I’m wearing Vertigo as I type! Now, it’s not a colour that will appeal to everyone: it is sort of nondescript. There’s a bit of dark grey, brown and mauve. Unfortunately, the reddish shimmers visible in the bottle do not show up on the nails, except under bright light. I suspect they might be what gives the colour this depth.
All in all, Vertigo applies well, and last a solid four days at least on me, without chipping, which is good to very good considering my nails.
But what really sways me is how elegant albeit unusual this colour is. I find it surprisingly easy to wear (though I can see why some may disagree!). It’s my absolute favourite colour for winter.
Chanel Vertigo Le Vernis / Nail Lacquer ($26.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “grey-black.” I’d like to describe it as one weird color that’s impossible to describe! In the bottle, it’s like a deep, dark smoky plummy brown with bits of shimmer in it. In natural light, it’s an inky brown with a hint of gray and touch of burgundy. In bright light, it’s a plum-tinged brown with bronze and red shimmer. Cult Nails Enigmatic is redder, lighter, purpler. Rescue Beauty Lounge Recherche is purpler, more eggplant than brown. Illamasqua Baptiste is definitely purple. Chanel Paradoxal is purpler, less brown (but it’s kind of the closest in “feel”). China Glaze Bogie is duller, more purple.