.
I think these colors look lovely either apart or swirled together in the pan and worn as a blush (what I’ve been doing). On my skin, the resulting peachy pink has a touch of golden orangey brown — like a toned down, slightly pinker version of NARS Orgasm mixed with a really warm, shimmery bronzer.
Bronze Rose shades separately (first four swatches from left to the right) and swirled together (far right)
Like a movie that has to be watched more than once to be fully appreciated, I have to layer this to get it to show up well on my skin. Four layers, in fact. So if you’re around my shade or darker, be prepared to layer, young lady, especially if you like brighter cheek looks. It might not be an issue for lighter lovelies, or for gals who just want a light cheek flush.
Chanel bills this as moisturizing, but my dry cheeks and I haven’t noticed a big surge in moisture. That said, I wasn’t really expecting much moisture from a powder product.
For $50, it’s no bargain matinee, but the price is typical of the brand. Coupled with the need to use so much of it, though, it could discourage all but the heartiest Chanel die-hard fans.
As an everyday blush/bronzer, if you’re willing to splurge, you’ll be getting a color well equipped to work with lots of different looks.
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Chanel counters and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Happy hump day!