Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Chanel Bel-Argus (667) Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Bel-Argus (667) Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Bel-Argus (667) Le Vernis Nail Colour ($27.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “metallic blue.” It’s a rich, medium-dark blue with a metallic finish. It has a lot of dimension and gets lighter and darker depending on the angle you hold your nails and what kind of lighting there is. I could only come up with one shade that was similar, but it is surprisingly similar: China Glaze Blue Bells, which ends up having a more foil-like finish, while Bel-Argus is very metallic.

It was opaque in two coats, and unlike my experience with Azure, brush strokes were subtle and tended to fade away from sight when the light hit the polish. This is more of that brushed metal finish, rather than just a streaky finish, and they were fairly controllable so they follow in a straight line. The consistency wasn’t too thick or too thin, so the polish flowed well across the nail. I normally get about a week of wear with Chanel’s formula with minor tip wear but no chipping.

The Glossover

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Bel-Argus (667)

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I liked Bel-Argus a lot more than Azure, because the brush strokes were much subtler and the color was easier to apply overall.

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4/5

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Chanel Bel-Argus (667) Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Bel-Argus (667) Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Bel-Argus (667) Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Bel-Argus (667) Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Bel-Argus (667) Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Bel-Argus (667) Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Bel-Argus (667) Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Bel-Argus (667) Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Bel-Argus (667) Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Bel-Argus (667) Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Bel-Argus (667) Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Bel-Argus (667) Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Bel-Argus (667) Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Bel-Argus (667) Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Bel-Argus (667) Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Bel-Argus (667) Le Vernis Nail Colour

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $27.00.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

I could only come up with one shade that was similar, but it is surprisingly similar: China Glaze Blue Bells, which ends up having a more foil-like finish, while Bel-Argus is very metallic.

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21 thoughts on “Chanel Bel-Argus (667) Le Vernis Nail Colour Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Yup, same observation here! It’s a bit of a pity because the color/duochrome effect of Azure is so much cooler!

  2. Gorgeous! I think this is one of Chanel’s best collection ever :-D

  3. Blue nails are a huge weakness. I paint my nails some shade of blue ALL the time. You are enabling me.

  4. Yellowlantern

    Reminds me of OPI Tomorrow Never Dies and of a bluer China Glaze Bizarre Blurple.

  5. blue is my color, and the metalic look is more of a bonus :)
    thanks for sharing!!!

  6. Georgia Grace

    It seems like Zoya’s Tart would be almost an exact dupe…I don’t know if you have this polish / have time to do a comparison, but it seems that way from pictures!

  7. Though I know they aren’t really all that close–every time I see Bel-Argus I think of RBL Cuprum, sans the copper sparkle. They are both still beautiful though.

  8. Dominique

    Gorgeous colour ! I need the 3 Chanel nail polishes, they are so beautiful !

  9. OMG, this metallic blue is so beautiful…looks gorgeous on your nails. It has a mesmerizing effect on me for some reason, can’t stop staring at it. I’m definitely gonna check this out!

  10. Avatar of Etaoin baby in a corner

    I love the faraway hand picture and also how honest your reviews are!

    if this wasn’t chanel I think I’d condemn it to the late 90s but because it is – LUST – damn marketing!

  11. I was expecting the color to be a bit more intense.

  12. Mill

    I like China Glaze’s Blue Bells Ring much better than this Chanel polih although they’re both gorgeous cobalt blue. You see no brush strokes with blue bells, but with this you can clearly see them. Also the metallic finish is kinda boring…

  13. Loving this! I’m a huge fan of blue nails (mine are blue at the moment) and the metallic finish just makes it better.

  14. Katie

    Honestly, it looks too “drug-store” to me! Like something my little sister would wear.

  15. Avatar of Leigh Leigh

    I’ve seen a few photos of Bel-Argus online and none of them truly capture how beautiful this shade is in person. It is more intense and has a subtle indigo shift. It sparkles in sunlight, too. I thought Azure would be my favorite of this collection, but I am way more in love with this one.

  16. VickyM

    I love this polish :D , I just bought alot of stuff though I donĀ“t think I can buy it :( .

  17. Avatar of Melissa divinem1 (Melissa)

    I ordered this and the Jade color immediately. Also got the Cool Gold e/s pencil and the green & blue, but I’m returning the blue, because it’s got a black base, which I do not prefer. The green is beautiful, vibrant. GAWGEOUS!

  18. Caitlyn

    Is this anything like the blue metallic that OPI had with their spiderman collection last summer? I think it was called “Into the Night”.

    Thanks,
    XO

  19. Avatar of raloves RA

    Nicole by OPI What’s The Mitch-uation? is a dupe I think.

  20. lmh

    This looks like Rescue Beauty Lounge Cuprum, without the copper specks.

  21. Avatar of Anita Anicarh

    It look so great on you!!

    It was not great on me. But i did Get Azure, and i love it :)

    I am ” de toxing” my nails from pink colors. I have over 50 shades of pink.. So i really need some other colors. I had to ho online to Get :sky line..
    Expencive, But also a love!

    Thank you for ” my bibel” i always look on here before ever buying anything!