|Would buy this product again.||64%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Green
Beautiful shade, as many others have expressed, it looks like he wings of a coleopteron (=beetle).
Stunning, your nails won't go noticed.
I thought it would be similar to Kaleidoscope that I already owned, but compared nail by nail, Peridot is moere golden and has more green inside, while Kaleidoscope is more of the silver side (although both are duochromes, so shade changes with the light!).
I find it particularly festive, and fun, as it changes drastically indoors from outdoors
Formula is top notch and is opaque with one coat.
Maybe not so work appropriate but ... Absolutely stunning!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
I have 3 of these, unique and I get constant compliments. Might not be for everyone but thats what I love about it!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I just gave in and bought this. I figured it was worth the cost because it's limited edition, and my birthstone happens to be Peridot :) This is my first Chanel polish and I am so impressed with the formula. Extremely smooth and opaque... I expected this shade to be pretty sheer but it's not at all! One reason I didn't get this sooner was because all the swatches online seemed to show that it looked less impressive on the nail than in the bottle - something I've found to be true about a lot of these 'beetle'-like, iridescent colors. But I read a tip in the comments at Temptalia that said to try it over a layer of gray polish to get it to look as it does in the bottle. I have to say... it really works! It helps to bring out the blue and green shades more, since the gold tends to dominate when you apply this color to the nail. I actually even tried it over a murky green (Zoya's Yara) and it had the same color-enhancing effect :) Overall, glad I finally got this polish, and would definitely spend the extra money on other Chanel polishes in the future :) I love the packaging and the look of the bottle as well.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
A few months ago, I saw this on Refinery29. I had to have it. However, when I saw the product at release, I was a little let down that the shade wasn't more iridescent. I had expected wild flashes of blues and purples - sort of like all the facets in a peacock feather. Peridot, in the bottle, seemed to be mostly gold with a duo-chrome of khaki green - and in truth, that is what you get. However, Chanel, makers of the greatest nail polish shades, know exactly what they are doing. Peridot is spectacular on the nails. The trick is mostly in the formula. It manages to completely coat the nail in two passes, and sparkles and shines like crazy. It is absolutely gorgeous, and is giving Black Pearl a run for the money on my favorite nail polish of all time.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Tan, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
WOW This is an amazing and very unique color!
I LOVE Chanel polishes and am never disappointed. This one, once again didn't fail to please.
There really isn't a dupe for it and it's one of those special colors you will be happy you bought- perfect for fall! I love it and would def buy again but haven't ever run out of a polish lol
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is the best buy I have made in years! The color is a beautiful olive/beetle/pistachio with a metallic, pale golden tinge that comes forward when the light hits the nails. It's a dream to apply so when I did three coats, it wasn't because I had to, but because I wanted the color to look very green. How weird this may sound, it looked rather discreet on my yellow toned hands, and I wouldn't think twice about wearing it as an everyday neutral. I'll stock up on this one.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This is incredibly gorgeous. If you do not like wearing flashy nail polish this is probably not good for you. I love this because one coat (on top of OPI's base coat) stays put for at least 3 whole days. My OPI usually starts cracking after about a day. Using just one coat of peridot gives a beautiful goldish colour. There is enough pigment so it does not look as if your toes are yellow as a lot of other goldish nail polishes do. Two coats gives you a more greenish gold tint. The packaging is fab, two tops so it never breaks of like some other nail polishes have when you try to open it after having closed it too tightly.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I would never spend $25 on nailpolish usually, but I had a gift certificate to a dept. store. So I figured this stuff would hold up. The color is gorgeous, sometimes looks gold, sometimes looks greenish. BUT, I wore this less than 1 day and it was already peeling on the tips of my nails. Like flaking off. So not worth the money.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
Gorgeous! I wasn't sold on this when looking at pictures online but when I saw it in the store I had to have it. Very pretty & unique shade that can be different colours depending the lighting etc. It is pricey but I am fine splurging once in awhile for unique Chanel shades.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have mixed feelings about Peridot. I want to love it, but I just can't! The shade is a green/ gold duochrome that looks absolutely gorgeous on others, but does not suit my skintone. I like the color on my toes, but not so much on my nails.
I appreciate the color for being so unique and complex, but I wish it were more wearable. Out of all the fall shades, Graphite is my favorite, followed by Quartz, with Peridot as my least favorite.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
So .. this is probably the most expensive nailpolish that I've ever bought - or will buy - but it's also (by far) my favorite! SO GORGEOUS. How anyone could not like this, I may never know. The color is amazing. True - it isn't exactly the same on your nails as it looks in the bottle - less of the blue duochrome - but it's beautiful anyways.
I applied this two days ago, and so far, it's completely chip free (and I didn't even apply a topcoat, since it was so glossy on it's own)! I've already had so many compliments on it! It went on beautifully - one thin coat, and it was already almost completely opaque - I used two simply out of habit. The formula and brush in this polish and top notch.
The color definitely varies depending on the lighting - natural light brings out the deeper green tones, whereas artificial light highlights the gold tones. Both are awesome! As for price - yes, it's expensive. I payed 28$ ... and I don't intend to do it again. I'd much rather find cheaper dupes for chanel polishes .. but this one is an exception! I barely made it out of the store before the squealing began ...
Overall, I think that this polish is worth it. If it's the only polish that you ever purchase, it's still worth it. I realize that the color may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I doubt that you'll be disappointed. Definitely my favorite fall beauty purchase, and my favorite polish yet!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I am 49, and as a rule think nail polishes that aren't berry, pink or maybe red are silly, and especially so on me. And I truly believe I have no business spending $25 on a nail polish. But I broke down and bought this and I LOVE it. I don't believe it's brassy gold at all - it's got shimmers of many colors. This time of year my nails are long (humidity in the air) and it looks spectacular. I'm had two people comment on them and no one EVER mentions my nails. This is a worthwhile splurge.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Don't believe the hype! This is one the ugliest nail polish colors I have ever seen! I agree with the other reviewer that said this is more brassy gold then peridot. It kind of reminds me of how blonde hair looks after its been in the pool to often. I am planning on trying to return my bottle tomorrow and get me $28 back.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I loved this polish the first time I wore it--in July. the quality was super high, it held up like a champ in the rough Pacific Ocean and rocky beach (hence rating it a 5, the stuff didn't chip or budge the entire week of vacationing!). But today I applied it again and HATED it. The color was all wrong. I was so upset, it just looked terrible on me in my opinion.
So while I think the quality if super, the color has to be right (not convinced it's a good color on me, hence not willing to buy it again. plus it's limited edition, so i'd have to buy it now for 25 bucks).
It's gold and olive duochrome, and it's intense. I really liked it the first application in July because I was more tan. Don't think I'll wear it again until next summer, as it looks so washed out on my hands right now (granted, I might swap or sell it by then). It feels like a major miss for me right now, very sad!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I have to admit, as of late, I've been a Chanel cosmetic junkie. But that's largely because I've noticed that the Chanel products are really worth the price and just with my clothes, I would rather invest in something really awesome than to keep buying cheap things to find something I love.
However, that said, I always swore that I would never purchase a Chanel nail polish. $25 for a nail polish? Seriously? No thanks.
BUT, the latest colors in the Fall 2011 collection kind of sold me. I don't know why. Maybe it was because I was looking for a somewhat affordable, luxury splurge one day. I just wanted something special that I normally wouldn't buy. It was the mood I was in. So after a bit of research, I settled on Peridot and Graphite polishes. $50 later, I was home with two new nail colors (that look FABULOUS on my dresser, by the way!).
After seeing the first few swatches online of Peridot, I didn't love it. I thought it was unique and cool looking, but "I wouldn't wear it" I said. Then, it grew on me, and because it was limited edition, I suddenly had to have it.
I put it on my nails today, and I'm in love. LOVE. I do have to say, while I still don't think these polishes justify a full $25, they ARE excellent quality. Such a smooth application, a great-sized brush and the packaging is so lovely (and let's face it, we pay for the packaging and the wonderful little Double-C Chanel logo).
The color is just amazing. I have heard that this is similar to a Sephora nail color called Diving in Malaysia, but after looking at swatches online, I'm convinced Peridot is worth the money IF you can afford a luxury splurge like this. I feel like the color is more dense and the multi-faceted chrome colors it has goin' on is just so awesome.
It's not a color I would typically wear. I usually go for more classics like reds, OPI's Lincoln Park After Dark and light, neutral pastel colors. But, Peridot won me over in the end.
I would say get this color if you're able. It's worth the splurge, especially since it's limited edition. It's a great color for all year round, too, and especially nice for Christmas, I think, because it's different than your standard red, and much more unique than your typical green. If you're on a budget, though, and Chanel nail polishes are just not for you, I would say to google the Sephora one because to me, it looked pretty similar. But, I do have to say, after comparing some Chanel nail colors IRL to their cheaper dupes, I can always tell which one is Chanel. It just has that extra something. I'm now a Chanel nail polish believer (for the really special colors, anyway! I wouldn't buy a standard red color from them for anything).
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
not great.it is one of those polishes that looks perfect in the bottle but turns out something pretty different on nails.as a nail polish collector and duochrome junkie this is never good in my book.the color shifting effect is very subtle.after using real goodness from the well-known brands who know how to make true multichromes(zoya,nubar,sally hansen,orly...),peridot is just disappointing.the effect is more visible with sunlight but indoors it is an antique gold which is not very unique.the formula is a little brush strokey kind,and not very vibrant without a top coat.
I don't think the quality is worth 25$.and the color is not unique too since it is very easy to find great dupes(the easiest one is sephora-diving in malaysia).of course you may want get it before it starts to be sold for a couple of hundred dollars on ebay,which is mainly the reason why I bought in the first place.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This color is marvelous! Initially, I did not like it at all, but the dimensionality of this shade is what makes it amazing. I remember the first time I used it, my sister remarked the next day why I had painted my nails over again, she then freaked out because it seemed that my polish changed in the light. One minute it can look like a dark, gleaming gold and the next a shiny, vibrant green, and even a dusty metallic silver! (And yes, the color is like that of a scarab beetle). I've caught myself staring at my hands when I have this on, just to see what other colors it'll turn into next. If you were to only get one polish from their Fall 2011 collection, I feel this should be it! Chanel did a wonderful job with this one, what a winner!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I have never bought a Chanel nail polish, they are $39 here in Australia! Unfortunately Peridot caught my eye as I walked past the counter, and I was hooked. I put 2 coats on my pinky nail to test, where it sat being all beautiful and eye-catching for 5 days without chipping. I tried to resist, I ummed and ahhed, and a few days later walked past the counter and it was sold out. And I was devastated!
Went past again yesterday and they still had the tester out, turns out they got more stock! That same day i had been given a $20 gift voucher for the store in question, so it was a sign!!
In a nutshell, without all the rambling:
The colour is amazing, the staying power so far has been excellent, and it is perfect in 2 coats. *Love it*
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I LOVE this nail polish. It is my first (and probably only, ever) Chanel. When I started seeing swatches pop up on NB, I knew I had to have it. I am around an NC20-25 and I think the color looks nice. In direct sunlight it is a very very shimmery gold. But indoors you catch flashes of green and teal - so pretty! So far, this polish is very unique. I would only spend the money on this if I really really loved the color - which i do!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I painted my toenails with this earlier in the week, and even after hiking through woods and over sand dunes this weekend, it has held up remarkably well. I couldn't stop staring at the beautiful flashes of gold, olive green, and teal in the sunlight. It was the most mesmerizing to watch the colors change when I let waves wash over my toes - it brought out the green and teal more. Very unique; very lovely.