Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour 19 Rouge No 19 is one of three nail polishes released as part of the Les Rouges Culte de Chanel Collection. These are cult classics from the 80s so if you had missed out on them, now’s the chance to grab these classics. All three nail polishes are Limited Edition, though. 🙁
I had purchased Rouge No 19 and Rouge Flamboyant, and am still deciding whether to get Laque Rouge as well.
LES ROUGES CULTE DE CHANEL COLLECTION
Three unforgettable shades of RED return. Cult classics from the 1980s, these dramatic polishes create an unmistakably modern allure.
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 Rouge No 19 had been first released in 1987. It is described as a luminous blue-red which expresses playful femininity. In the bottle, I see that it has blue and purple micro shimmers which I hadn’t noticed at first. The shimmers are so subtle that it is hardly noticeable in some lightings.
On my nails, Chanel Le Vernis Rouge No 19 is a muted pinkish red that leans almost dark. The blue and purple micro shimmers do not show up on my nails, unlike with Chanel Le Vernis Tentation (reviewed here). It is a red nail polish that is so classy and sophisticated that it could be worn to work without attracting the attention of your HR Department if you’re working in a conservative environment.
Chanel Rouge No 19 nail polish is very easy to apply. The soft brush glides smoothly over the nails. It was fairly easy to distribute the color across my entire nail as the texture is very creamy but not too thick. Rouge No 19 nail polish applied beautifully and evenly without any streaking. I also didn’t experience any bubbles.
One coat of Chanel Le Vernis Rouge No 19 is already opaque but, as with most nail polishes, will chip and fade fast. Therefore, it is recommended to apply at least 2 coats of Rouge No 19 nail polish to achieve an opaque and even color. For this post though, I applied 3 coatings of Rouge No 19.
Chanel Rouge No 19 nail polish has a creamy finish with a little bit of shine. Since the finish is already a bit shiny (either that or I was just too lazy, lol), I didn’t bother applying a top coat over it anymore. I only used Chanel Beaute des Ongles Protective Base Coat before applying Rouge No 19 nail polish.
Chanel Le Vernis Rouge No 19 takes around 12-15 minutes to dry on my nails. Even without a top coat, it was able to withstand my rigorous typing on my keyboard within minutes after it dried. Rouge No 19 nail polish will probably last around 3 to 4 days on me before it chips around the edges.
Chanel Rouge No 19 nail polish is a real classic, and will be a great addition to anyone’s collection, if not for it’s beautifully unique color, then for it’s place in Chanel history.
Chanel Le Vernis Rouge No 19 is still available for Php1,250 at Chanel in Rustans Makati. As it’s a Limited Edition, you might want to buy or order it soon if you’re planning on getting it. Rouge No 19 is still also available, as of posting, at Chanel.com for $27.
What is your favorite nail polish brand? Have you tried any Chanel nail colour? How about this classic color, Rouge N°19?
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.“