Jun 28, 2012

Chanel Le Vernis Vertigo (Les Essentiels de Chanel Fall 2012)

Chanel Le Vernis Vertigo (available here) - $26

It's not yet July, and summer is just starting here, but in the world of makeup it's already autumn!  While I was waiting for the Bombay Express collection from Chanel (which is currently available online), pieces from the fall 2012 collection - Les Essentiels de Chanel - were already available at Nordstrom.  Thanks to their fabulous (and free) shipping service, I got a few of the products.  My favorite is the Chanel nail polish - Vertigo.


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Chanel Makeup Fall 2012 Les Essentiels de le vernis nail polish lacquer color notd swatches beauty blog reviews vertigo

Vertigo is a dark reddish-brownish grey - so dark it's almost black.  There is a fine shimmer scattered throughout the polish, but had I not read about this in other blogs I would have never known.  The polish looks a dull, dark grey in the bottle, and I was a bit disappointed when I saw it.  On my nails, it goes on a creamy, dark grey with undertones of maroon and brown.  There is no sparkle or shimmer visible (very typical of so many Chanel polishes), but it does give a depth and complexity to the color and makes it just so beautiful.

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Two coats of Chanel Le Vernis Vertigo on my nails.
Chanel Le Vernis Vertigo is a fabulous, creamy dark color that is perfect for fall but would not look out of place any time of the year.  Unlike so many other darker colours, this makes my hands look healthier and brighter.  The formula is amazing, and if you are good with your application, you could get away with a single coat.  I don't own Paradoxal or Black Satin - the two colors that this might look similar to - so I cannot do side by side photos right now, but in my opinion, Paradoxal has just too much purple in it while Black Satin is, well, just black.   I would check this post by Sabrina from The Beauty Look Book to get an idea about comparisons with other/similar colors.

MORE CHANEL NAIL POLISHES:
Chanel Le Vernis Rose Cache
Chanel Le Vernis Beige 
Chanel Le Vernis - Island 
Chanel Le Vernis - Attraction (545)
Chanel Le Vernis - Frisson (543)
Chanel Le Vernis - June
Chanel Le Vernis - Paritculiere

More Chanel Reviews HERE.

11 comments:

  1. Its such a gorgeousss shade Rads.... I loveeeeeeeeeeeee such shades...recently acquired a dark dark green nail polish from Avon..he he he..it too looks almost black.....

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    1. Hi Cali! I love Avon polishes..not seen this green-black one...you post some time na..it sounds really pretty..

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    2. yeahhh..they'v recently launched it..they call it urban jungle..would post it within a day or two..currently too wearing it!! he he he! :D :D

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    3. Oh woww...it sounds nice..is that like a collection of polishes?

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  2. Is this a black one? The shimmers are prominent in Sabrina's pics.

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    1. No it's not black..its like a dark reddish grey. Sabrina got the shimmers so beautifully in her photos, that's why I linked to her post :D But it's only seen in the bottle that way, and only in the sunlight. On the nails, you have to really look for it to see it. A lot of the Chanel cream NPs are like that - they have this microshimmer that you can easily miss noticing :D

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  3. Oooops! Sorry Appu..that got deleted!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is a pretty color, though, isn't it? :D

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  4. It's pretty but it doesn't stand out for me. If the shimmer were visible, I might feel differently, otherwise I am not wowed by this. Sorry Chanel!

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    1. Hii Becca :) Naaah the shimmer doesn't stand out...maybe under bright sunligh :D I don't think of these as shimmery polishes, is just added in there to give a twist to the color and not really for the glimmer factor..or so I think :P

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  5. sorry I do not like black nail polish at all even if its Chanel :-(

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    1. Awww..that's okay....a lot of people don't :)

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