If there’s one thing that’s difficult to find when you have brown skin it’s bronzer. Usually bronzers are too light or too shimmery resulting in more of a highlighter than a straight up bronzer that’s actually going to add the warmth and subtle definition bronzers are meant to give. Of all of the bronzers I’ve tried over the years I’ve only come across 2 that actually function as a bronzer for me: Bobbi Brown’s Deep Bronzing Powder and now Too Faced’s Dark Chocolate Soleil Bronzer. I already had a feeling that Bobbi Brown would be the one to pull off a great bronzer for dark skin divas but I was pleasantly surprised to see Too Faced pull it off too.
When it comes to complexion products, Too Faced constantly misses the mark by excluding deeper skin tones from their color range. It actually took a social media revolution for Too Faced to introduce a handful of deeper (and more fair) shades to their popular Born This Way Foundation to better suit us brown skin gals. So to be honest, I wasn’t too sure what to expect when I first received the Dark Chocolate Soleil Bronzer after a Too Faced training because it looked too light despite being the deepest shade of the bunch.
However, I have to give Too Faced a little credit here because Dark Chocolate Soleil turned out to be a lot better than I thought. It actually works as a bronzer on me! In the pan, Dark Chocolate Soleil looks like a medium warm bronze with a matte finish that’s super close to my complexion. When applied, Dark Chocolate Soleil transforms into a deep cinnamon bronze that shows up beautifully on my brown skin and adds a nice warm flush and subtle definition. Too Faced actually got this one right!
The Dark Chocolate Soleil Bronzer is infused with cocoa to provide antioxidant protection that helps fight off free-radical damage and increase blood circulation for plump, healthy looking cheeks. The cocoa infused formula also helps to color correct redness and boost your mood every time you wear it since it smells like a delicious chocolate bar. Yummy!
Dark Chocolate Soleil has a finely milled texture that feels soft yet dense so it isn’t powdery. It’s moderately pigmented so you don’t have to pack it on for it to show up it or worry about applying too much on the first go. Dark Chocolate Soleil also adheres and blends well without looking flat or powdery making it a great option for all types. Dark Chocolate Soleil lasts for around 7-8 hours before I notice some slight fading around the edges but seems to hold on pretty strong for over 10 hours leaving my face looking bronzed and defined all day long. I didn’t think the Too Faced Dark Chocolate Soleil Bronzer would be brown girl friendly but I have to give Too Faced their props. It’s a pretty nice bronzer!