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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer Review & Swatches

Hey everyone! I know that the Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer is a cult beauty favourite and that it has been out for quite some time, but I still wanted to write a review on it. I also included some swatches as well as close-up shots.

The Shades/Swatches
I was debating between the two shades Milk Chocolate and Chocolate. I do tan in the summer time and I prefer my bronzer to be more on the dark side in general. That is why I went with the shade best suited for Medium to Deep skin tones. Milk Chocolate is for more Lighter skin tones which I clearly am right now, but that didn't stop me from getting the Chocolate shade! I can just use a lighter hand when I apply it to my face. It also comes in a third shade which is called Dark Chocolate which is suitable for Deep to Tan skin tones.

The Product
This is an all matte bronzer with no shimmer, that actually smells like chocolate! They do use real antioxidant-rich cocoa powder in the formula. It is also very easy to blend out on the skin and does not look orange! If you are wondering, you are getting 10 grams of product or 0.35 oz. If you didn't already know, 'soleil' means sun in French.

The Packaging
It is very beautiful as you can tell from the photos. It is almost an Antique Gold all throughout the packaging that has a simple design embossed on the top. Too Faced name appears in the centre in a cursive font also in gold.

You are also getting a nice sized mirror inside! It opens and closes very easily which I am a big fan of because I really hate fighting to open or close compacts in the early morning when I am getting ready to go to work!

Price Point
It retails for $38 CAD on the Sephora web site and I purchased mine online. Yes, it is on the more expensive side for a bronzer, but I have actually never owned an expensive bronzer in my life. All of my bronzers have been from the drugstore and that is why I thought why not treat myself to one?

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer vs. Benefit's Hoola Bronzer:
I was debating between this bronzer and the Hoola Bronzer from Benefit, but after doing my research, I went with this one. I prefer the more sturdy packaging from Too Faced, there is a generous sized mirror, this one blends out seamlessly and the one from Benefit can look patchy (according to other reviews that I came across.) Also, who doesn't love a bronzer that smells just like chocolate? The Hoola Bronzer retails for $36 CAD which is $2 less than the Chocolate Soleil Bronzer and there is the option to purchase the travel sized version for only $20 CAD. Both sizes come with a brush but the smaller size has 0.14 oz of product and the full sized version comes with 0.28 oz of product or 8 grams which is 2 grams less than the Chocolate Soleil Bronzer. However, the Hoola Bronzer only comes in 1 shade and the Too Faced Bronzer has 3 shades to choose from. The mirror is also much smaller on the Hoola packaging and the packaging is made out of cardboard. If you are into depotting, the pan inside the Chocolate Soleil Bronzer will be much easier to take out than Benefit's Hoola pan.

Overall Thoughts
I am happy with my purchase and glad that I did my research beforehand! I also encourage you to check out different sources online to help you make a more informed decision before purchasing this product. I do not regret it at all and even though this bronzer is more on the expensive side, it will certainly last me a long time! I look forward to using this bronzer while doing my makeup and I love that it smells just like chocolate!

Until next time,



FTC: This blog post is not sponsored and all opinions are my own. I purchased this item with my own money. Some links are affiliate. 

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