This spring, Chanel’s color palette is a blooming garden of color. A mix of delicate pastels and bold brights. The Chanel Spring 2015 nail colors bring that garden feel to life with a neutral, grounded taupe, silvery leaf green and vibrant petunia pink.
Formula & Application
Chanel Le Vernis is 5-Free (free of DBP, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin and Camphor). The signature square glass bottles are topped with a black square outer cap that is removed to reveal a stubby, round, ribbed inner cap. The brush is round, medium in length and width and reminds me of the old OPI brushes. It easily fans out and covers the nail without much resistance.
The colors in this collection all had a watery feel that reminded me of Essie. Though the pigmentation was off with two of the shades. Paradisio and Tenderly needed three coats and, even then, they were still a bit patchy. And the frostiness of Paradisio left subtle brush marks. Desirio, on the other hand, is a dream. Flawless application in two coats.
Chanel Reverie Parisienne Swatches
Chanel Desirio is a bold magenta creme. You can see a hint of blue shimmer in the bottle but, on the nail, it’s barely perceptible. It simply adds depth. Think of Desirio as the older, darker sister of OPI Dim Sum Plum.
Chanel Paradisio is a frosty, pale, pistacio with silver micro-glitter that peeks out at certain angles. It’s very light and icy, almost to the point of not looking green.
Chanel Tenderly is a purple-tinged taupe creme. It’s the love child of Essie Chinchilly and Merino Cool.
Bottom Line: As excited as I was for Paradisio and Tenderly, Desirio ended up being the winner of this bunch. The formula is delightful and the color is beautifully rich. It will make a fabulous pedicure shade for sure. Tenderly and Paradisio were both letdowns. Tenderly for its patchiness and Paradisio for how frosty and brush stroke-y it is. It feels a bit old-fashioned in that sense. I guess I am really missing the kick-ass shades of Chanel’s past. I mean, florals for spring… you know the ending.
The Chanel Spring 2015 makeup collection is available now at Chanel boutiques and counters nationwide and online at Chanel.com, Nordstrom.com, and SaksFifthAvenue.com. Chanel nail polish retails for $27/ea
What do you think of the Chanel spring colors? Do you have a favorite Chanel shade? What kind of nail color do you think is missing from the brand?