There’s just something about a woman with a Chanel nail polish. Whether it’s her beautiful, perfectly-shaped nails, her rich nail polish color, or just how perfect her hands looked on those nail polish. For years, Chanel nail polish triumph over other nail polishes for its richly-pigmented tone and fashion-forward hues.
A leader on nail polish colors, always imitated but never been truly copied, here are the old-time classic cult favorites and bold new colors.
Deep, dark red. A very classic Chanel color. A must for every woman who loves red, red, and more red. I’m not a fan of the consistency of this color though because it’s too fluid, I prefer the creamy gel-like consistency of most nail colors. This one needs to be applied 2 to 3 times to get the real color. Other than that, this is almost perfect.
Oh, My Bloody Valentine! or “Hello, The Originals”. I think of vampire red whenever I see this nail polish. That’s how dark red this is. I definitely think this is a perfect red for those with deep complexions because this makes for a dramatic contrast. This may be a bit too dark for me, but this is very sexy and very wearable nevertheless.
Only two words. Think “Chinese Dragon”.
A very cinematic vintage red. The kind that most old Hollywood stars would wear. Grace Kelly and Marilyn Monroe-alike, this is a creamy bright red that reminded me of OPI’s Chick Flick Cherry. I love this color a lot!
This is my most favorite red so far. It’s the kind of red that can top all reds. It’s a very alluring color and it looks good on all skintone. It also makes your hand very attractive and very glam.
This shade is between brown and red. But, I would say that this is more on the red side. I think this can look quite vampy but can also look chocolatey. This is a very pretty color and this will look good especially during changing seasons. There’s something simple yet elegant about this color.
Constellation galore! This is a very interesting color that will remind you of the cosmos. It’s like eggplant/violet/galaxy with a lot of glitter or shimmer of different colors. This reminded me of OPI’s Suzi And The 7 Dusseldorf but this is much darker, more complex, and way more intriguing to look at.
This is Oma Thurman’s nail polish in Pulp Fiction. The controversial vampy red, brown, bloody color that commonly suggests a “Bad Girl Look”. Yet still, this isn’t a nail polish worth only for the spunky-attitude gals. Sophisticated and fashionable ladies love this for that uplifting vibe this nail color brings. This shade is very similar to Essie’s “Wicked“.
Update: As of February 2016, these nail colors are now being discontinued by Chanel. My review of the latest and newly-reformulated Chanel Le Vernis nail polish is here.