Chanel Le Vernis #669 Chataigne, #671 Ecorce Sanguine, #679 Vert Obscur for Fall 2015, Swatch, Review & Comparison

Happy Friday! I am super behind the comments but please bare with me. 

I am almost on holiday. Today I submitted my documentation, so the only thing left to do is pack my things and leave after my return. I hope there will be not so many corrections. I am so ready for holiday and can't wait for my birthday dinner tomorrow. We made a reservation in Heidelberg. I usually prefer to go to Strasbourg to spend a day shopping and there are also very good restaurants but we have just been there some weeks ago so decided to make a little change. We have never been to that particular restaurant in Heidelberg, so it is exciting but also a little risky. Let's see if Travel Advisor does the trick. Love the city, have you ever been to Heidelberg?

I have been working my way through Chanel Fall Collection. Today I have the nail polishes for you. I swatched them at Instagram already. With this post I would like to write a full review and also share some comparisons.



Chanel Le Vernis #669 Chataigne, #671 Ecorce Sanguine, #679 Vert Obscur



The shade which got my attention most is the super vampy blackened plummy brown, Chanel Le Vernis #669 Chataigne. Although my heart belongs to the vamp called #563 Vertigo which was released some years ago, I am always ready for a good vamp. Chàtaigne means chestnut in French which also describes this shade so wonderfully.


Swatch: Chanel Le Vernis #669 Chataigne

The formula of Chàtaigne is perfect, the consistency is just right. It basically applies itself and almost opaque in one coat. I always apply two coats for longevity reasons, so on these photos I am wearing two coats as well. To me Chàtaigne is a great alternative to a cream black, a little warmer, more wearable, less harsh. 



Swatch: Chanel Le Vernis #669 Chataigne

I tried to capture the undertones of some of the blackened vampy shades in my stash and ended up with a view at the background. It was very hard to make the labels visible, so I hope you can read them. Chanel #18 Rouge Noire is more red, Chanel #573 Accessoire is lighter, redder, Chanel #478 Forbidden is warmer and a tad lighter. Chanel #469 Imperial is warmer and lighter as well. Chanel #599 Provocation is lighter and more plummy. The closest shade to #669 Chataigne I have is #427 Diabolic which is a tad deeper but very close.



Nail Wheel Comparison Swatch: Chanel Le Vernis #669 Chataigne

Now on to the super deep cosmic green (if there is anything like that). Chanel Le Vernis #679 Vert Obscur (dark green in French) is a very interesting shade, a deep green with some blue but to me it is more green than teal. It appears to be very green with the first coat, rather blackened with the second. Although it looks black at that point it flashes green lights to you when you move your hand. Especially at the tip of your nails where the shade appears lighter. 



Swatch: Chanel Le Vernis #679 Vert Obscur


#679 Vert Obscur is a straight cream and unfortunately its consistency is a little thin. I had to reapply two fingers just because it was runny and collected at the sides of the nail bed. I also believe this particular shade may stain. It was hard to remove even after swatching but I didn't dare to do a full week test with it without a base coat yet. I like it applied in two thin coats, such as I am wearing in these photos.




Swatch: Chanel Le Vernis #679 Vert Obscur

I don't have anything close in my stash at the moment but I included Chanel #219 Black Satin for you to see the difference between Vert Obscur and a straight black. Chanel #601 Mysterious is more grey, Chanel #361 Orage is cooler. The closest shade is Chanel #357 Nuit de Russie which is a black polish with blue shimmer. Since Vert Obscur doesn't have a shimmer, they are different. 




Nail Wheel Comparison Swatch: Chanel Le Vernis #679 Vert Obscur

Now the surprise shade of the collection is a red. How surprising can a red be right? I was thinking #671 Ecorce Sanguine (blood red peel?) has a cream finish like the other two. Then I was out making photos and it winked at me in a gorgeous golden way. I then fell in love with it. It is hard for me to explain, especially since I am a vampy nail polish lover and I usually don't wear red nail polish but this shade is my favorite of the three.



Swatch: Chanel Le Vernis #671 Ecorce Sanguine

The consistency is right on, formula is to die for. #671 Ecorce Sanguine is almost a one coater but I am wearing two here. I also took an additional photo to show you the beautiful shimmer. The shimmer can only be observed on the nails under the direct sun light and even then it is very faint. But the secret shimmer gives this nail polish a beautiful complexity. 



Swatch: Chanel Le Vernis #671 Ecorce Sanguine
Swatch/Shimmer: Chanel Le Vernis #671 Ecorce Sanguine

I asked at Instagram which of the hundreds of Chanel reds could be close to #671 Écorce Sanguine and some of you guessed it would be close to #475 Dragon. You are so right! Dragon is the closest nail polish I have. There was also a comment about #207 Barcelona Red (swatched here). This is also right on because both of these have golden shimmer. Barcelona Red has more shimmer than Ecorce Sanguine and it is just a little cooler if you look closer. Rouge No 19 (reviewed here) is cooler, Chanel #635 Expression (swatched here) is lighter. Another shade which has golden shimmer is Dior #758 Victoire (review) and it is lighter as well. Chanel #581 Cinema (review) is lighter, warmer, Chanel #587 Rouge Carat is more metallic and cooler. The red from summer collection, Chanel #717 Coquelicot (review) is lighter, brighter. 



Nail Wheel Comparison Swatch: Chanel Le Vernis #671 Ecorce Sanguine

Two of the vampy nail polishes are featured at YouTube channel of Missfrankiecat as well with some comparisons and first impressions.


Final thoughts: I love me a good vamp so loving Chataigne and I know I will reach for it often once the weather cools down a bit. Because of the runny consistency of Vert Obscur and its tendency to stain, although it is a very unique shade, I am not too much into it. My surprise favorite is the blood red with golden hidden shimmer #671 Ecorce Sanguine, so classic and chic.


Are you eyeing any of these shades? Which one is your favorite?













Disclaimer: The products in this post were purchased by me.

28 comments

  1. Ooh, Vert Obscure- I have nothing like it! Thanks for the swatches, Sara :)


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  2. i was at Chanel counter just today looking at these beauties! they didn't have Chataigne which is too bad - because i love me some vamp polish! so happy you did these swatches for all of us!! i bought the Vert Obscur after swatching on my thumb - the color is VERRRRRY pretty (to me) and compliments my skin very well. i'm very pale (a vampire basically) so some of the very dark shades i'm drawn to appear too stark. this one is dark but with enough color to give it a life --- PERFECT for pale gals like me. too bad about the consistency though :-( that's disappointing. i probably won't wear this shade for another month or two but will report back with my findings! xoxoxo SJ

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  3. I have been to Heidelberg with a friend who also lives in Stuttgart :) Is your birthday tomorrow?

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  4. I like the same two you like. Amazing how that red manages to look both fresh and classic when there are so many reds out there! And Chataigne is gorgeous. Hope you have a wonderful birthday and delicious celebration. Hope we get to see your birthday look! On another note, I am wondering whether you ever swatched Chanel Vernis Intemporel? The reason I ask is that I applied its counterpart, Dior Miroir and it went on like a dream (albeit I was wearing a ridge filling base coat, two coats of a white jelly and a topcoat under it.) I am wondering how the Chanel formula compares because the Chanel looks less white-bright than the Dior and if the formula is good, I would prefer the Chanel. Or are silver chromes not your thing?

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  5. Oh no, I love them all. My wallet is going to cry a river!

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  6. I love the red, too. It looks wonderful on you.
    Enjoy your vacation, Sara.
    Best regards
    Stefanie

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  7. Many wishes from here also Sara :) when i thought Vert Obscure would be a must you convinced me for Ecorce Sanguine, and now i'm thinking about Coquelicot that i haven't purchased yet ! I'm hopeless!!

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  8. I already know I'm going to buy them all.:) Hope you have a wonderful birthday!

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  9. That red is beautiful. I agree, it's kind of hard to get excited over a red nail polish but this one is def different!


    Btw, hope you had a wonderful birthday, Sara!

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  10. Dear Sara, happy birthday 🎂 yesterday. Hope Heidelberg, the new place, was nice! Wish you the best, from Kristin

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  11. Hi Kristin,
    it was lovely in Heidelberg. I just posted a photo in the new post.
    Thanks so much for your lovely wish. Xox

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  12. Hi Agata,
    thanks so so much. I had a wonderful time and now I am on holiday, so looking good ;-)
    Yes I also think this red np is very gorgeous.

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  13. Hi Jess,
    oh you don't need to choose, that is great! ;-)
    Thanks for your lovely wish.

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  14. Hi Hara,
    don't miss Coquelicot, it is so pretty!
    It is one of the shades I brought here to holidays with me and I am trying not to finish the bottle hahaha.

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  15. Hi Stefanie,
    thanks so much, my vacation just started and I am enjoying it!

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  16. Hi Lou,
    lol I can hear your wallet already weeping ;-)

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  17. Hi Jenni,
    yes me neither. It is such an interesting shade. I hope it doesn't stain though, I hate staining and I don't usually use a base coat lol.

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  18. Hi Alison,
    yes I have Intemporel but didn't review it because it was way too late when we received them in Germany. I am very intrigued about Mirror and will definitely pick it up and compare it to Intemporel, in case you would like to wait for it. It will be probably up at the end of August.
    Xox

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  19. Hi Jane,
    it was on Saturday. As I started writing the post, it was Friday. Then it became Saturday so I entered my new age by writing a post (good thing?) Heidelberg is really nice, did you like it?

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  20. Oh love your vampire vampy direction!!
    Yes please report back. Also don't forget to apply a base coat with that one because I suspect it might stain.
    Xox

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  21. Hallo Sara,

    dein Blog ist wirklich toll :) und alles gute nachträglich zum Geburtstag!

    Eine Frage: Ab wann oder sind die Nagellacke der Herbstkollektion schon in Deutschland erhältlich?

    Lg,
    Maria

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  22. Liebe Maria,

    vielen Dank für deinen netten Kommentar und deine Wünsche. :-*

    Chanel Herbstkollektion ist ab 10.10 in Deutschland erhältlich. Welche Nuance hättest du gerne?

    Liebe Grüße
    Sara

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  23. Hallo Sara,

    danke für die Info :) Ich freue mich schon richtig darauf, die Farben "live" auszuprobieren... das dunkle grün, das Vert Obscur, sieht richtig klasse aus, und Chataigne interessiert mich auch sehr... bei dem roten Ecorce Sanguine muss ich mal schauen, ich habe schon viele rote Chanel Nagellacke :D

    Lg,
    Maria

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  24. CHataigne is a good alternative for those who missed Western Light. In the bottle they are very different, but on the nail, hard to tell apart. thanks for your excellent comparisons and swatches. Chanel did a great job in this fall collection.

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  25. I got them both and have not tried the Chanel yet, but from what i can see the Dior has the formula and the Chanel has the color. Will be curious if you find the same. The Dior goes on like butter but it is almost a blinding white, which I think would be gorgeous with darker skin tones, and I find it a little distracting on me. I can pull it off with a tan, but not sure for the rest of the year. The Dior color is subtle with a bit of a blue undertone, very beautiful, but a tad more streaky in application. I was reading on one of the beauty groups that someone said they are identical, but they aren't.

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  26. Now that I have them, I have to say they are really close. Look forward to hearing your impressions.

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  27. My favorite of all three Ecourse Sanguine. I may even get a second one! Great review XO

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