Chanel Le Vernis in Graphite ($25 #529) is a rich metallic gray with a slight hint of gold. This warmth seems to give a slight hint of green in warm light. There is a rich metal/glass sparkle effect that gives Graphite depth and life.
The formula is the familiar excellent, smooth and fast-drying metallic formula that I’ve come to know and love from Chanel. Graphite is opaque in two coats, but this is three:
This color is strong, edgy and dramatic. A lovely choice for fall, although perhaps a bit strong for summer. You can see how there is a very subtle hint of metallic green that appears in the strong warm sunlight.
This is the sort of little trick of light from Chanel, executed with mastery. Graphite lives up to the name “Illusion D’Ombre.” Bravo, Peter Philips!