The Chanel Tan De soleil Bronzer Review: Hit Or Miss?

Last updated: September 11, 2021

A couple years ago this luxury bronzer was all the rage. If you could afford it then it was in your collection. The price tag, however, makes it difficult to justify spending so much money on one item. If you’re on a budget you may want to stay away from this item, but if you’re looking to splurge then keep on reading. You decided if it’s a HIT or MISS for you.


The jar is a heavy glass jar with a plastic top but has a luxurious feel (obviously because it’s Chanel). The amount of product you get is quite substantial for a bronzer (1 OZ), compared to other bronzers such as the physician’s formula butter bronzer. Inside the jar you have this circular pattern that makes it easy to swivel up product with a big, fluffy bronzer brush. Overall, it’s simple yet luxurious. 

Let’s get into the claims of this product.

  • Light weight
  • Cream to Gel texture
  • Gives a velvet-matte finish

How does the bronzer perform & formulation?

The bronzer comes in two shades: Soleil Tan Bronze & Soleil Tan Deep Bronze

The product itself is smooth and creamy, which is what you expect from a cream bronzer. It is defiantly light weight.  It has coconut oil as one of the ingredients making this creamy/gel like consistency that makes the bronzer go on very smoothly. (More on Coconut Oil below). The tan bronzer however, does pull on the warmer side so it may look orangey for some complexion!

It doesn’t cling on to any patches or mess with your foundation underneath. Taking a dense brush, it glides on so easily, it gives a natural yet buildable bronze look, paired with a voluminous mascara. It doesn’t look muddy or patchy. it’s not harsh so you can build it up for a stronger bronzed look, but keep this for a more daytime makeup look.


Negatives, Yep!

  • There are only 2 shades, yep, you heard me. One of the biggest negatives of this product is that it is not inclusive of all other skin tones. This bronzer used to only come in one shade that worked for medium and light skin tones, but Chanel has branched out and now you can get the shade in “deep bronze.”

Although you have a light/medium and deep, it’s not enough for all other skin tones in between, because for some people it might pull orangey or could be too dark. Overall, needs more shades.

  • Many have complained that the Coconut oil (being one of the mail ingredients) is comedogenic meaning it may clog your pores. BUT! Chanel claims that the product is non-comedogenic. (Probably from all the back lash they received regarding the Coconut oil). If you’re someone with sensitive skin and prone to break outs, this is not for you.

Our conclusion?

If you have the money to splurge, then. This is a beautiful bronzer but there are other drugstore options available as well, and other cheaper alternatives. You don’t NEED this product, but it’s nice to have. The shade range is lacking a bit so that may be a deal breaker for some.

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