Jun 262011

Chanel Le Vernis in Graphite ($25 #529) is a rich metallic gray with a slight hint of gold.  This warmth seems to give a slight hint of green in warm light.  There is a rich metal/glass sparkle effect that gives Graphite depth and life.

The formula is the familiar excellent, smooth and fast-drying metallic formula that I’ve come to know and love from Chanel.  Graphite is opaque in two coats, but this is three:


This color is strong, edgy and dramatic.  A lovely choice for fall, although perhaps a bit strong for summer.  You can see how there is a very subtle hint of metallic green that appears in the strong warm sunlight.


This is the sort of little trick of light from Chanel, executed with mastery.  Graphite lives up to the name “Illusion D’Ombre.”  Bravo, Peter Philips!

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  5 Responses to “Chanel Le Vernis Graphite: Review and Swatches”

  1. graphic reminds me of lucerend tainly look marvelous. what have you been using to store your photos other than the blog or computer? have you thought of joining flickr or redbubble? your photos are amazing and very clear.

    lucerene tainly look marvelous be a possible dupe for this shade?

    • Hi Brittany thank you! I host my own photos. No need for me to use flickr. The OPI is more green than Graphite. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. You really captured all three of the polishes PERFECTLY. Beautiful work, as always.

  3. That is simply stunning! I love this collection of nail varnishes and really look forward to them arriving here.

  4. Stunning! I can’t wait to get my hands on this once it becomes available in Canada!

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