Berry Boost (6)

Chanel Berry Boost (6) No. 1 de Chanel Lip & Cheek Balm ($45.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a medium-dark raspberry pink with cooler undertones and a satin sheen. It had a smooth, lightly tacky texture that wasn’t too thin or too thin, which yielded semi-sheer color payoff, though it was buildable if desired.

As a cheek product, it applied evenly to bare skin as well as on top of foundation, despite having light tackiness to the texture. It seemed to dry down slightly, as it initially looked quite dewy but settled into a more satin-like sheen, which wasn’t fully set or matte. It wore well for eight hours before looking like it had migrated slightly.

As a lip product, it applied evenly to my lips with slight settling into my deeper lip lines, which wasn’t visible at a normal viewing distance. The texture seemed to “melt” and felt less tacky as it sat on my lips. It lasted for four hours and was hydrating over time.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$45.00/0.23 oz. – $195.65 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have a “nourishing, buttery formula” that “melts into skin” and add a “touch of colour.” The brand recommended dabbing it on lips and/or cheeks, though it could be used with precise brushes if desired. I found fingertips worked well for both methods, though as a lip product, I could see a standalone lip brush being more ideal (I feel like I needed more product on my lips than for my cheeks).

The texture was like a thicker gel with noticeable tackiness, so I was very surprised that the product applied well on top of foundation and wasn’t prone to lifting it up. On my cheeks, it dried down noticeably, though not fully, so it had a satiny sheen but did not appear as dewy as initially applied. On my lips, it retained more shine for longer, but it wasn’t particularly long-wearing as a lip product.

It had sheer to semi-sheer, buildable pigmentation, which was most readily achieved on my lips. The light tackiness and thickness of the product seemed to help it work well on my lips as a lot of tinted lip balms are often so thin that they are prone to settling into my lip lines or catching on texture imperfections.

They lasted seven to eight hours as a cheek product before migrating a bit, and they lasted two to four hours as a lip product and were hydrating to wear.

Browse all of our Chanel No. 1 de Chanel Lip & Cheek Balm swatches.

Ingredients

CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE | OLEIC/LINOLEIC/LINOLENIC POLYGLYCERIDES | POLYGLYCERYL-2 ISOSTEARATE/DIMER DILINOLEATE COPOLYMER | DIISOSTEARYL MALATE | CASTOR OIL/IPDI COPOLYMER | DEXTRIN ISOSTEARATE | C8-12 ACID TRIGLYCERIDE | CANDELILLA CERA (EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX) | CAMELLIA OLEIFERA SEED OIL | GLYCERYL BEHENATE/EICOSADIOATE | SILICA | CAMELLIA JAPONICA SEED OIL | ISOSTEARIC ACID | TOCOPHEROL | PARFUM (FRAGRANCE) | [+ / – (MAY CONTAIN) | CI 12085 (RED 36) | CI 15850 (RED 6) | CI 15850 (RED 7 LAKE) | CI 15985 (YELLOW 6 LAKE) | CI 17200 (RED 33 LAKE) | CI 19140 (YELLOW 5 LAKE) | CI 42090 (BLUE 1 LAKE) | CI 45380 (RED 22 LAKE) | CI 45410 (RED 28 LAKE) | CI 73360 (RED 30 LAKE) | CI 77163 (BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE) | CI 77491, | CI 77492, | CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES) | CI 77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET) | CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE) | MICA] | IL58A-III

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