I featured the Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer here on my blog back in 2015, and it is still my favourite pale skin friendly bronzer. There are three different matte bronzers to choose from; Milk Chocolate Soleil, Chocolate Soleil and Dark Chocolate Soleil to cater for light, medium and deeper skintones and are available to purchase from Debenhams. All three of the Chocolate Soleil Bronzers are matte, shimmer-free bronzers containing antioxidant-rich cocoa powder and are paraben and cruelty free. Even though I love the Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer, I really wanted to try the Chocolate Soleil version to see how it’d compare in shade and in tone.
The bronzers are packaged within large, gold circular compacts which are designed to look like chocolate coins with a sticker on the back to show the individual shade. The compact contains 10 grams of product which is very generous compared to the likes of NARS Laguna which contains 8 grams and retails for £29, whereas the Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer retails for £25 for 10g. The Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer contains signature bronzing pigments to create a unique matte bronzer that neutralises red and evens skin tone.
Even though the Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer is impressively light toned for a bronzer, it is quite warm in tone so I still have to ensure I use a light hand or it can look a little too orangey for my cool skin tone. I usually use it with the Real Techniques Blush Brush and lightly use it on the high points of my face for a subtle, bronzed effect. The Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer looks considerably darker than the ‘Milk’ version in the pans, but when on the skin they actually don’t look massively different. I think the biggest difference between the two is the tone, as I find the Milk Chocolate Soleil to be the warmer, yellow toned shade whereas the Chocolate Soleil shade is more neutral in comparison, and has a red undertone which I think is a little more natural on the skin.
I obviously have to use the darker shade very sparingly, but it still works nicely with my super pale skin. The formula of both bronzers really is lovely as they’re easy to blend, and they never look patchy on the skin. Now I have both shades in my collection, I actually gravitate towards the marginally darker Chocolate Soleil Bronzer as I feel it gives my skin a convincing, natural bronze. It also works as the ideal crease shade for practically any eyeshadow look so I’m delighted to have it my collection alongside the Milk Chocolate shade as they’re my favourite bronzer formula from both highend and drugstore.
I’d love to know if you have either of the Chocolate Soleil Bronzers? Do you have a favourite?