Chanel Rouge Carat Le Vernis Review, Photos, Swatches

Chanel Rouge Carat Le Vernis
Chanel Rouge Carat Le Vernis

Chanel Holiday 2011: Rouge Carat Le Vernis

Chanel Rouge Carat Le Vernis ($25.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is an intense, luxuriously ruby-shimmered red with blue undertones. The formula is lovely; the consistency is thin without being watery, so the polish flows evenly across the nail surface but still packs a lot of pigment in each coat. I only needed two coats for opaque color with Rouge Carat. I’ve had good luck with Chanel’s formula myself, as I don’t find it chips or bubbles and generally wears a week with minor tip wear.  Though the shade is surely gorgeous, red is such a common polish shade that most brands have half a dozen or more variations on it. You might consider these alternatives: Zoya Lisa, Zoya Carrie Ann, Milani Melt Down, or Duri Bombshell.

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Chanel Rouge Carat Le Vernis
Chanel Rouge Carat Le Vernis

Chanel Rouge Carat Le Vernis
Chanel Rouge Carat Le Vernis

Chanel Rouge Carat Le Vernis
Chanel Rouge Carat Le Vernis

Chanel Rouge Carat Le Vernis
Chanel Rouge Carat Le Vernis

Chanel Rouge Carat Le Vernis
Chanel Rouge Carat Le Vernis

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Dragon is one of my all time favourite Chanel reds (well ok, i love every red from them and can see this one fast becoming my to-go Christmas polish, especially since i have a mac longwearing lipgloss in the same or almost the same shade of red with AN IDENTICAL ruby/fuchsia microsparcles!! from few seasons back, so no need to splash extra cash on that, i’d better get poudre universeille libre in that fab pink halo shade and see what wonders can it do with brightening, cos their loose powders are my all time favourite formulation and photographs absolutely beautifuly!) but hey, enough ramble….. well it’s cream without a tiniest particle of glitter and i find it can be called a true red, which sometimes might lean just a tad bit towards being blue based red if you have REALLY strong pink undertones to your skin or are extremely light skinned. but otherwise even on those with prominent yellow undertones Dragon shouldnt become like orange based red – it’d still read true red on you. and i think it can be worn well by all, doesn’t deppending on your skin colour. hope that helped even a bit 😉

OMG OMG OMG -after Coromandel has been discontinued I git really sad, this one would suit me also and I love the shimmer in it.
I just cannot wait to see it in Europe – went straight onto my buy-list.

Wonder if we all would send you a bill for our lemmings (just for one day) how much it will be *lol*

Meh. It’s too pinky for me and frankly not very exciting. A bold, vampy metallic red with shimmery sparkles (a la Peridot in the sunshine) would’ve been nice.

I already purchased and wore Rouge Carat. It’s hard to make a super unique red shimmer and this one isn’t very out there, but it’s also not *the* most typical red shimmer either. Maybe it’s just wishful thinking since I already spent the money on it, but I think it shows more special in person than in these swatches (no shade on the swatches meant!). Because of the pink shimmer it pulls a tad warm but I still found it flattering on my cool skin. I felt like I had little rubies at the ends of my fingers! Also, the formula is great. Not a bad pick at all if you want to treat yourself to a Chanel polish.

Thank you for the review, Christine!

I was wondering–will you be reviewing the rest of the items from the Chanel holiday collection (e.g. the other lip products, eyeliner, etc) and the perfection lumiere foundation? Just curious. 🙂

Christene dan you tell me
How you aply nail polish
Cuse wen i do it it really is bad
Sorry for my enghlish
I live in The Netherlands/ Holland
Xoxoxo
Luna
Ps.love Your webstite
Pps.you really are à beutifel wormen.

This polish is really pretty. I tried it on really quickly at a Chanel Cosmetic station in Barneys, and wow, just gorgeous. I’ve never tried a high-end polish before, and this seriously blew me away — trust me, the photos do not do this polish justice. It has gold microglitter, the formula goes on super nicely with just one coat (since I was trying it on, I painted over a bare nail and some nails with purple polish, and with one coat there was no difference in coloration). Very festive, very classy. Not super glittery, not super bright (definitely not a tomato red), wonderful formula. I’m still debating whether or not I really want to shell out $25 though…

I’m wondering what are the differences between this polish and the dupes listed? It’s sometimes hard to tell how the glitter comes out with just photos of the polish. Thanks!

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