Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzing Powder

Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder with Real Cocoa

Nice medium brown color perfect for my skin tone
Since winter has been creeping up on us quickly I have been looking for a matte bronzing powder to use for contouring and all over color.  I was using another satin finish bronzer from Physicians Formula which I still love, but the shimmer and color were best suited for my darker, tanned skin during the summer months.  Another matte bronzer I was trying out was NYC’s ‘Sunny’ bronzer, but to be honest I really disliked that one and stopped using it; for comparison purposes, the Sunny is twice darker and more of a warm toned brown. I was disappointed that the Sunny didn’t work for me, and since there’s been so much hype around the Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer in the beauty community I couldn’t tell you how happy I was to receive it in my Sephora ‘In the Glowkit.  I couldn’t wait to try it and smell it since I’ve never heard of a powder product having a distinct scent before! I’m happy to say this has become my new go to bronzer and I’m excited to share it with you!  Keep in mind that the packaging is different than the full size product and since this is a deluxe sample size (0.08 oz) it contains less product. The full size bronzer retails for $29 dollars and you can purchase it in store at Sephora or online at  Sephora or Too Faced.
This is the deluxe sample size and packaging
The Sephora In the Glow kit was great for introducing me to this bronzer and many other goodies

 Mackenzie’s Notes

Pros: The color of the bronzer is a medium/light cool toned brown that looks very natural on my yellow under tone skin tone.  The finish is matte and I enjoy this feature since I primarily use this product for contouring my cheeks and my temples; I also feel that this feature makes it very wearable for lots of skin types and ages. The formula is smooth and blends well and evenly once applied, so you can layer it and work with it easily.  I was pretty surprised at how sheer this bronzer was, but I think that is a good quality to have since too dark of an application or color isn’t the look I’m going for. I think a bronzer should be pigmented enough to show on the skin but sheer enough so you can build it up slowly. This bronzer lasts on me all day (12+ hours) and looks even until the end of the day.  The scent was interesting for sure, but I don’t mind it, and it’s a nice little pick me up in the morning; keep in mind Cocoa is a natural ingredient of the product and not a chemical scent ingredient for you sensitive skinned ladies! This bronzer claims to take down redness but I can’t quite speak on that since I apply it on top of my BB cream.  I tried this on my sister who is paler than me, and I think it showed too orange and dark on her skintone, so I might recommend her the Milk Chocolate Matte Bronzer from Too Faced which is a lighter version.
Cons: This deluxe sample size was included in the Sephora Favorites Kit and while I really like the product, I would probably think twice about spending $29 on a bronzer.  Instead I would maybe pay that much for an interesting blush or highlighter.  Keep in mind though that a full sized product would last you a long time since I have barely made a dent in my little one and I have been using it daily for a month or so.  Also, talc is listed as an ingredient which can be harsh and irritate sensitive skin and clog pores, so keep that in mind when looking at this bronzer; I don’t have sensitive skin and my skin hasn’t had any negative reactions to it so far.
Grade: 4.6/5
(L) Blended out, One swatch (R)
I swirled my brush in and applied it with an angled blush brush; not blended out, wanted you to see it in the photos!

Reader’s Recommendations: Have you tried this bronzer and what did you think about it? Have you tried their Milk Chocolate version? Do you recommend I try another matte bronzing product? Let me know!


  • PrettyGloss

    I so want to learn how to use a bronzer. (I know!)
    I always, always end up using too much or maybe Im used a wrong shade. I haven’t purchased one in ages & if you check out last post my face looks so flat!
    Maybe you could do a detailed post on how to use a bronzer. :)

    PrettyGloss - makeup, beauty & a lil gibberish

  • Beauty on a College budget

    I think I’d pass on this, I think it’s much too dark for my skin tone.

  • Rosemary sandiford

    I love too faced. I have their blusher and it is so pretty! Looks lovely on you xxx Rose

  • Brittney D

    Great review! New follower:)

  • LeaLea Ho

    im currently on the hunt for a new bronzer! this looks great!


  • Alicia Kay @

    This is my all time favorite bronzer. I re-purchase it over and over. The full size will honestly last you at least 6 months or more, so in my opinion it is worth it. So natural looking, and you can easily build it to be darker if you choose. Looooveee it!

    • Mackenzie M.

      thanks for the comment! glad to hear that :) I hope my little one will last a while and after that I might have to get it, you’re right, it’s pretty lovely

  • Sharina

    It looks like a dream bronzer!!! Looks great on you oo. I may have to grab this one!


    • Mackenzie M.

      aww thank you! and yes definitely give it a go!

  • Tiffany

    My skin is pretty fair toned & the regular one works amazing on me! The milk chocolate was too light to use to contour.

    • Mackenzie M.

      your contouring looks lovely in your picture! so glad you like this color more for that, I rarely bronze my entire face too

  • Coco

    I have the full size and it’s my favorite bronzer. It’s lasted me over a year and a half. I haven’t even hit pan yet.

    • Mackenzie M.

      good to hear :) and I might end my bronzer search after this one!

  • caise

    what a beautiful color!

  • Fiona Naughton

    Hello Mackenzie and Miranda! I found your blog link via the bbloggers forum and I said I’d check out your blog as I think I may already follow you via Twitter, not too sure. I’ve just won this product in a giveaway so I’m glad to see you gave it a 4.6 out of 5! :)

    Lots of love from Ireland xo

    Fiona @

    • Mackenzie M.

      aww great thaks for following us will go check yours out right now! and yes, you’re a lucky gal hope it works for you too!

  • Sandy

    Looks great! Really nice shade xx

  • Rosetheblogger

    This looks lovely on you!
    In the UK it’s quite hard to get Too Faced products, but I hope one day if I go to the US I can stock up on it all! xx

    • Mackenzie M.

      Whoever opens a Sephora in the UK will strike gold lol they should get to it asap!

  • Ellie

    It looks gorgeous on you! I love the packaging too. Thanks for the in-depth review!

    xx Ellie 

    • Mackenzie M.

      thank you :) glad you could find it useful and thorough!

  • angstyprincess

    i have the milk chocolate version and it’s AMAZING, probably would work even better for you who has reasonably fair skin like myself. Perfectly matte and it smells like heaven!
    xx Chelsea

    • Mackenzie M.

      Yes I am now looking forward to trying that on since I like this one so much! Thanks for the tip :)!