Chanel, Le Vernis Longwear in Blanc White, swatch

Chanel — Blanc White (Le Vernis Longwear)

Collection: Chanel 2017 Spring, Coco Codes

Chanel’s Spring 2017 Coco Codes collection includes basic colors of nail polish in black (Black Métamorphosis, a tinted top coat), red (Rouge Red), beige (Beige Beige), and white (Blanc White):

Chanel Coco Codes collection, Le Vernis, Spring 2017
Image: chanel.com

When beautyBOUTIQUE was running a sale, I picked up Blanc White (548), which is really more off-white than “white white”. It’s a semi-sheer ivory with a delicate, pearly finish. (I’m not sure why Chanel’s promo pic has it looking so very pink-beige!)

It’s a beautifully classic and conservative shade—really not my kind of thing at all! Ha! But as far as pretty, pale pearl polishes go, it’s really nice.

Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Blanc White (548)
Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Blanc White (548)

The formula is not bad, but it isn’t perfect. The Le Vernis Longwear polish has a wonderful, gel-like consistency: plush is the word that comes to mind when applying it. However, this particular semi-sheer, whitened shade does not apply totally evenly. It’s OK with two coats, but I definitely prefer it with three. I admit that I do tend to prefer an opaque look, and Blanc White does look nearly opaque with three coats, with only a hint of visible nail line.

Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Blanc White (548), swatch
Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Blanc White (548), swatch

The undertone is really neutral, perhaps a touch warm, and I think it would suit most skintones nicely. I think it’ll look better on me once I pick up a summer tan, though!

Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Blanc White (548), label
Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Blanc White (548), label

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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.

🇫🇷Made in France
🇫🇷Company based in France

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