Hello beauties! How are you, hope you are having a great weekend! Since my last post of the I Heart Summer series a lot of you have been messaging me asking about the Too Faced Bronzer that I showed as part of my Summertime Beauty Essentials. Apparently it caught your eye so today I decided to do a full review on it and I think it will fit well into the whole summer theme. Hope you’ll enjoy! (:
As I’ve mentioned before I never was much of a bronzer girl really. I just wasn’t feeling that it’s necessary to use bronzer on a regular basis and contouring wasn’t my strongest beauty ability. Recently though I decided to give bronzing another shot and I discovered its beauty and now I never leave the house without it haha! The one that I am absolutely loving at the moment is Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer in Milk Chocolate.
Let’s first talk packaging! I am in love with all of Too Faced packagings and this one is no exception. They’ve actually redesigned it multiple times but the one I have is just a beautiful sleek brownish bronze-y color, which actually looks to me like Olympic gold medal, which might be weird but I love it haha! The Too Faced logo is beautifully embedded on the lid and around the rim there is this pretty ornament detailing, which reminds me of a Greek Goddess’ dress! <3 The packaging is quite sturdy and I LOVE it that there is a big mirror at the back of the lid. It makes the application so much easier and it’s great for when we’re on the go. One thing I am not too fond about the packaging is that it’s a bit bulky and it’s not so easy to carry around in my purse.
This bronzer comes in two shades – Chocolate Soleil, which is Medium / Deep Matte Bronzer and Milk Chocolate Soleil, which is Light / Medium Matte Bronzer. Now the one I have is actually called Milk Chocolate, which is (obviously) the old name of Milk Chocolate Soleil, so if you want to get the shade I’ve shown in the swatches look for the new name. Milk Chocolate Soleil is the lighter version of this bronzer and it is beautiful matte bronze, which doesn’t have any shimmer or glitter in it. It doesn’t look muddy or orange-y at all, which is the biggest plus for me and it actually has some greyish undertones to it. Such a winner! The only problem I have with this shade is that it may be a little be too light for my skin tone during the summer when I’m more tanned because it is actually quite pale and settle. For the winter though, it makes the prettiest contouring and just the hint of color that I need. I love this bronzer so much that I am considering buying the darker shade for the summer as well so that it matches my skin tone better. If you have darker skin though I’d definitely suggest getting the darker version straight away because Milk Chocolate may not be showing on your skin at all. (:
As for the formula, I absolutely ADORE this bronzer. Being so perfectly matte makes it my first choice when it comes to contouring. It applies really easily and I like to use my Real Techniques Contouring Brush. I like to apply it in the hollows of my cheeks, on the sides of my nose, on my hair and jaw lines and down my neck. This creates a lovely contour and my face looks better shaped and slim. During the summer I like to apply some product on my forehead as well to create the ‘sun-kissed’ type of look. The pigmentation of this bronzer is perfect – it is not too pigmented so you don’t have to worry that it looks over the top and at the same time it is opaque enough to create nice shade and glow with little product. According to Too Faced, Chocolate Soleil is “infused with antioxidant-rich cocoa powder and signature bronzing pigment to create a unique matte bronzer that neutralizes red and evens skin tone”. The product is also 100% cruelty free, paraben-free and vegan-friendly. The staying power is lovely as well and the bronzer stays in place for some good eight hours I’d say! Oh, forgot to mention that the powder is really finely milled and it feels so soft and it’s actually moisturizing so it doesn’t cake. The best part of the application process is actually the smell of the Chocolate Soleil – due to the real cocoa in it it smells like chocolate heaven and I love it (you may crave chocolate after using this though haha)! I am personally not a chocolate lover but I’m obsessed with the smell, it’s so lovely. I have to warn you though – the smell does linger and if you’re not into chocolate or into scented beauty products in general this bronzer may not be for you so I’d suggest sniffing it before you buy it. (:
In a nutshell, I absolutely LOVE this bronzer and I cannot recommend it enough! I think that yet again Too Faced has proven itself as a brilliant brand that makes really good high quality products! Chocolate Soleil is a beautiful matte bronzer, which will not look orange or muddy on you and it is just perfect for contouring or just adding a little bit of color to your face! <3 The gorgeous chocolate smell will make your makeup experience so irresistibly yummy and delicious that you will fall in love with this product so be sure to check it out if you’re on a hunt for a new bronzer for the summer. Just make sure that you pick your shade wisely and definitely swatch both shades in the store! :))
Have you tried this bronzer before? What do you think of it? Which is your go-to bronzing powder?
Lots of love,