It is Memorial Day in the US.
Whenever I redeem Shoppers Drug Mart’s Optimum Points, I love to get Chanel polishes, since the brand never really goes on sale.
Camélia (506) is from the original launch of Chanel’s reformulated Le Vernis polishes, which I love. They’re so much better than Chanel’s previous polishes that it annoys me to even use those anymore.
Pink is not usually very “me”, but I am often quite drawn to those that are halfway to being red, like Camélia is. It’s a quite-neutral, medium pink cream, which makes it eminently wearable by most skintones, though you can see in the swatch that my yellow-toned skin does make it pull quite warm on the nail. (The bottle color shows the true shade.) Don’t be fooled, as it’s really a perfect, clear shade of cerise.
Le Vernis Longwear has a gel-like consistency, and Camélia has a slightly thinner consistency than some of the other colors in the line. It is still opaque with two coats and it applies perfectly evenly.
Due to the thinness of the coats, I’d recommend three coats for a plusher look, but that’s just my preference. It may not be needed if you’re using a base coat and a top coat, anyway (I don’t normally use either for my swatches).
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.