I’m wearing Chanel Le Vernis Eastern Light from the Hong Kong Collection today. As you can see from the picture, it’s pretty much an opaque pure white color in cream finish with no shimmer. I wouldn’t say this color knocks my socks off, or a must-have for AUD$40 a pop. But as I am going through a pale nail color phase this season, I do find Eastern Light appeals to me for the following reasons:
- I like the contrast of the white color against my skin color. It makes the nails pop and gives a very clean manicured look.
- If you’ve grown weary of wearing vampy colors like me, it’s refreshing to wear a color that is completely on the other end of color spectrum!
Wearing 2 coats of Eastern Light. The quality is standard Chanel – 2 to 3 coats give an even and glossy finish.
Chanel Le Vernis Malice (available here) is definitely one of my favorite Chanel nail polishes so far. Two coats gives a perfect application. Malice is a beautiful vampy shade of burgundy color with a hint of deep red undertone, but the mix of ruby and magenta shimmer makes the color so interesting and stand out from the norm.
The highly anticipated Chanel 2012 Holiday Makeup Collection – Eclats du Soir de Chanel has hit our shore today. The collection is not on display yet but they are available upon request. I picked up two products on the way home and here is a sneak preview of what I bought and my first initial thoughts.
Chanel Le Vernis MALICE (retails for AUD$39) – If I could only get one product from this collection, it would be this one! Check out The Beauty Look Book’s review here.
Chanel Quadra Eye Shadow HARMONIE DU SOIR (retails for AUD$98) – Both the design and the texture of HARMONIE DU SOIR are successfully inherited from the Topkapi Quadra Eye shadow from the Byzance de Chanel collection. Each eye shadow feels noticeably more buttery soft and smoother than the regular line, and all are highly pigmented. I haven’t had a chance to wear them yet, and I’m curious to see how the darkest reddish mulberry shade paired with the pale pink will look on me. Check out Makeup Magpie’s review here.
The entire collection is sold on-line here with international shipping available.
Continued from last year’s tradition, Chanel has created 3 new limited editions Le Vernis nail colors (DÉLICATESSE, INFIDÈLE and PROVOCATION) for 2012′s Vogue Fashion Night out, along with three corresponding Rouge Allure Velvet shades which make up three limited edition Twin Sets de Chanel. I made sure I got my hands on the nail colors as soon as I could as they sell like hot cakes! Upon swatching the lip colors in the store I have decided to give them a miss. The new nail shades are as gorgeous as I expected from what I have seen in the preview, although I would say the colors from the preview pictures slightly deviates from the real products. I feel that with this release Chanel has done what they do the best – the colors are so on-trend, fashionable yet wearable.
Closer up shots of DÉLICATESSE, INFIDÈLE and PROVOCATION.
Swatches with 3 coats:
DÉLICATESSE: is a refined beige with a hint of brick brown undertone
INFIDÈLE: is a deep muted pinkish berry.
PROVOCATION: is a unique rich autumn plum shade.
My favorite? It’s gotta be PROVOCATION as I am always more in favor of dark and vampy shades, so I have repainted my nails with it.
Have you picked up any from the Twin Sets de Chanel or are you planning to?
Hi everyone, I did a brief preview of the Chanel Bombay Express Makeup Collection about a week ago. And I felt my pictures did not do much justice for the collection, as they were all placed inside a glass box at a dark corner so there wasn’t enough light. Anyhow as I was doing my random Friday night shopping today, the testers of Chanel Le Vernis DIWALI and Des Indes De Chanel Illuminating Powder were out. If I have ever stupidly said I did not like the look of Chanel Le Vernis DIWALI in my previews post, then I take my words back! It is absolutely gorgeous!!I thought the color still looks quite gold from the bottle, but when swatched on the nails, it shows up as a beautiful gold and silver duo chrome with a beige undertone. It is totally to die for, and I can’t wait to get my hands on it when it is on sale!
My nails were painted with Chanel Morning Rose, so I had to swatch DIWALI on my friend
2 coats of Chanel Le Vernis DIWALI
My thoughts for Route Des Indes De Chanel Illuminating Powder remains the same. It is a little too gold as a highlighter for my complexion, but the texture felt extremely luxurious and buttery soft.
Swatch of Route Des Indes De Chanel Illuminating Powder
What do you think girls? Will this change your mind?
The Chanel Bombay Express Makeup 2012 Collection is on display in Sydney now, and they will be on sale from the start of July. I took some iphone pictures for you (please excuse the quality). For those of you who have seen the promo picture, the Chanel le Vernis DIWALI looks nothing like it in real life.
From left to right: Route Des Indes De Chanel Illuminating powder with shimmer, Le Vernis in DIWALI, Rouge Coco Shine in EMPREINTE 473
This picture is taken with flash, so it looks more sparkly and glittery than in real life.
The highlighter is gorgeous, but I think I will give it a pass as I am not a gold highlighter person. And it looks similar to the Chane JC in OR from the Byzance Collection.
I was looking forward to Le Vernis DIWALI the most, however after seeing it in person my gut feeling tells me that it will pull too muddy on me. So I might take this off my shopping list as well. (Yay for my wallet!).
So what do you think? Is there anything in particular you have set your eyes on?!
I cannot believe I only did 10 posts for the month of Feb, though I felt I have done more than that…Shame on me! I really wish I can update my blog more as well as catching up on all the blogs that I follow…So I decided to do a quick post on the Chanel Le Vernis from the Spring 2012 Collection for Friday. I only bought May and June and passed on April which just doesn’t appeal to me for some reason…
The colors of May and June are very young and fresh. Chanel is the leading brand for fashion forward colors, and both shades fit right into the pastel-colored theme which is the key trend of the moment. What I love the most about them is they complement my skin tone perfectly! Both May and June are of standard Chanel Le vernis quality – 2 to 3 coats provide an opaque finish and they hardly chip on me.
May is a bright cherry blossom pink in cream finish – a neutral pink that would look lovely on any skintone.
Swatch of Chanel Le Vernis May with 3 coatsJune is a bright apricot shade in cream finish – it wins for its perfect balance between orange and peach which doesn’t pull too yellow/orangey on my skin.
Swatch of Chanel Le Vernis June with 3 coats
So what is your favorite shade of this Spring collection?
Ever since I missed out on the infamous Chanel Jade Le Vernis (which was all sold out during pre-order!) I developed a quite odd addiction for green nail lacquers. Unquestionably, the Dior Le vernis in Waterlily 504 was on my must have list for this spring.
Waterlily contains a very subtle degree of emerald green shimmer that I did not even notice until I inspected it closely under the direct sunlight. Dior normally makes the best formulation for nail polishes in my opinion. With waterlily, unfortunately I thought the formula was little on the thick side, so I had to add a few drops of nail polish thinner as I personally prefer to apply 3 thin coats rather than 2 thick coats.
picture 1: taken under direct sunlight
The color is a leafy green on me. Picture was taken with 3 coats of waterlily without a topcoat.
Compared to OPI Mermaid’s Tears (reviewed here) and Essie Turquoise and Caicos which lean towards the cool side of green, Dior Waterlily appears very warm when swatched against them.
Bottom Line: Store your usual vampy and dark shades for now, Spring is all about pretty pastel hues, and Dior Waterlily is one of the most unique shades this season! Dior Le Vernis retails for AUD$39 in Australia.