A VELVET FINISH DOWN TO THE NAILS
To echo the makeup result of ROUGE ALLURE VELVET (introductory post here), CHANEL pairs its 3 new nail colour shades with TOP COAT VELVET to dress them in a resolutely modern matte finish.
The 3 new shades are 08 Pirate, 519 Rose Exubérant and 521 Rose Caché. I picked up 08 Pirate and 521 Rose Caché. In this post, I have included swatches of both colours with the Top Coat Velvet. Hope you enjoy the pictures.
This collection is available at all Chanel counters island wide. Le Vernis retails at S$36 each and the new and limited edition Top Coat Velvet retails at S$32 each.
521 Rose Caché is an almost muted, dusty rose petal shade with golden-pink micro-shimmers which can barely be seen after application of the 2nd coat. Like most Chanel nail polishes, this shade swatches very smoothly and doesn’t streak. It’s creamy and light – decent coverage in 2 coats but if you are after something more opaque, I would suggest 3 coats.
521 Rose Caché with a layer of Top Coat Velvet.
08 Pirate is a bright, fierce cerise. The first coat leans almost like a hot pink but once layered with a 2nd coat, it gets hot. The texture is smooth and very easy to apply. Like 521 Rose Caché, decent coverage in 2 coats but if you are after something more opaque, I would suggest 3 coats. I didn’t spot any shimmers in this shade.
08 Pirate with a layer of Top Coat Velvet, exactly what the model is wearing in the promotional pictures.
Overall, I am in love the Top Coat Velvet. I suggest taking a peek if you happen to pop by a Chanel counter. The mat top coat applies colourless although it has a slightly white tint to it. Texture is easy to apply and dries quickly – the finishing is phenomenon although it’s not something new in the market. I have only purchased them yesterday, I haven’t tested out the longevity of the top coat but it looks amazing, period.
08 Pirate and 521 Rose Caché are very pretty but not entirely unique in such a way that you need to spend on them. I reckon you can find substitutes for them, however, I have not found one in my collection. Let me know if a comparison post would be helpful.
I purchased 4 Rouge Allure Velvet lipsticks too. More about them in another post. A little sneak peak on what I bought and swatches of all the 8 Rouge Allure Velvet lipsticks for you.
Have you checked out this collection yet?
Thank you for reading.
All swatches swatched with Essie First Base Base Coat and 2 coats of nail polishes without top coat unless otherwise stated.