Chanel Reflets d’Ete Le Vernis 615 Sweet Lilac

June 16, 2014

For Summer 2014, Chanel brings us 5 Les Vernis – 1 Eastern Light is a re-release from Spring 2013, the others are new and limited edition with the exception of Tutti Fruiti.  I will be reviewing these over the coming weeks, starting with Sweet Lilac (615).

Chanel Le Vernis 615 Sweet Lilac swatch

I was a little apprehensive when I first laid eyes on Sweet Lilac… it looked a little too pale, too purple… I was worried it would make my nails look like the walking dead, or frozen.  But as it turns out, Sweet Lilac had some sweetie pie pink in it!  Enough to keep it looking youthful yet classy.  Bon chic, bon genre!

Personally, I am not a  huge fan of Chanel polishes… I tend to find them more challenging to work (brush design plays a big part) and the formula tend to chip within a day or two on me.  So imagine my surprise when Sweet Lilac lasted all of 5 days on me with just very minor wearing at the edges!!  It also was nicely opaque in 2 coats, and was completely smooth and streak free!

Chanel Le Vernis Sweet Lilac is one of those timeless shades that looks good in all seasons, and suit everybody young and old alike.  It is limited edition though, so I suggest getting hold of this while you can!