Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Chantecaille Compact Soleil in Capri

Now that its about to be summer and I am still ghastly pale (thanks to me finally finding a sunscreen that works for me), I needed a new bronzer.  Previously, I only had Giorgio Armani's bronzer in shade 1, which I love, but it is quite shimmery which I would like to avoid when I am breaking out.  Enter the Chantecaille Compact Soleil here.  Chantecaille is known for making beautiful, subtle makeup that enhances your natural beauty. 

The compact soleil is touted as having ginko biloba and wild rose to heal and protect skin.  The powder is very silky, typical of Chantecaille.  It blends seamlessly and is a dream to apply, even with my lack of good bronzer brush.  I have been using the Sonia Kashuk duo fiber to apply it. 

The color of Capri, the shade I picked up, is a peachy brown shade which really complements my warm, pale (wah) skin.  I can't find any shimmer in it, it just imparts a nice glow. 

The packaging is the traditional Chantecaille shiny silver saucer shaped pan without a brush.  It is a quite large pan which I think will take some time for me to get through. 

Compact soleil comes 3 shades, Capri, Tahiti and a new shade, St. Barth's.  I haven't swatched the other bronzer shades in person, so I can't really comment on the differences. 

Overall, I am very happy with my purchase of Compact soleil in capri.  The color is naturally enhancing and makes me look tanned and healthy.