Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour 633 Intention was released as part of the Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss Collection. I love this collection more than the Holiday 2014 Plumes Precieuses de Chanel because the new Rouge Allure Glosses are just so pretty as well as the Le Vernis. Three new nail polishes were released: Expression, Exception and Intention. I’ve read in the press release that while most of the glosses are permanent, all three new nail polishes are Limited Edition. 🙁
I got both Expression and Intention, and I’m still debating if I should go back for Exception as well. I might get it if it’s still available by the time I buy the Rouge Allure Glosses in Affriolant and Seduction. I guess you can tell that I really adore this collection. If I could only buy the entire collection, I would! 😉
Chanel describes it:
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.
My first impression was that Intention is just another everyday-color polish like Chanel Rose Cache. But upon further inspection, I noticed that Intention has a bit more oomph than Rose Cache. (See the color wheel comparison near the end of this post.) In the bottle, it is a medium beige with gold shimmers. Chanel describes Intention as a pearlescent beige. It doesn’t look very pearlescent to me, though. Chanel Atmosphere is more pearlescent, but I will talk about that when I post my review on it, soon I hope!
On my nails, Chanel Le Vernis Intention is not dull and boring, definitely not plain. I know that it’s also not very Christmas-y, but it’s still so beautiful! It’s like a muted, medium salmon beige with lots of gold shimmers. The micro shimmers add a beautiful effect to the finish on the nails. The color is hard to describe as it is also hard to capture on camera.
Chanel Le Vernis Intention is probably the best Chanel nail polish I’ve tried (up to date of posting) in terms of application. The brush is soft enough that it glides smoothly over my nails. Even though Intention is a bit sheer, the texture is creamy but not too thick nor too thin, and it applies beautifully and evenly without any streaking. I also didn’t see any bubbles. Hurrah! 😀
Intention dries quickly enough so when I try to touch my painted nails after about 2 minutes (bad habit, I know! LOL), they’re already set. It also has a pretty glossy finish and the gold micro-shimmers sparkle ever so subtly in indoor lighting and even more under the natural sun light.
Because Intention is a little bit sheer, I needed to apply three coats to achieve an opaque and even color. The finish of Chanel Intention nail polish is already shiny, so I didn’t bother applying a top coat over it. I still used the Chanel Beaute des Ongles Protective Base Coat before applying Intention to protect my nails. Without a top coat, Intention will probably last about 5 days on me before it chips around the edges. As it is not a bright, vivid or dark color, I can probably get away with a little fading for another 2 days. 😉
Color comparison from Top to Bottom: Chanel Le Vernis in Rose Cache, Chanel Le Vernis in Intention and Chanel Le Vernis in Starlet. I wanted to compare their shimmers but couldn’t capture them on camera especially because it seems like it’s going to rain so the sun went into hiding. 🙁
I bought Chanel Le Vernis in Intention for Php1, 250 at Chanel in Rustans Makati and I think that it’s a pretty good buy. Definitely worth my hard-earned money! 🙂 Since it’s a Limited Edition, you might want to order it soon if you’re planning on getting it. Intention is still available, as of posting, at Nordstrom and Saks for $27.
Have you tried Chanel Intention Le Vernis yourself? Do you like light-colored nail polishes? If so, what is your favorite? Do you think Chanel Le Vernis Intention nail polish is worth buying?
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.“