Hi, everyone! A couple months ago I made a pretty fancy haul (if I do say so myself) for a very unfancy price thanks to the ever-handy Shoppers Drug Mart Optimum Points. Free Chanel is never a bad thing! One of the goodies I picked up was the sultry Le Vernis Nail Colour in Vertigo, a nail polish shade that had been on my wishlist for some time. I had thought it was limited edition, so was thrilled to see it in-store!
Like all Chanel polishes, Vertigo comes in a weighty glass bottle with a sleek black cap:
In the bottle, Vertigo is a deep smokey grey with unique purple and silver shimmer. Quite unique!
Because the shade looks so stunning in the bottle, I was excited to give it a go! Unfortunately, on my nails none of the nuanced shimmer showed up. On the nails was a deep slate grey with a sleek sheen and no shimmer to be seen!
I used two coats of the polish to achieve full opacity and the result was rich and shiny, but not at all like in the bottle! I thought that maybe in direct sunlight the polish would show off its subtle shimmer, but no dice!
So while the look of Vertigo on the nails is still quite pretty and ideal for Fall, the fact that it doesn't translate from bottle to nails is very disappointing! Plus, this tends to chip after only two days (even with the help of my Revlon Quick-Dry Top Coat), which is also not on par with Chanel's typically stellar formulas. I hate to do this, but I have to give this one a thumbs down!
Have any of you tried Chanel Vertigo? Does the purple shimmer show up on your nails? Any nail polish flops lately?
Thanks for reading! xo