Saturday, January 18th, 2014

Chanel Charivari (603) Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Charivari (603) Le Vernis Nail Colour

Both shades reviewed in this post are from Chanel’s spring collection, and they’ll be added to the permanent range, so there’s no need to rush. Charivari was more unique relative to polishes I’ve come across over the years, whereas Tapage, while high quality and incredibly pigmented, was easier to find dupes for. I had no issues with application or pigmentation with either hue, though, and they’re just what you’d like to see from a high-end polish formula. The consistencies weren’t too thick or too thin, so they flowed evenly across the nail without streaking, bubbling, or pooling along the edges. I typically get a week of wear out of Chanel’s formula, but take that with a grain of salt as next to nothing chips on me.

Chanel Charivari (603) Le Vernis Nail Colour ($27.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “soft purple/mauve.” It’s a smoky, plummy-purple with a cream finish and subtle warm undertones. It was fully opaque after two coats, and it applied beautifully. NARS Manosque (LE, $19.00) is lighter. MAC Dark Angel (LE, $16.00) is cooler-toned. Dior Shadow (LE, $24.00) is much darker, has slight shimmer. China Glaze Urban Night (LE, $7.50) is cooler-toned. China Glaze Jungle Queen (LE, $7.50) is darker, less plum. See comparison swatches.

Tapage (605) Le Vernis Nail Colour ($27.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “bright pink.” It’s a vibrant, coral-red with a cream finish. It’s nearly opaque in a single coat, but for a really high-shine, plush look, I’d recommend still going with two. Rescue Beauty Lounge Smile (LE, $20.00) has slight shimmer. MAC Vivid Effect (LE, $16.00) is slightly lighter. Guerlain Champs-Elysees (P, $23.00) is less warm-toned. Guerlain A La Parisienne (P, $23.00) is similar. Dior Merveille (LE, $24.00) is slightly shimmery. China Glaze Poinsettia (LE, $7.50) is similar. China Glaze Hey Sailor (LE, $7.50) is redder. Essie Too Too Hot (LE, $8.00) is redder. See comparison swatches.

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Chanel Charivari (603) Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Charivari (603) Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Charivari (603) Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Charivari (603) Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Charivari (603) Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Charivari (603) Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Charivari (603) Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Charivari (603) Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Charivari (603) Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Charivari (603) Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Charivari (603) Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Charivari (603) Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Tapage (605) Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Tapage (605) Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Tapage (605) Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Tapage (605) Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Tapage (605) Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Tapage (605) Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Tapage (605) Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Tapage (605) Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Tapage (605) Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Tapage (605) Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Tapage (605) Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Tapage (605) Le Vernis Nail Colour

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40 thoughts on “Chanel Charivari & Tapage Le Vernis Nail Colours Reviews, Photos, Swatches

  1. I love Charivari! It’s pretty unique. :)

  2. Ivana

    Tapage looks lovely, but Chanel polishes tend to chip on me within one or two days after applying. So, I will probably check out one of the dupes ;)

  3. Tapage is gorgeous.
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  4. I kinda regret not getting Tapage so I might be buying it soon. I’ve been in love with the crelly finish of Rouge Rubis, I kinda hoped that Tapage would have the same finish. But nothing a shiny topcoat can’t fix ^^. It looks like a real fun take on red so I kinda need it ^^.

  5. A Name

    Wow that red looks like exactly what I’ve been looking for! Can’t really justify buying it though since I just got Butter London Macbeth (wearing it right now), which is a bit sheer for my liking but looks similar.

  6. Oh Tapage is a real stunner, woooh! :-D

  7. Ooh, I like both of these! Especially Tapage – I’ve been wanting to branch into the orange family of polishes at some point!

    Chanel has one of the best wear times on me, actually – and almost everything falls completely off my nails in less than 12 hours, so that’s impressive! (Yes, I’ve tried all the things, no my nails are not ‘oily’. They just repel polish, so I enjoy it for however long it lasts! :-D )
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  8. PJ

    I snagged Charivari as soon as it hit the internet, and do not regret it. I find that Chanel comes out with variations of shades no one else carries. ( but so pricey!) Im also loving BB bronze polish and OPI Gwen Stefani LAMB right now!

  9. Sue

    I think Charivari is very close to Rescue Beauty Lounge’s Recherche.

  10. Tapage! So gorgeous. Definitely on my wish list now. Your nails looks great Christine.

  11. Tapage is a striking color!
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  12. Charivari is really pretty! It kind of reminds me of Provocation though so I don’t think I would haul it. But the China Glaze dupe is calling my name. Such a beautiful purple!!
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  13. kellly

    I love Charivari but I think it would look awful on my skin tone (yellow-orange). I guess I can save some money this time around!

  14. Charivari is gorgeous, I don’t have any smoky plums in my collection. However, I really have to LOVE a Chanel shade for me to justify the splurge. I’m on the fence.

  15. Tapage is really pretty!
    Christine, you are very lucky.. I wear Shellac and it chips on me after four days!

  16. Lila

    Oh ! Chanel nail polishes are an addiction ! That Charivari is gorgeous. I will be buying it at some point, but as you said no need to rush :) Christine, do you use a particular top coat with Chanel polishes ?

  17. I love both of these shades. But, Charivari looks very similar to Julep Gabrielle, which is one of my favorite polishes.

  18. Fro

    I love that they are permanent! No need to rush out, but rather save it for when I have earned a little treat :)