Apr 292010

Chanel’s Summer 2010 collection includes Mistral ($23) (Le Vernis Nail Colour Mistral), a medium pink with silver micro-sparkles.  This is one of those “proper pinks” or work-friendly pinks like Rescue Beauty Lounge’s Plie, that can be worn under the most stressful conditions without worry that one is wearing anything too loud.

I must admit that Mistral gave me a very difficult time during application, although I have been having a somewhat stressful week in my non-blogging life.  I attempted this three times and got some minor streaks and tiny bubbles.  Also, the formula seemed to apply sheerly at the tip, so that there is a color falloff.   Unlike Riviera, which applied like a dream, it took me three attempts to get Mistral to get the picture, below, which I still consider far from perfect.

With two coats, I have some visible nail line showing.  When I attempted three coats, the formula looked very ‘thick’ on the nails so I declined to photograph that version.

Because I absolutely love Nouvelle Vague and Riviera which also came out with this collection, I cannot be very upset about my frustration with Mistral.  I’ll keep trying and perhaps you will have better luck with yours than I do with mine.

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  2 Responses to “Chanel Summer 2010: Le Vernis Nail Colour Mistral”

  1. Hmmm, bad situation… try adding some diluent for enamels, there are many of different brands. They usually work well in this situation.
    By the way, a question. I’ve searched in 3 different shops for Novelle Vague and Illusion d’Or but no one even knows when these collections are scheduled for coming into shops. Any idea for that? I’m in Italy, by the way.

    • I’m sorry I am not sure when this will release in Europe. Does Chanel Italy take emails? They may tell you?

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