Chanel Desirio Le Vernis 643 Nail Colour was released as part of the Chanel Spring 2015 Collection Reverie Parisienne. There are two other nail polishes released, Paradisio and Tenderly. All three shades are listed as Limited Edition.
I wasn’t really planning on getting Chanel Desirio. I thought it was similar to Chanel Rouge No 19 nail polish. But after I saw its color at the Chanel counter, I had a sudden change of heart. It was very much different from Rouge No 19, and I also don’t have a similar color in my collection.
Chanel describes Le Vernis:
Classic and trend-defining shades in an exclusive formula that strengthens and moisturizes nails as it delivers high-shine colour. Applies evenly without streaking.
All Chanel nail products are formaldehyde-free, toluene-free and DBP-free.
Chanel Le Vernis in Desirio is a slightly bright magenta. It has purple micro shimmers that make it appear almost fuchsia. With the micro shimmers, you’d think it will appear shimmery on the nails like Chanel Tentation. That would have made me very happy. But that is not the case here. Once applied on the nails, the micro shimmers are nowhere to be found. 🙁
On my nails, Chanel Desirio nail polish is a very gorgeous and creamy magenta which looks almost purple in some lightings. I guess that’s the effect of the purple micro shimmers, lol! It is not shimmery, but it’s really shiny. The high shine made up for it’s lack of shimmers on the nails. So, I’m still happy with it. Well, to be honest, I’m not still happy with it. In fact, I am very happy with Desirio. Really pleased at how it turned out on my nails. 😀
Chanel Le Vernis Desirio has a gel-like, creamy consistency. It applies easily and the brush glides smoothly on my nails. Its consistency is not thin, in fact it’s a bit thick. But it still applied evenly without any bubbles, clumping nor streaking. One thing to note, though. I’m not sure if it’s just the one I bought, but the brush is a bit thin. Huh?! What happened to it? Is Chanel running out of synthetic hairs to put on their nail polish brushes? Lol!
Desirio nail polish dries quite fast. On my nails, it is completely dry in less than 10 minutes. It still has a beautiful shine even after a few days after application. Using a top coat, it will even be more shiny and beautiful. But for the purposes of showing it’s true color and shine, I didn’t use a top coat in the photo for this post.
Chanel Desirio has excellent color payoff. One coating is already opaque, but I still applied 2 coats to have a more even, beautiful and smoother result. It lasts 4 to 5 days on me before it chips around the edges.
I had also tried to coat the outer nails with Laneige Golden Bubble. The result was a sort of golden, shimmery french manicure. Lol! You might find it funny, but I like it. Desirio is a gorgeous base color for nail art. 🙂
When I bought Desirio, I didn’t think I would love it this much. But after I applied it on my nails, I knew that I will be getting a backup bottle. 😉 Today is actually the 5th day I had it on my nails. Sadly, I have to remove it later today. But blogger duty calls, and I have another nail polish to try for my next WedNAILSday post. Anyways, in the past days that I had it on my nails, I couldn’t help but stare at it every now and then. It’s that pretty!
I bought Chanel Le Vernis 643 Desirio for Php1, 250 at Chanel in Rustans Makati and I think that it’s a great nail polish to add to anyone’s collection. Since it’s a Limited Edition, you might want to order it soon if you’re planning on getting it. Desirio is still available, as of posting, at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue for $27.
Do you like this shade of nail polish? Does it suit your skintone really well? Will you be buying Chanel Desirio Le Vernis as well?
Alyssa Melanie is a certified MUA – a Makeup Addict. While her favorite high-end brands are Chanel and Dior, she just can’t resist falling in love with a lot of drugstore brands too, like Revlon and NYX. Her motto: “When I feel good about myself, I feel beautiful. Putting on makeup and taking care of my skin, makes me feel oh-so-good.“