Thursday, December 29, 2011

Chanel April 533 Spring 2012 Nail Polish

April (533) is one of three Le Vernis nail polish colors released by Chanel as part of their spring 2012 collection. I skipped May (a pink) and June (orange) in favor of April, a beautiful and wearable shade that's somewhere between red wine and fuchsia.

 My nail polish collection is pretty modest compared to some, and I try my best to avoid duplicates, hence I had a hard time finding anything that was even remotely close to April. I'm pretty sure that if you have enough OPI, Essie or Zoya you might be able to get closer, but I'm very much in love with this Chanel color, as it's far more elegant than one would anticipate. It's a lot more complex when you look at it in person.

When I was searching indoors, one of the colors from StrangeBeautiful Color Library No. 3 looked like it might be close, but as you can see, the StrangeBeautiful is bolder and more red. What's less obvious is that Chanel's April required 2 coats and was harder to apply, while the SB is perfect in one coat and has a wider and better brush.

Bottom Line: this bottle of April will be half empty before spring even gets here.

Chanel April 533 Spring 2012 Nail Polish ($25) is available at the counters and from


  1. I love April. It's a wonderful color that I will be wearing often!

  2. Thanks for the review. I was debating whether to get April or not, April was my birhtday month and I felt I should get it but it looked a bit ordinary, but after your review, I am running to get it now. Thanks and Happy New Year.

  3. I agree April is unique, but I actually do prefer May. I think I'll get more use out of April in the fall. I am sure glad I have it, though. I don't really have anything that compares, and I do so love Chanel nail polish.


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