Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Chanel Cinema Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Cinema Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Cinema Le Vernis Nail Colour ($27.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is subtly cool-toned, brightened medium-dark red with a creamy, almost jelly-like, finish. MAC Touch of Red is similar. MAC Russian Red is darker. MAC Flaming Rose is a few shades darker. Dior Marilyn is similar. Chanel Suspicious is darker, cooler. Cult Nails Evil Queen is brighter. China Glaze Hey Sailor is similar. Zoya Sooki is darker. Essie Silken Cord is cooler. See comparison swatches. It applied beautifully–no streaking, bubbling, or pooling along the edges. It was opaque in two coats, and the polish dried to a naturally glossy finish. The consistency wasn’t too thick or too thin, so it was easy to apply and control.

Paparazzi Le Vernis Nail Colour ($27.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is a muted, plummy brown with copper pearl. I couldn’t think of anything that really came close to this–SpaRitual Quartz is much more orange, rather than plum. Chanel April is cooler-toned, pinker, and shimmer-free. See comparison swatches.  Not only was it a more unique color (relative to what I’ve seen), it had great color payoff, a lovely consistency, and was a breeze to apply.  It was opaque in two coats, and I didn’t have any trouble with the formula streaking, bubbling, or pooling along the edges because it wasn’t too thick or too thin.  I typically get a week of wear out of Chanel’s formula with minor tip wear but no chipping.

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Cinema

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It was opaque in two coats, and the polish dried to a naturally glossy finish. The consistency wasn't too thick or too thin, so it was easy to apply and control.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

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Paparazzi

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Not only was it a more unique color (relative to what I've seen), it had great color payoff, a lovely consistency, and was a breeze to apply.

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10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9/10

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5/5

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Chanel Cinema Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Cinema Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Cinema Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Cinema Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Cinema Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Cinema Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Cinema Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Cinema Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Cinema Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Cinema Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Cinema Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Cinema Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Cinema Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Cinema Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Cinema Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Cinema Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Paparazzi Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Paparazzi Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Paparazzi Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Paparazzi Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Paparazzi Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Paparazzi Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Paparazzi Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Paparazzi Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Paparazzi Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Paparazzi Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Paparazzi Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Paparazzi Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Paparazzi Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Paparazzi Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Paparazzi Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Paparazzi Le Vernis Nail Colour

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13 thoughts on “Chanel Cinema and Paparazzi Le Vernis Nail Colour Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Rachel Rachel

    Paparazzi reminds me of Illamasqua Faithful (which can only ever be a good thing). Faithful is a bit more coppery and it looks like the gold would be a bit more glittery rather than shimmer, but similar sort of concept. If anything, Paparazzi has the plum undertones I wish Faithful had!

  2. I love Paparazzi! I may be tempted to get it…

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of kate Kate

    Hi Christine, I wanted to know whether you always use a top coat in your reviews and if so which one you use? I never seem to be able to get such a glossy finish either with or without top coat. Any tips much appreciated. Thanks for your ever helpful reviews! x

    • No base or top coat for swatches! :) The exception would be say a matte or wax finish polish, then I might also apply a top coat so you can see what it looks like with one!

  4. Oooh, I really like Paparazzi but I just saw the price. Ouch.

  5. Both shade are really pretty!

  6. VickyM

    I love Paparazzi, it´s very beautiful :) .

  7. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Tana Trix

    Paparazzi is gorgeous! I wonder if it would work with my cool skin tone?

  8. isla

    Paparazzi look incredible, it might be the first Chanel polish I actually buy, my heart literally skipped a beat!

  9. I didn’t think I’d like Paparazzi in the bottle, but seeing it on, it’s actually really pretty. The red is lovely but not unique to me

  10. Awesome color..specially Paparazzi is looking gorgeous. I think its match my skin. Wish all these nail polish would be mine. :)

  11. Oh, first time I see your rings :-) beautifull!
    (Yes, the Chanels too, going to get Paparazzi for sure, though Cinema looks even more glorious).

  12. sensina

    Got Paparazzi yesterday, it’s one of Chanel must-haves polishes for me, together with Paradoxal, Taboo and Rose Confidentiel. And maybe Frenzy :-)