Today, I wanted to show you a Chanel dupe I found from Target. Yay! Who doesn't love a cheaper alternative? So, if you've followed my blog for a while, you know that I wanted the Chanel Bronze Universel for THE longest time and I finally bought it in July. You can read that review here. On a recent trip to Target, I saw that Sonia Kashuk had a cream bronzer and it immediately caught my attention and made me wonder if it could possibly be similar to the Chanel bronzer. Once, I brought it home and swatched it, I knew it was.
|Sonia Kashuk Creme Bronzer- Warm Tan (41)|
I think the packaging is very sleek looking but for the amount of product you get, the packaging is a little bulky.
The lid has a nice magnetic closure unlike the Chanel that has a twist on top.
This cream bronzer comes in two shades- Warm Tan (41) and Rich Bronze (42). This one is Warm Tan (41). The other is darker in color.
Underneath the bronzer is a little compartment, which holds a round sponge. There is also a mirror for when you're on the go. I don't find this sponge useful but hey, to each their own.
This bronzer glides on the skin with ease and blends out beautifully. It's VERY easy to blend into the skin and leaves a satin/dewy finish.
Here are the two cream bronzers side-by-side. The Chanel bronzer is 1 once and I am unsure of how much product is in the Sonia Kashuk bronzer (it doesn't say).
The Chanel packaging is clearly bigger than the Sonia Kashuk but I don't think it's something to just throw in your purse. It's more likely to sit pretty on your vanity. The Sonia Kashuk, however, I look at as something I would throw in my purse and that's why I think for the amount of product you get (and I know it's less than 1oz.) the packaging seems a little bulky.
The color of the two bronzers are pretty much identical.
In the picture above, I wanted to capture the difference in texture. Though they are both creams, the Chanel bronzer is a drier formula than the Sonia Kashuk.
|Sonia Kahuk- top, Chanel- bottom|
Again, the colors are identical, yet the Sonia Kashuk has a wetter or more dewy finish than Chanel.
I wanted to see how they both looked when I set them with powder and as you can see, they look identical. In this case, I set the cream bronzers with Makeup Forever's HD Setting Powder.
Overall, if you really want the Chanel Bronze Universel but hate the idea of spending $48, the Sonia Kashuk Undetectable Creme Bronzer in Warm Tan (41) is a great alternative and is quite the steal for $10.99. Though it is creamier in texture, once it is set with a powder, it looks virtually the same. I also feel that the Sonia Kashuk gives a pretty, dewy bronzed look when used as an all over bronzer. Now, do I regret buying the Chanel? Yes and No. Yes, for the fact that there is a really good dupe out there for a fraction of the price but no, for the fact that I wanted that bronzer for FOREVER and I feel $$ RICH $$ when I use it. lol I pretty much use the Chanel when I'm feeling fancy ;P
Hopefully, this helped anyone out there who is on the fence about splurging on an expensive cream bronzer or is just looking for a cheap Chanel dupe. Let me know if you've tried either of these and how you like them.