LVX Nail Lacquer in Chambord, swatch

LVX — Chambord (Nail Lacquer) Swatch & Review

Collection: LVX 2013 Summer

In my bid to post more swatches from brands I don’t blog about as often, here’s a polish from LVX, a brand I hadn’t heard of until I spotted a mass of them at Winners last spring.

There is a more detailed summary on my first post about LVX, here in my review of Deco.

LVX Haulage at Winners (March 2014), Nail Lacquers in Deco and Chambord
LVX Haulage at Winners (March 2014), Nail Lacquers in Deco & Chambord


Chambord (030), which is from the same collection as the aforementioned Deco, is a supremely creamy, rich plum with a slightly bluer undertone than its name would suggest. Nevertheless, it still reads neutral enough that I feel both warm- and cool-toned skin would have little problem flaunting it! The shade is on the deeper side of medium, and has a wonderful intensity. The pigmentation of the two LVX shades I have tried is really lovely.

Chambord liqueur bottle
A bottle of Chambord, a French liqueur first produced in 1982 (surprisingly modern!). It is “an infusion of red and black raspberries, Madagascar vanilla and XO cognac“. Image:

Two coats gave even, full coverage. If I was being really picky, I’d do a third coat, but if I’d just done a thick second coat rather than a thin one, it would have been perfect. It dried to a very nice, glossy shine.

LVX Nail Lacquer in Chambord, swatch

LVX Nail Lacquer in Chambord, label

LVX Nail Lacquer retails for US$16 and is 0.5 US fl oz / 15 mL. LVX nail polishes are 7-free (no toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), camphor, xylene, and parabens) and are made in the USA. LVX products are cruelty-free and vegan.

LVX was founded in 2011 by sister-and-brother duo Branka and Rade Tomic. The company’s name is Latin for “light”: LUX, and it is based in Illinois, USA. (And here I was all this time, pronouncing it “ell-vee-ex” in my head.) The brand is heavily inspired by trends in fashion.

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