Chanel Spring 2010 includes Soleil Tan de Chanel Sheer Illuminating Fluid in Sunkissed (Fluid Enlumineur Effet Irise), a very light toned highlighting liquid that adds luminosity. Have you ever emerged from the cold winter months, take a close look at your skin and thing, “I need . . . something?” Many times, an illuminator will do the trick.
This liquid has a soft light-reflecting quality that adds a little glow. Because it’s a liquid, it does not add any harsh glitter. Here are some ways to play with the product to get the effect you want:
– Add a bit to the browbone, upper cheek, chin, and a touch above your brows to catch the light.
– Mix some with your regular liquid foundation to add some “glow” to your skin
– Apply directly to the skin, to be worn under your regular foundation. You can do this in selected areas (upper cheek, bridge of the nose and chin).
– Try a little on your shoulders, or very sheerly on other areas that you’d like to add some glow.
Here are two swatches, below. One is Soleil Tan de Chanel on my winter-white pale skin. On the right is a direct flash over a dark powder bronzer. You can see that the fluid looks very different depending on the light and skin tone.