Wednesday, 7 July 2010


The velvety finish of this light cream-gel bronzer leaves your skin with a beautiful sun-bathed look. Wear it on its own, or for a hint of outdoors radiance, over or under your favourite CHANEL foundation.

Ever since I purchased this bronzer, which was about a month ago, I have been using it daily and will not be parting with it...ever!
The bronzer is a cream/gel formula which is quite similar to a mousse but much thicker and creamier. It is a gorgeous caramel colour that is matte and has a very buildable texture.
It works well not only as a bronzer but also a blush or contouring product, adding a very natural looking warmth and sun-kissed glow to the face.
I've found that the best way to apply it is with either a kabuki, blusher or buffing brush. I like using MAC's buffing brush and simply swirl it lightly in the product and then buff it into the skin very gently using light circular motions.

The colour is very buildable so it's possible to have either a very sheer veil of colour or something a bit more pronounced.
It blends beautifully into the skin and does not sit on top of it the way most powders do, which in turn results in much more of a natural looking and believable sun-kissed glow.

...and on the cheeks as a blush/contour:
Although it is pricey (£28), the pot contains a lot of product and is bound to last a very long time, especially taking into account the fact that you really don't need all that much to attain a naturally tanned appearance.

Last but not least - it smells divine - very yummy and fruity.

Have you used it and do you love it as much as I do?


  1. it looks beautiful on you!! love your eye-makeup as well, very pretty! :)

  2. Thx a million Emma! I'm just wearing No7's eye mousse in Plum on the eyes - don't think that No7 is available in the US but I could be wrong:) Have a good nite!

  3. Maybe this is just me, but sometimes I feel like Chanel should stick with making clothing. I do like their foundations, but their makeup leaves me underwhelmed at times

  4. Hi David, I can't really say if I agree or not cause this is my first Chanel product but I'm loving it. I'm more into Smashbox, Urban Decay & theatrical make-up brands so I probably won't start experimenting with Chanel but I will definitely repurchase this bronzer once I've run out.

  5. this is on my wish list! and i agree with emma, your make is beautiful! xx

  6. Good! I'm glad that you found something from Chanel that you like! Maybe I need to get out there and play around with it; I have heard good things about their foundations and lip colors. And I adore Urban Decay! I talked to a girl at Sephora when they came out with their newer pallets and she made the most amazing smokey green eye. I wish my work carried more vibrant makeup like that.

  7. Emily - Thank you Emily! I think that you won't be disappointed with the bronzer.

    David - I'm a bit scared of all the vibrant shades out there as well, not everyone can pull them off. We've just gotta get a bit braver I guess:)