Chanel Le Vernis Fracas Nail Colour for Spring 2013 Swatches & Review

Chanel Le Vernis Fracas

Chanel Le Vernis Fracas Nail Colour is a new shade for spring 2013 from the Printemps Precieux Collection.

There are actually three nail colour shades in this collection (also included are Emprise and Accessoire), but this one spoke to me. It spoke volumes once I saw the shimmer inside.

Plus the $30.00 price tag didn’t exactly lend itself to buying all three at the time!

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Chanel Le Vernis Fracas Swatch

Fracas is a bright pink with slight peachy tones. Inside there is really pretty but subtle pink and gold shimmer. It’s a nice thick polish, but not hard to work with. Nary a streak or problem in sight, and I only used two coats. Very spring and summer-like, love it.

Overall: I don’t buy all Chanel Nail Colours because A. I’m not a billionaire and B. They don’t all appeal to me, but when I do see one that makes my heart pound a bit, I don’t really mind the price. Of course if they lowered it to $10.00 I wouldn’t complain AT ALL. ;)

Availability: Bloomingdales, Chanel, Nordstrom.

Pricing: $30.00 for 0.4 oz.

What say you about Fracas? Yes, no, maybe so?


Note: I don’t think Chanel is cruelty free but not positive.


  • February 25, 2013

    pretty in pink!
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  • February 25, 2013

    This is a beautiful color! i don’t usually spend that kind of money on polish but this is really lovely.
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  • February 25, 2013

    This is my favorite out of the three as well! It’s soooo cheerful, and the consistency is spot-on.
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  • February 25, 2013

    Gorgeous polish! I love picking up a high end polish like this every now and then as a treat to myself, and this one might make my list!!

  • February 25, 2013

    This colour is hot! I’m with you, Chanel np isn’t usually my thing but sometimes they have a shade you just want to have. I love how you managed to capture those pretty little shimmers!
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  • February 25, 2013

    I love shimmer polish and this one is pretty. The price tag is a bit of a turn off, but it is still pretty nonetheless.

  • February 25, 2013

    Where I live (Norway, OPI nailpolish are prized the same as the Chanel ones. Bah.

  • February 25, 2013

    Pretty! But yes, that price point does give pause.
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  • February 25, 2013
    Katie A

    Pretty!! Definitely not paying $30 for nail polish tho. I’ll wait and see if any dupes come out, because I might need that color this summer :-)

  • February 25, 2013

    I love this color! I’m a sucker for most any coral, especially the bright ones.
    But I have to imagine there are several dupes on the market.
    Maybe something from China Glaze?
    If it was $10, or a super unique color, I’d have to grab it. But $30 is just too much.
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  • February 25, 2013

    I wasn’t sure about Fracas, but when I went to pick Emprise I saw it in person and I had to get both! I donkt usually wear colors that bright, but it looks so flattering with my skin tone, I couldn’t leave it!

  • February 25, 2013

    It’s gorgeous, but I just don’t have $30 to spend on polish. (At least, not just one bottle. =D)

  • February 25, 2013

    I think its too pricey and the color isn’t that special :l

  • February 25, 2013

    I’m not normally a pink fan but I love that!

  • February 25, 2013

    Such a lovely shade!

  • February 25, 2013

    This looks gorgeous! I’m a huge fan of CHANEL cosmetics, including their nailpolish. Although I have bought some duds in the past. There were some colors that tended to chip more so than others. But I love them nonetheless.
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  • February 26, 2013

    It is much brighter than I thought it would be! Lovely on you!
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  • February 26, 2013
    J Latham

    It is rather bright. Too hot a pink for me and the price is just silly.

    One of those that looks better in the bottle, I think.

  • February 26, 2013

    Lovely color! $30 is way too much for nail polish though. I could get almost 4 bottles of Zoya for the same amount!
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  • February 26, 2013

    First time commenting! I’m new to your blog but its fantastic! Anyway, this shade is beautiful! $30 is a lot for polish though, and while I could buy it, I would rather get 4 polishes from a salon brand honestly lol

  • March 2, 2013

    I love this color! I bought it for $27 at Nordstrom. It’s still too much money though!

  • March 8, 2013

    It’s very pretty – but I’m not sure it’s unique enough for my to pay Chanel price for!
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  • April 9, 2013

    When I saw this elsewhere at first, I would’ve sworn it was a straight-up creme. Love it’s shimmer.

    How do you think the color compare’s to OPI’s Suzi’s Hungary Again! in the Eurocentrale collection?

    That’s another beauty of a slightly-coral pink whose shimmer is all but invisible.