Chanel Nail Polish

Chanel Summer Nail Polish: Lilis, Azure, and Bel-Argus

June 1, 2013

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For me, the standouts of Chanel Summer 2013 were the nail polishes. This collection includes Lilis (soft coral creme), Azure (shimmering blue-green) and Bel-Argus (shimmering ocean blue) ($27 each).

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These three incredible shades have incredible formulas, gorgeous color, and each bottle has its own twist in on-trend perfection.  Just my opinion, but yes you need these.

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Azure is a metallic blue green. Perfect in two coats, this gave me no streaking and looks as gorgeous as a peacock feather.

Chanel Summer Nail Polish07aI applied this directly on my nail (no base) and got no staining.  Quick dry time.  All nails swatches in this post use a topcoat (Dior Gel Coat):

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Bel-Argus is a beautiful rich metallic blue.

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As with Azure, this is perfect in two coats. No staining without a base. Quick dry time. No streaks.

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This color reminds me of going to the beach–it looks wonderful with corals, yellows, and khaki. I love to wear it with a crisp white shirt.

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Lilis has been my go-to this week. It’s a standout reddened coral creme that looks amazing with either pale or tanned skin.

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Lilis isn’t quite as vibrant as some corals, there’s a polished appropriateness about it, as the color seems softened by a touch of white.  Unquestionably, it’s work appropriate and lovely for summer.

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Chanel does a killer creme formula (they have for decades), and Lilis is part of that tradition. Perfect in two coats, fast-drying. 

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Verdict: gorgeous!  I loved every one of these. 

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  • LOU June 1, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Lilis is my favourite. looks so creamy and elegant!

  • Nawi June 1, 2013 at 9:51 am

    I totally agree with you I love all three and was lucky enough to get them, thanks for confirming and the beautiful pictures love reading your Chanel reviews.

  • Polly June 1, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Lovely swatches, thank you! Just a heads-up, the coral polish is not called Lilas (which would mean ‘lilac’) but Lilis (as in lily). You might want to change that in your text and tags, especially for people searching by name 🙂

    • Amy June 1, 2013 at 11:43 am

      Argh Polly thank you! I’ve been trying to blog early in the morning to get some posts out timely. This is my pre-coffee self!

      • Polly June 1, 2013 at 12:27 pm

        No problem 🙂 I can’t do anything right uncaffeinated, let alone make blog posts, so I sympathise! 🙂

  • shoppingaholic June 1, 2013 at 11:30 am

    Love Lilas. Would love to try. Thanks for the review. <3

  • Icaria June 7, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    I feel like my summer will not be complete without Lilis! Beautiful! 🙂