Chanel Le Vernis Bleu Pastel, Washed Denim & Emblematique for Spring 2017

March 1, 2017

Hello from Hangzhou!  Internet in China is largely patchy, especially for blogs and Instagram, so I’m going to keep this post succinct.  I’ve been waiting to show you these nail polishes, because I thought it’s nice to have a few options together.  Here are 3 special Chanel Le Vernis from the brand’s Spring 2017 offerings.

Chanel Le Vernis Bleu Pastel, Washed Denim, Emblematique

In case you hadn’t been keeping count, Chanel has released not just 1 but 3 separate capsule collections this Spring 2017.  I had reviewed a couple of Le Vernis from the main Coco Codes Collection before here, and if a warm poppy red and black top coat did not appeal to your Spring wardrobe, here is a lovely pastel that you might enjoy!

Chanel Le Vernis Bleu Pastel

Chanel Le Vernis Bleu Pastel is a delicate porcelain blue from the Energies et Puretes (aka commonly referred to as the Asia-exclusive “Le Blanc”) Collection [see here].  This is a beautiful crème formula with some of those hidden shimmers that Chanel does so well.  They give this otherwise plain pale whitened blue into an interesting warm-tinged complexity.  I found this formula slightly difficult to apply evenly, mainly due to the thick texture of the polish and the stiff bristles of the brush.  It also tended to be somewhat sheer, and required 3 generous coats to get smooth.  But once on, it stays on well and has good longevity on my nails.

Chanel Le Vernis Washed Denim

Chanel Le Vernis Washed Denim is part of the special Rouge Coco Gloss Collection (review coming soon!), and has a very intriguing duality.  At first sight, it appeared a denim blue, but under warm indoors lighting Washed Denim turns grey!  This is a rich cream that leaves a beautiful shine.  I found this formula much easier to apply, and completely covered my nails in 2 coats.

Chanel Le Vernis Emblematique

On a slightly different note, Chanel Le Vernis Emblematique is a deep wine red that is easy to wear.  It reminds me of the combination of Black Metamorphosis over Rouge Red [see here], both from the Coco Codes Collection, but is of course much easier to control with a single shade.  Emblematique is a straightforward crème with no hidden shimmers, and a soft satin finish.

Emblematique is another gorgeous classy red that Chanel excels at, and always a good pick if you are lacking in inspiration.  My personal favourite this season is Bleu Pastel because it is simply stunning, although it can be a little tricky to apply.  Washed Denim is an interesting shade, and much more chic than it sounds.  All are out in stores, so check them out for yourself!

xo Linda

This post featured products that were kindly provided for our consideration.  Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.