Is it Worth the Buy? Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer

Happy Sunday, friends! Hope you all had a great Black Friday weekend! Today I wanted to share with you my thoughts on one of Too Faced’s most popular products.

The Chocolate Soleil Bronzer is a medium/deep toned matte bronzer with their famous sweet chocolate scent. I got a deluxe size of this when I bought a little trial set with 5 of their best selling products. You all know that Benefit’s Hoola bronzer is my all time favourite so this one had a lot to compete with. I think the overall tone is nice but for my skin tone it borders on being too warm so you have to be careful when applying it.

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I find that it looks really nice blended around the temples, cheeks and jawline to wake up your complexion and you can get get away with a really soft and subtle contour if you’re careful to not apply too much. My one complaint is that I find it tough to blend and since it’s such a deep tone that can be a serious issue. Building it up slowly with a fluffy powder brush seems to be the best way to deal with that.

Overall I think it’s a really nice matte bronzer with a fairly good tone. I think it works well in the summer time for those of us with fair skin and could work all year on deeper skin tones. Let me know your thoughts on the Chocolate Soleil Bronzer if you’ve tried it. Thank you so much for stopping by and have a great Sunday.

-Rach

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Is it Worth the Buy? New Brushes!

Hello friends! I hope you’re all doing well. I went to Montreal with my sister for a fun weekend of shopping to celebrate my 18th birthday. We were walking around one night and at around 1 am we came across a 24 hour Jean Coutu and couldn’t resist checking out their makeup selection.

They had a huge display showing very inexpensive brands of makeup brushes that I had never even heard of! I spotted a set of two double ended eye brushes by Personnelle and thought that for $6 it was worth a go! These brushes have wooden handles and extremely soft, synthetic bristles. The set that I got comes with an angled brow/liner brush, a fluffy small crease/blending brush, a large and a small shadow brush.

These brushes aren’t very dense so they’re not the most amazing for blending out darker colours, but I find they’re great for packing a shadow on the lid and for applying a crease shade. The fact that they’re not super dense makes it easy to not pick up too much product so you can work slower to build up the intensity.

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I also picked up the Real Techniques Setting Brush. I’m a huge fan of Real Techniques because they have soft, dense brushes that are amazing quality while still being very affordable. This guy is a bit more pricey than the Personnelle brushes, at around $9, though I think it’s worth it!

This brush is tapered up into an egg shape making it a great tool to sweep powder across the skin. I like to use it on days when I want a stronger highlight, as opposed to a fan brush which gives me a softer look.

I would totally recommend checking out both of these brands next time you’re looking to try new brushes! What are your favourite drugstore brushes and makeup tools? Thanks so much for reading and have a great weekend!

xx -Rach

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https://realtechniques.com/shop-collection/setting-brush
https://www.jeancoutu.com