This Chanel cream bronzer dupe is less than $15 right now

Get that dreamy glow at a discount

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / November 02 2023

There are certain beauty products with a cult status so impressive that the mere mention of a potential dupe for them elicits a reaction of pure joy from their fans. 

One such famous find? Chanel Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream ($91 at Myer).

Chanel Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream

Coined as literal sunshine in an exxy piece of packaging, this stuff is the key to a healthy swathe of sun-kissed colour minus the UV exposure. It also lasts for a ridiculously long time. For many, this is what makes the steep price tag worth it. 

But for others (ourselves included), parting with almost $100 of our hard-earned cash just to get our mitts on a cream bronzer is just plain crazy talk.

Image credit: @welovecoco

Image credit: @welovecoco

And that’s where these dupes come in. Perhaps it’s the popularity of Chanel’s whipped, creamy formula but there are a slew of strikingly similar bronzers that offer a near identical finish. Let us formally introduce you…

#1 SOL Body Face & Body Bronzing Balm

First up, SOL Body Face & Body Bronzing Balm (was $22.34 now $13.41 at ColourPop). Yep, you read the right, this sun-kissed, balmy, glow-giver is less than $15 a pop (unsurprisingly) at ColourPop. 

This budget-friendly pick came to our attention as a viable dupe for Chanel’s bronzer while browsing TikTok’s For You page. It has a hoard of loyal fans lauding its ability to replicate the luxury bronzer’s natural-looking glow.

SOL Body Face & Body Bronzing Balm

#2 REFY Cream Bronzer in ‘Sand’

You’ve probably come across REFY’s brow products on TikTok as well, but did you know they also have a host of cream bronzers in their collection that are an uncanny dupe for Chanel’s? 

In particular, REFY Cream Bronzer in ‘Sand’ ($33.33 at NET-A-PORTER) is a near-perfect match for Chanel’s original Soleil Tan Bronze shade. 

This unique formula simultaneously hydrates the skin and absorbs excess oil while you stress less looking like a sun-kissed goddess. Naturally.

REFY Cream Bronzer in ‘Sand’

#3 FENTY BEAUTY Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer

Trust the bad gal of beauty to bring out a bronzer that rivals one of the biggest in the game thanks to her signature extension of shade ranges.

Match Soleil Tan perfectly with FENTY BEAUTY Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer in ‘Butta Biscuit’ ($52 at Sephora) or dip into one of the other six shades in the range that cater to everyone from fair to deeper complexions. Either way you’re going to look like you just returned from the sunny shores of Barbados with this cream bonzer in your kit.

FENTY BEAUTY Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer


ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS Cream Bronzer ($54 at Sephora) may be an exxier option as far as dupes go, but we promise it’s worth it. Creamy, buildable and never cakey, this formula has a special place in our hearts and serves as a keen reminder of summers well-spent. 

The reason we love it so much? Its dewy, glowy finish will give you the healthiest looking skin you’ve ever had in your life. So even if you’ve spent winter hiding indoors, no one will know you’ve barely seen the sun once you’ve swiped this stuff over your cheekbones, temples and nose. 


Love a cheaper option when it comes to makeup? Us too. Here are the drugstore bronzers that we really rate. 

Main image credit: @patidubroff

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).