Showing posts with label Chanel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chanel. Show all posts

Monday, July 11, 2016

Dupes Galore : Chanel Bronze Universal

A few posts ago, I posted actually, a late post, my swatches & review on Chanel Bronze Universal. A lot of beauty gurus said that they have found dupes or alternative drugstore brand with the same texture, finish & shade. So, as I go through my treasure trove to check if I have the products they said are dupes & began to swatch them side by side.

The first is the W7 Makeup & Glow Bronzing Base.

On the left is Chanel Bronze Universal & on the right is the W7 Bronzing Base

Swatches : On the left is Chanel Soleil de Tan Bronze Universal & on the right is W7 Make Up & Glow Bronzing Base that is a tad bit browner & darker in shade than Chanel which is more golden, orange-y shade. 

Another they say dupe is the Bourjois Bronzing Primer , which I have already done a swatch & product review post.

Now, here are the 3 cream bronzers. Clockwise from the top - W7 Make Up & Glow Bronzing Base, Bourjois Bronzing Primer & Chanel Soleil de Tan Bronze Universal.

A closer swatch of the cream bronzers side by side. As you can see Bourjois is a tad bit darker & browner while W7 is slightly lighter than Chanel but you can between the 2, W7 is much closer dupe to Chanel than Bourjois.

There you have guys. Hope the swatches above helps & the camera did  justice in capturing the shades.

Thank you for dropping by!


Mary Ann

Disclaimer : I bought them with my own money. I am not paid, influenced nor am affiliated with the company (ies). Everything written here on my blog is in my honest opinion & own point of view.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Chanel Bronze Universal - A Late Post

Ever since I started doing makeup, I've learned a lot of things, tips & tricks & techniques in applying. I've also become aware of the brand cosmetics from high end down to drugstore products. One of the beauty gurus that I started following are the Pixiwoo sisters up until now. I've learned a lot from them & they made my love for makeup become a passion. In  one of their makeup tutorial videos, I saw them using this product. The Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronze Universal. Actually it's one of my wish list and I've been eyeing this for a while since Chanel introduced this cream bronzer a few months ago (I can't remember when) but it became a hype in the beauty community that a lot of high street brand especially in the UK introduced their own version of this cream bronzer. A little history here, the brand Chanel is a French, privately held company owned by Alain & Gerard Wertheimer - the grandsons of Pierre Wertheimer who was an early business partner of the couturiere Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel or she was better known as Coco Chanel (the founder, founded in the year 1909) where the headquarters are located at Paris France, we know as the Fashion Capital of the world.

Packaging : Comes in a sleek frosted jar, the cap is shiny black with the Chanel logo engraved in the center.

Net Weight : 30 g / 1 oz.

After opening the cap, another plastic cap is placed before you will be able to see the product.

Awwww, isn't it soooo pretty? 

The product have a slight common lotion-y scent. A little powdery scent that I can't quite pin p

The shade is a light to medium brown but you can see a little orange-y under tone in it. This is mainly the reason why I am having second thoughts in buying this product & it took me a while before I did cave in because I do have a heavy hand &  it scared me a lot that I would end up looking like an oompa loompa. Another reason is that it's so expensive compared to other high street brand. It also got me thinking what if I end up not liking it, it would be a waste of money right? 

Final Thoughts : I am so, so happy that I cave in & bought this beautiful gem. It's worth it! The product is so pigmented which means I little goes a long, long way! 

Thank you for dropping by!


Mary Ann

Disclaimer : I bought this product with my own money. I am not paid, influenced nor affiliated with the company. Everything that was written in my blog is in my honest opinion.