Mar 22, 2013

Chanel Le Vernis Taboo 583 - Review, Photos

Chanel Nail Polish - Taboo (available here) is part of the small Revelation de Chanel Spring Summer 2013 makeup collection.  Included in this collection are a mix of new and repromoted Levres Scintillantes Glossimers and a lone nail polish - Taboo (583).  Taboo is a deep, dark shimmering purple with hints of blue.  The shimmer liberally scattered throughout the polish is a mix of red and bluish purple and makes this a complex color, both to describe as well as photograph.  Scroll on for photos.

Revelation de Chanel Spring Summer 2013 Makeup Collection - Le Vernis Nail Polish Taboo 583 Indian Beauty Blog Darker Skin Review Photos Swatches NOTD
Chanel Le Vernis - Taboo - Revelation de Chanel Makeup Collection
Revelation de Chanel Spring Summer 2013 Makeup Collection - Le Vernis Nail Polish Taboo 583 Indian Beauty Blog Darker Skin Review Photos Swatches NOTD
Chanel Nail Polish - Taboo - Revelation de Chanel Makeup Collection
Revelation de Chanel Spring Summer 2013 Makeup Collection - Le Vernis Nail Polish Taboo 583 Indian Beauty Blog Darker Skin Review Photos Swatches NOTD
Chanel Nail Polish - Taboo - Bluish purple and red shimmer
Revelation de Chanel Spring Summer 2013 Makeup Collection - Le Vernis Nail Polish Taboo 583 Indian Beauty Blog Darker Skin Review Photos Swatches NOTD
Chanel Nail Polish - Taboo -dark bluish base
Revelation de Chanel Spring Summer 2013 Makeup Collection - Le Vernis Nail Polish Taboo 583 Indian Beauty Blog Darker Skin Review Photos Swatches NOTD
Chanel Le Vernis - Taboo

Unlike a lot of Chanel nail polishes that have very subtle shimmer, more visible in the bottle than on the nails, there is nothing subtle about the shimmer mixed into Taboo.  Very clearly visible on the nails, the shimmer particles flash bluish purple or red depending on the light, and the color seems to change constantly as they catch the light.  Despite being slightly larger in size, the shimmer doesn't really feel gritty either.  The polish is smooth and easy to apply, opaque in a single coat but best with two, and it dries remarkably fast for such a dark color.  As it dries, though, the polish does loose the initial glossiness, and I would definitely recommend a glossy topcoat for this one.  As for my thoughts on Taboo (for some reason I don't want to stop with just two oo's...I want to type Tabooooooo...), I do not like the dark bluish purple base color, but Chanel works magic with the shimmer like only Chanel can, and I cannot seem to get this polish out of my head.  Just go try it in store and decide for yourself whether this one is for you or not - I am still undecided!

Chanel Le Vernis Taboo (583) - Ingredients


Revelation de Chanel Spring Summer 2013 Makeup Collection - Le Vernis Nail Polish Taboo 583 Indian Beauty Blog Darker Skin Review Photos Swatches NOTD Ingredients

More reviews and photos of Taboo:  ChaHeVu has lovely photos of Taboo and a pig to model it too :P :P  To see how Taboo compares to some Dior and Chanel nail polishes check Sabrina's post over at The Beauty Lookbook.