Welcome to The Great Beauty Try-On, where we seized the opportunity to test-drive the best-selling makeup products from some of your favorite beauty brands (plus some newcomers!) and documented the process along the way.
In 1926, Chanel revolutionized the fashion industry with the creation of the little black dress. This garment graced the cover of Vogue at the time and quickly gained footing in the cultural zeitgeist, cementing its place as an “iconic” piece of clothing. It only makes sense that Chanel would also be the little black dress of makeup.
Chanel makes the kind of makeup that would be found backstage at fashion weeks worldwide (and it is!). The brand’s products are straightforward, easy to use, and really hard to mess up while still feeling cutting-edge. With foundations that look like a second skin, lipsticks that won’t budge, and easy-to-manipulate eyeliners that help you draw the most flawless wing every time, the brand is full of products that help make your makeup game easier and look better. Ahead, read my in-depth reviews of the brand’s best sellers.
I feel like I’m always chasing that “French girl” makeup look—think effortless-looking eye makeup, blurred out lips that give you that just-been-kissed effect, and frost-bitten cheeks. No brand makes this kind of look easier to achieve than Chanel. Every Chanel product feels like a piece of Parisian beauty in a bottle—the products are smart, beginner-friendly, and best of all, perfect for enhancing your natural beauty.
You can keep reading for my detailed product reviews, but from a birds-eye view, Chanel products are the perfect addition for anyone who likes more subdued, natural-looking makeup but wants it to look the absolute best it possibly can. It goes without saying that Chanel is a luxury brand, so it’s also better suited for someone who is happy to make a splurge on high-quality products.