Chanel Libre Holiday 2016 Collection – Velvet Nail Colour Pink Rubber Swatch and Review

November 3, 2016

I haven’t bought new makeup from Chanel for a while, as I felt their past few collections just fell short of my expectations and the colors did not appeal to me. Really pleased to see that the Chanel Libre Holiday 2016 Collection brought me back again! This collection is not boring, and the products and the color theme are wearable for me. The items I picked up include the LE travel brush kit (been longing for a set of Chanel mini brushes for years!), the breathtaking Blush in Hyperfresh , and super polished Rouge Allure Gloss in Super Nude, and last not least, the VELVET Nail Colour in Pink Rubber (LE) – The entire holiday collection is available here in Australia.


It was love at first sight with this nail polish, as it is so right on point.  Velvet is the big trend this season, and I just love how Chanel translates fashion to beauty. Pink Rubber is a pale ballerina pink nail color with a hint of salmon peachy pink undertone to it. On the nails, it looks very polished and clean, yet unique and edgy with the special velvet finish. The formula is relatively smooth (but not as nice as with a gloss formula) and opaque. The first coat is streaky, but you can achieve an even and streak-free finish with 2 thick coats. Drying time is phenomenal, as my nails were fully dried within 5 minutes without any additional fast drying topcoats.

Swatched with 2 coats



Compared to the traditional matte finish, the velvet finish is more gel-like and opaque which reminds me of the buffed acrylic nails before having any nail colour applied.


Here is a picture of my picks for the Libre Collection so stay tuned for more reviews to come!


{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Blush & Pearls November 3, 2016 at 1:33 pm

Love a soft pink nail with no streaks! This velvet texture looks really interesting and a nice change from the glossy polishes.

Angela / Blush & Pearls


Candice Petersen November 3, 2016 at 7:59 pm

That nail polish shades is so beautiful! Need it

Beauty Candy Loves


Wildfire Charm November 4, 2016 at 6:37 am

Such a beautiful nail polish shade! I actually like pastel shades for winter. Also, I’m really intrigued by that swirly brush.


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