I remember a while back when this bronzer was in everyone’s hauls and everyone’s favorites posts. So obviously I had to go out and purchase this myself! And I am so glad that I did, even though sometimes it can be more difficult to apply, it’s become one of my favorites for bronzing.
This is a pretty unique product as far as mainstream products go. It’s a cream bronzer that almost has a whipped texture because it’s so light. When you run your brush or finger across it just the right amount come away, so even if you dig in your brush a little your brush won’t come away all gloopy or leave indentations in the product the way many cream blushes do. On my normal combination skin this will last a standard 8 hours before obvious wear or oiliness with appear. Because this is just a cream product and not a cream-to-powder, it lacks some of that lasting power that a cream-to-powder product has.
This also blends very well into the skin. I use a synthetic brush, specifically the Real Techniques buffing brush because this shape mimics the shape of my natural bristle bronzer/contour brush. You can use a natural bristle brush, however if you have something synthetic I really do suggest you use that instead. With natural bristles it will soak up a lot of the product and it’s more likely to leave stray hairs inside the product itself.
The color on this for me is the perfect bronze color, but if you have light or fair skin this can turn orange very quick, but if you use a light hand you’ll have no problem.
Of course when you hear the Chanel name you expect every aspect of the product to be absolute perfection and elegant. And they certainly didn’t slack on the packaging. The product is all housed in a small tub. The bottom portion is just a simple clear/frosted plastic tub, and the screw top lid is the signature shiny black of Chanel with the bronze double c’s in the center.
The bronzer is pretty darn pricey, but is there anything at Chanel that’s easy on the wallet? Not really. This bronzer is $48 for 30g of product, which if you know about how much product is typically in various products, this is an absolutely huge amount of product. To give you some reference in a NARs blush there is 4.8 grams for $29.
I really do love this bronzer and I don’t think there is anything like this on the market, and the few ‘dupes’ just don’t compare in any way.
Now for some pictures
Lid of packaging
Overall packaging, please excuse the fingerprints!
Close up of product, as you can see it’s been very well loved!
Blended swatch (left), heavy swatch (right)
I hope you all enjoyed this post, until next time . . .
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