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.


7 responses to “Chanel Le Vernis Bleu Pastel, Washed Denim & Emblematique for Spring 2017”

  1. Love all these shades!! I have bookmarked so I can go check them out!
    Your nails look beautiful in them all and your images are always so fabulous Linda! Kelly xx

  2. Lily says:

    I could get opaque coverage in 2 coats with Bleu Pastel. It’s the Black Metamorphosis that applies streaky on me. I just can’t seem to get it to apply evenly. Looking at the way you paint your nails here, it’s probably not the polish but my skill that’s lacking!

    • silverkis says:

      I tend to be very light-handed with my polishes, so these lighter shades are often a challenge for me. Black Metamorphosis was a big challenge for me as well, and the effect is much darker than I’d like.

  3. Elena says:

    I love Bleu Pastel – is it similar to Dior Bleuette though? Will need to check it out and see how close these two are. Have a good weekend!

  4. Alison says:

    Bleu Pastel is my kind of color, but given the formula and brush, I may just stick with Dior Porcelaine.

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