Chanel Le Vernis Taboo

Chanel Taboo Le Vernis Nail Colour is in a word, magnificent.

This super shimmery, galaxy-like nail colour is part of a new collection called Revelation de Chanel Collection, which is for spring 2013.

The color is hard to pin down exactly. It’s purple and red. It’s blackened looking. It’s filled with irregular shaped shimmery bits of red and purple. Delicious!

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Chanel Le Vernis Taboo Macro

Chanel Taboo Swatch
Taboo (flash)

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Taboo (flash)

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Taboo (indoors, no flash)

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Taboo (under indoor light)

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Taboo (zoom)

Chanel Le Vernis Taboo Collage

I was thinking when I first saw it that maybe it was a dupe for NARS Purple Rain. It’s not a dupe. Whew.

Overall: Ridiculously pretty. This is one Chanel where I don’t have even the slightest bit of guilt spending my hard-earned cash on. The color is dark, rich, intense and complicated. The formula is freaking fantastic! I did one coat and my nails were completely covered. I did another thin one for “extra measure” though I really didn’t need it. Habit.

Availability: Nordstrom, Chanel.

Pricing: $27.00.

Is Taboo a shade you will fork over the bucks for?


Note: Undetermined if cruelty free

Written by Kelly
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