Chanel Le Vernis -An Illustrated Guide

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.


Arguably the beginning of Peter Philips’ nail revolution, L.A Sunshine was one of four shades created to celebrate the opening of Chanel’s Los Angeles Robertson nail polish

Each limited-edition shade was named after a street in Los Angeles – like the grape-hued Rodeo Drive…chanel nail polish-1chanel nail polish-2 chanel nai polish-3


Jade – worn by models on Chanel’s autumn/winter 2008-09 catwalk – sparked many a waiting nail polish -4


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 nail polish - 5

Nouvelle Vague became the must-have holiday shade for 2010 – a cool turquoise with a light nail polish - 7


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 nail polish -6

The colour of spring/summer 2011, the shimmery yellow Mimosa from the Les Fleurs d’Ete de Chanel collection was an instant nail polish -12

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 nail polish -10


The pretty April, May and June shades were intended to offer the Chanel girl a nail polish option for each month of spring nail polish -8
For Vogue’s Fashion’s Night Out 2012, Chanel created Les Twin-Sets de Chanel – three dusky shades sold along matching Rouge Allure Velvet nail polish -9


Chanel’s spring 2013 collection comprised the hot pink Fracas, rosy beige Emprise and deep reddish-brown Accessoire.CHANEL NAIL POLISH-11


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