There are two new Chanel Le Vernis shades–Rouge Moire and Rose Moire ($27). Both are good formulations of some classic metal and frost/shimmer shades.
Although neither is headline-grabbing in uniqueness, I found the formulation of both quite good. They weren’t prone to denting, didn’t require long dry times and the coverage was quite good.
Chanel Rouge Moire is a slightly pinky red metallic shimmer.
This was essentially opaque in one coat, so yay for the one-coat wonder. I’ll still use two, but it’s nice not to have to do three. These “moire” shades are said to be super glossy. I found Rouge Moire glossy for a metal shimmer –sometimes these formulas can dry down dull, and Rouge Moire did not. Here are two coats with no base and no topcoat, in sun with flash:
Rose Moire is a softly metallic frost/shimmer light cream/pink.
Rose Moire is not a shade in my comfort zone–lighter frosts can be a little 1970′s-ish (and not in a good way). Chanel Rose Moire had enough color to bring it out of that era, although I’m not sure it’s entirely modern. A nice soft classic sounds more appropriate for this shade.
The formula was really good. Unlike some others that I’ve tried, the dry time was normal and I didn’t experience a problem with denting. Two coats, no base or topcoat:
Another, just to bring out the pink satin ribbon qualities of Rose Moire:
Overall, I thought that the Chanel Le Vernis shades–Rouge Moire and Rose Moire were nice, quiet additions to the Chanel line. I enjoy the Rouge Moire as a shade more in my comfort zone, and it is certainly a good one for Fall and to use during the holidays. There’s something very happy about that dash of pink mixed into the vibrant red; for that reason it is sweeter than the more blue-toned and stormy Chanel Malice. For Rose Moire, it is really going to come down to personal preference. The formula on both is very nice, these are both well-executed versions of some pretty shimmer/frost shades.
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