First off, let me just say that I LOVE this color. I have quite a few untrieds in my “new” collection of nail polishes, but yet I’ve worn this Chanel Le Vernis Distraction 549 nail polish at least a half dozen times so far since this spring.
It’s a really beautiful pink-based coral. There is a flash of blue-based fuschia shimmer that is visible in the bottle but not on the nail, but I think that bit of cool tone really makes this color work not only on most skin tones but also with most other colors.
I’d describe the formula as a “crelly” – a cross between a creme and jelly. Unlike most of the Chanel Le Vernis, Distraction can be a tiny bit tricky to apply. First coat goes on very streaky, but it evens out beautifully with a slightly heavier second coat. This application is 2 coats, over Barielle Natural Nail Camoflage for a base and topped with Out the Door quick dry top coat. I think you could do 3 thin coats and get the same effect, however I really don’t have patience for 3 coats of anything so I cheat a little with a heavier second coat.
On a related note, while I don’t generally like to match my mani and pedi, I do like them to coordinate. My pedi this week is OPI You Calling Me a Lyre?, which is a nice, cool-toned sheer pink jelly. Distraction, with it’s cool undertones, coordinates beautifully (and my pedi will still coordinate when I get my much anticipated package from my Canadian polish fairy later this week that contains my Coco Blue!
Chanel Le Vernis Distraction 549 nail polish is part of the Roses Ultimes de Chanel collection this spring (along with Attraction, Frisson and Tentation, and is available for $26 at chanel.com or at Chanel counters worldwide.
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