Chanel Le Vernis Nail Color in Peridot ($25 #531) has the life of the jewel after which it named. A release for Fall 2011, this color is designed to add an intense flash of shifting color to your deep-toned winter wardrobe. As a lover of deep, matte wools as the weather cools, I know that Peridot will be a beautiful addition to the dark colors that I wear during that season.
The color is a chameleon, changing as the light plays across the surface of the nail. There is a strong clear metallic peridot-green-gold effect, plus the slightest blue duochrome that mixes with a metallic sparkle. In sun:
The color is opaque in two coats–this is three in the pictures. Each layer dries in about 2-3 minutes. In shade:
The color is dramatic and unusual. It’s going to look epic if you love to wear black. For me, this is spectacular. If you love it, you’ll need a backup.