I’ve been asked by few of my friends how Chanel’s latest addition to the nail polish line Charivari (reviewed here) compares to the other dark shades in their collection, so here are the comparison swatches:
Chanel Le Vernis in #603 Charivari is a shade from the Spring 2014 collection that has been added to Chanel’s permanent nail polish range.
Released in January as part of the spring 2014 collection, #92 Diapason is a complex, duochrome shade. The main colour is purple with light blue sheen, while the base colour is warm purple, almost brown. It’s packed with silver, purple and blue glitter.
Chanel’s Notes de Printemps Collection has arrived and they have done an amazing job with it! I can’t decide whether I prefer the purple and pink hues of the eyeshadow duo, cream eyeshadows and Charivari nail polish, or strong bright colours of the new blushes, lipsticks and lip glosses.
From burberry.com: Formulated with patent-pending technology, Burberry Nail Polish has a protective and long-lasting high-gloss finish with accelerated drying and hardening times. The formula contains strengthening and moisturising elements, including anti-oxidant pro-vitamin B5 and myrrh extract, to help protect and care for nails and prevent breakages. Effortless application is guaranteed with a high-precision rounded-end brush design. A two-coat application dries in under 2 minutes and is completely hard within 6.5 minutes.”
Rockstar is a dark eggplant colour, with a micro glitter that gives it more of a metallic finish then shimmer. The finish is very subtle as the colour is quite dark when applied. It is a bit of a chameleon shade, it can lean cool or warm depending on the lighting and how you pair it with an eyeshadow.
Official description: violet with silver pearl base with gold pearl (satin).
Released as a part of the Divine Night Collection, Lavish Living is a gorgeous plummy purple with a hint of brown and grey packed with silver glitter (I don’t see any gold in it!) that gives it a frost pearl like finish. In artificial light it has a beautiful multicolour micro glitter.
Official description: Designed to create multiple effects on all skin tones, it can be used to highlight, contour and sculpt the face. Ultra-fine illuminators give natural radiance and intensify light diffusion, while rosa canina fruit extracts soothe the skin. With a whisper-light texture, it gives instant luminosity in a convenient portable compact.
Kiehls.co.uk lists following as key ingredients:
Aloe Vera, a compound extracted from the South African Aloe plant. With over 300 species, Aloe has been used for its medicinal and skin care benefits for over three thousand years. Historically, it is known to soften, soothe and comfort skin.