Chanel Original is a very warm-toned, light brown with a cream finish. It is a permanent that retails for $50.00 and contains 1 oz.
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Chanel Original Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base ($50.00 for 1.00 oz.) is a medium, golden brown with warm, yellow undertones and a barely-there golden pearl. It's a lighter bronzer, which would make it more suitable for fair to light-medium complexions but is likely to get lost on medium and deeper skin tones--I wish it was available in more shades.
The formula is described as a "light cream-gel bronzer" that gives a "sun-bathed look" that can be worn on its own or "over or under" foundation. The consistency was denser, not at all spongy, and smooth like a gel but thinner like a cream product. Initially, there was a touch of dewiness as the product dried down, but within a minute or so, the product dried down and had a more satin-to-matte finish--not quite matte but not luminous or glossy at all. It was easy to buff along the edges of the face for an all-over warmth or applied more heavily to the cheeks. It had good pigmentation, which was buildable to true-to-pan coverage or easily sheered out for barely-there warmth. I felt like it had a more visible effect over foundation or over bare skin, and it worked well in either instance. Unless one wears a very, very sheer coverage foundation, it was largely lost when worn underneath a foundation.
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This light, cream-gel bronzer leaves skin with a velvety finish and a beautiful sun-kissed look.