CHANEL’s Le Vernis nail colours are some of the most covetable beauty products around, with sell-out shades launching waiting lists the world over. With the arrival of Peter Philips as the creative director of Chanel Makeup in 2008, things got even more exciting.Here is a look back at the most exciting shades.
Each limited-edition shade was named after a street in Los Angeles – like the grape-hued Rodeo Drive…
Jade – worn by models on Chanel’s autumn/winter 2008-09 catwalk – sparked many a waiting list.
Chanel created the Les Khakis de Chanel collection in honour of Vogue
’s Fashion’s Night Out 2010 – a limited-edition trio of Khaki Rose, Khaki Brun and Khaki Vert perfect for creating a camo-print look.
Nouvelle Vague became the must-have holiday shade for 2010 – a cool turquoise with a light shimmer.
The dark silvery Graphite shade was first spotted on Chanel’s autumn/winter 2011-12 catwalk, but when the trio – Graphite, Quartz and Peridot – launched in August 2011 it was the greenish-gold Peridot that caused the biggest stir.
The colour of spring/summer 2011, the shimmery yellow Mimosa from the Les Fleurs d’Ete de Chanel collection was an instant favourite.
For Vogue’s Fashion’s Night Out 2011, Chanel created Les Jeans de Chanel – a trio of denim-inspired Le Vernis shades named Blue Rebel, Coco Blue and Blue Boy.
The pretty April, May and June shades were intended to offer the Chanel girl a nail polish option for each month of spring 2012.
’s Fashion’s Night Out 2012, Chanel created Les Twin-Sets de Chanel – three dusky shades sold along matching Rouge Allure Velvet lipsticks.
Chanel’s spring 2013 collection comprised the hot pink Fracas, rosy beige Emprise and deep reddish-brown Accessoire.