Friday, December 21st, 2012

Chanel Fracas Le Vernis / Nail Colour
Chanel Fracas Le Vernis / Nail Colour

Chanel Fracas Le Vernis / Nail Colour ($26.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “vibrant pink.” It’s a brightened, reddened pink with warm undertones and a light dusting of golden shimmer. The shimmer is incredibly fine, though, and even under flash, I could hardly see it. Dior Pasteque is a bit brighter, no shimmer. NARS Anardana is pinker and has no shimmer. L’Oreal The Queen’s Might is redder. Illamasqua Collide is brighter and pinker, less red.

This shade was incredibly rich in pigment–it was very nearly opaque in a single coat, but I used two for swatches (I think two would still be best, unless you did a thicker single coat).  Fracas was interesting, because it doesn’t look as bright and neon in natural light as it does in fuller/brighter light, so it is a bit of a chameleon.  I wish the shimmer was more visible, because as is, it looks more like a cream than anything else.  The consistency wasn’t too thick or too thin, and the color flowed beautifully across the nail without pooling, bubbling, or streaking.  I usually see a week of wear with minor tip wear but no chipping with Chanel’s nail formula.

The Glossover

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product

Fracas

A

It's a surprising pop of color within a subtler, more subdued spring collection. It's very summery, because of how bright it is, so it will work well during both seasons.

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

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Chanel Fracas Le Vernis / Nail Colour
Chanel Fracas Le Vernis / Nail Colour

Chanel Fracas Le Vernis / Nail Colour
Chanel Fracas Le Vernis / Nail Colour

Chanel Fracas Le Vernis / Nail Colour
Chanel Fracas Le Vernis / Nail Colour

Chanel Fracas Le Vernis / Nail Colour
Chanel Fracas Le Vernis / Nail Colour

Chanel Fracas Le Vernis / Nail Colour
Chanel Fracas Le Vernis / Nail Colour

Chanel Fracas Le Vernis / Nail Colour
Chanel Fracas Le Vernis / Nail Colour

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Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $26.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

Dior Pasteque is a bit brighter, no shimmer. NARS Anardana is pinker and has no shimmer. L'Oreal The Queen's Might is redder. Illamasqua Collide is brighter and pinker, less red.

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19 thoughts on “Chanel Fracas Le Vernis / Nail Colour Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. BooBooNinja

    This looks like a brighter, livelier Dior Riviera (SS2012).
    Do you think the two are anything alike, Christine? If not, how so?

  2. Madii

    Sooo dupable. I have a polish by Catrice called Meet You At Coral Island which is very similar. And it cost 3 euro :)

  3. Yellowlantern

    These colors are disappointing for Chanel. I usually expect to see some color innovation with them, especially for how pricey their polish is. But these spring colors are all so expected (really nude, pink, and red for spring? My mind is blown Chanel.) and dupable.

  4. Lori

    That nail polish color is disgusting! Ewww. Why would anyone want this shade?

  5. AS1929

    LOL at the other reactions to this polish!

  6. Huh–people don’t seem to like this shade very much but I LOVE it! It’s beautiful! :D

  7. LOVE this pink! usually bored by pinks and reds but this is really cute

  8. Lark

    This is just gorgeous! Wonderful resort or summer color. Id wear this, in a couple months.

    Peridot turned up on the website, a polish I’ve been loving for years so I finally put down Chanel money. Worth every cent! The quality is in a completely different league. After decades of spazzy looking polish I look fantastic!

  9. EB

    i love this shade! does anyone know of other dupes for it. opi-ish, drugstore prices…

  10. Sarah

    I love that color, but unfortunately I can’t afford to pay that much for a nail polish. Maybe someday…

  11. What a beautiful color. Definitely, a must have :)

  12. Lori

    To me this color looks orange. It doesn’t look pink.

  13. Laura

    I read in a blog that Fracas is very similar to Anny colour no. 175 (sweet lipstick) so I give it a go. It’s the perfect dupe.