19 June 2013

Tips! Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel

Who doesn't hate that sinking feeling when a raved about product fails to impress you? No one! So imagine my despair when the coveted Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel left nothing - not a mark, not a scuff on my contours when I first used it.

I blamed it on my NC35 complexion then, and hoped for paler days, which inevitably came. But alas, still nothing. That was until I watched a video by TiffanyD (that girl just keeps on giving!), and discovered that her way was a way that works for me. And since then, I've used nothing else!


Having reached for synthetic brushes all the time, I was slightly sceptical at dipping the natural-haired MAC 181SE into a cream product having heard nightmares of MAC 109 hairs floating about every other blogger's Soleil Tan de Chanel. However, it's made all the difference! While kabukis are huge outside the blogging community, I am as guilty as the next blogger to often shun them for fancier tools like buffing and stippling brushes.. on the plus side, the 181SE does NOT shed!

After I dip it in, I use a stippling motion where I want to product to be darkest. Cue straight orange line nightmares, but as soon as you do this, buff upwards and backwards and voila - glow. I find that the stippling really helps to concentrate most of the product in the necessary area and the short dense kabuki disperses the rest evenly to create a soft, glowing contour.

Now I completely understand why this product is SO raved about! It lasts for yonks, it's a nice soft warm tone, and it blends into a soft cloud of contouring pleasures! So for those who may have been in the same boat as me, I suggest you check out Tiffany's video and hopefully you'll fall head over heels like everyone else!

How do you use your Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel?
Or are you still lemming for this beauty!?

<3yu

17 comments:

  1. Wow, sounds good for you. Whenever I used it it was too orange xx

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    1. Oh no! I can definitely see how it could, it's definitely orange-toned!

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  2. Great tip :) I am very pale skinned but when i use self tanner i don't notice the colour as good. x

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    1. Yeah I think it's definitely one of the lighter bronzers out there, but I think it works great for light-medium/medium skintones!

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  3. Great post, it made me a bit curious about this product again. I'm convinced it's too orange and light to show up on me as a contour but I guess I'll have to try it out :) x

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    1. I know what you mean, definitely get them to try it in store with a kabuki brush :) I've just discovered your blog and super excited to read through - your photography is lovely!

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  4. I'm so behind on this and really need to go swatch it at the counter sometime, I'm a pale girl and while most people rave about this being a great choice for many skintones...I still can't quite shake my doubts. But if I ever decide to make the jump on this, I'll be sure to keep your tip(s) in mind!

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    1. Hmm yeah some paler ladies seem to find it pulls orange! I'd try it at the counter :) Would love to hear your thoughts if you do try it out!

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  5. I really want to try this out for the summer :) ♥

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    1. That's a great shout - it's never cakey and lasts forever :)

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  6. I love this <3 It does take a bit of getting used to to find a way that works I agree!

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  7. wow this color looks beautiful and thanks for the tip!! i want this product baddddd

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    1. Hahaha it's a cult classic, you should try it! :)

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  8. Yay so happy loving this.. Its a wonderful product.. I use my illamsqua blush brush but i do find that it can be a little blotchy at times.. Will definitely switch to natural hair bristles and see what hapoens .. Thanks for the post.. Very helpful indeed

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    1. Ooo let me know how it goes! The Illamasqua brushes seem really nice though :)

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  9. I'll have to try this out. Barely use mine anymore, such a shame!

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