finally the Chanel Fall 2011 collection is released in germany, so yesterday morning i ordered the 3 new nail polishes Quartz, Graphite and Péridot first because i knew that these will be sold out quickly and i really wanted to try them!
most items are becoming permanent, which is a nice concession for your budget.
the collection is already online at parfuemerie-pieper.de at the moment and also out at many counters. i ordered mine on Pieper, and they were delivered after only one day.
everything was wrapped up very nicely and i also got a mini Chanel mascara to try among a few other samples.
there are a lot of different statements out there about which of the shades will stay permanent but i'm now on the safe side having all 3.
usually i don't love Chanel polishes for outstanding staying power (i only say: tip wear within 24h?! even Catrice lasts 4 days on me...) but they always do a great consistency that is easy to apply and most importantly: the colours are epic. must haves, landmarks of the season.
and i guess that must be the only reason for me to cave in again and again to pay whopping 23€ for 13ml.
i was really excited to open the box, i couldn't even decide which colour to wear first (so i put on all 3 to see ;P and then decide). unfortunately the sun just won't show up today, so i can only serve you cloudy-daylight-pics.
Chanel polishes have a double cap system and a thin round brush (i'd prefer a wide&flat one). these three applied really well and dried quickly to a glossy finish.
# 525 Quartz
Quartz is a shimmery light taupe colour with lots of clear iridescent sparkles. it's the most subtle colour out of the bunch and could be office appropriate. it applies evenly and has a great silvery shine. it's a rather sheer polish, i get the desired opacity with 2 coats.
i guess this is a great staple for this autumn.
i wear it in 2 coats. it's easy to remove.
Péridot already looked stunning in the many promotion pictures and online swatches, but i couldn't believe how captivating this colour could even be in real life. this is nail orgasm for every polychrome-lover. the polish flashes from bronze gold to seafoam green and rich teal and has the most beautiful iridescent gold shimmer. it just glows on my nails. so beautiful and worship-worthy.
i love the glistening bronze gold shimmer, so in the end this is the shade i chose to keep on my nails (with Chanel Black Pearl as pedi). i wished they would do an eyeshadow like this ;)
it's completely opaque in 2 coats.
i'm quite positive that the drugstore brands are ready to release numerous dupes to these polishes, and from experience i know that they often do it quite well. so i guess you can wait some months and you'll get similar colours for a fraction of the price.
there is already a very promising dupe for Péridot out there, check inyourface.at to find out what i mean.