Chanel Quartz Le Vernis Review, Photos, Swatches


Chanel Quartz Le Vernis / Nail Lacquer

Chanel Fall 2011:  Quartz Le Vernis

Chanel Quartz Le Vernis ($25.00 for 0.4 fl. oz.) is described as a “silver beige.” This is shade that is difficult to describe. In natural light, it tends to look like a champagne beige with threads of silver shimmer. In brighter and more direct light, it looks like a beige-taupe with multi-colored shimmer and a metallic, silver, shimmer. This is a more office-friendly shade as comapred to the other two shades in the fall collection.

I used two coats, and it seemed a touch sheer but manageable. For me, the formula didn’t apply quite as evenly as I would have liked, but it wasn’t particularly troublesome. In the past, Chanel polishes have tended to last about a week on my nails with some minor tip wear (with a base/top coat).

It reminded me of Illamasqua Bacterium, which is a yellower brown.

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Chanel Quartz Le Vernis / Nail Lacquer


Chanel Quartz Le Vernis / Nail Lacquer


Chanel Quartz Le Vernis / Nail Lacquer


Chanel Quartz Le Vernis / Nail Lacquer


Chanel Quartz Le Vernis / Nail Lacquer


Chanel Quartz Le Vernis / Nail Lacquer


Chanel Quartz Le Vernis / Nail Lacquer


Chanel Quartz Le Vernis / Nail Lacquer

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Oh this makes me so happy that I got Graphite instead! I know you don’t review OPI but this looks a lot like Sephora’s OPI “already famous” for those who want a cheaper dupe.

Yay! Happy to help! Already Famous is absolutely gorgeous. I was so happy to discover this dupe because it made buying Graphite instead an easier decision!

Agreed–thanks for the recs! I was just about to post that this might be my first Chanel polish purchase, cause I’m in love with it… And theeennnn I saw your comment ;]

You’re right, it looks like a more shimmery version of Bacterium which I have but don’t particularly like. This color is OK because of the shimmer.

Not the most original colour but it’s my fave of the collection I was going to skip this one but now I’ve seen it on I’ll definitely buy it when it comes out in the UK

I swatched all three of these new Chanel polishes in the store the other day. This was my least favorite, but I still loved it! The multicolored shimmer made it so nuanced, and it looked much more sophisticated than other metallics in the same vein that I own. Even though it’s not an exciting color, I could see this becoming a fall staple. Very wearable!

I bought this and am beyond underwhelmed. I will be giving this up probably on MUA. I like the graphite in this trio however a lot. Maybe I will try this over one coat of graphite to see what I come up with.

When I saw this, I immediately thought of Illamasqua Bacterium as well! (And I’ve already commented on how much I like that shade when you posted your review.) Quartz looks a bit lighter, more ethereal. Beautiful, complex color. Love it.

It reminds me very much of a shade I love from Boots 17 called “Toasted Almond.” It’s only £2.99 so I’ll stick to it!

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