Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Chanel Gold Fingers Le Vernis / Nail Lacquer
Chanel Gold Fingers Le Vernis / Nail Lacquer

Chanel Gold Fingers Le Vernis / Nail Lacquer

Chanel Gold Fingers Le Vernis ($28.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “semi-sheer, gilded lacquer.” It’s a slightly coppered yellow gold with darker yellow gold micro-glitter and yellow gold shimmer. China Glaze Champagne Bubbles is much yellower. SpaRitual Golden Gleam is more orange. Milani 3D is holographic and a little less orange. MAC Vice is Nice is a little more orange.

Gold Fingers is almost opaque in two coats–if you want more of a “semi-sheer” look as Chanel describes, I’d recommend just one coat.  I think it looks best with two coats, because it results in more even color coverage.  The benefit to having it be slightly metallic and chocked full of shimmer and micro-glitter is that it dries down faster than the average polish.  It has a consistency that’s just slightly watery but doesn’t seem to affect the application in any way. Chanel polishes typically last a week on me with minor tip wear but no chipping.

P.S. — I think Chanel is in a race against itself to make Le Vernis the most expensive polish on the market.

The Glossover

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product

Gold Fingers

B+
This kind of gold tends to be most flattering on warmer skin tones, particularly because there's a slightly orange-yellow tone to it. It applies well and would yield opaque color in three coats (if that was your aim) but is not as sheer as described.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4/5

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Chanel Gold Fingers Le Vernis / Nail Lacquer
Chanel Gold Fingers Le Vernis / Nail Lacquer

Chanel Gold Fingers Le Vernis / Nail Lacquer
Chanel Gold Fingers Le Vernis / Nail Lacquer

Chanel Gold Fingers Le Vernis / Nail Lacquer
Chanel Gold Fingers Le Vernis / Nail Lacquer

Chanel Gold Fingers Le Vernis / Nail Lacquer
Chanel Gold Fingers Le Vernis / Nail Lacquer

Chanel Gold Fingers Le Vernis / Nail Lacquer
Chanel Gold Fingers Le Vernis / Nail Lacquer

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Chanel, $28.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

China Glaze Champagne Bubbles is much yellower. SpaRitual Golden Gleam is more orange. Milani 3D is holographic and a little less orange. MAC Vice is Nice is a little more orange.

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26 thoughts on “Chanel Gold Fingers Le Vernis / Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Hannah

    This reminds me a lot of my Wet ‘n Wild Goldmine, which I love!

  2. Kate

    Thanks for the review! Do you know if this is only avaialble online/in boutiques, or if it will come out in department stores?

  3. golden!!!i will wear it with some bright colours or black..

  4. Sandy

    This doesn’t so much for me, especially for the price tag. It’s pretty, but not $28 pretty :-D

  5. 28 bucks is a lot to pay for a polish! I’m sure I’d still dole out the money if it’s a color that I really want, but I can’t stand Chanel nail polish brushes, and for some reason it doesn’t stay as well on my nails as its cheap counterparts…

  6. I love that it’s a bright, yellow-y gold!

  7. Jen

    Haha. Your P.S. almost made me spit out my tea! So funny, so true! I’d like this polish but they are getting a bit too pricey for my blood.

    • Lindsay

      Ugh! Stupid phone!!!

      I was actually gonna reply to this post’s PS and say, “disagree! Look at the Dior berry red polish you recently reviewed!” I actually said “what the f$@&?!” out loud when I saw that polish costs $32 for 0.33oz!!!

  8. Lucy

    For anyone in the UK that wants to purchase the Vegas collection, selected Chanel counters in Selfridges sell it. (I got mine in the Manchester Exchange Square one, and I’m sure the London store will too). I love the polish, it’s really long wearing and very very pretty!

  9. The color itself isn’t too bad but for $28, not worth it.

  10. Avatar of Jill AnGeLwInGz

    So pretty! If I didn’t already have 3 different kinds of gold Chanel polish I’d take it into consideration.

  11. Some Chanel polishes are unique enough to warrant the price but I don’t think this is one of them.. I wonder how it compares with L’oreal Amazon’s flash..

  12. Carrie

    Their pricing is just making me wince at this point. When it was closer to $21 a bottle I was willing to occasionally splurge. At almost -$30- a bottle it’s making me think twice – especially when some dead on dupes inevitably come out their colors.

    • Hannah

      I remember when Chanel polishes were $18! That really wasn’t too long ago at all… now I really think twice as well. Graphite was the last Chanel polish I splurged for because there are good dupes of nearly all others

  13. Ah…this only serves to remind me of the fact that I will never get my hands on Illusion d’Or :(

  14. dom

    Lovely color, but not anything exceptional (like Peridot). I think golds like these are more dupe-able so will be giving this one a miss!

  15. lmao, i think i’m the only one who noticed you trimmed your nails

  16. Amanda

    Such a beautiful colour. It’s not on the Australian site though. If you think $28 is steep, Le Vernis is around $40 here. Or so I have heard…

  17. Avatar of Dinitchka Dinitchka

    Beautiful gold colour. I’d love this for my toes!!

  18. Ariadne Elise

    Pretty but it looks to me just like Essie’s “As Gold As It Gets” from their Luxefects Collection. Same feel for just $8. ;-)

  19. Avatar of Mairyn Mairyn

    Why are Chanel making them more expensive?! Don’t they think of us poor little Australians, who already pay $40 RRP? :(

  20. Carrie

    Expensive indeed! And Chanel nail colors wear really short! Leave out the color part, they are not even half as good as the nail colors of Butter London or Lunasol.