Chanel — Azuré & Blue Boy (Le Vernis) Swatch & Review

Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Blue Boy and Azuré

Happy Chocolate-bunnies-and-marshmallow-peeps Day! While pastel Easter eggs are no doubt pretty, sometimes I get sick of pastels. So, today, I am bringing you swatches of two Chanel polishes in non-pastel blues. (One of them makes a cute boy-baby shower gift, so I guess there’s that for a Easter link! Rebirth and all that.)

First up is Blue Boy, which is an adorable idea for someone who’s expecting a boy. Unfortunately, its formula is kind of appalling for the price.

Colorwise, it actually would be slightly pastel if not for the added black, which makes it greyed instead. It’s a midtone-to-deep steel blue cream that goes onto the nail a tad darker than it looks in the bottle.

Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Blue Boy

Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Blue Boy, swatch

I had a lot of difficulty getting it evenly opaque, however. It has a thin formula that, while it applies easily, it pools a lot so I ended up with bald spots here and there. The swatch photo shows three coats, but even then, there are some bald spots (noticeably on the index fingernail) and I think I would ideally use at least four coats. Absolutely terrible for such a pricy polish.

It’s a lovely, understated shade of blue, but overall this is a nay for me.

Azuré is completely different. It’s awesome. And I am totally not just saying that because I got it at Winners for less than half the retail price.

Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Azuré

(I remember buying Chanel polish in 2014 for CA$27, and this was marked down to $13. I think it is really ridiculous that Winners’ original price tag was $26.99! Chanel polish has since been bumped up to $31 in Canada. Boo.)

Azuré is a very shimmery iridescent blue that flashes both turquoise and periwinkle blue (basically, between green- and purple-blue). I’ve tried a lot of iridescent shimmers, but man, this is good stuff. I would get it at retail price.

Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Azuré

Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Azuré, swatch

The formula is better than Blue Boy’s, but it may partly be down to the shimmer finish being more forgiving. I still needed three coats for full opacity. Application was smooth and easy. Big win.

Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour retails for US$27 / CA$31 and is 0.4 US fl oz / 13 mL. The polish is free of toluene, formaldehyde and dibutyl phthalate (DBP), and is made in France.

Chanel is a private company based in Paris, France.

9 thoughts on “Chanel — Azuré & Blue Boy (Le Vernis) Swatch & Review

  1. I remember seeing Azure at Winners but I passed up on it since it was $27! Great score @$13.
    Too bad Blue Boy’s formula was so lacklustre, how does Chanel product dev team justify letting this go in


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