While drugstore products are better than ever, there’s something to be said about the joy a fancy palette or lipstick can bring. And nothing says luxury like the best Chanel makeup. Each glossy black compact embossed with those signature interlocked C’s feels like a little treasure—and even if you can’t afford a bag or pair of shoes, a lipstick lets you in on the fantasy.
Where a classic, elevated look can often give off a stuffy feel, such isn’t the case with Chanel Beauty. Even in the age of millennial pink everything, it’s still managed to capture the hearts of it girls and makeup artists around the world. (Although, we will say, its killer Instagram presence and truly innovative formulas certainly don’t hurt.) But while beauty products are the easiest way into the brand, they aren’t exactly inexpensive—which is why our editors are often asked if they’re actually worth the money. The short answer is yes. In this case, you’re not just paying for that coveted label, the formulas are consistently top notch and feel both wearable and high-fashion.
Ahead, we asked Glamour editors to share the best Chanel makeup products they’ve ever tried. From a lipstick that goes on like the prettiest, sheerest popsicle stain to a mascara that delivers all the volume without any of the flakes, here’s what’s absolutely worth spending your money on from Chanel.
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