Chanel Le Vernis #727 Lavanda

May 25, 2015

For Summer 2015, Chanel’s Mediterranee Collection consists of 4 nail polishes.  There is 1 limited edition shimmery shade which I already showed you last week (here), and 3 brightly colored cream shades.  Today, I’m excited to be able bring you a close look at Chanel Le Vernis #727 Lavanda!

Chanel Le Vernis 727 Lavanda

I have been wanting a purple cream nail polish shade for a very long time, and trust me when I tell you purple nail polishes are rare.  Sure there are lavenders, lilacs and burgundy, plum shades aplenty; but a true purple in a non-metallic finish is hard to come by.  And for a purple lover, Chanel Le Vernis Lavanda (727) is a dream come true.

Chanel Le Vernis 727 Lavanda

Lavanda is a royal purple that has just a tinge of red in the base instead of blue.  It is medium dark, and delivers bold intense color without any shimmers.  The finish is a glossy cream as you can see from the swatch below.

Chanel Le Vernis 727 Lavanda nails swatch

The swatch above is 2 thin coats of Lavanda without any top coat.  It felt slightly thin at first swatch, so I applied thicker coats than I normally do and was able to achieve full opacity in 2 coats.  I love that Lavanda is self-leveling, even though my first coat felt somewhat streaky, by the 2nd, the polish just miraculously evened itself out.  The finished effect is quite glossy, but of course a separate gel top coat would really amp up the luxe factor even more.

Similar to Terrana [reviewed here], Lavanda lasted me 3-4 days before showing signs of wear at the tip, and with just simple touch-ups at home, I was able to make this one last me a full week!  If you are the sort who likes your makeup to match up, or if you (like me) can’t get enough of a good purple, you’d be happy to know that Lavanda is a match for Chanel’s Stylo Eyeshadow in Campanule (reviewed here)!  If you are interested in the rest of the line-up and for some comparison swatches, please feel free to hop on over here and here.

This post featured a product that was sent to me by Chanel Singapore for my consideration.  Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.

xo Linda