Chanel Azuré and Bel-Argus Le Vernis are new limited edition shades in the summer 2013 L’Ete Papillon de Chanel collection. In fact there is also another shade called Lilus which is a coral creme.
I initially saw many swatches of these when they first came out and didn’t think they looked all that spectacular. However when I was at Nordstrom this past weekend and walked past them, I decided to stop and swatch for myself. I was fairly blown away by how gorgeous they were! It took me all of 1 minute to decide I needed them both in my collection!
Azuré is a stunning intense metallic duochrome. The colors shift from a beautiful ocean blue to a green teal shade. It’s a really strong duochrome effect, which I love. I look at it and immediately think about tropical vacations and the ocean.
The formula is a tiny bit brush-stroke-y but nothing too bad if you work slowly. It was just two coats. My swatches don’t do this shade justice, as did none of the others I’ve seen. It’s just too pretty for photographs!
Bel-Argus is a deep, intense navy blue metallic. I know what you are thinking. A metallic navy blue, gee that’s original. NOT. But really, I thought the same thing then I saw how sparkly and jewel-toned it looked on me. I almost passed on it, but am really glad I didn’t because I really love it. It’s another shade that speaks of deep blue oceans and pristine islands.
This had the same slight brush-stroke-y application issues as Azure, but not that big a deal. This was two coats.
Overall: Well I must admit I did NOT really have the funds to be getting these right now, but I am still happy I did. I am really loving both of these shades and think I will get lots of wear from them!
Availability: Limited edition at Nordstrom, Chanel.
Too rich for your blood or did you bite the bullet and get one of these?
Note: Undetermined if cruelty free