Thursday, May 09, 2013

Chanel Le Vernis Taboo (583)

While my biggest love of this season when it comes to nail polish is bright coral (see Chanel Lilis and NARS Vertebra, both Summer 2013 limited edition releases), the rainy spell we're having calls for something else. Enter Chanel Taboo (#583) that was released this spring. Taboo offers something nobody does quite as well as Chanel Le Vernis: an incredibly complex multi-colored shimmer in a shade that's hard to define: kind of plum with burgundy and purple genes.

Chanel Le Vernis Taboo has a metallic finish that downplays the shimmer, making it a grownup choice. It's far less purple than Vendetta, making it a bit less edgy, in my opinion, and very wearable (and also quite flattering against my skin).   I agree with Sabrina from The Beauty Look Book that Taboo changes with light. My photos were taken a few weeks ago in full blazing sun. It becomes more purple or slightly more plummy red under different light sources (yellow or low artificial light brings out the red).

I love this particular formula of Chanel metallic/shimmer polish-- it goes on without streaking and is relatively long-lasting (tip-wear starts around the third day, but I'm notoriously rough on my nails).

Bottom Line: another Chanel classic.

Chanel Le Vernis Taboo ($27) is available at the counters and online.

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