Chanel Cavaliere, Canotier, Espadrilles Le Vernis Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Chanel Cavaliere (526) Le Vernis
Chanel Cavaliere (526) Le Vernis

Chanel Cavaliere (526) Le Vernis ($28.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is a rich, deep brown with warm, reddish undertones and fine, golden brozne micro-shimmer. It had opaque coverage after two coats, though it was nearly opaque after one coat. The consistency wasn’t too thin or too thick, and it spread well across the nail. The polish had a good plushness to it, and the ridge on my ring finger was easily covered (without need of a ridge-filling base coat). Chanel’s formula typically wears seven days on me with minor tip wear, and the newer formula is comparable to that in wear time, but I find the newer formulation loses its shininess more quickly (after four or five days); I tested this particular shade for wear, and it came in at seven days with minor tip wear (which is pretty much the norm for me, so if you typically have polish that chips in three days, take my wear time with an extra dose of salt!). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Isherwood (P, $10.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Smog (LE, $15.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Roach (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Rescue Beauty Lounge Ghost (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Christian Louboutin Beaute Farida (P, $50.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Canotier (532) Le Vernis ($28.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is a subdued, light-medium gold with threads of fine, metallic shimmer. It had mostly opaque coverage after two coats, and while the color wasn’t really streaky, the metallic finish was really hard for me to avoid brush strokes. It dried down faster than the other two shades, but about half of the brush strokes remained visible even after dry down (sometimes they self-level). Chanel’s formula typically wears seven days on me with minor tip wear, and the newer formula is comparable to that in wear time, but I find the newer formulation loses its shininess more quickly (after four or five days). Marc Jacobs Beauty Patsy (164) (P, $18.00) is cooler (90% similar). Revlon Gold Coin (P, $4.99) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Revlon Spun Sugar (P, $4.99) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). China Glaze Midnight Kiss (LE, $7.50) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Chanel Diwali (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Screaming Bright (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Illamasqua Swinger (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Gold Viper (LE, $20.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Espadrilles (534) Le Vernis ($28.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is a slightly bright, medium orange-red with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had opaque coverage after two coats (almost in opaque in just one) with a smooth, shiny finish that was even and plush-looking. The polish’s texture wasn’t too thick or too thin, so it flowed well across the nail without overflowing along the sides. Chanel’s formula typically wears seven days on me with minor tip wear, and the newer formula is comparable to that in wear time, but I find the newer formulation loses its shininess more quickly (after four or five days). Chanel Holiday (LE, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Nahema (P, $26.00) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Blow-up (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). China Glaze Life Preserver (LE, $7.50) is darker (90% similar). MAC Oriele Orange (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Lal Mirchi (LE, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Cult Nails Ay Poppy (DC, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Ablaze (LE, $16.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Bougainvillea (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Essie Meet Me at Sunset (LE, $8.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Kid Orange (P, $16.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Chanel Cavaliere (526) Le Vernis
Chanel Cavaliere (526) Le Vernis

Chanel Cavaliere (526) Le Vernis
Chanel Cavaliere (526) Le Vernis

Chanel Cavaliere (526) Le Vernis
Chanel Cavaliere (526) Le Vernis

Chanel Cavaliere (526) Le Vernis
Chanel Cavaliere (526) Le Vernis

Chanel Cavaliere (526) Le Vernis
Chanel Cavaliere (526) Le Vernis

Chanel Cavaliere (526) Le Vernis
Chanel Cavaliere (526) Le Vernis

Chanel Cavaliere (526) Le Vernis
Chanel Cavaliere (526) Le Vernis

Chanel Cavaliere (526) Le Vernis
Chanel Cavaliere (526) Le Vernis

Chanel Canotier (532) Le Vernis
Chanel Canotier (532) Le Vernis

Chanel Canotier (532) Le Vernis
Chanel Canotier (532) Le Vernis

Chanel Canotier (532) Le Vernis
Chanel Canotier (532) Le Vernis

Chanel Canotier (532) Le Vernis
Chanel Canotier (532) Le Vernis

Chanel Canotier (532) Le Vernis
Chanel Canotier (532) Le Vernis

Chanel Canotier (532) Le Vernis
Chanel Canotier (532) Le Vernis

Chanel Canotier (532) Le Vernis
Chanel Canotier (532) Le Vernis

Chanel Canotier (532) Le Vernis
Chanel Canotier (532) Le Vernis

Chanel Espadrilles (534) Le Vernis
Chanel Espadrilles (534) Le Vernis

Chanel Espadrilles (534) Le Vernis
Chanel Espadrilles (534) Le Vernis

Chanel Espadrilles (534) Le Vernis
Chanel Espadrilles (534) Le Vernis

Chanel Espadrilles (534) Le Vernis
Chanel Espadrilles (534) Le Vernis

Chanel Espadrilles (534) Le Vernis
Chanel Espadrilles (534) Le Vernis

Chanel Espadrilles (534) Le Vernis
Chanel Espadrilles (534) Le Vernis

Chanel Espadrilles (534) Le Vernis
Chanel Espadrilles (534) Le Vernis

Chanel Espadrilles (534) Le Vernis
Chanel Espadrilles (534) Le Vernis

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Chanel Le Vernis (2016) $28.00/0.4 OZ.
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Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Cavalière is really pretty, but I have a very similar lacquer from Estée Lauder (Lava I think?) that just has a hint of purple.

Both the orange and the gold shades are very appealing to me for summertime! Although when it comes to nail polish, I never go HE. So, I am considering the China Glaze dupes. Especially for the gold!

I never thought I’d want brown nail polish, but obviously I do. I just fell for Cavaliere in a hard way. Espadrilles is pretty as well, but for me it’s nothing compared to the glorious brown. I have enough gold nail polishes to last me ten years, I think, if they would keep that long so Canotier is an easy pass. I must have Cavaliere, though. It’s a fact, I just must have it on my nails ASAP! 🙂

Oooohhhh… These look so pretty on ur nails. Fortunately( or unfortunately); I have dupes of all these shades in my vanity.

have they permanently changed the way that they label their bottles? i seem to remember the name and the number being on the front of all of mine?

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