I have no idea why I purchased another bronzer.
I think I have an illness…or I'm trying to make up for the lack of bronzer in my makeup collection that has spanned decades. DECADES!
Last year I purchased 2 bronzers. One from Chanel and one from Le Metier de Beaute. I felt like I was set as far as bronzers go.
Then Chanel comes out with two more Limited Edition Bronzers for Summer 2012 and my resolve was weekend and I purchased one.
Did I need it?
But some how, for some reason, my tiny brain justified the purchase.
I'm very mad at my brain right now. We are not speaking to each other at the moment.
So let me tell you all about the Soleil Tan de Chanel - Luminous Bronzing Powder in Sable Beige.
a lot like nothing the Soleil Tan De Chanel Moisturizing Bronzing Powder in Bronze Rose I reviewed last May. Thank you for pointing that out my dear readers. I think I was in a bad mood when I wrote this review.
a) It's Stripedy
b) It Looks Alluring
c) It managed to seduce my tiny brain
2) The different stripes of color is what makes this Chanel Bronzer so special. YOU control the level and type of color you wish to apply to your face. You have OPTIONS! I loves me some options.
3) The quality of the powder is such that it is so finely milled that it never looks chalky or overly metallic on your skin. It seems to melt into the skin imparting a beautiful sun kissed glow.
a) I am unable to actually tan. I go in the sun, turn red, then turn white again. A tan does not happen once the burn goes away, so "imparting a beautiful sun kissed glow" is something I am never able to achieve without makeup. Your results may vary.
b) The powder is pretty awesome. Finely milled is the key. The smaller the powder particles are the less obvious the application looks. I personally like to use a skunk brush to apply bronzer because I am so fair and because it "diffuses" the application a bit.
c) The color imparted by this bronzer is very natural looking. It won't make you look like an oompa loompa or some wing nut that let's her small child use a tanning bed.
4) Soleil Tan de Chanel - Luminous Bronzing Powder in Sable Beige is limited edition. That means if you fall in love with it and don't purchase it soon, you may not be able to purchase it later. It also costs $60..so there's that too. (Kinda expensive)
|Sable Beige applied with brush|
Do you NEED this? Yes and No. It sure would be a great bronzer to have if you don't currently have a bronzer. If you are fair and worry about bronzers seeming too dark or orange on you skin, this bronzer will be perfect for you. But if you have other bronzers you like…well…I have a hard time encouraging you to get another. But that's just me. For some reason I can justify having 57,697,456 kinds of pink blush but I can't justify owning more than one or two bronzers. It's probably because of my tiny brain.
Mr. Sith actually purchased this for me. I was really sick and couldn't get out of the house and he was going to be in Tysons Corner anyway so he VOLUNTEERED to go to Neiman Marcus and buy it for me! (He's a keeper!) Kathy Shoreman helped him out and had everything ready for him to minimize his time spent in the beauty department. If you have a husband or significant other or lackey that will go buy you makeup, try calling Kathy Shoreman at 571-533-4972 if you want to make a purchase over the phone or give her a heads up that someone will be coming in to pick something up for you.