Collection: Chanel 2016 Summer, Dans La Lumière de l’Été
Over the summer, Chanel released some polishes in their new Le Vernis Longwear line, and I chose to pick up Émeraude (536), a deep, emerald green shimmer with veins of soft, yellow gold superfine shimmer running through it. The gold gives Émeraude a warm olive tone on top of the more neutral dark green base.
This would have been perfect as a winter release, wouldn’t it?
The formula is excellent and two coats gives perfect coverage. (You can find a more extensive review of the Longwear product in my review of Gitane.)
I normally avoid olive greens, but this is neutral—and vampy—enough that I think it works very well with my skintone. I love that this shade is vampy but still clearly green; I’ve tried enough vampy greens that just look dusty black!
Émeraude might be limited edition, though it is still available the last time I checked a Chanel counter (at Shoppers Drug Mart; I forgot to look the last time I passed it at Hudson’s Bay) and online at Chanel.
Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour retails for US$28 / CA$33 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 S.A. is a private company based in Paris, France. It was originally founded in 1909 by Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel; its current owners are descendants of one of her early business partners.