To improve my mood slightly, and to deal with the lack of actual real sunlight (preventing me from yet applying the gorgeously shimmery new Chanel Le Vernis Taboo 583) I thought I would do as they did on the Chanel runway for Spring and apply Chanel Le Vernis Emprise 569.
Part of the Printemps Precieux de Chanel collection for Spring 2013, along with Accessoire 573 and Fracas 571, Emprise was the media darling, having been featured on the models’ fingertips at Chanel’s spring show.
It’s a beautiful, peachy-pink color, but the formula leaves something to be desired. I found it to be slightly streaky, with a tendency to pull. This was a great disappointment, as I’ve grown to love the formula of many of the other pale Chanel Le Vernis colors, such as Ballerina, Frisson and Jade Rose – all of which apply beautifully as a Chanel nail polish should.
But formula challenges notwithstanding, I love, love, love the color. It’s an office-appropriate neutral but definitely not boring. Has just enough of a color to it to go beyond the typical pale pink neutral, and it coordinates great with late winter/early spring clothes like charcoal greys, navies and ivories.
Chanel Le Vernis Emprise 569 is a limited edition color, available at Chanel.com and at Chanel counters worldwide.