|L'été Papillon De Chanel Summer 2013 Collection Nail Polishes, 647 Lilis (left), 657 Azure (middle), 667 Bel-Argus (right)|
I would like to start with the less spectacular nail polish color of the three, 647 Lilis, which is a true creme bright coral (no hidden shimmer). It is appropriate for summer and this particular color doesn't surprise me given that Chanel released close shades before with their summer collections. Those finding Le Vernis 617 Holiday from last year's summer collection too orange, will be pleased to have Lilis in their lives.
|Chanel Le Vernis 647 Lilis in shadow|
I took photos both under direct sun light and in shadow, hoping that this gives a better idea of different faces of the colors. Lilis appears much orange under sun light and more red in shadow. I am planning a comparison post of this gorgeous coral with other corals from Chanel and Dior to show you the exact undertones. For now I can only say it is not too orange, not too red and definitely very bright (more bright once compared to Chanel Distraction or Dior Bikini). I used two coats for the swatches, the formula was very good, not too thick or too watery and very much self layering.
|Chanel Le Vernis 647 Lilis under direct sunlight|
Next comes a beautiful metallic vibrant duo-chromish indigo blue called Bel-Argus. Although it would be appropriate to call it metalic, this is also an understatement because it has a truly unique finish. Under shadow it appears to have slightly duo-chrome properties by switching from darker blue to lighter blue.
|Chanel Le Vernis 667 Bel-Argus in shadow|
|Chanel Le Vernis 667 Bel-Argus under direct sunlight|
Finally comes the last nail polish of the collection. Although one would expect a blue nail polish by its name, Azure is a gorgeous aqua green/blue duo-chrome. This has a similar finish to Bel-Argus, so all of the light reflecting on the water description also applies to Azure. The only difference between the two is that Azure's duo-chrome property is much stronger. It can be seen more blue or green depending on the angle. In shadow you can watch your nails and appreciate the dual color play whereas under sun it starts sparkling which adds a whole new dimension.
|Chanel Le Vernis 657 Azure in shadow|
Azure is truly a stunner. It stands at the point where beauty blogger forgets all the words she knows, stops and stares. I hope the photos can capture at least half of its beauty. Again the formula was excellent, right consistency, no streaking. Also forget about all your sheer duo-chromes and check Azure out. In the following swatch, there are a few imperfections of application. I am the one to blame for all of that. I think I was too excited...
|Chanel Le Vernis 657 Azure under direct sunlight|
Final thoughts: Out of three polishes which are going to be released with Chanel's summer 2013 collection L'été Papillon, Lilis will please the coral lovers. For those of you who are even more daring, Chanel offers two vibrant duo-chrome shades. Aside from their perfect formula, they also have a very unique metalic/sparkly finish, so be sure to check them out. Remember that all the three shades are limited editions. Release day is due to May.
Do you like tips and toes which get all the attention? Are you planning to get any of those?