Chanel Cavaliere, Canotier, Espadrilles Le Vernis

Chanel Cavaliere (526) Le Vernis ($28.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is a rich, deep brown with warm, reddish undertones and fine, golden brozne micro-shimmer. It had opaque coverage after two coats, though it was nearly opaque after one coat. The consistency wasn’t too thin or too thick, and it spread well across the nail. The polish had a good plushness to it, and the ridge on my ring finger was easily covered (without need of a ridge-filling base coat). Chanel’s formula typically wears seven days on me with minor tip wear, and the newer formula is comparable to that in wear time, but I find the newer formulation loses its shininess more quickly (after four or five days); I tested this particular shade for wear, and it came in at seven days with minor tip wear (which is pretty much the norm for me, so if you typically have polish that chips in three days, take my wear time with an extra dose of salt!). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Isherwood (P, $10.00) is warmer (95% similar). Christian Louboutin Beaute Farida (P, $50.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Rescue Beauty Lounge Ghost (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Chanel Cavaliere (526) Le Vernis
Chanel Le Vernis (2016) Cavaliere (526)
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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
93%
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YSL Peace Green & Love Pink La Laque Couture

YSL Peace Green La Laque Couture ($28.00 for 0.34 fl. oz.) is a light-medium aqua green with warm undertones and fine, pearly shimmer that shifts from warmer copper to light pink. It was a thicker, but watery, polish that was hard for me to apply evenly, as the polish would pull to the edges and create an uneven surface, even if I laid my hands flat to try and help the polish level. It had semi-opaque coverage, and I didn’t notice the shimmer create visible lines/streaks. It lasted for seven days with minor tip wear. Cult Nails Thrive (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Rescue Beauty Lounge Liberty (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). China Glaze Keep Calm, Paint On (LE, $7.50) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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YSL La Laque Couture

Chanel Camelia Le Vernis

Chanel Camelia Le Vernis ($28.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark, raspberry pink with subtle, cooler undertones and a cream finish. Tom Ford Beauty Indiscretion (04) (LE, $35.00) is lighter (95% similar). Formula X A+ (P, $14.00) is cooler (95% similar). Christian Louboutin Beaute Bengali (P, $50.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). L'Oreal Members Only (P) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Toco Toucan (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Girl About Town (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Chanel Camelia Le Vernis
Chanel Le Vernis (2016) Camelia
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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
91%

Christian Louboutin Hawaii Kawai II Nail Coffret

Christian Louboutin Beaute Hawaii Kawai II Nail Coffret ($90.00 for 3 x 0.20 fl. oz.) is a limited edition set of miniature-sized versions of the brand’s polish. For spring, the polishes are all shades that are also available in full-size in the permanent range.

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Christian Louboutin Beaute Hawaii Kawai II Nail Coffret
Christian Louboutin Beaute Nail Coffret Hawaii Kawai II
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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
92%
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Christian Louboutin Hawaii Kawai I Nail Coffret

Christian Louboutin Beaute Hawaii Kawai I Nail Coffret ($90.00 for 3 x 0.20 fl. oz.) is a limited edition set of miniature-sized versions of the brand’s polish. For spring, the polishes are all shades that are also available in full-size in the permanent range. All three polishes were good and applied well with opaque coverage in two coats (two were nearly opaque in one coat, see below). I get about a week of wear with no chipping and minimal tip wear with Louboutin’s formula overall.

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Christian Louboutin Beaute Hawaii Kawai I Nail Coffret
Christian Louboutin Beaute Nail Coffret Hawaii Kawai I
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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
92%
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Formula X Alchemy II Nail Lacquer

Formula X Alchemy II Nail Lacquer ($14.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “platinum-infused … champagne rose shimmer.” It’s a medium-dark, golden bronze with copper, blue, and gold flecks of micro-glitter and larger shimmer. Chanel Delight (LE, $27.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Burnt Topaz (LE, $35.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). China Glaze Harvest Moon (LE, $7.50) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Tropical (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Fierce Entrance (LE, $16.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Formula X Alchemy II Nail Lacquer
Formula X Nail Lacquer Alchemy II
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Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
97%