Chanel Le Vernis Vert Obscur (679)

August 10, 2015

Hello my loves!  How was your weekend?  It has been a long 4-day weekend here in Singapore as we celebrated the 50th anniversary of our independence, and we took the little one to a water-themed park, the beach, etc.  We tried to visit a couple of museums and get on the cable car as they were open to the public for free just for this weekend, but oh my gosh I just can’t manage the 10-hour queue!!  I must have been born missing the gene for queuing that seems to be a part of the Singaporean DNA.  Anyway, I was also trying to squeeze in time for some other freelance work on the side, so I found myself more exhausted (both physically and creatively) than usual.  On the other hand, I really hate leaving this blog vacant for too long, so I would like to sneak in a quick review of another of Chanel’s nail polishes from the FW2015 Les Automnales Collection – Chanel Le Vernis Vert Obscur.

Chanel Le Vernis Vert Obscur

Chanel Vert Obscur (679) Le Vernis is quite simply a deep forest green.  It has been described by some as teal, and I suppose it looked somewhat blue in the bottle, but once applied on the nails, it is a straight-forward green.  It reminds me of Tom Ford’s Black Jade [reviewed here] from the Spring 2015 collection, except Vert Obscur has a cream finish whilst Black Jade contained hidden micro-shimmers.

Chanel Le Vernis Vert Obscur nail swatch

Vert Obscur is one of those jelly nail polishes that has some built-in translucency to allow the actual green color to show through.  However, as with most jellies, it often tends to sheer out and requires 3 coats for full opacity.  The saving grace of it is that once applied, Vert Obscur seemed to last longer on my nails than most other Chanel Le Vernis.  It is also a very chic shade that looks wonderful against my skin tone, and a perfect color for fall.

Similar to Ecorce Sanguine [reviewed here], Chanel Vert Obscur (679) Le Vernis is new and limited edition.  Will you be picking this one up?  Also, did you do anything fun this weekend?  I’m suddenly very aware that summer is almost over and the fall is upon us… so carpe diem!

xo Linda