Monday, September 13th, 2010

Chanel Rose Confidential Le Vernis
Chanel Rose Confidential Le Vernis

Everything’s Coming Up Roses

Chanel Rose Confidentiel (491) Le Vernis (Nail Lacquer) ($23.00 for 0.4 fl. oz.) is a soft, medium rose pink cream with a slightly glossy finish. It almost looks like a cross between a jelly and cream on me, because it has that squishy look to it–just subtly so. It’s pretty pigmented, and I found two coats to be the right amount to yield a rich, opaque look. The formula wasn’t too thick as some Chanel polishes can be, and it was applied smoothly and evenly.

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  • Product: 29/30
  • Value: 6/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: I think this is a nice way to go “darker” for fall without actually going dark.


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Chanel Rose Confidential Le Vernis
Chanel Rose Confidential Le Vernis

Chanel Rose Confidential Le Vernis
Chanel Rose Confidential Le Vernis

Chanel Rose Confidential Le Vernis
Chanel Rose Confidential Le Vernis

Chanel Rose Confidential Le Vernis
Chanel Rose Confidential Le Vernis (Flash)

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31 thoughts on “Chanel Rose Confidentiel Le Vernis (Nail Lacquer) Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Charlotte

    The colour really reminds me of gums (as in teeth) which is sort of offputting. It doesn’t look as nice on the nail as in the bottle for me which is a shame. Not that I would ever pay Chanel prices for a boring pink creme!

  2. jane

    Love it! I agree with you about it being a bit darker for fall without being dark. I have been looking for a nude/rose for fall- my vamps just felt too dark. Rose Confidential is perfect :)

  3. Michelle

    Ohhhh I love that colour, very feminine and pretty indeed!! :)

  4. Carolina

    On a nail craze (because of you Christine :D) I went down to the Chanel counter and tried Rose Confidentiel, Jade Rose, Paradoxal and Rose Insolent. Bought Rose Confidentiel on the spot and spent the rest of the day staring at my single painted nail. I am so IN LOVE with this colour. Two days later I went back and bought Paradoxal (which REALLY impressed me, as I’m not a big fan of blue nail lacquers) and Jade Rose (for my sister). I just want to go back to the shop and buy 2 more Rose Confidentiel, because I want to wear this shade on my nails for forever. lol

  5. Really pretty, just not sure if it’s worth shelling out 23 dollars for..

  6. I don’t like the colour, it wouldn’t go well with my skin-tone and sorta reminds me of a polish my grandmother would wear. On another note, I think they should just give in and make Chanel Jade a permanent colour. :)

  7. Katt

    That’s pretty! Makes up for the ugliness of the khaki collection…

  8. This color is beautiful! is this limited edition ?

  9. Wauw! Such a beautyfull colour!

  10. PeachBellini

    Meh. I had high hopes for this but it looks like something my auntie would wear. And considering she has a stash of ancient nail polish that’s not a good thing:)

  11. Anum

    Hey Christine this color looks beautiful:) do you know of a cheaper dupe for this color???

    • I just know there has to be something out there, but I can’t think of anything! :(

      • manisha

        My dad bought me this one for christmas and as I painted it on my nails, if discovered it looks alot like an Herome polish I have. Try Berlin from the WIC collection. It is a perfect dupe!

  12. Kat

    I love this colour! But the price is too expensive for me. Is there something similar to this colour but more affordable?

  13. Laia

    This (or a similar one) has to be mine! Reminds me a bit of Essie’s In Stitches :)

  14. Janet

    Your the BEST Christine! I had asked for a review on both Rose Fatal and Rose Confidential. Thanks :]

  15. So pretty. I have a very serious Chanel nail polish addiction right now. I have got to stop.

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  17. vivian

    how does this compare to essie’s in stitches?

  18. Rachel

    reminds me of something my grandma would wear..

  19. I want this nailpolish so badly, but I really can’t afford an expensive nailpolish like Chanel’s right now. :(

  20. I do love this colour a lot! Just the right colour for me…

  21. aida

    I have it and love it!! A nice rose colour for fall, I donĀ“t like reds and dark nail polish that much but baby pink nails in fall look a bit weird so this is my perfect colour

  22. robina

    I would love to get this polish–but the price tag makes me cringe! Especially seeing all the half-empty Chanel polish bottles in my cabinet from years past. Health magazine’s December issue (p. 32) recommends Rimmel London Lasting Finish Pro Nail Enamel in Pink Bliss for $4 as a sub . . . it looks a lot lighter, but I guess for $4 it might be worth a try!