I realize that I am good to go on the bronzer front...for about the next fifteen years...but they're so hard to resist. I'm convinced there's one for every mood, celebration, and tilt of the moon. Hearing non-stop reviews on Chanel's Bronze Universel (Soleil Tan De Chanel) hasn't helped but peak my interest, yet I have always believed that other creme bronzers in my collection were similar.
Well, you already knew where this was going. I gave in. This pudding-like little tub has yet to leave the top of my vanity table, as it applies naturally and effortlessly. Thankfully, it was unlike anything else I had (do you sense a fib?), while the closest I could find was MAC's Beach Bronze Creme Bronzer (from the To The Beach collection).
As you can see, MAC's Beach Bronze is a bit glittery, whereas the Chanel bronzer is flat, yet a tad sheer. The urge to stick my finger deeply into the Chanel pot, and smoosh everything around is quite strong...I'm not sure why. Scent-wise, it is reminiscent of other Chanel cosmetics--a bit floral, yet not as strong as say, the lipsticks. The color is buildable, without ever appearing cakey. It seems to melt into the skin, and doesn't settle on top. As it's summer, the color works well with my tanned skin--we'll see what the dreary fall and winter bring. Are you a fan of Chanel's Bronze Universel?
I snapped a photo of these guys, because whenever I'm swatching (or just doing my makeup), I am constantly reaching for one. Normally, I would find it a bit of a waste, but as Kirkland Signature is a Costco brand, you can pick up a box of 150 for $11. No, I don't use them as a daily cleanser, but they are perfect at the side of a vanity table. Do you use something similar?