Chanel added a new product to their No 1 de Chanel skincare line with three shades of the No 1 de Chanel Skin Enhancers ($60 each for 1 fl oz). These are radiant illuminators that combine skincare and tint in one. The No 1 de Chanel Skin Enhancers contain the Red Camellia Extract and Red Camellia Oil which are supposed to help revive and protect the skin.
These can be worn on their own all over or as a primer underneath foundation. The three shades have a medium texture consistency – not liquid/fluid but not super thick like a cream. They do have a hydrating feel and a little goes a long way so you don’t need a lot.
I’ve played with these a few ways. The shimmer is fine enough that I can apply all over the face in place of foundation for an all over glow. If I set with a good medium coverage powder on top like the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder or Chantecaille Compact Makeup the result is a naturally radiant glow from within kind of look, almost like fresh skin that is softly powdered.
I also like using as a primer underneath foundation or mixed in with foundation for a little more glow.
There are three shades, Soft Pink is a pearly soft peachy pink, Medium Coral is a peachy shade, Intense Amber is a very warm golden amber shimmer. On my skin tone which is a Chanel B40/BD41/B50/BD51 I can use either Soft Pink or Medium Coral on their own. I also like the two mixed.
Formula is easy to blend and work into the skin with fingers. One pump is more than enough for me to cover my entire face. These are natural in finish but have more coverage with a thicker texture than the Chanel Les Beiges Sheer Healthy Glow Highlighting Fluid or Fluid Enlumineur.
Applied all over
Full beauty look wearing:
- Base – No 1 de Chanel Skin Enhancer in Soft Pink and Medium Coral mixed
- Foundation – No 1 de Chanel Revitalizing Foundation in BD41 (swatches also here)
- Powder – Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Powder in Medium
- Brows – Anastasia Brow Wiz in Caramel
- Eyeshadow – Chanel Les 4 Ombres in Candeur Et Experience
- Eyeliner – Stylo Yeux Eyeliner in Espresso
- Bronzer – Les Beiges Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream Shade 392
- Blush – Joues Contraste Rose Initiale
- Lips – Rouge Coco Baume in Pink Delight + Rouge Coco Gloss in Rose Naif
- Nail Polish – Static Nails Liquid Glass Nail Lacquer in Coconut
- Top – Reformation
There are lots of complexion enhancers out right now and for a similar finish, I would say the Elf Halo Glow Liquid Filter is the most similar in the way it looks on the skin. Of course the formulas and shades are completely different, but for a glow product I can wear all over the face on its own without looking like a disco ball, I feel these are similar. The Elf product is primarily makeup and the shades are closer to skin tone shades while the Chanel is noticeably more hydrating and the colors work to almost brighten the skin with the pink and peach tones.
Bottom line: love. I didn’t expect to love these as much as I do since I already am a die-hard fan of the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter and Elf Halo Glow Liquid Filter. Both of those come in skin tones so I wasn’t sure I would like the No 1 de Chanel Skin Enhancers since the colors aren’t really skin tones.
The Chanel has a beautiful luxurious feel and adds a soft radiance to the skin. The tint in the base adds more life to the skin by adding some warmth. I will say that if you have super oily skin these may be too hydrating for you.
Have you tried these? What’s your favorite complexion enhancer these days?