Chanel Les Rouges Culte: Le Vernis Rouge N°19

November 3, 2014

The second of the Chanel Les Rouges Culte that I picked up (for the 1st, please see here) is the Chanel Le Vernis Rouge N°19.  Just as with Laque Rouge, Rouge N°19 is a re-issue of an old classic, this time from 1987.

Chanel Les Rouges Culte Rouge No. 19

Chanel Le Vernis Rouge N°19 is described as a blue-red (and hence relaunched as part of the Le Culte Rouge collection), but is for all intents and purposes fuchsia.  Adding to the pink flavor is this beautiful hidden micro-shimmer that is the hallmark of Chanel Le Vernis.

Chanel Le Vernis Rouge No 19 swatch

You can see a hint of the fuchsia micro-shimmer peeking out where the light hits it, but for most times, it is largely invisible.  What does translate very well, is a creamy deep reddened pink that is incredibly beautiful and ladylike.

Chanel Le Vernis Rouge No 19 NOTD

I had a little bit of trouble with this formula, it seemed to apply not as smoothly as Laque Rouge, but it was self levelling and dried to a lovely smooth finish without any streaks.  And more importantly, Chanel Le Vernis Rouge N°19 is the most long-lasting of all the Chanel Le Vernis that I’ve ever tried!!  I’ve grown accustomed to having Chanel nail polishes wear off at the edges within a day or two, and chipping off by the 3rd day or sooner.  However, this particular shade / bottle seemed to go a full 3 days with just minor wearing off at the edges, and when I go over the edges with the brush, the polish self equalizes and looks perfect again!  I am definitely loving this Rouge N°19 lots!

xo Linda


8 responses to “Chanel Les Rouges Culte: Le Vernis Rouge N°19”

  1. Sarah says:

    I’ve just discovered this gorgeous nail polish today in my local perfumery Douglas and I’m loving it! ♥ It will soon to be my new little polish baby ♥_♥

  2. Sil says:

    This is a pretty color! I Glad to hear that you’ve had better luck with this formula!

  3. This one is my favorite, isn’t it so pretty on the nails? I really like your ring, so pretty.

    It might last longer on your nails because your nails are in better condition? I have experienced in the past that the same nail polish lasting longer when my nails don’t peal or not newly filed 🙂

    • silverkis says:

      Thanks Sara, that’s a ring from a local designer here in Singapore called ByInviteOnly… you can check them out online!

      My nails are in the same condition they always are… no better or worse… 😉

  4. Jess says:

    Hmmm…I am thinking if I would try this out. It seems to look like the other red chanel. They all seem to look all the same.

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