Pro Makeup Artists Always Use These Chanel Products on Celebrities

In my job as a beauty editor, I spoken with a lot of makeup artists throughout my career. Being backstage at fashion week, nosying through kit bags and chatting with celebrity makeup artists, means you pick up a lot of intel on which makeup products really cut the mustard—the ones that are so good that they to make their way onto the faces of artists' celebrity clientele.


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If there is one makeup brand that I see popping out of every makeup artist's kit time and time again, it's Chanel Beauty. It's unsurprising, given that Chanel has so many iconic makeup products that work equally as well for day-to-day and red carpet looks. The brand's Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream is the best cream bronzer that I've tried, and Chanel's foundations are second to none for a flawless base that is completely undetectable on the skin.

To find out what the best Chanel Beauty products are, I asked UK-based celebrity makeup artists to unzip their kit bags, trawled the Instagram pages of international Chanel MUAs and quizzed the Who What Wear UK team about their "I can't live without this" makeup products.

Scroll ahead for the definitive list of the best Chanel beauty products to try.

The Best Chanel Beauty Makeup Products


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Pati Dubroff, Makeup Artist


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Celebrity clients: Sofia Richie Grainge, Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Olsen, Simone Ashley.


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Sofia Richie Grainge's wedding makeup? That was Pati Dubroff. All of Margot Robbie's epic Barbie press-tour glam? That'll be Dubroff, too. The celebrity makeup artist calls upon a lot of Chanel makeup in her kit. Below are just some of the makeup products that she entrusts to help celebrities get their glow.

Dubroff used one specific Chanel makeup product on both Richie Grainge and Robbie—Rouge Coco Baume in Pink Delight. It's become so popular that it's basically out of stock everywhere, but the tinted balm is also available in a few other shades that impart a sheer wash of colour and gloss to the lips.

Nina Park, Makeup Artist


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Celebrity clients: Zoë Kravitz, Kaia Gerber, Hailey Bieber, Laura Harrier, HoYeon Jung, Taylor Russell.


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I often find myself going down a rabbit hole when I look at Nina Park's makeup. Working with some of the biggest celebrity A-listers including Hailey Bieber, Zoë Kravitz and Laura Harrier, Park is known for creating glowing skin and minimalist yet elegant makeup looks for her clients. For Hailey Bieber's most recent Met Gala glam, Park used Le Volume De Chanel Mascara to impart glamourous volume to Bieber's lashes.

Zoe Taylor, Makeup Artist


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Celebrity clients: Rihanna, Kiera Knightley, Alexa Chung, Jenna Coleman.


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From painting Rihanna for her Vogue Brazil cover to Alexa Chung, Jenna Coleman and Kiera Knightley calling her their makeup artist, I was intrigued to hear what Zoe Taylor's go-to Chanel makeup product is. "Chanel Les Beige Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream is the closest thing you will ever get to a genuine tan. It glides onto the skin, blending perfectly into a moisturised face," she says. "And don’t forget to apply on your neck for extra jaw definition."

Marco Antonio, Makeup Artist


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Celebrity clients: Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Nathalie Emmanuel, Gillian Anderson.


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I've been lucky enough to sit in Marco Antonio's chair. He's not only a major celebrity MUA, but is also the fashion and beauty director for Hunger Magazine, creating avant-garde beauty moments for the title, as well as beautiful editorial makeup looks for just about every major fashion magazine you can imagine.

He introduced me to Les Beiges Foundation, a product he often reaches for in his kit. "I am always in search for the perfect foundation, and Chanel Les Beiges is the one for me with its unique formulation," he says. "Its silky texture and vast spectrum of shades can totally transform your skin whilst being invisible to the eye and imperceptible to touch."

Ninni Nummela, Makeup Artist


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Celebrity clients: Priyanka Chopra, Amita Suman, Jodie Comer, Gemma Chan.


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When I met with Nummela at a Chanel event, she created an incredible lit-from-within makeup look on me, and I've since become captivated with her work on celebrities such as Priyanka Chopra and Gemma Chan. "A must-have in my makeup bag is Chanel Le Crayon Khôl in Ambre—the deep burnished red khôl pencil is perfect for creating a lived-in smokey-eye look," says Nummela. "This shade beautifully complements any eye colour."

Kay Montano, Makeup Artist


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Celebrity clients: Rachel Weisz, Rachel Weisz, Vanessa Kirby.


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From Vogue covers to working with everyone from Christy Turlington, Lady Gaga, Rachel Weisz, Thandiwe Newton and Vanessa Kirby, it's safe to say that Montano knows the best products in the game.

"A good, natural nude lip is an essential in both my professional and personal makeup wardrobe, and Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Matte Lipstick in Libre suits most fair-to-medium skin types," she says. "It creates a cool '60s vibe for darker skin tones too. I love it!"

Who What Wear Editors' Favourites Chanel Beauty Makeup Products:

Eleanor Vousden, Beauty Editor


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Grace Lindsay, Junior Beauty Editor


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Remy Farrell, Fashion Editor


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Maxine Eggenberger, Deputy Editor


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Sophie Cookson, Insights Manager


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Beauty Editor, Who What Wear UK

Eleanor Vousden is the beauty editor of Who What Wear UK. She was previously deputy editor at Hairdressers Journal, health writer at Woman & Home and junior beauty editor at beauty website Powder. She has also contributed to Wallpaper and Elle Collections with written and styling work.

Working as a beauty journalist since 2015 after graduating in fashion journalism at the London College of Fashion, she has been highly commended at the BSME Talent Awards and also contributed to Powder, winning Website of the Year at the PPA Awards for her work in beauty journalism.

Eleanor’s journalistic focus is to provide readers with honest and helpful beauty content. Through words, video and live broadcast, she has interviewed several celebrity makeup artists, hairstylists and top dermatologists throughout her career. She has a particular interest in finding solutions for acne and eczema, which she has experienced firsthand. She has also amassed a large collection of fragrances and can never say no to a new candle.

When she’s not writing or testing the latest beauty product or treatments, she’s on the seafront in her hometown of Brighton and Hove, where she lives with her partner.