Sunday, 29 May 2011

Soleil Tan de Chanel Poudre Soleil 4 Lumieres - Bronze Corail

I have already used this a bit and the individual shades haven't merged together

Soleil Tan de Chanel Poudre Soleil 4 Lumieres - 537 Bronze Corail

I really wasn't intending to get anything from Chanel Summer (honestly!) and only had a general look at the products, but when I went to buy a Rouge Coco Shine (in Biaritz), I tested out this compact and was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked it.

the last swatch on right is all the shades blended together
The first shade is a warm golden tan, then a pale peachy highlight sort of colour followed by a chocolatey-brown (which I love as an eye colour on it's own), then a pretty peachy coral blush shade.

I really like the colours on their own and as each section is a decent width I can easily pick up the colour to use, but the effect when blended together is a beautiful bronze which I hadn't expected.
When using the brush in the compact the colours do not merge together if the brush is swiped across the whole palette which is a nice touch.

I haven't really got into Chanel's powder products before but I like the texture of the powder as it is soft, smooth and well pigmented (although not really as much as something like RBR). If I am using blended together, I only need to lightly apply as it gives a good level of bronze effect to the skin (without any orange tones). I think I would be a bit more liberal if I was using them on the eyes (especially the golden tan shade as that the closest to my skintone).

Overall I love the versatility of this palette as I feel I am getting eyeshadow, bronzer, blush and highlight in one.


  1. I bought the Bronze Rose as it is better suited for my MAC NW20 skin, but at the store I kept staring at the Corail - it's that pretty! I am so pleased with my bronzer, and have been using it daily. Enjoy yours.

  2. I love the look of Bronze Corail. I really must convince myself to be satisfied with Bronze Rose and put this lemming to bed!

  3. Hi Hopelessly Devoted To Makeup
    Good to hear you are enjoying yours, when I first saw pics online, I thought it looked nice but I wasn't tempted. I am glad I tested it out.

    Hi PerilouslyPale
    I did have a test of Bronze Rose and it is very pretty, I don't think you would need both unless maybe you were to use them as eyeshadows.