Look, more places to wear taupe–your nails! Chanel’s Spring 2010 offering, Particuliere ($23), is not the first to make a beautiful taupe nail polish. It gives you a rich, taupe cream in one coat. In the picture below, Particuliere is applied with two coats just to make sure, but it wasn’t really needed.
Here’s a comparison to some other popular taupes on the market:
- OPI for Sephora Metro Chic (thumb, in picture below): A touch of mauve sets this taupe cream apart. Note, however, that Metro Chic requires at least three coats to give you an opaque color. Dear OPI: Please add pigment. I’m juggling some things here and don’t have time.
- OPI You Don’t Know Jacques (middle finger): A deeper brown. Must have two coats with this one, if not three.
- Orly Country Club Khaki (ring finger, two coats): A light colored taupe, which is lovely for summer.
- Zoya Pasha (pinky, two coats but only one is needed): A shimmery light taupe.
These are applied over CND Stickey base coat, covered with Poshe top coat.
EDIT UPDATE: More comparison pictures are here.