The Chanel L’Éte Papillon de Chanel Collection for Summer 2013 features three limited-edition Chanel Le Vernis ($27 USD / $27 CAD), in coral, aqua and blue tones. This limited-edition collection features bright, vibrant shades inspired by the colors of fluttering butterflies. The collection is available online now and will be on counters May 13, 2013; you can follow along with my coverage of the collection here!
The classic Chanel Le Vernis packaging has a square bottle and removable black cap, revealing the brush handle underneath. Chanel Le Vernis is one of my favorite nail polish formulas, because they are so beautifully pigmented with just the right viscosity to make for an easy, professional-looking application, however they don’t have my favorite brush ever (I prefer a shorter, wider brush like those from Dior).
The shades include…
- Lilis: Bright, coral orange cream
- Azuré: Teal and blue shimmery duochrome
- Bel-Argus: Shimmery royal blue
These shades are all absolutely stunning and perfect for summer. Coral creams are a staple for summer pedicures for me, so Lilis is going to get a lot of use this season. Azuré and Bel-Argus are both stunning blue shades as well, and remind me of looking out into the ocean while enjoying a day at the beach. Even though the collection is inspired by the fluttering shades of butterflies, these colors represent everything we love about summer too.
Each shade is beautifully pigmented and opaque with two coats. The metallic shades (Azuré and Bel-Argus) both went on looking like they were a little sheer on the first coat, but the second coat really made them opaque. The texture and viscosity of the formula is great for an easy application and none of the shades were streaky or patchy.Chanel Le Vernis lasts about 2-3 days on me without chipping, which is the average wear time that I’ve found with non-gel polishes.
Three excellent lacquers to make your summer just that much brighter.
$27 USD / $27 CAD
- Amount: 0.4oz / 13mL
- Value: $67.5 USD per oz / $67.5 CAD per oz
Limited Edition. Available online now and on counters May 13, 2013 at:
3 Le Vernis in the collection; all shown here.
See the rest of the Chanel L’Éte Papillon de Chanel Collection for Summer 2013 here.