Feb 7, 2022

N°1 DE CHANEL Revitalizing Foundation & Lip and Cheek Balm

No 1 de Chanel foundation lip & cheek balm review swatches

No 1 de Chanel is a big part of Chanel's Spring 2022 launch. This clean skincare/makeup/fragrance line boasts the power of red camellias that are grown in the special garden in France. Using camellias in skincare is not a new concept at all and I always give a little bit of side-eye when I hear the word, "clean beauty". I do love Chanel beauty, but I was almost ready to criticize this significantly more expensive offerings from Chanel. A long story short? I like them. A lot, unfortunately. I have to say the two I have experienced are extremely well done if not all that magical.

No 1 de Chanel foundation lip & cheek balm review swatches

Skincare is the bigger part of the collection but I have no intention of spending that much on a skincare line with no significant active ingredients. (Plus I am extremely happy with my current skincare routines.) I did receive a small tube sample of the new Vitalizing Serum. It is a nice lightweight serum that hydrates my skin but I didn't think it transformed my skin or anything. Of course, it is hard to learn anything substantial from a skincare sample. I did, however, pick up both the new foundation and lip & cheek balm.

No 1 de Chanel Revitalizing Foundation ($70, Chanel)

No 1 de Chanel foundation lip & cheek balm review swatches

Of course, this foundation is supposed to have skin benefits but I will only review it as a makeup product. It is an excellent foundation with light-to-medium coverage. I have seen some reviews saying this is a glowy foundation but to me, it has a very natural satin finish. I still need concealer for my hyperpigmentation but this uber natural finish is surprisingly long-lasting. After 8 hours of wear, my complexion still looks fresh and decent. I can often skip powder with this foundation.

Chanel No 1 de Chanel foundation review swatches

What's most bizarre and satisfying is the shade itself. I have a few other Chanel foundations but the shades are a bit off on me. As you see in the swatch photos, BD01 in No 1 de Chanel foundation is significantly different from BD01 in Les Beige Healthy Glow foundation. Some might complain about this inconsistency but this is better for me. The new BD01 is an ideal match for me and I have been saying the perfect color match is the single most important factor in choosing a foundation!

Chanel No 1 de Chanel foundation review

No 1 de Chanel Lip and Cheek Balm ($45, Chanel)

No 1 de Chanel Lip and Cheek Balm Red Camellia swatch

The price is ridiculous and I could immediately think of an affordable alternative, but the formulation is quite awesome, I have to admit. This tiny balm can be used on both cheeks and lips. Most multi-use products often fail to satisfy both - you either like it better on the lips or on the cheeks. It is just hard to nail both, but this one is quite good for both lips and cheeks!

No 1 de Chanel Lip and Cheek Balm Red Camellia swatch

I only picked up one shade, Red Camellia because it is the most classic "pot rouge" shade and also because I am not big on cream products. Red Camellia is a cherry red with a hint of pink and looks gorgeous on. 

No 1 de Chanel Lip and Cheek Balm Red Camellia swatch

It is very easy to control the color intensity and it feels very comfortable and lasts well. The color sets down nicely on the cheeks without the tacky feeling yet it feels and looks hydrating on the lips. I don't know how, but well done, Chanel!

Overall, an excellent new addition to the Chanel lineup. Being clean and sustainable isn't new anymore but it's good that Chanel wants to join the movement. Unfortunately, it also adds to our part since this is a more expensive line but I am only half-complaining because I like the goods.

I have reviewed them in my recent video as well:

Thank you for being here. What do you think of this new No 1 de Chanel line?

*The makeup products were purchased by me. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for choosing to use them.

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  1. I immediately clicked in the cheaper alternative of the Chanel lips and cheek balm luckily Canmake is available in the Philippines :) Il head on over your video now.


    1. Thank you so much for checking out both my blog post and the video! Canmake Cream Cheeks are quite amazing in my opinion. I mean, I don't love it on my lips but as a cheek product, it is more than comparable!


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