I was in a groove of cream bronzer. Now, it’s time for a powder bronzer. It’s Chanel, I get it. I have been using their cream bronzer for years! The only cream bronzer I’ve used since 2017 because I’m not a powder kind of girl. My problem with powder in general is that they feel too heavy on the skin.
Anyway, I was waiting for this somehow to come to Australia. It wasn’t available online but I’m lucky enough to get it in-store at Myer (now available at Myer Aud $131). They have three shades only. Awful, I know. The shades are (sunshine light, sunkiss medium, and sunbath deep). Honestly, I couldn’t tell the difference between light and medium, so deep is the way to go for my light-medium skin tone. It works for me because the shade deep is not too deep.
For Chanel lovers, you probably will be disappointed by the fact that the velour sleeves bag and the brushes are omitted. The surface of each product is embossed with a raised pattern that replicates the compact. I’m not a fan but it doesn’t bother me. I was expecting they can be more creative with that.
I know Chanel mastered this formula. I was a bit hesitant as I watched some reviews expressing how “powdery” the formulation is. But when I try it myself, for me it’s a powder particle that is incredibly fine. It melts onto my skin and gives me a natural sunkissed look. So my tip is, to use a fluffy brush and lightly dab it, it’s pigmented, trust me! Go easy. The texture is pretty creamy to the touch, yet manages to blend seamlessly. The finish looks like a cream and somehow manages to continue looking better with wear. Note that for a sensitive girl who avoids fragrance, it’s just a smidge floral scent and will dissipate quickly after application.