Dec 20, 2012

Le Vernis Fracas: Printemps Precieux de Chanel Spring 2013 Makeup Collection

Chanel Le Vernis Fracas (available here) - $26

The bright pink nail polish, Fracas (571), is the limited edition shade from the Printemps Precieux de Chanel makeup collection for spring 2013.  Like a lot of Chanel nail polishes, this seems to have quickly gathered up quite a bit of fan following, and I suspect Fracas would be the first one to disappear from the shelves.  Personally, I am not a huge fan of such bright colors, and I doubt if I would have picked it up if it wasn't a Chanel.  On my nails though, in real life more than in the photos, the color isn't that scary.  It is a bright pink but with just enough warmth to make it a wearable pop of color rather than an outright neon-glaring pink.  Scroll on for photos.

Le Vernis Fracas 571 Nail Color Polish Printemps Precieux de Chanel Spring 2013 Makeup Collection Review NOTD Swatches
Le Vernis Fracas 571 Nail Color Polish Printemps Precieux de Chanel Spring 2013 Makeup Collection Review NOTD Swatches
Le Vernis Fracas 571 Nail Color Polish Printemps Precieux de Chanel Spring 2013 Makeup Collection Review NOTD Swatches
Fracas, in the bottle, has very fine shimmer mixed in the bright pink base, but apart from giving a hint of warmth the shimmer is just not visible on my nails.  I had to hold the bottle in the sunlight and look for the shimmer to even see it - won't have noticed it had I not seen a mention of it elsewhere. 
Le Vernis Fracas 571 Nail Color Polish Printemps Precieux de Chanel Spring 2013 Makeup Collection Review NOTD Swatches
On my nails:  Le Vernis - Fracas (571)
The nail polish itself goes on smooth and opaque, and you can get away with even a single coat, though 2 coats give the best finish and a truer color.
Le Vernis Fracas 571 Nail Color Polish Printemps Precieux de Chanel Spring 2013 Makeup Collection Review NOTD Swatches
Le Vernis Fracas 571 Nail Color Polish Printemps Precieux de Chanel Spring 2013 Makeup Collection Review NOTD Swatches

Chanel Le Vernis Fracas might be a bit of an odd pick for this time of the year, but blame that on a spring makeup collection launching in the middle of winter.  It's a beautiful bright pink that would fit right in with a glorious spring day.  I won't wait around for the seasons to change, though, to buy this polish - you just might not find it anywhere!  On second thoughts, the Chanel website seems to always be the last place in the world to launch any new product, and the "new Chanel spring collection" might launch there just in time for summer :P - scratched out, since this collection is now available on the Chanel website :P

As always, Sabrina from The Beauty Look Book has a wonderful post for comparisons with other Chanel/Dior nail polishes.

More from Chanel Spring 2013 Makeup Collection
Chanel Le Vernis Nail Polish: Emprise
Poudre Signee de Chanel Illuminating Powder

13 comments:

  1. I don't mind the season I just love the color..

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    1. :D :D Am quite sure you will love this one! Hey Aarthi..mailing you something..

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  2. Thats such a pretty shade ! Btw Rads Happy Anniversary :))

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    1. Hehee..thank youuuuuuuuuuuu..and happy birthday Bhumika...as always, you managed to wish me first :D :D

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    1. It is..did you pick up anything from this lot yet, Michelle?

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    2. !! I meant did you get anything yet..didn't see any posts on your blog so was wondering..I know you put your list in the other post already!!!

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  4. The colour is sooooo pretttyyyy.. but its kind of dupe-able no ??
    Somehow I feel the lighter colours by Chanel are fab and one of a kind sorts... brighter ones are pretty but not unique kinds :|

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    1. Naah even I feel that way..but I see other blogs where they do comparison swatches with brands like OPI and Essie, MAC, and Dior, and a lot of times there aren't exact dupes!!

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