Quick look Le Vernis in Diwali from the Bombay Express de Chanel collection released in Singapore last week. Seems like it has been some sort of a tradition for Chanel to launch a collection filled with gold each year. I passed on the one last year but picked up 2 items from this collection.
From the press images, Diwali looks like a classic true gold which I would have passed but when I swatched it at the counter, I changed my mind.
Diwali has a similar texture and finish as to Graphite, Gold Fingers and Delight – which I absolutely adore. Although I must say, I still love the complexity of Graphite and Delight most – Diwali is a great addition to my growing stash of gold nail polishes. I think gold nails are classy and timeless, just like the reds and nudes.
Diwali is infused with a well-balanced spread of gold, silver and a touch of yellow specks suspended in a neutral silvery-gold base. The silver in Diwali is what made this gold polish wearable on most skin tones. The touch of yellow specks retained the golden hue, creating a magical blend of silver and gold mixture – in one, without being too yellow nor too washed out.
Delight is more opaque as compared to Diwali and as you can see from the picture below, Gold Fingers has the sheerest appearance.
From left to right:
- Chanel Gold Fingers
- Chanel Diwali
- Chanel Delight
- MAC Soirée
Diwali has a smooth and easy-to-apply consistency. Opaque in 2 coats, the formula applies evenly. A very beautiful shade worth checking out.
All swatches taken under natural day light without flash.
Thank you for looking.
Swatches taken with Nail Tek Ridge-Filling Base Coat Foundation II, 2 coats of nail colours and Deborah Lippmann Addicted To Speed Ultra Quick-Dry Top Coat.