When I first saw the Chanel nail polish in Peridot – I was mesmerized. This is the most unique golden green, stone-inspired nail polish I have ever seen. It instantly lures you into the Fall mood – reminding of olive-green leaves with golden veins. Inimitable, constantly shifting color makes you hold your breath. How beautiful!
Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour ($27.00) features classic and trend-defining shades in an exclusive formula that strengthens and moisturizes nails as it delivers high-shine colour. Applies without streaking.
Chanel Peridot was created for Fall 2011 Collection, together with Chanel Quartz (that I have already reviewed for you) and Chanel Graphite. The whole collection was inspired by the natural beauty of jewelry stones. I have to admit that this idea was perfectly realized within this collection.
Chanel Peridot is a gorgoeus duochrome nail polish that shifts its color from golden olive to teal green, that even leans a bit indigo blue at some angles. As the shade is quite metallic you can see the shimmer sparkling in the artificial light that translates into metallic sheen in day light.
As every metallic nail polish Chanel Peridot goes a bit streaky at first coat and the second coat help to even the streakiness out. It is not visible from the distance, but it has some streaks even with two coats of polish and a top coat. It is glossy but I still prefer the glossy top coat with it.
It dries quite fast and it usually takes me ten minutes to have a base coat, two coats of polish and a top coat completely dry. Unfortunately the wear time is very much below average with this particular shade. The tips wear off by the end of the day and it starts chipping the third day.
This nail polish was named after a gorgeous peridot stone, widely used in jewelry. The stone is described as olive green and it’s shade may vary from yellow to olive and to brownish-green depending on the amount of iron concentrated in the crystal structure of the stone. This color change is reflected with the Peridot nail polish that shifts from deep teal green up to golden olive with a hint of brown on the nails.
This is a very Fall nail polish for me and I very rarely reach for it during other seasons. It reminds me of falling leaves, last autumn flowers and changing nature. A gorgeous shade and a gem in my collection. I believe there are already a number of similar nail polish shades out there as Peridot was very inspirational for other brands since it’s release.
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