Chanel Nail Polish

Chanel Elixir Nail Polish Reviewed, Swatched and Compared

June 16, 2013

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The third color for Chanel Fall 2013 is Chanel Elixir, a medium rose ($27).  Elixir has a touch of subtle warmth and a bit of beige which gives the color a slight touch of Chanel sophistication.

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Chanel Elixir has the same tried-and-true formula that’s become familiar for its creams. This feels like the same formula as Chanel Dragon and Particuliere. It’s a fast-drying, opaque in two and has enough shine to hold its own.

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There is no topoat used in these images, although adding one significantly improves wear time.

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Here are comparisons with Chanel April, Infidele, Suspicious and the deep pink Rose Exuberant.

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Chanel Elixir will be a nice, on-trend color for everyday during Fall 2013. This color will go well with the deeper tones of Fall–grey, beige, navy, olive, and should coordinate well with the other colors in Chanel’s Fall 2013 collection.

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  • Maureen June 16, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Elixir is a gorgeous colour. I love Chanel’s saturated creams because they cover so well with two coats without streaking.

  • LOU June 16, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    What a gorgeous shade! must have for next Autumn!

  • Christine June 16, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    Oh it looks lovely! This one definitely caught me eyes! When is it coming out?

    • Amy June 16, 2013 at 7:41 pm

      It’s up for sale on, soon to be everywhere.

  • Paige June 16, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    I like that Elixir has some muteness to the pink. It seems to be different from other pink nail polishes I own so I’m justified to get this one too. Oh dear, I was hoping to like only Alchimie but Chanel casted a spell on me to like the other two too.

  • Eli June 17, 2013 at 12:15 am

    I’m just beginning to realize how awesome Chanel polishes are, but sadly – soooo overpriced!

  • collar wilson June 17, 2013 at 11:16 am

    I have just ordered Mysterious, Alchimie and Elixir. I have all of the other reds listed in this post, and while I see some similarity between April and Infidele, which I had never noticed before and between Suspicious and Elixir I still am happy that I have them all. I collect Chanel nail polishes and currently have over 50.

  • Jo June 17, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    How does Elixir compare to Paparazzi?

    • Amy June 17, 2013 at 8:27 pm

      Elixer is more rose, and lighter, than Paparazzi.

  • Lorraine June 22, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    thanks for the comparison. I was debating between infidele and elixir- now I can see how they stack up against one another. I think both are lovely but elixir would be more unique in my collection, so I am leaning towards that one.