The texture is nothng at all like I expected. Its a mousse/cream/solid bronzer and I've honestly never used another product that feels even slightly similar. Has anyone ever worked their way through a full pot of this? The texture along with the pigmentation makes me think it'd be almost impossible to use it up, I've been using it for weeks now and the surface is flat, not a dent in sight and the pot is huge compared to products from other brands which makes the price a bit easier to swollow.
Looking at the bronzer in the pot there is clearly some shimmer but it doesnt transfer on to the skin at all. At first I used Soleil Tan De Chanel to contour with my Real Techniques Contour Brush - Some days I loved it, some days it just looked awful. I've never in my life had such a love/hate relationship with an item of make up, I just dont understand how one day it can look gorgeous then the next day I look like I've applied it with a paint brush and without a mirror. So the next few days I used it in place of blush and once again I loved it. It warmed up my base, didnt look orange and just made me look really healthy BUT, I went back to hating how it looked. I wasnt doing anything differently, this bronzer just has a mind of its own.
Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel comes in one shade which supposedly suits everyone. I cant see how this would be possible though, surely its not going to show up on darker skin and on the palest of pale its just going to look too orange. I have to say I'm really disappointed, I dont understand how so much hype surrounds it? Yes, when it decides to work well it looks lovely but £30 for a bronzer that just looks awful most of the time? No thanks.
Have you tried this? Whats your thoughts? I'll continue to use it but no doubt I'll pick up a different bronzer at some point. I've had my eye on Nars Laguna for ages, maybe it'll be the one.