Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Chanel Emprise Le Vernis / Nail Colour
Chanel Emprise Le Vernis / Nail Colour

Chanel Emprise Le Vernis / Nail Colour ($26.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “natural rosy beige.” It’s a warm, not-quite-peachy, beige with very, very fine shimmer. The shimmer only becomes apparent under a lot of light, like flash. There’s a hint of rosiness to the color, too, and I suspect on pinker complexions, it will become more obvious. MAC Style Tip is a touch darker and has no shimmer. Rescue Beauty Lounge Sheer Nude is more beige and has no shimmer. MAC Hangin’ Loose is lighter. Chanel Tendresse is similar–creamier, no shimmer, almost jelly-like. Chanel Peche Nacree is a little darker, warmer.

Emprise is opaque after two coats, and the consistency wasn’t too thick or too thin.  The one thing I did notice was that the first coat of color would get pulled a bit (and then look streaky) if you didn’t wait for the first coat to dry down fully.  It didn’t bubble or pool along the sides, and it flowed easily across the nail.  I typically get a week of wear out of Chanel’s lacquers with minor tip wear but no chipping.

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Emprise

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It's an easy-to-wear beige--there's a very fine dusting of shimmer that gives it more interest than a pure cream, but it's so fine that it's hard to see most of the time.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4/5

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Chanel Emprise Le Vernis / Nail Colour
Chanel Emprise Le Vernis / Nail Colour

Chanel Emprise Le Vernis / Nail Colour
Chanel Emprise Le Vernis / Nail Colour

Chanel Emprise Le Vernis / Nail Colour
Chanel Emprise Le Vernis / Nail Colour

Chanel Emprise Le Vernis / Nail Colour
Chanel Emprise Le Vernis / Nail Colour

Chanel Emprise Le Vernis / Nail Colour
Chanel Emprise Le Vernis / Nail Colour

Chanel Emprise Le Vernis / Nail Colour
Chanel Emprise Le Vernis / Nail Colour

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Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $26.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

MAC Style Tip is a touch darker and has no shimmer. Rescue Beauty Lounge Sheer Nude is more beige and has no shimmer. MAC Hangin' Loose is lighter. Chanel Tendresse is similar--creamier, no shimmer, almost jelly-like. Chanel Peche Nacree is a little darker, warmer.

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20 thoughts on “Chanel Emprise Le Vernis / Nail Colour Review, Photos, Swatches

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

    Okay, I take back what I said, I might be interested in the nail polishes in the collection after all. I don’t think Emprise is anything special, but it does seem like a good colour to have in one’s arsenal if there’s no neutral, discrete-but-lovely, office safe colour yet (and that’s my case!).

  2. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Mirian Vermeulen mirian

    i’m wearing this right now! It’s so girly yet it’s still very office appropriate. illamasqua’s monogamous is similar, but it does have a rubber matte finish.

  3. Monica B

    Such a pretty nail color, but $26 is a lot of money.
    But I want it sooo badly!

    Thanks for the review. :)

  4. What a nice color! I love colors that are neutral but not REALLY, if that makes sense.

    The hint of peach and rose in this make it so much more interesting! I may have to give this a whirl for spring.

  5. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Laura Laura

    Very pretty. However, considering the price, I think I’d be just as happy with Zoya Shay. While it may not be a dupe (I’m guessing lighter, maybe less warm), it looks similar enough.

  6. Sally Hansen Smooth & Perfect in Sorbet is similar. I think Emprise may slightly pinker. But they appear close in color. Such a beautiful spring shade though! I love the shimmer.

  7. Great review – thanks! I was planning to only pick up Fracas and Accessoire from this collection, but after seeing yours and others’ swatches of Emprise, me thinks it’s coming home, too! I love these warm, peachy nudes – so perfect for work, I just can’t get enough.

  8. Ooh, what a pretty peachy-beige! I’m not typically a fan of anything in the former category, but I think this one has just the right amount of the latter in it — I can definitely see 2013 being a peachy year for me, if the colours are going to look anything like this! ♥

  9. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Dominique Dominique

    I have Pêche Nacrée so I think I’ll skip, I much prefer the Zoya 2013 collection to the Chanel one and I have enough Chanel polishes they’re very good but often dupable.

  10. I’ve been looking for a new favorite nude, and this might be it!

  11. I do love this colour, but its way to expensive

  12. Maggie

    this color reminds me of an essie one i have…i think it’s called “a crewed interest.” it was from the nautical collection last summer.

  13. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Dinitchka Dinitchka

    Last week I picked up CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in 240 Coral Silk. It may be a close dupe. I have not swatched it yet and I am only going by the colour of the bottle.

  14. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of raloves Ra

    Is it really not limited edition? Great news!!

  15. Catherine

    I really wanted this because the colour is gorgeous, but I went into store and applied it, and it went on really sloppy. Not worth £18 as far as I’m concerned.

  16. Rachael

    It looks a bit patchy. For the price I’d want a better finish. Nice colour though!

  17. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of raloves Ra

    Hi Christine,
    On Chanel website this shade is marked as Limited Edition. I just wanted to be sure as I was delaying buying this :)