Chanel Lively Rosewood No. 1 Lip & Cheek Balm Review & Swatches

Lively Rosewood (5)

Chanel Lively Rosewood (5) No. 1 Chanel Lip & Cheek Balm. Chanel lip and cheek balm ($45.00 for 0.23 oz.) Medium, carnation, and plum with warmer undertones and a soft sheen. It had a shinier, shinier finish on my lips and a satin-like sheen (it’s not fully set or dried, but seems to have a semi-set on) on my cheeks.

The texture was light, despite some stickiness, and spreadable both on the cheeks and on the lips. It had a semi-transparent and buildable pigmentation that applied evenly to bare skin and wasn’t prone to lifting my base. I was surprised by how smooth and consistent the product seemed to be applied to my lips. This shade stayed good for eight hours on my cheeks and three hours on my lips (and it was hydrating).

in-depth reading: Formula overview for details on overall performance and properties (eg odor).

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Formula overview

$45.00 / 0.23 oz. – $195.65 an ounce

The formula is supposed to have a “buttery nourishing formula” that “melts into the skin” and adds a “touch of colour.” The brand recommended applying it to the lips and/or cheeks, although it can be used with a fine brush if desired. I’ve found that fingertips work well for both methods, although as a lip product I could have seen a more perfect stand-alone lip brush (I feel like I need more product on my lips than on my cheeks).

The texture was like a thick gel with noticeable viscosity, so I was very surprised that the product set well on top of the foundation and was not prone to lifting. On my cheeks, it dried out noticeably, but not completely, so it had a silky sheen but didn’t appear as dewy as it was initially applied. On my lips, it kept more of the shine for longer, but it wasn’t as long-lasting as a lip product.

It had a semi-transparent and buildable pigment, which was easily achieved on my lips. The light viscosity and thickness of the product seem to help it work well on my lips because a lot of tinted lip balms are often too thin to be prone to settling into my lip lines or picking up texture imperfections.

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

Browse all Chanel No. 1 lip & cheek swatches.


Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride | Primary polyglycerides / linoleic / linolenic | Polyglyceryl-2-isostearate/dimer-dilenolate copolymer | DIISOSTEARYL MALATE | Castor oil / IPDI copolymer | Dextrin Isostearate | C8-12 Triglyceride | Candelilla cera (Euphorbia wax (Candelilla wax)) | Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil | Glyceryl Behenate / Icosadiate | Silica | Japanese camellia seed oil | Isostearic acid | Tocopherol | Perfume(s) | [+ / – (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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