Chanel

Chanel S.A. is a French, privately held company owned by Alain and Gérard Wertheimer, grandsons of Pierre Wertheimer, who was an early business partner of the couturière Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel. Chanel S.A. is a high fashion house that specializes in haute couture and ready-to-wear clothes, luxury goods and fashion accessories. Cosmetics are the most accessible Chanel product, with counters in upmarket department stores across the world, including Harrods, Galeries Lafayette, Bergdorf Goodman, Hudson's Bay, and David Jones, Wojooh, as well as its own beauty boutiques (wikipedia.com)
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4.1

1,958 products

37,232 reviews

72% would repurchase

Recent Chanel Reviews

Fragrances -Chanel -No. 22

on 11/23/2017 4:26:00 PM

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Why would one buy anything “new” before trying something this beautiful?

6 of 7 people found this helpful.



Powder -Chanel -Vitalumiere Loose Powder

on 11/23/2017 9:52:00 AM

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** I love Chanel, I really, really do! But what old lady died in this loose powder? **

If your skin is dry/flaky and sensitive, this is a no-go, because the perfume can really disturb your skin.

Other than that, it is beautiful. I use it for my natural glowing look, where I just put it sparingly in the T zone and blend it out. It is stunning and it makes me look very beautiful. When I wear makeup I often reach for this, some concealer, and a lipstick or blush, no need for anything else, seriously, it does that great of a job.

I have never used it for more than 1 day at a time, so I don't know if it will cause any trouble, with continuous daily use.
I do find, that if I use more product than just a tiny amount, then it can settle a little in fine lines and look a little dry. (it is powder after all) But it's something you will quickly figure out, and you can use a primer underneath, that will prevent that. I do not use primers for this though.

The brush coming with it is super dense and super soft. It is a good brush, I must say!

The shade range is not that great, unfortunately. I will repurchase this.


Moisturizers -Chanel -La Solution 10 de Chanel

on 11/22/2017 3:01:00 AM

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I'm writing this review because I think this moisturizer is overpriced for what it is. I was suckered into buying this for my dry and sensitive skin by the charming Chanel SA lady who mentioned this was made specifically for people suffering from sensitive skin. She assured me that it would not aggravate my rosacea and that I would like it better than my current Avene tolerance cream. Well, after trying this Chanel version, my response is: I don't. Here's why:

First a bit about the Chanel cream:
Chanel's claim: "Why 10? Out of thousands ingredients tested, it took just 10, no more, no less to compose the most pure yet effective solution for calming and soothing sensitive skin."
They list these 10 as: Water, vegetal squalane, soft powder, glycerin, silver needle tea extract, shea butter extract, emollient, emulsifier, humectant preservative.

What it really contains: Phenoxyethanol,Steareth-21, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Shea Butter Extract, Glycerin, White Tea Extract, Lauroyl Lysine, Vegetal Squalane.
So what we are basically getting are: skin conditioning agents, preservatives, emulsifiers, an antioxidant and binding humectants.

Price: $106 Canadian for 30 mL ($$$).

Packaging: An opaque white bottle with a pump. The pump aspect is nice and sanitary.

Texture: Light and absorbs quickly.

My reaction: This was moisturizing but it felt like it did the job of a basic moisturizer. For me personally, it's definitely not worth the high price tag for the minimal ingredients. In addition, interestingly, some studies have shown that as a preservative, Phenoxyethanol may cause skin irritation.

Would I repurchase? No.

Alternate product: I have found that my current moisturizer: Eau thermale Avene Tolerance Extreme emulsion works amazingly well for my sensitive and reactive skin. It was recommended to me by my dermatologist but because it has no antioxidant properties, I always seem to think I could always find a better cream. To date, I haven't and have resolved to using an anti-oxidant serum along with this Avene cream.
For those wondering about Avene, similar to Chanel le 10 solution, the Avene also has minimal ingredients (8 only) but has the advantage of having no preservatives. It's also recommended by the European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients Association.
The Avene's ingredients are (light version listed below- the rich version has Shea butter added).
Aqua, Squalane, Behenyl Alcohol (vegetal source), Capriylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Sodium Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer.

The price is also much cheaper: $35 for 50 mL (it also goes on sale often at 20% off at Shoppers Drug Mart).

So in conclusion, I think it's great that Chanel is gearing to sensitive skin types and I think when it comes down to basics (which I think the Chanel cream really is), it's a matter of personal preference. I thought I'd spoil myself with the Chanel version but in reality, I found that it performed no better than my beloved Avene Tolerance Extreme cream. Personally, I think the minimal ingredients for both Chanel and Avene are what really helps calm and soothe reactive skin, so there's nothing overly special about one over the other.

Anyways, as helpful as it is reading other people's reviews, I do hope my review provided some helpful feedback and thank you for reading :)





4 of 4 people found this helpful.


Concealers -Chanel -Correcteur Perfection Long Lasting Concealer

on 11/21/2017 12:34:00 AM

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The best concealer by far! The new pale green shade to conceal redness is just out of a dream, professional and easy to use at the same time. A little goes a long way, just make sure close it tight as it lasts for a lifetime as long as one doesn’t let it dry.


Polishes -Chanel -Le Vernis Nail Color

on 11/20/2017 10:40:00 PM

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Badly overpriced for what it is, but I won't buy it even for 10$.
I like manicure that lasts, Chanel doesn't. 2-3 days it's all you're gonna get.
It becomes too thick in a bottle after about 10 times of use.
Spend your $ somewhere else, there is nothing special in this product, you're paying just for the brand.

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