You don’t have to be fashion-forward to recognize the best Chanel products in the fashion label’s beauty collection. Chanel’s iconic intertwining C’s can be spotted from a mile away, after all, and the luxury fashion house is one of the most recognizable brands across the globe. But if you’re shopping its collection of iconic handbags and apparel without perusing the luxe French label’s beauty section, you’re doing yourself — and your makeup bag — a huge disservice.
Our Top Picks
- Best Overall (for all skin types): Sublimage L’Extrait de Nuit, $800
- Best Chanel Skin-Care Product: Hydra Beauty Micro Crème Yeux, $70
- Best Chanel Makeup Product: Ultra Le Teint, $65
- Best Chanel Fragrance: No. 5 Eau de Parfum, $165
- Best for Mature Skin: No. 1 de Chanel Revitalizing Serum, $165
- Allure Best of Beauty Winner: Le Lift Pro Crème Volume, $200
- Best Gift Set: No. 5 Eau de Parfum Body Oil Set, $220
You’re probably aware that Chanel has an extensive collection of fragrances (No. 5, anyone?), but there’s much more to the high-end label than clothes and perfumes. Between bountiful skin-care options, makeup products, and even high-quality nail polishes, there are quite a few picks that’ll give your beauty collection the luxury effect. By the way, some of these products cost less than $100, so feel free to stock up. Chances are your grand total will still cost less than grabbing a pair of shoes from Chanel’s latest season.
Now, get ready to elevate your beauty regimen with Chanel’s finest skin care, makeup, and fragrances. Elevate your vanity with Allure editors’ favorite high-end beauty products from Chanel, below.
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Best Chanel Skin-Care Products
Best Overall: Sublimage L’Extrait de Nuit
One of Chanel’s skin-care crown jewels is, without a doubt, the Sublimage L’Extrait de Nuit. Its price tag is enough to catch eyes, but you’re paying for quality here, people. This intensive night serum is spiked with gold-standard skin-care ingredients, including skin-firming peptides and antioxidants to target fine lines, dryness, and dullness in one rich, water-to-oil formula.
Allure Best of Beauty Winner: Le Lift Pro Crème Volume
You know a pricey cream is worth your hard-earned dollars when it’s an Allure Best of Beauty winner. The Le Lift Pro Crème Volume nabbed our highest accolade in our splurge-worthy category for its skin-plumping effects, which are all thanks to sodium hyaluronate and hydrating glycerin. Sensitive skin types will also love this cream for its fragrance-free formulation and soothing, cooling feel on skin.
Best Skin-Care Product: Hydra Beauty Micro Crème Yeux
Your skin-care routine isn’t complete without a proper eye cream, and one of our team’s favorites is the Hydra Beauty Micro Crème Yeux. On top of being a rare under-$100 find, it’s one of our go-to Chanel beauty products for its skin-plumping blend of moisturizing camellia extract, antioxidant-rich algae extract, and firming tetrapeptides. Its light, gel-cream consistency that works well under complexion products like your favorite concealer.
Best for Mature Skin: No. 1 de Chanel Revitalizing Serum
Formulated specifically for mature skin types, the No. 1 de Chanel Revitalizing Serum is a must-have for anyone trying to address concerns like fine lines and sagging. Seventy-six percent of its ingredients list is derived from the red camellia flower, which provides moisturizing benefits to brighten, plump, and smooth skin.
Best Body Care Product: La Crème Main
Chances are, you’ve probably seen the La Crème Main in many shelfies. It’s compact, egg-shaped bottle makes it as much of an accessory as it is skin care, but there’s more to this product than trendy packaging. This rich hand cream contains a blend of moisture-sealing rose wax and antioxidant-rich iris pallida extract. The combination works to condition hands and even out your skin tone for a plumper, more youthful appearance to your 10 digits. To treat yourself, we recommend using this after an at-home mani with one of Chanel’s Le Vernis nail polishes.
Best Sunscreen: UV Essentiel SPF 50
If there’s one thing that every Allure editor can agree on, it’s that wearing sunscreen daily (and reapplying!) is nonnegotiable in our skin-care routines and for overall health. We love that Chanel’s UV Essentiel SPF 50 provides broad-spectrum SPF protection against the sun’s harsh rays, but what really makes it special is the creamy, blendable formula. This chemical-based sunscreen changes instantly from white to totally transparent, so a white cast will never be an issue.
Best Chanel Makeup Products
Best Chanel Makeup Product: Ultra Le Teint
Chanel’s Ultra Le Teint matte-finish foundation is one of the brand’s most popular beauty products for its 24-hour, long-wearing formula and breathable, skin-like finish. It feels absolutely weightless on skin and provides buildable, medium-to-full coverage all day long. It’s currently available in 35 shades, so finding your ideal tint is a breeze.
Best Bronzer: Les Beiges Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream
If you’re an avid TikTok beauty fan, the Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream may have popped up on your FYP at some point. It’s a luxe beauty lover must-have for its creamy, buildable formula that glides onto skin like butter without skipping or looking patchy on skin. This fan-favorite cream bronzer is available in three flexible shades to choose from that effortlessly blend into a wide range of skin tones.
Best Lipstick: 31 Le Rouge Satin Lipstick
Why yes, we would easily drop nearly $200 on one lipstick, and that lipstick happens to be Chanel’s 31 Le Rouge Satin Lipstick. This creamy, satin-finish lipstick bullet feels as divine as it looks on your lips and features a mix of a finely micronized pigments combined with iridescent mother-of-pearl for a touch of shimmer. The results are a stunning, long-lasting lipstick that’s available in 12 gorgeous shades to mix and match.
Best Mascara: Le Volume de Chanel Mascara
Reach sky-high levels of length with the Le Volume de Chanel Mascara. Its thick yet clump-free formula paired with the unique, Chanel-exclusive tapered brush is a recipe for a longer, more voluminous look. Just one coat is all you need from this pitch-black formula for thicker, fuller lashes.
Best Lip Duo: Le Rouge Duo Ultra Tenue
A liquid lipstick and gloss in one product? We’ll take two of Chanel’s Le Rouge Duo Ultra Tenue, stat. This dual-ended lip color features a matte liquid lip that’s formulated with micro-pigments and polymers to provide a budge-, smear-, and fade-free finish. For a vinyl-like shine, you can apply the ultra-glossy topcoat, which creates a reflective finish without feeling sticky on lips.
Best Multi-Tasker: Baume Essentiel
If there’s one thing our team members love, it’s a versatile makeup product like the Baume Essentiel. This multiuse glow stick is available in seven different shades that can be used as your highlighter, eye shadow, tinted lip balm, you name it. Some of our favorite shades include the strawberry-red Rouge Frais (above) and Sculpting, a satin champagne hue.
Best Chanel Fragrances
Best Fragrance: No. 5 Eau de Parfum
The Chanel No. 5 Eau de Parfum is a classic, tried-and-true fragrance that has a place in everyone’s hearts and fragrance collections. The uniquely warm and floral profile, which was released to the world more than 100 years ago, still manages to stand out with its harmonious balance of rose, jasmine, and bourbon vanilla.
Best Gift Set: No. 5 Eau de Parfum Body Oil Set
The holidays are coming up, so spread some festive cheer to someone you love by gifting them the Chanel No. 5 Eau de Parfum Body Oil Set. This gift set features a 1.7 fluid ounce bottle of the iconic perfume along with a bottle of moisturizing body oil that’s spiked with the delightfully floral scent. Each limited-edition coffret is housed in an elegant gift box you won’t want to cover in wrapping paper.
Exclusive to Chanel: Allure Sensuelle Eau de Parfum Spray
You won’t find the Allure Sensuelle Eau de Parfum Spray anywhere else but Chanel’s website, and who knows how long this exclusive fragrance will stay in stock. Like many Chanel fragrances, florals make a bold appearance in the Allure Sensuelle, but you can also expect to catch hints of warm amber and spicy frankincense. It’s one of Chanel’s hidden beauty treasures that we can’t stop sniffing.
Best Fruity Fragrance: Chance Eau Tendre Eau de Parfum
The light pink color of Chance Eau Tendre Eau de Parfum is enough to convince Barbiecore enthusiasts to grab a bottle, but its eclectic blend of fruits and florals has all our editors coming back for more. This delightfully playful scent zhuzhes up notes of jasmine and rose with hints of zesty grapefruit and hazy musk.
Best Warm Fragrance: Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum
Warm, sweet amber is at the heart of Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum, but that’s not the only note you’ll catch a whiff of. This full-bodied perfume also contains herbaceous notes of vetiver and patchouli alongside bright, juicy orange.
Best FloralFragrance: Gabrielle Chanel Essence Eau de Parfum
Fans of true florals will love dousing themselves in Gabrielle Chanel Essence Eau de Parfum. Its profile sticks strictly to a bouquet of tuberose, jasmine, ylang-ylang, and orange blossom.