Chanel, Le Vernis Longwear in Washed Denim, swatch

Chanel — Washed Denim (Le Vernis Longwear) Swatch & Review

Collection: Chanel 2017 Spring, Rouge Coco Gloss

I recently picked up several Chanel polishes from beautyBOUTIQUE, and Washed Denim (566) is one of the less traditional shades I got (the others were Androgyne, Blanc White, Camélia, Gris Obscur, Mythique, Resplendissant, and Tulle).

Denim is generally associated with blue, even when it’s of the “washed” variety. Chanel must have had grey denim in mind, because Washed Denim is an elephant grey cream with a subtle green undertone. Not much denim blue going on here. This means the color gives me lobster hands (olive drab shades generally look quite terrible on me).

Nevertheless, I love the moodiness of this shade. I wore it on a rainy, overcast day, and it just fit perfectly.

Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Washed Denim (566)
Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Washed Denim (566)

As a side note I do love grey jeans! It’s my favorite jean color. (I definitely stick to greys without green undertones, though.) I have three pairs—a lighter grey, a medium-light grey, and a charcoal grey—and am still waiting on losing my pregnancy weight so I can squeeze back into them. Le sigh.

Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Washed Denim (566)
Alessandra Ambrosio, Kate Moss, Alessandra Ambrosio (again), Megan Fox.
(Image: On the Daily EXPRESS)

Le Vernis Longwear has a gel-like consistency, though it seemed a little thicker than usual with this shade. I found that while two coats was mostly sufficient, a few nails required a little going-over for a third time. I’m not totally surprised, as the slightly whitened base of this polish means it’s sort of halfway to being a pastel, and I haven’t had a ton of luck with pastels in this line. Unless it’s a really superb color, I think I might stay away from Le Vernis Longwear shades that lean pastel, from now on.

Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Washed Denim (566), swatch
Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Washed Denim (566), swatch
Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Washed Denim (566), label
Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Washed Denim (566), 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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9 thoughts on “Chanel — Washed Denim (Le Vernis Longwear) Swatch & Review

  1. Ooh this really captures the look of grey washed denim! I used to have a pair of amazing grey jeans from Parasuco but I wore a hole in the bum and couldn’t find a replacement! Where brand are yours?

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