Even small deserts are hawt. This one’s a light matte brown with a touch of golden glitter, and it goes by the name of Terre D’Or!
Aren’t those rolling sand dunes on top of the pan hawt? Terre D’Or is one of two (Terre Halee is the other one) new limited edition Soleil Tan de Chanel bronzers ($50 each), and if the sandy pattern looks familiar, that’s because the bronzers are already part of the company’s permanent line. The two new LE shades arrive in May as part of Chanel’s summer collection.
I spent quality time with Terre D’Or this week, which is the lighter of the two, and it just might be a little too light to use as a bronzer on my NC35 skin. It does leave behind a lovely whisper of golden glitter on my skin, but very little color comes through, and I’m beginning to think it functions better as a glittery highlighter for ladies with medium to dark skin. Lighter-skinned babes, on the other hand, get a very pretty, traditional bronzer, one for contouring and adding a warm, healthy sun-kissed glow.
I LOVE the texture of this bronzer. Terre D’Or’s finely milled powder feels velvet soft and almost creamy, so when applied it readily blends right in. If you’re turned off by the glitter in it, so was I at first. You can see the flakes, but they’re not as bad as rave makeup.
Sadly for wallets everywhere, Chanel’s makeup is always expensive, and that’s the case again here. The $50 price tag hurts, but if you like the shade, at least you get a big pan of it packaged in a way that feels expensive and classy.
Tabs working on his tan
I like Terre D’or, but I wouldn’t say I’m in love with it. I can see myself using it from time to time, but is it unique or special enough to justify $50? Hmm…
That said, it is Chanel (meaning fabulous texture and beautiful packaging), but I think this baby caters to ladies with lighter skin tones than me. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Oh, almost forgot…