Rated 4.33 out of 5 stars
I wanted to try something new and decided to try this as it has great reviews. I'm a full coverage gal as I have melasma on my cheeks. This Chanel bronzer can be build up to cover my melasma if I wanted to (and add cream blush on top to be the color corrector so all melasma is disguised) but if I do that it makes my overall face too bronze for the rest of my body. If I just use it as a medium coverage foundation and use a tiny bit of my Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation 16 hr full coverage in 42N Tan Neutral as the concealer (even though it's my foundation) with my cream blush, all melasma is covered and looks very very nice! When I use Tarte as my foundation I still have to use a concealer so I am still doing that extra step for coverage but what I like about the Chanel is that my overall "foundation" looks like less foundation and more like skin. I do not set my face at all. It all holds up very well. I have a nice glow satin sheen which I love. The only gripe is if it is windy, pieces of my hair stick to my face as my face is still slightly tacky but not bad. I don't want to powder so it is what it is and I'm ok with that. I went with the 390 (lightest color) and it matches nicely as long as I don't build up to a full coverage and just use the Chanel as a medium coverage "foundation ". I am a light medium tan with neutral undertones. I don't use a primer so I'm not sure how it will work with a primer but it works well with my PTR moisturizer and Bosia sunscreen.
I was super excited to try this because of all the good reviews. I find this to be ok. Not necessarily bad. But not my favorite cream bronzer. First of all, love the packaging. It's sturdy and you get plenty of product. The bronzer has a very light, inoffensive smell. The product itself is a bit hard, as other reviewers mentioned and I did have to swirl my brush around in it more than other cream products. Not as creamy and easy to apply as I was hoping. I got the lighter color but I find it to be a bit orange. Too warm to also use as a contour for sure. Too orange for my taste. I will continue to use my nars laguna, which has a better color and creamier texture.
alena from nc
loved it, so pigmented and smooth but looks so natural! also comes with a lot product so u dont have to worry about re purchasing after a week!
Jamie from Stuart, Fl
Simply put… this is by far the BEST bronzer I have ever used. The application is so smooth & blendable and the color is just gorgeous. I will buy this over and over again.
elly from denverxfox
this product is a beautiful formula with amazing blendability, tone and appearance.
Ash from California
Its more of a natural sunlight bronze. I have shade tan deep and it works for my medium deep skin tone. The brozer blends in beautifully and provides a healthy glow. One of my favorite chanel products. The amount of product you get definitively will last you a long time.
Kasey from Shelbyville, KY
If you dont want to look grey or orange fet the deep shade! Deep tan is the most amazing bronzer I've ever used. Blends effortlessly, the shade is perfect & 1 container lasts forever making it well worth the investment. I'm a light/medium complexion & i was iffy about trying the deepest shade, but after swatching them in person i was cerrain it would work. So glad i was right! Give deep tan a try & if you're not convinced, go see it in person. Youll be glad you did!
Oily Lady from MI
If you are someone who only uses powders and thinks they could never wear a cream bronzer this is for you honey! Works like a cream but acts like a powder. The saleswoman at Ulta used this on me, she first used the medium which i thought was too orange for me… mind you i have very fair skin then she tried the deep! She put it on my face i was like woah im not sure about this , she proceeded to blend it out and i was truly amazed! I bought it right away. Oily girls can wear creams too!
Madie from MD
I got this bronzer as a birthday present to myself. It looked perfect online. It looked warm and deep enough for my medium/tan-medium/dark skintone. But once i apply it with foundation it goes grey. It only stays true to color if i use it on my bare skin.
riddleraven92 from id
lol so hear me out it's a ton of product does have some fragrance but it is butter and blends well but if you get too heavy with that hand you'll be looking like willy Wonka is your boss . I have fair olive Golden skin Hillary duff raved on this so I bought it cause we'll Hillary duff lol but first time I used it I almost returned it because the undertone lol it's fine now with better blending and light hand but if you are very fair I'm not sure you can pull this one off
draculaura from chicago
so beautiful on my face and blends so well !! i got a darker shade so it can last longer since it's so pricey and it looks so nice, gives a natural glow very nice for both full glam and natural looks i use it all the time !! so worth the money
Blair from Reno, NV
This was my first "luxury" purchase & it is amazing! Blends sooo easily even if i put a lot on accidentally & i always get compliments!
Steph14765 from North Port l, Fl
This has been my go to for years. I go between the lighter one and the medium. I use a tinted moisturizer underneath and dust a light powder bronzer on top. Set it. Very natural. My only complaint is Chanel tends to run out or on occasion stop producing it
LL from VA
Very pigmented and will last forever. wears beautifully.
Aliyah from Nevada
This product, although pretty pricey, is AMAZING. It blends so easy, and it looks very natural. It's not harsh or makes you look cakey. Its one of the best bronzers I've tried.
Julie from Connecticut
Saw this on tiktok, gave it a try. It is now my staple, I will never not use this product
DemiT from Oregon
I was very upset about this because its so beautiful on the skin - i had to return it because it smelled terrible (a chemical smell / rancid). Im not sure if its a bad batch.
melissabeth2011 from Chicago, IL
I'm in love with this. It's so worth the money. It's blends like a dream, looks beautiful, smells good and lasts all day. I will always have this in my makeup routine. It's seriously amazing!!!!!
Terese from Sarasota, FL
Cream to powder bronzer is so subtle; just gives me enough of a glow to look natural.
KaylaTheShopaholic from Milwaukee
I wish this wasnt as pricey as it is but i know this will last a long time. It does have a very strong floral scent but thays signature with chanel products. A little bit goes a long way.
JB from Eastern PA
I'm fair to light skinned. But in the warmer months I like to pretend otherwise. And this bronzer is perfect. Per advice from others, I got the darkest shade and it is great. I can even use it in winter months because it blends so nicely so you can control the depth of color. I suspect this may last for a long, long time and if true, I may forget the hefty price tag.
S from Arlington, VA
I really love this cream bronzer it blends beautifully and looks so natural. It's the only cream bronzer that I'll ever use.
Kim from Oklahoma
I now understand all the hype! Beautiful product! Melts into the skin and has a glow no other contour I have used has and iI have used so many! Try it you wont be disappointed!
Sarah from Pittsburgh,PA
This bronzer is absolutely lovely and once applied (blends so well) just warms and gives life to your face. It will also last, FOREVER. There is so much product in here. Some people may not like the scent? But I think it's fine. Chanel hit the mark with this product!
Lisa from Cincinnati
I love this bronzer. It's a beautiful medium shade, blends well and smells amazing. I bought my first one from the Chanel website and it came in beautiful secure packaging. This one arrived looking like it had been thrown against a wall. The actual product was loose in the container and smashed against the protective lid. I recommend but maybe not from the Ulta site. Way too expensive to arrive so ugly. Disappointed.
Ayrielle from Kentucky
I wanted to hate this because it's pricey, but it is so gorgeous. Worth the coin! It looks better and better throughout the day and other products layer beautifully over it.
clau from Vancouver, WA
the color is beautiful, but the smell is horrible. it smells like chemically expired make up. I was very happy to obtain this product as my first chanel purchase, I was disappointed that I end of throwing it away 😔