Collection: Chanel 2017 Spring, Rouge Coco Gloss
Tulle (568), from one of Chanel’s Spring 2017 collections, is not the same as an old (circa 2004) Chanel polish with the same name, which was apparently a pink shimmer. The new Tulle, in Chanel’s new Le Vernis Longwear line, is a pastel apricot cream.
It’s totally my kind of shade: a clean blush peach with just a pinch of pink. I picked it up very recently from beautyBOUTIQUE.
Unfortunately, for the first time since trying the Le Vernis Longwear polishes (Gitane, Rouge Noir, Émeraude), I’ve come across a formula that is less than excellent. I suppose I should not have been too surprised, as pastel creams tend to be difficult to handle, but I definitely expected better from a polish in this luxury price range.
This is not to say that the formula is terrible: it just requires a bit more patience, as well as three coats. The gel-like consistency is just wonderful—like, I want to eat it!—but this particular color is a little less pigmented, presumably for a jelly-like look, and it ends up being on the streaky side, and prone to bald spots. It dries to a nice, glossy shine, at least.
I love the color, though. It really is a perfect pastel for the spring and summer. I see myself wearing it a lot, particularly as a pedi (since those last longer!). For me, the three coats are worth it, but that they are required is slightly disappointing.
Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour retails for US$28 / CA$32 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.