Makeup Wars - CHANEL

After years of working in Cosmetics, and blogging about all things makeup, there are surely brands that are considered “favorites”. Brands that make me swoon with every release of a new collection, a new color story, or a line that’s as comfortable as a favorite pair of jeans. For me, one of those rare brands is CHANEL. And today in Makeup Wars, I’m sharing my favorite CHANEL products!

My love of all things CHANEL started at an early age, actually. Always fascinated by fashion, the lore of Coco Chanel had me hooked. Then there was the iconic “No. 5” fragrance, which was my very first “grown up” scent; a gift from my mom and dad. The tweed suits…the pearls…the handbags…the ballet shoes…and of course, the makeup. If it’s CHANEL, I love it ALL.

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My favorite CHANEL beauty products include (from top, left to right):

  1. Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow in Tisse Rivoli (review)
  2. Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eyeshadow in Enigma
  3. Reve D’Orient Quadra Eyeshadow (review)
  4. Rouge Coco Shine in 54 Boy
  5. Rouge Coco Hydrating Crème Lip Colour in 05 Mademoiselle
  6. Camélia De Plumes Highlighting Powder (review)
  7. Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Rose Petale
  8. Le Vernis in 585 Taboo, Cosmic, 631 Orage and 427 Diabolic

I think the reason that I have such an appreciation for CHANEL is the beauty of the products, the original colors and attention to detail–as in the Reve D’Orient Palette or the Camelia De Plumes Highlighting Powder. The colors of the Le Vernis…so original, so fashion-forward. CHANEL leads and then others put their spin on and follow. Some of my favorite Le Vernis include those listed above, as well as classics like 509 Paradoxal, 563Vertigo, 573 Accessoire, 657 Azure and 605 Tapage. How do you pick a favorite? I can’t!


Of all the CHANEL products I have, my most favorite are the Rouge Coco Shine Lip Colours. I have many in my collection and I can never walk away from a CHANEL counter without buying at least one. The formula is perfection; sheer, light, pigmented colour that is hydrating on the lips. Love! My favorites here include:  54 Boy, 85 Secret, 94 Confident, 95 Viva, 96 Aura, 97 Desinvolte, 98 Etourdie and 467 Pygmalion. Both Desinvolte and Etourdie are from the Spring Collection (review), which is gorgeous! The best resource for colors and selection is

Do you have a favorite beauty brand that you just can’t resist? Let me know in the comments!



Disclosure:  Press samples were provided by the brand/PR for editorial consideration, product testing, photography and review. Affiliate links have been used in the post.


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