Too Faced Chocolate Soleil


During a makeup chat on Twitter, the lovely Holly at ellamarie84.blogspot.com has mentioned that Too Faced's Chocolate Soleil is her favorite bronzer ever! I have not even heard of this product until she told me about it and I thought eh it's probably just another bronzer. That was until I saw her next tweet saying it smells just like chocolate! I don't know about you but chocolate is definitely one of my many weaknesses in this life! So I knew this chocolate bronzer was eventually going to be mine!

Just like all Too Faced products, this bronzer also comes in cute packaging. The light pink box and the Hershey kiss-looking chocolate picture right on top are just adorable! The bronzer weighs .35oz/10g and retails for $28.


Yes, it's true. This bronzer really does contain cocoa and smells just like a good ol' bar of chocolate! I give it a whiff every now and then yummm...


The texture of the bronzer is velvety smooth. This is a matte bronzer and I'd describe the color as a light chocolate brown. It doesn't look muddy or orange on skin at all. I like its rich yet natural finish on my face. I've been using bronzers for just contouring these days and I think Chocolate Soleil does a fantastic job contouring as it's matte. If your nose is sensitive to smells don't worry because the chocolate scent isn't overwhelming and once applied the scent goes away.


Not like you can tell, but I am wearing my Chocolate Soleil bronzer in above photo :D

L- Chocolate Soleil R- Benefit Hoola
I thought I'd do a comparison of Chocolate Soleil to the famous Benefit Hoola as I know a lot of people own it. When I first opened Chocolate Soleil, I immediately thought wow this looks a lot like Hoola! As you can see from my swatches they are quite similar. Hoola looks just a tad more lighter and has an orange tint to it. Chocolate Soleil is a bit more pigmented. Hoola also retails for $28 but weighs .40oz/11.0g and comes in a cardboard box while Chocolate Soleil is in a compact with a mirror.

This sort of turned into a Chocolate Soleil vs. Hoola post so I'll finish it off by announcing the winner.

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Chocolate Soleil!!! Why? Because for $28 I get an actual compact of a beautiful, matte bronzer that leaves my face looking like it was naturally tanned. Its darker tone makes a difference on my face and helps me look more tanned than Hoola. I can actually take it along with me and use its mirror for touch ups during the day. It does seem to last longer than Hoola throughout the day. Lastly it smells like chocolate and I love that. It's like having a chocolate without all the calories! :D Hoola isn't a bad bronzer by any means but it shows up lighter on my complexion when compared to how Chocolate Soleil wears. It doesn't have as long of a staying power as Chocolate Soleil. I don't like the box packaging, I cannot take it with me because it is bulky and it doesn't have a mirror.

Have you tried Chocolate Soleil? What is your favorite powder bronzer?

28 comments:

  1. GASP! IT SMELLS LIKE CHOCOLATE? YAY! lol

    It looks lovely on you & thanks for sharing. x

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  2. omg!! i love your eye makeup in this photo!! aagghh wish i could do stuff like that!! this bronzer looks so pretty and the smell of chocolate sounds fab!!

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  3. oh I really like how you did your makeup.

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  4. OMG! Yes! For my skintone too, Chocolate Soleil>Hoola. Like you said, it's not that Hoola is bad, it's just that Chocolate Soleil is a better match. For me it is as well! Along with Too Faced's Aqua Bunny bronzer. It's cream, you should try it at Ulta or Sephora sometime. I like it a lot, shows up more on me (especially in the summer) than Chanel Bronze Universel.

    I love the smell of it as well, isn't it just so yummy?

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  5. nice review and love your make-up :D

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  6. I have Chocolate Soleil and Hoola and I totally agree that it's the better of the two. The packaging is divine, I just love the compact.

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  7. I wonder how this compares to the Bourjois Delices de Poudre chocolate bronzer? The color seems completely different (I think that's just because I have the lighter Bourjois powder), but the smell of chocolate similarity intrigues me!

    ♥ Jessica

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  8. Aww thanks for shoutout...you little sweetie pie! :) Um excuse me, why didn't you tell me you were a model??? You look sooo beautiful!! Your skin is absolutely flawless!! I'm so happy you love choc soleil..and remember, you can always just eat it if you decide it doesn't work for you :D

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  9. The packaging is adorable and you gotta love scented products, right? I do :) I feel like this bronzer would be too dark on me, especially since it's even darker than Hoola, but it seems like the perfect bronzer for medium to darker skin tones! Ditto what Holly said about you being a secret model too! ;)

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  10. I love the scent of this one--especially in comparison to the other popular chocolate bronzer by Bourjouis. The scent of this one is more intense, but I'm glad you did a comparison to Hoola as well, because I can see a difference!

    The compact is so pretty :)

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  11. I have Chocolate Soleil and Hoola and I totally agree that it's the better of the two. The packaging is divine, I just love the compact.

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  12. Oh yes it does, I wanna eat it lol Thank you for your comment :)

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  13. Thanks love! You can do it, I'm not no make-up artist I just love to play with make-up and improve my techniques :) Practice makes perfect!

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  14. Yay I am not alone! :) I will try Aqua Bunny soon hopefully! I still really want Bronze Universel but every time I wanna buy it it's sold out everywhere! Chocolate Soleil is delish!

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  15. I had no idea there were so many Chocolate Soleil lovers out there! :) I agree, it's such an adorable packaging well most Too Faced products are huh? :)

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  16. I have no clue, it looks edible though lol The scent was definitely one of the top factors why I literally craved this bronzer lol

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  17. Your welcome lady, gotta give credit to my enabler! :) Hahah you're funny me model?? Thanks love, my skin has been behaving since I started using all Origins stuff plus Clarisonic...I am loving the results :) You are right, but no it's working for me maybe I should get another one for eating purposes? :D

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  18. I do too, I love that the scent doesn't make me nauseous :) I think Hoola looks perfect on you, I just felt like I need a bit of a darker bronzer and I think this is just it :) You two are silly but gotta love you for that, thanks hunni :)

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  19. I wanted the Bourjois one but then gave up since I couldn't find it anywhere, should I keep looking? I cannot have enough of chocolate scented products, if it was acceptable I would live in a chocolate house haha Glad you can see a difference too because at one point I was thinking, am I crazy or is there really no difference between the two? :)

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  20. This looks lovely and natural and as you say who can resist chocolate mmmm

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  21. And that is why I love it :) I hate bronzers that turn you orange, so glad this bronzer isn't one of them!

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  22. I love your eye makeup. What products are you using? They're stunning!

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  23. Thank you! For this look I have used, All That Glitters all over lid, Print on crease, Scene to blend them together. All eye shadows are from MAC :)

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  24. Without a doubt one of my fave bronzers...love the smell. The colour is great too,,doesn't leave that muddy/dirty look.

    You look great in this pic!

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  25. I wish I knew about it earlier, it's a great product! :) I agree, it provides such a naturally tanned look, thank you!

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  26. i have light skin and the Solieil looks wayyyyyyyyyyyyy too dark and orange on me. Hoola is way better and don't look fake. I just wish the Solieil worked on me cuz the scent is addicting.

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