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Soleil Tan De Chanel

Although I have few Chanel products in my kit, I had to try the much buzzed about Soleil Tan De Chanel. After several trips to the Chanel counter I finally got my hands on the constantly sold out cream bronzer.

First of all I am a sucker for packaging and I must say Chanel does it well. The container is huge and not very kit friendly size wise. However I do appreciate that although the price is steep at $48 you get 30 grams of product.

Being a pretty tan person, (my color at MAC is NC42ish) I was disappointed that the bronzer did nothing for me. wah. I did observe that the texture was super smooth and velvety and had a nice smell to it.

So not for me, but I did use it for the first time today on some clients, and i LOVE it! I used it on fair to medium skin tones and the results were beautiful. Nice natural golden bronze look, not streaky, and did not get patchy. I applied it with a Crown duo fiber Stippling brush layered over airbrush. Here’s one of the clients i used it on!

Soleil Tan De Chanel on Client

So final thoughts: Great cream bronzer, not so good for darker skin tones. Beautiful packaging and also a great deal for the amount of product. I hope they make another color for us Tan girls!

YES. yes. yes. Everyone is obsessed about Kylie Jenner’s lips. Are they real? Are they fake? How could she start plastic surgery at such a young age? Is it just part of her maturing process? All of these questions come to mind, but nonetheless, people are talking. Why? Well for one it looks fantastic.


Kylie is the youngest of the Kardashian Klan, but in my eyes, by far the most badass. Yes I said it. She brings cool girls status to the next level. Oh how I wish I was 17 again. (well maybe not)


Regardless of the questionable surgery, she has been sporting some beautiful matte lipstick shades that evoke a spirit of the 90’s. Makes me want to pull out my MAC Stone lipliner. Sure she may have had injections, but here’s my trick for getting the same look, with a lot less pain.


First and foremost you must prep your lips! Make sure you are hydrated, and give your lips a good exfoliation. For a quick at home lip scrub, just take some olive oil and sugar and scrub generously, to reveal soft smooth hydrated lips.

  • I used MAC Spice lip pencil to line the lips. If you don’t have Spice, pick a medium shade liner with a mauve, brown or rose base. (Kylie uses MAC lipliner in Whirl often) This is the most important part, as you will have to slightly overdraw the lips. nothing crazy or clownlike, just outside your natural lip line. Also make sure you round out the edges at your cupids bow and do not make them too sharp or pointy. Color in all the corners, and leave the middle open.
  • Lipstick choice is imperative. Kylie uses a matte finish. There are several lipsticks you could use to achieve the look, but my favorite is MAC Taupe, or Buxom lip foundation in Undressed.
  • Finish the look by highlighting just above your cupids bow to make the top lip look extra plump. The light reflects, and your lips will instantly look fuller! You can use a shimmery nude eyeshadow, or a cream highlighter.

Voila! A plush pout Kylie would be jealous of, sans injectables.

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