Chocoholics beware! This bronzer will leave you feeling like you want to eat it and wear it all at once. Too Faced Cosmetics' Chocolate Soleil Bronzer is a matte bronzing powder that smells like cocoa powered - perhaps because that's actually an ingredient in this yummy product.
I've sung the praises of matte bronzing products for their multifunctional use before. But, for the sake of giving a comprehensive review, I'll gloss over them again. Matte bronzers also function well as contour powders - powders that serve to chisel and define various features on your face, such as a jaw line, crease, or nose, without looking shimmery and thus blatantly fake. I've used Chocolate Soleil both as a regular bronzer and as a contour power and, it looks natural when used as either. The shade I tried, Milk Chocolate, is especially good for paired skinned girls who might otherwise have trouble finding a contour powder light enough for them. There is, however, a darker shade in Chocolate if you think you need something darker. I'll admit that if I get the slightest bit more color I'll need Chocolate, otherwise there won't be much of a contrast between Milk Chocolate and my own skin tone. Another plus, although probably slightly less important to some, is the packaging. I love a nice, big mirror and this bronzer has plenty of room - even for those with a big head like mine (Don't laugh, Mom said that's how Vanna White got her gig on Wheel. Someday the alien head will pay off.)
The last, and most unique bit, I wanted to talk about regarding this bronzer is the scent! If you aren't someone who likes having fragranced products around their face, you might want to think twice about purchasing and definitely go into you local Sephora or ULTA to give it a test drive. But, unlike many scented facial products, I don't smell it once it's on, so even those with scent-sitivities (good, right?) should be okay. Until then, however, be prepared to become ravenous because it smells exactly like you are baking a chocolate cake. My suggestion: eat breakfast before you do your makeup.
Chocolate Soleil Bronzer retails for $29 at Sephora, ULTA, and Toofaced.com. I would say it's worth it not only for its facial functionality, but I've even taken it to my legs to create a more sculpted look (I call it the Makeup Lovers' Workout and it's far kinder than Jillian Michaels).
|Nice, big mirror!|
FTC: Some products mentioned in this post were sent for consideration by the brand or PR companies, however all thought and opinions are my own.