Chanel Le Vernis in Rouge Carat 587 ~ Getting Ready for the Holidays

by lyn on October 31, 2011 · 10 comments

in Chanel, Polish

I have been looking forward to the release of Les Scintillances de Chanel for the Holiday 2011 because it is such a gorgeous collection composed of beautiful golds, reds and light. I thought I would be coming home with their star product, the Lumiere Sculptee de Chanel (highlighting powder), but I didn’t like the texture when I tested it out. It felt quite gritty and powdery and was overall a little disappointing albeit extremely beautiful to look at.

I picked up the Rouge Carat Le Vernis instead.

chanel rouge carat

chanel rouge carat

This is one sexy colour and is the sole nail polish in the collection. Chanel describes it as a “luminous red” and well, it is certainly that and more. In the bottle, it appears as an exquisite ruby-red with flecks of fuschia shimmer that seems almost metallic. It is also the perfect holiday colour and especially suitable for the year end since it is such a festive shade and reminds me of bright Christmassy ornaments.

chanel rouge caratΒ * under natural indoor daylight – colour appears more true *

Application is smooth and relatively easy. I used two coats to get a more even coverage but it was opaque with just one coat. I added an Essie fast-drying top coat because I’m impatient and cannot be bothered waiting too long for nail polish to dry.

chanel rouge caratΒ * under bright sunlight – colour is lighter *

The Rouge Carat wears for about 3 to 4 days before it starts showing signs of chipping around the nail tips. It has a creme-satin finish with the lovely Chanel “hidden shimmer” that comes to life when light hits the nail.

chanel rouge caratΒ * pair Rouge Carat with sumptuous red lips and you’re good to go! *

The Chanel Rouge Carat Le Vernis is currently available at most Chanel counters for RM70. It is a limited edition colour and may run out. If you’re interested, I’d recommend heading over to your nearest Chanel counter to check out the Holiday 2011 collection soon.

P.S.: To those who met me at the MWS Reader’s Choice Awards 2011 party on Saturday, I was wearing Rouge Carat on my nails that day :-)
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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

huixin October 31, 2011 at 5:30 AM

seriously its such a pretty pretty color! am still stingy about paying for exp nail polish =/ i love nail colors, but i love nail art more! my to-buy list is just too long now :P

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rinnah October 31, 2011 at 5:56 AM

Oooh. I feel a lemming coming on. Limited edition, you say? :(

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lyn October 31, 2011 at 6:13 AM

Ya, it's seriously beautiful, looks much better in person too! I can decant into a small n/polish bottle for you to try ;-) Just need to find where to get empty bottles.

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lyn October 31, 2011 at 6:14 AM

Lemming, lemming, quite becoming ;-) Sadly, it is limited edition but should still be available since it's fairly new. Might be cheaper in SG too.

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beetrice October 31, 2011 at 7:19 AM

whoa…this Chanel polish looked really similar to my OPI one when we took that red nails photo, was going to ask you about it but I forgot… :P

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lyn October 31, 2011 at 9:10 AM

I think most reds tend to look similar, especially on camera. I love OPI polishes and I actually find them to be a wee bit more unique and fun :-)

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Jamillacamel October 31, 2011 at 10:54 AM

Such a festive shade!

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lyn November 1, 2011 at 8:09 AM

Yes, I love it! I'm planning to wear this with gold tips for Christmas :-)

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beautyholicsanonymous November 2, 2011 at 2:00 AM

Oooh I have this but haven't tried it out yet. It's just a beautiful colour, and looks great on you. Can't wait to use it this weekend :)

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lyn November 2, 2011 at 11:29 PM

Oh, you really must try it out soon! It's absolutely gorgeous and such an elegant shade as well :-)

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