Normally I wouldn't dream of spending this much money on a nail polish but I had a gift certificate and I ending up buying Shanghai Red. It goes on so beautifully, one layer is all you need to get the color you see in the bottle and it maintains its shine for days. The brush is great, very user friendly. It dries fast, the lasting power is ridiculous. It's just a great quality product, I do feel like you get what you pay for. You may not get the color variety as some other products but all the colors are beautiful, rich colors. I don't know if I would recommend it to people who go through a lot of polish unless you have that kind of money to burn but as someone who doesn't wear polish often it's a nice, worthwhile indulgence.
I simply wouldn't change it... Great colours, long-lasting and as shiny as it gets! In my opinion, Chanel's Le Vernis and YSL's La Laque are the nail polish leaders
meh- I don't know about this one... I have 2 chanel polishes, blue satin and kaleidoscope. I splurged for blue satin last spring, and I love the color immensely (same with kaleidoscope) however, the wear is awful in my opinion. I have only used it on my fingers at this point, perhaps I'll have better luck on my toes, polish seems to last much longer there anyway.
-Gorgeous, highly pigmented, unique colors (the reason I scored it a 3, rather than a 1)
-the price is outrageous for nail polish, you're just paying for the name.
-The wear is AWFUL, it chips and peels same day, even with a base coat, 2 coats of color, and a top coat, each allowed to dry before the next coat is applied -- I work at a bank, so I use my hands a lot (but I keep my nails very short, below my finger tips in fact, so polish shouldn't chip).
-does not dry 100% quite fequently. With blue satin I can paint my nails, let dry for over an hour and then use the drying spray and STILL smudge the polish as if it was still wet. Also there have been times I have painted my nails around noon, and then gone to bed that evening only to wake up with SHEET MARKS on my nails! how can this be after more than 12 hours of drying time?
Overall, I am not a big fan of Chanel nail polishes, I could go to walgreens and by their entire collection of wet 'n' wild, or sinful colors for the price of one bottle of Chanel, or even 2-3 OPI polishes and be confident that my manicure will last a week instead of wasting 20 bucks and an hour of my time on a Chanel manicure that may last a few hours... if I'm lucky. An iconic high-end brand such as Chanel should hold up better than a 1 dollar DS nail polish in my opinion, but sadly, this isn't the case...
I guess my friend who works at the Chanel counter in Dillards said it best... "Chanel nail polish is for rich girls who don't have to use their hands much"
If only Chanel didn't have such unique, gorgeous colors I would honestly be able to say I'd never waste my money on another one of their polishes again...however, that Vendetta shade looks awesome, and I may have to go against my better judgement and get it. (and then probably be angry with myself for doing it when it chips an hour later...)
I have the DARK BLUE shade that was real popular last spring. I bring this everytime i get my nails and toes done and this thing last until my next mani/ pedi. i have acrylic nails and it doesnt chip. i am on my computer the whole day, 5X a week, 20 days a month and i have to say, it is worth every cent i paid for it... but then again if you are the type that likes to change colors all the time you may not want to invest on it... but since i am the one color a season type of girl, $20 is worth it... i wear it french (instead of the boring white) and i always get compliments on my nails... i like to be different but still chic.. definitely looking for my next shade for spring..
Color is really vibrant, and last quite long, didnt chip much, but the polish dries off really quick, as in hardens in the bottle.Color doesnt dry as fast as i wanted too though. But its worth trying as the color is absolutely gorgeous!
I love chanel polishes the colours are always stunning and bang on trend each season. There is always one I must have in every collection. They apply beautifully and are always bottle colour in two applcations, the brush is great and the bottles are elegant and fit easily into your hand making application a breeze. The polish itself dries quicker between coats than any other polish I have tried and they are always super shiny. They can sometimes chip after two days wear but I have found that if you use the Chanel basecoat and a good topcoat (like seche) the polish lasts much longer. A pedicure can last over a week no problem.
LOVE this. Greatest polish ever - so expensive but it lasts longer than almost every other brand and I nearly always finish each one (unheard of for me - usually I get sick of them or they dry out before they're finished). So I think it's a false economy to buy cheap varnish, unless you're crazy about wearing loads of different colours. I have Chanel Le Vernis in Cassis (hot pinky red), Rose Perle (golden pink frost - I've never been able to find this again), Ballerina (pale baby pink), and Rouge Noir (black red. Obviously.) Above all, I love the packaging, it's just stunning.
Hmm, I find it odd that I might be the only one experiencing this with Chanel nail polishes, but they are NOT long lasting. In fact they chip faster than any other nail polish brand I have ever, ever tried!
Judging by the name, and price tag you'd think this is the be-all end-all nail polish, but that is just not the case.
That said, the color selection is pretty great. They literally have something for everyone, from soft pale pinks, to black, and with the new Robertson Blvd Collection, even yellow! So I genuinely do love that about Chanel, they're not afraid of colour.
My disappointment with their staying power has not held me back from purchasing this product again and again. I literally own over 100. The colors are all fantastic.
I just felt compelled to write a review in response to everyone's claim that these nail polishes last a long time... my experience has shown me the polar opposite.
So my suggestion is this: if you love a particular Chanel color go ahead and buy it. But don't avoid other brands of nail polish and rush over to Chanel simply because of the name and reputation. That does not always guarantee that you are buying the best product on the market.
I love Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour! It is the best nail polish formula you can buy. It comes in the most gorgeous colors, and has superior resistance to chipping compared to "professional" brands like OPI and Essie. The shelf life of these polishes is extremely long as well. They don't get thick and goopy after years of sitting like other brands do. They are expensive, but worth every penny.
$$$ but so worth it. great shades, shiny finish, awesome staying power. love.