Chanel, Le Vernis Longwear in Rouge Puissant (528)

Chanel — Rouge Puissant (Le Vernis Longwear) Swatch & Review

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.

Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Rouge Puissant (528)
Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Rouge Puissant (528)

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.

Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Rouge Puissant (528)
Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Rouge Puissant (528)

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.

Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Rouge Puissant (528)
Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Rouge Puissant (528)

Happy Nail Polish Day, Go Raptors Go!
And come on Liverpool!

Liverpool's Virgil Van Dijk celebrates with his teammates after scoring against Watford
Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dijk celebrates with teammates Jordan Henderson
and Georginio Wijnaldum (2019). Image: liverpoolecho.co.uk

♦♦♦♦♦

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.

🇫🇷Made in France
🇫🇷Company based in France

Save

Save

Save

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “Chanel — Rouge Puissant (Le Vernis Longwear) Swatch & Review

  1. I’m still kind of giddy about Liverpool’s win, they wanted it so badly and came through! Though I’m almost not sure if I’m happier that they won or that I didn’t have to see Spurs lift the trophy 😛

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Comment!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s