The Chanel Bronze Universel is truly a wonderful product. I don't really use this a bronzer but more as a foundation. The color is darker than my skintone (medium asian), but because its rather sheer, I can get away with it during the summer months when I'm more tan.
The texture is a soft gel/cream, that is easily spreadable and bleandable. I use this with the Chanel foundation brush, a few swipe on my face, spread it a bit and then blend with the Chanel kabuki brush.
The result is a lovely semi matte finish, with a slight glow. Not matte and flat but also not too shinny and dewey. Very natural!
I use this most of the time alone without powder on top. And it last me almost all day. Well of course my t-zone get slightly oily after a couple of hours, but I just blot a bit with a tissue.
The coverage is light but it even out my face (for the problem spots or discolouration I always use a concealer).
Another use is to mix it up with other products. I normally don't use a separate sun protection in my daily face routine (sun products tends to break me out). But when I know im goin to be outdoor a long period (the beach etc) I use this mix with the the Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection SPF55. Or in the wintertime with the YSL Teint Parfait to make the color a bit lighter.
This product for me is my basic foolproof basic foundation for the days when my skin feel blah and don't really feel like doing a lot of makeup. First of all in doesn't accentuate flakes or cakey, it doesn't make me feel or look oily and it doesn't feel heavy on the skin. Also the most important it doesn't break me out or give me clogs pores like sum of the other face products out there. Just a nice product to even out my complexion and that last the whole day on my normal/oily combination skin.
For more polish “perfect” flawless face I use my other foundations. But for daytimes natural looks “like your not wearin any makeup but still look good” days, I grab this.
The price is, well.. very “Chanel”! But you do get quite a lot of product and you don't need to use a lot. A tub has last me for over 2years now (but I don't use this everyday) I'm almost finish and deff gonna buy it again! :D
What a brilliant product, although quite hard to describe! The consistency is quite unusual - basically solid, like the firmest gel blushers, and turning quite powdery on application; you have to rub your fingers or a brush in the pot and then smooth it on. It's very easy to apply: no streaking or patchiness, and really quick coverage. I have just been away and used this in place of a base - it took away any shininess and left lovely, tanned, matt-but-glowing, flawless skin, and lasted all night despite the heat. Smells nice too, and there's a lot of product in the pot so it's not horrendously priced. This has become a staple in record time.
Colour: not too orange, but I have very yellow-based skin and I wonder if this would suit absolutely everyone. For me, though, HG!
I love everything about this product, the package, the smell & the amount of product. I gives me that instant tan that i swear to god that I've never achieved in real life, yep that's sad lol. The intensity of the tan is very buildable, you can go from light to dark, depends on personal preference. I also put it on my neck, chest and wherever needs the tan when going out at night. Would buy it again when running out but it seems like i'll last forever.
This is the absolute most fantastic Bronzer I have ever used, I was very hesitant to buy it because of my oily skin I thought it would add too much oil but it has not left me with any excess oil at all. I also worried that the colour would be too orange but it just seems to match up to any colour skin like magic because it suits both me and my best friend perfectly and we have completely opposite skin tones!
Tip- buy the petit pinceau brush with it, it makes a BIG difference from a poorer quality brush and makes the makeup go on flawlessly.
I can see me buying many more of these in the future, note to Chanel: never discontinue this product!!!!!
This bronzer is beautiful! I have combo skin, it breaks out and gets clogged at the drop of a hat and this doesn't bother it at all. You need to buy the Chanel brush that goes with it (or some other brush for cream application). It gives a sun kissed glow and doesn't turn into an oil slick, but also isn't matte. It looks natural in bright light/sunlight too. My hair guy actually recommended this to me when I commented on his beautiful tan....it was this bronzer he was wearing (even on his bald head!!)
I absolutely LOVE this product.I was very hestitant for a while on this,untill the I bought it & applied it.It was very blendable & color/finish after was so natural looking.No orangey & greasy-heavy finish.LOVE this & will most definitely purchase again ^_^
This is THE BEST bronzer I have EVER used! I don't know what took me so long to decide and get this one. There's so much you can do with this. I have used it alone after moisturizer a bit of lipstick or gloss and mascara and you are good to go, my face has a perfect glow! It is also great after Chanel TI creme foundation dabbed on cheeks along nose, chin and forehead. And for my surprise I can also use it to contour my face!! Ieven better than with my MAC sculpt/accentuate powder. Definetly a hit from Chanel. The price is ..well ....Chanel (lol) but you definetly get the quality and performance expected and you also get a lot of product. I believe it would work with most complexions, very hard to go wrong with this one. For me a must have for the summer or any time of the year, go for it!
SO cool. It is like a gel cream,..(think crisco without any grease for lack of a better analogy), but more solid-not creamy or powdery although it gives a powder finish. Lightweight and gorgeous..very natural color. I despise orangey colors..so rest assured I would detect orange it this had any. It does NOT! It is very bronze and gives a natural tan look:) I love it!
I personally love this bronzer. I've gone through about 6 jars of it. (and they last long!) The best part about it is it's a cream base so it's a smooth application and it blends well with my skin. I get many compliments and inquiries on it.
This is an excellent bronzer, best I have ever used. I have very pale skin but this still looks natural on me, as you can build up the colour as you desire. There is absolutely no hint of orange at all. It would be quite difficult to put too much on by mistake, as the colour builds so gradually. It was quite expensive, but it's a huge pot as always with Chanel, so it should last me ages. I will definitely buy again should I ever run out!