The Le Vernis in April #533 is one of the three nail polishes released together in Chanel’s Harmonie de Printemps collection. I decided not to get May (a bright powdery pink) and June (an orange-apricot) because they didn’t look very complimentary against my skin tone.
From the bottle, April looks like an unassuming berry polish and almost boring. But on the nail, it transforms into a raspberry garnet creme with a high-gloss finish. It is completely opaque with two coats and application is smooth and faultless. Wear time is good like most Chanel polishes I’ve tried and I start to get some minimal tip wear after 3 days.
April is one of those colours that I find to be work-safe since it is somewhat muted and doesn’t scream for attention. However I must admit I am a little disappointed with it because it looks slightly school-marmish to me, especially under flourescent lighting as it tends to pull more orange-brown tones. It is not a colour I would recommend to those who are into bright and fun polishes.
Chanel Le Vernis in April #533 is currently available at Chanel counters and boutiques nationwide and retails for RM70. I believe that April is a permanent shade and that June is the only limited edition from the collection.
Are you a fan of raspberry and garnet polishes and did you get Chanel’s April, May or June? Do let me know if you love such colours or whether you find them to be old-fashion.