YSL, Dior & Chanel Summer 2012 Bronzers

I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve jaw-dropped at the high end bronzers launching in Summer 2012 collections.  I do struggle to resist glamour, but glamour alone is not enough to make me part with cash (honest!). These products not only look good; they look like they offer results that will entice me to use them daily - and if I’m paying a premium price, that’s what I want!

These are my favourites…


YSL Terre Saharienne

YSL Collector terre saharienne n°1YSL Collector terre sahariennen°2YSL Collector terre sahariennen°3

Aren’t they beautiful?  I honestly can not wait until these are launched next month.  Inspired by the python print in Yves Saint Laurent Couture accessories they come in a variety of 3 harmonies for a radiant, subtly glowing complexion - as pictured left to right:

N° 1 Tanned: Iridescent light, a golden brown.
N° 2 Sunkissed: Satiny light, rosy apricot.
N° 3 Bronzed: Matte light, intense brown.

I’d be hard pushed to choose between N° 1, which looks like the perfect light toned bronzer and N° 2, which might double up as both bronze and blush - similarly to Chanel’s 2 summer offerings.   1 might just clinch it for its gorgeous goldenness.

Pure crystalline pigments allow these bronzers to give a ‘transparent luminance’, blurring imperfections. They have a long-lasting heat resistance, silky texture and offer light UV protection with an SPF 12.

Priced at £39 each or 55 euro, these limited edition beauties are available from Harvey Nichols 30th May and launch nationwide 21st June.


Diorskin Nude Tan Healthy Glow Enhancing Powder

Dior Bronze Nude Tan Healthy Glow

Pictured in shade 002, Sunlight, this powder combines two tones with “skin shades” for a result that matches the original skin tone and provides a natural radiance-boosting effect. Rosy harmonies add a touch of freshness and an anti-dulling effect, while apricot harmonies ensure a healthy glow infused with sensuality.  I love how these look as if they would blend seamlessly into most skintones, which is exactly what I want from a bronzer - I don’t want to look as if I’m wearing it!

Diorskin Nude Tan Healthy Glow Enhancing Powder  costs £37.00 and is available now.


Soleil Tan de Chanel

Chanel Sable RoseSable Beige (left) is the lighter, yet warmer looking of this duo, with peach, light bronze and gold tones and looks like it would work well on light to medium skins. Sable Rose incorporates mauve pinks among sand and golden stripes, which can be used individually or swept together.  Frankly, both are little dreamboats in a palette in my eyes.

Priced at £39 these will be available soon - I don’t have an exact launch date but believe it will be a matter of days.


I haven’t seen or tried any of these products in person YET, but I most definitely will - and shall report back with my thoughts.  Do any of them appeal to you - and if so, which one?

Thanks for reading, Nic x

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