|Would buy this product again.||58%|
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
$26 for a nail polish is nuts, right? Well, Chanel polishes apply like a dream without streaking or bleeding into the cuticle so maybe not so nuts. I had a Nordie's gift certificate to use on a splurge, so I decided to buy this. It's my favorite color (I love all coral, peach, apricot, shrimp, that entire color family). I love the slight shimmer, the jelly finish (jelly finish is my favorite type of polish), the high-gloss look (I use RBL top coat). It lasts without a chip until I had to take it off (so did the high-gloss finish, more glossy than my other polishes).
The price is not for everyone; I took one lippie off for the cost of this polish. Still, I'm glad I bought it and plan on wearing it through the summer and beyond.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I have fair skin and have never felt like I could pull off a coral. This is gorgeous! The formula was as dreamy as I've heard Chanel polishes to be. I love it!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Color looks better in the bottle than on the nail. I did receive compliments on it, though.
Very sheer application, needed three coats for opaqueness. Wore well, however.
Pretty color, but I have buyer's regret at the ridiculous price I paid for this. It was a total impulse buy. If I had looked harder, I bet I could find a good dupe for this in another line.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I love this color, it works well with my skintone and will look even better with a slight tan. I love the dimension to the color; I swatched it in the store and made my rounds on the internet looking at images and broke down and bought it. I hate that Chanel products increase in price, seemingly every season lately, and usually only buy 1 or 2 polishes a season but I had to have this one too. Is it the Holy Grail of all polishes? Not likely. However it is a lovely shade for me, personally, and Chanel quality is worth it.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
For several reasons I have never had a coral polish before - too young in the 60's, too much of a rebel in the 70's, too happy with dark reds in the 80's and 90's and too busy in the 00' to think about nail polish. On top of it I am very pale, and corals have a tendency to bring out the pink in my finger tips.
However, having watched the first three seasons of Mad Men, I had fallen in love with the long, coral nails of Betty Draper and was looking for an all-round coral creme that wasn't too pink or too orange. This color fits the bill perfectly. If you have many corals already, I doubt you'll be excited about it, but if you're looking for just one nice summer coral, I think this one is a good buy. It goes on smoothly in thin, even coats. It's a bit sheer, but gets opaque after three coats. It still has a slight transparent quality that keep it elegant - none of the "thick polish look" of the past. The color is true to the color in the bottle with one important exception: the pink shimmer in the bottle isn't visible on the nail at all.
I removed it after six days because I wanted another color - not because it chipped.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is "Melon" plain and simple. I hope for much more when I pay $25 for a polish. Chanel can't hit one out of the park all the time and this one doesn't make it at all. Very Palm Beach if you are into that and I am not.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I didn't like this. The pink in the coral is odd on me - just stark and odd. I can see this looking striking on some skin tones definitely and I always believe that Chanel polishes deserve a try at the very least. But this one was a big miss for me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I love-love-LOVE this nail polish. I am very pale and and cool-toned. My hands look beautiful in this polish. I wear Chanel polishes well in terms of chipping. This one is just the same. I find the jelly texture to be amazing. Would recommend it to anyone who likes sophisticated variations in the color as Distraction is enriched with tiny pink sparkles.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
OMG I am in love with this color! It's so pretty and perfect for spring/summer. I have bee searching for the perfect coral color and this is it! I am asian with medium/tan skin and this looks amazing. Every time I wear this color, people ask me what I am wearing. Expensive, but this is such a unique gorgeous color, it was really worth the money. I am sad this polish is limited edition, and already thinking about buying a backup!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is one of my favorite Chanel polishes by far. I had LA Sunset and Miami Peach but this is the perfect fresh vibrant coral pink salmon color that brightens up my hands and also looks sophisticated. My S.O. even commented on it and said he liked the color! LA Sunset was too orange for me. Miami Peach was too sheer.
Distraction wears pretty well on me too - about a week with minor wear. Some of the other Chanels chip faster though other are about the same wear.
In some lighting, it looks more orangey and in other lighting it looks more pinky.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Is it orange? Is it coral? It depends on the lighting to answer those questions. On various blogs this is described as a coral with slight fuchsia shimmer. I have been wearing this for a week and have yet to discern any shimmer on the nail although it is visible when tipping the bottle in various directions. Sadly, it does not carry forward to the nail. This is a shimmer-free, rather sedate looking coral/orange creme on me. On the bright side this shade, as well as all the other Chanels I have, give me at least seven days of chip-free wearing. I also love how smoothly Chanel polishes apply, its ability to self-level and the perfect size of the brush. Distraction was a two-coater for me.
Final answer: this has the typical quality I have come to expect from Chanel insofar as application and extended wearability but the color itself was somewhat of a disappointment. There are tons of corals/oranges out there. I was looking forward to a fuchsia shimmer as that would make Distraction stand out as a unique shade. Like I said, I only see the fuchsia shimmer peeking out when I look at the bottle at various angles.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I am a fan of Chanel nail polish - in general they work well for me, don't chip easily, and apply without significant streaking or unevenness. I am completely obsessed with coral shades this spring (like many people - it seems so popular!) and couldn't resist this beautiful color. It is coral without being too orange - it is toned down with a good bit of pink, but I would say that it's still definitely more in the orange family than pink. In the bottle it seems that it should have a touch of shimmer or iridescence, but two coats on the nails and it looks much more opaque with basically no discernible shimmer. There's the smallest amount of unevenness, and with two coats you just get a hint of my underlying nail, but overall it's pretty opaque and covers very well. I'm really glad I purchased this shade, and would recommend it and would purchase again (not that I've ever finished a nail polish ever). .