Chanel’s new Les Perles de Chanel Le Vernis for spring 2011 features three new limited edition colors, two of which I felt I *needed* to possess.
I thought since these were labeled with the term “pearl” I needed to fancy up my main photo of them so I added a (fake) pearl necklace and some (real) pearl earrings Mr. VV got me for Christmas. 🙂
The three colors are:
- Pearl Drop
- Black Pearl
- Péche Nacrée
Pearl Drop is a pale white with a shimmery golden yellow finish. I didn’t think much of this one in the bottle at first, but after wearing it (chipped on one finger for three days) I started to really like the color. I love how strong the yellow/gold is making it way more interesting than if it were just a shimmery white.
The formula was really pretty nice with this, less thick and sticky feeling than some of their other colors have been. It is on the sheer side though, I used three coats here and it’s still not completely opaque.
Black Pearl is a dark charcoal grey with a deep green shimmer. Whenever I say the name of this I feel like I have to say “Yar, Black Pearl she is” like a Pirate. 🙂 I love how unique this is, I can’t think of another color like it. The deep green shimmer is very apparent also, which is great because if it just barely showed up I don’t think I would like it as much.
The formula of this is similar to Pearl Drop, good consistency and better coverage. This was opaque in two coats and barely any streaks. (My middle nail has a tiny hair in it which is why there is that lump there!)
While I didn’t bother purchasing Péche Nacrée (sheer peach with silver micro-glitter) because it didn’t look like something I would want, I love this collection. I think both these colors are unique and have a nice formula. Of the two I think Black Pearl is the definite winner and probably will be a HUGE seller, so get ’em while they are available if you want ’em!
What do you think ladies & gents, are these anything you would purchase?
Christmas is over, whew! I am kind of glad, it seemed like tiring madness this year. I got some nice goodies though, some of which I might show on my “Personal” page soon. What was your favorite present this year? Mine was a new white Guess watch covered with clear crystals. 🙂