Chanel Sky Line Le Vernis
Chanel Sky Line Le Vernis ($30.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as “pale and pearlescent, nearly metallic… the beauty of blue.” It’s a pale sky blue with a hint of periwinkle and threads of metallic silver-white. I couldn’t think of anything that would dupe this. Cult Nails Princess is more of a powder blue. Zoya Skylar is much darker. I haven’t reviewed it yet, but I can see that Essie Blue Rhapsody is bluer, darker. If you have a closer dupe, I’d love to hear about it!
Sky Line is a bottle of problems, despite its beautiful, ethereal coloring. It’s riddled with brush strokes, and the formula is unforgiving; it’s thick and streaky, which contribute to a more difficult application. Because it’s harder to get even color applied to the nail, the brush strokes tend to become more emphasized and start wobbling. Metallic finishes like this one tend to show brush strokes, but they seemed especially visible in this shade. I typically get a week of wear out of Chanel’s polishes with minor tip wear but no chips. I get the same wear with or without a base/top coat.
When it comes to Chanel lacquers, they’re often copied, and I’m curious to see if any brands attempt to dupe this and whether they’re able to improve on the formula itself.