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.|
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.