Nail Lacquers: Khaki Brun, Khaki Rose, Khaki Vert
Fashion’s Night Out with Chanel
In honor of Fashion’s Night Out, Chanel has put together Les Khakis de Chanel, a collection featuring a trio of nail lacquers. These will be available on September 10th at chanel.com, Chanel boutiques, and select department store counters. Each shade retails for $25.00.
Edited @ 2:42pm: Added comparison photos of Khaki Vert against Sew Psyched, because I don’t think they’re dupes, but I’ve had a lot of questions asking if they are! Pics or shut up, right? I like Sew Psyched, too, but they are different enough on me that I wouldn’t call ’em dupes.
- Khaki Brun is a deep olive green-tinged brown. It’s a rather murky brown with just this touch of green to it; it’s distinctly brown but in natural light, the olive tones are pulled out more. Just two coats.
- Khaki Rose is a rose-tinged medium-dark brown. It has such a subtle rosiness to it that it’s almost not there, but yet you can’t say it’s not, because there’s something about how the rose warms up the brown. Two coats.
- Khaki Vert is a grayish-cast medium green. Not really murky, but it’s not bright or happy either; a rather neutral green, I’d say. It’s not quite camo green, because it doesn’t have strong yellow or live undertones. Two coats. I don’t think this is really similar to Essie’s Sew Psyched–this is much greener, while Sew Psyched pulls almost blue/teal in comparison.
The formula on these was a bit thicker than usual, but it didn’t make for difficult application–quite the opposite! Application was nearly flawless with each coat being incredibly pigmented. One coat would have almost been enough on each one, but two coats created that smooth, opaque look. I always hate how these end up being B+ products, which is really due to the price, not the quality of the product (which is excellent).
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- Product: 29/30
- Value: 6/10
- Ease of Use: 4/5
- Packaging: 4/5
RECOMMENDATION: All three had fantastic pigmentation and applied flawlessly, so if a color catches your eye and you don’t mind the price tag of Chanel, I definitely recommend trying it out.
AVAILABILITY: September 10th @ chanel.com