Apr 30, 2012

Chanel Le Vernis in Island (Summer Makeup 2012)

Chanel Le Vernis Island (available here) - $26

Chanel's Summer Makeup Collection 2012 rolled into stores and online this week.  It's a small (relatively) collection, and I haven't gotten around to checking it in store.  I just ordered a few pieces from the Chanel website, and the Le Vernis Island is one of them.  A pale beige with an opalescent finish, it shows up shades of a pale pink at times - something that I found really impossible to capture in the photos.

Chanel Summer Makeup 2012 Le Vernis Island Nail Polish Laquer Color Beauty Blog Swatches Reviews NOTD
Chanel Summer Makeup 2012 Le Vernis Island Nail Polish Laquer Color Beauty Blog Swatches Reviews NOTD
Chanel Summer Makeup 2012 Le Vernis Island Nail Polish Laquer Color Beauty Blog Swatches Reviews NOTD

In the photos it looks like a soft beige or brown, but it's so much more than that.  Depending on the light, the colour looks a pale beige and takes on a pinkish hue at other times.  The finish is subtle and more like a sheen, and I never did get a completely opaque finish with 3 coats.  The one thing I have noticed about Chanel's nail polishes is that they seem to take a little longer to dry than usual, and this one is no exception.

Chanel Nail Polish Island - NOTD

Chanel Summer Makeup 2012 Le Vernis Island Nail Polish Laquer Color Beauty Blog Swatches Reviews NOTD

With so many brands coming up with cheery, bright colours this season, I was not too sure how a "beige" would work, but Chanel's Le Vernis Island is one of the prettiest neutrals I have seen in a long time!  Do give this a try if you like a soft, romantic look that still has some spark to it.

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4 comments:

  1. It is indeed a pretty neutral..sad it takes longer time to dry:(

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    1. I read somewhere that the less drying the nail polish is to the nails, the longer it takes to dry...don't know if it's true, but I have been a little more patient with it ever since :D

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  2. Love this one as well such a beautiful summer collection from Chanel! Enjoy reading your reviews!

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  3. Hi Nawi..thank you! I like these subtle shades more than the bright reds and oranges - find those a little more difficult to carry off, personally for me..

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