Woohoo! It’s National Nail Polish Day, the city of Toronto is on a high, and today is also the Champions League Final—it kicks off in less than two hours in Madrid! I could do nothing else other than swatch a gloriously red nail polish for the blog.
Rouge Puissant (528) has been in Chanel’s Le Vernis Longwear lineup for a while now, but I only just got around to picking it up (yay SDM points!). It’s actually a little boring, but I am probably just saying that because I have a lot of red nail polish, and there are many that I prefer. Rouge Puissant runs medium-deep. Under bright light, it appears to be quite a bright medium red, but in dimmer light it looks like a significantly deeper shade. It looks medium in my swatches due to the light.
The red itself is a fairly true red, leaning a smidge to the blue side. That’s probably why I don’t like it as much as some other reds—I tend to prefer warm tomato reds, browned reds, or vibrantly pink reds. I think Rouge Puissant would be really classy on someone with cool- to neutral-toned skin.
Oh, and if you’re wondering, puissant means powerful, important, influential in English (I did not know that!); it means the same thing in French. “Powerful Red” it is.
The formula applies very neatly, as do pretty much most of the Le Vernis Longwear polishes, in my experience. I feel that this polish does not dry to quite as nice a shine as some others do, but it’s nothing a glossy top coat won’t fix. Two coats gives full opacity.
Note that in the last year or so, Chanel polishes have gone up in price in Canada by $1; they are now $33. In the US, they remain $28.
Happy Nail Polish Day, Go Raptors Go!
And come on Liverpool!
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.