Sunday, September 11, 2016

Chanel Fall 2016 Le Rouge N°1 Collection | Le Vernis Nail Polishes: Review and Swatches

Disclaimer: The products featured were provided for review.
The Fall 2016 Chanel Le Rouge N°1 Collection is all about reds so what better way to wear this timeless color than sporting some polished red nails. Today I have swatches of both reds from the collection to share with you: a classic true red and a translucent red "nail gloss". To read on, click.......

Chanel Le Vernis in "528 Rouge Puissant" ($32 CAD):
A beautiful classic red cream, "528 Rouge Puissant"'s formulation is just top-notch! The polish is buttery, smooth, and richly pigmented. For the swatches below, I used two coats with no top coat.
Chanel Le Vernis "528 Rouge Puissant"; two coats with no top coat.
Chanel Le Vernis Nail Gloss in "530 Rouge Radical" ($32 CAD):
Similar to "683 Sunrise Trip" from the Spring 2016 Collection, "530 Rouge Radical" is a bright and sunny red-jelly. Unlike your traditional "nail gloss", though, this polish is quite pigmented while still retaining that squishy translucent finish. I only needed two coats for the beautiful coverage seen in the swatches below. The polish looks great on its own but it can also be added to another polish as a tinted top coat (see last photo). My only criticism of the formulation is the slightly longer drying time so do allow extra time for the polish to completely harden.
Chanel Le Vernis Nail Gloss "530 Rouge Radical"; two coats with no top coat.
Chanel Le Vernis "528 Rouge Puissant" (two coats)
with Nail Gloss "530 Rouge Radical" (one coat).
Chanel is available in stores at The Bay, Nordstrom, Holt Renfrew, and various Chanel counters nationwide.