Sep 272010

This week at Cafe Makeup, I’m doing some tidying–I have several pictures that I’ve been holding until I understand the products better, portions of other collections that came late, and other things that have been in my picture folder waiting for some time for a write up.

In that spirit, I wanted to complete my review of Les Khakis de Chanel, the three limited edition Le Vernis polishes for Fall 2010–Khaki Vert, Khaki Rose and Khaki Brun ($23 each).

It’s not surprising that these colors are woven into our makeup collections this season, they evoke the military theme now pervasive in fashion.  These high-shine, no-sparkle dead-serious neutrals seem a perfect compliment to green and black flannels and other wools.  Am I dreaming or would Khaki Brun look fabulous with this jacket?
Christian Louboutin over the knee green flannel over-the-knee boot epitomizes Fall military, from the first moment that I saw them in Saks (in Khaki, of course):
Previously posted, here is Chanel’s Khaki Vert, a color that I wore for one week straight after it arrived:
On nails:
Since I originally posted Khaki Vert, Khaki Rose (left) and Khaki Brun (right) arrived:
Khaki Rose is a pink-tinted medium brown that applies as a neutral.  The color reminds me of a basic eyeshadow that, almost without realizing it, you might use up simply because it is so unique and yet universal.  That being said, if I were to skip one of the three Les Khaki de Chanel, it would be Khaki Rose based on my personal taste.  Although I’m doubtful you will find an exact duplicate, the other Le Khaki colors are prettier in my opinion than Khaki Rose.
Khaki Brun turned out much better than I had hoped.  As you might expect given its name, it’s a khaki-brown that looks fabulous with black.  I love the khaki twist on the deep taupe trend:

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Sep 082010

Les Khakis de Chanel, an exclusive launching for New York City’s Fashion’s Night Out, is releasing on September 10th.  This small collection includes three polishes–Khaki Vert, Khaki Rose and Khaki Brun ($25 each).  These will be launched in several Chanel boutiques throughout the U.S.

Through luck, I received Khaki Vert (148.247 Le Vernis Nail Color Khaki Vert) a few days early.  Sabrina, at The Beauty Look Book, received all three shades and they are reviewed at her blog here.

The formula is a creme and applies beautifully.  Two coats are perfect for opaque coverage, and there is absolutely no problem getting nice, even coverage with the brush.  I adore this Chanel nail polish formula–I’ve noticed a similar formula in Chanel’s Dragon and Riviera shades as well.

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