Chanel Fortissimo & Vibrato Le Vernis Nail Lacquers Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Chanel Fortissimo Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Fortissimo Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Fortissimo Le Vernis Nail Colour ($27.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is a deepened, midnight blue with fine pearl shimmer. It had mostly opaque coverage after two coats of polish, and after two coats, it had a smooth, even appearance, but one coat looks streaky. The texture was slightly thin but workable, and the polish lasted for eight days on me with minor tip wear. Wet 'n' Wild Mazel Tov Madness (LE, $3.99) is darker (95% similar). MAC Midnight Ocean (LE, $12.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Zoya Song (P, $9.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Formula X Beacon (P, $12.50) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Vibrato Le Vernis Nail Colour ($27.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is a brightened cobalt blue with a cream consistency and more of a satin-like dry down. If this had dried down to a really glossy finish, I think the thinner consistency wouldn’t have been as noticeable. The formula runs thin, so it shows all the lines on my nails and really makes a base coat/ridge-filling base coat necessary for my nails (or perhaps a third coat, since this was only semi-opaque after two coats!). It lasted for seven days with minor tip wear. Illamasqua Force (P, $17.00) is darker, more pigmented, better quality (95% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Pond (P, $10.00) is lighter, more muted, more pigmented (90% similar). Butter London Blagger (P, $15.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Breezy Blue (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Chanel Fortissimo Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Fortissimo Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Fortissimo Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Fortissimo Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Fortissimo Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Fortissimo Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Fortissimo Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Fortissimo Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Fortissimo Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Fortissimo Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Fortissimo Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Fortissimo Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Fortissimo Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Fortissimo Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Vibrato Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Vibrato Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Vibrato Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Vibrato Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Vibrato Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Vibrato Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Vibrato Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Vibrato Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Vibrato Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Vibrato Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Vibrato Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Vibrato Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Vibrato Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Vibrato Le Vernis Nail Colour

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Nancy T Avatar

These are both so GORGEOUS! For me, though, going into winter I much more like Fortissimo types of blues. Ironically, I have had a blue nail polish on all week, LoL!

Nancy T Avatar

This $2 Sinful one that was supposed to have “3-D Effects”, pfft! It doesn’t! But it is a really pretty shade of blue, though. It looks like UD Madness eyeshadow? But with a matte shimmer finish.

Katherine T. Avatar

I can’t justify $27 for nail polish, but I think Fortissimo looks amazing. I like how it’s a blackened blue, which makes it edgy but sophisticated. For fall/winter, I think it would look great with a pair of dark skinny jeans

Zoe Avatar

Possible!
I just remember them being the market leader when it came to color trends. Cobalt blue was spring 2014 and that darker blue pearl metallic has been around since the 2000’s (limited too and claire’s made shades identical).
Normally I get excited about their releases, this just GAVE ME THE BLUES
I went there.

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