Nail Polish: Chanel Pirate

I have really been looking forward to writing a review on my most favorite red nail polish ever! And when I saw that Chanel Pirate was included in the Chanel Holiday 2015 Collection I knew I had to do it now! It is a amazing, the most classic red nail polish you could ever find – a perfect choice for any occasion.

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.

I cannot even remember when this nail polish shade was released. I think Pirate has always been a member of Chanel nail polish permanent line and I cannot imagine the range without it. If you are a fan of Chanel nail polishesChanel Pirate is a must-have. And it’s a part of the Chanel Holiday 2015 Collection that makes it a perfect holiday nail polish as well.

Chanel Le Vernis Nail Polish in Pirate Review
Chanel Le Vernis Nail Polish in Pirate

Chanel Pirate is a medium dark blue-based red nail polish with a jelly finish. It has a very thin, almost translucent consistency and a very runny formula that results in an almost see-though finish that it still opaque – like a bottle glass.

Chanel Le Vernis Nail Polish in Pirate (swatches) Review
Chanel Le Vernis Nail Polish in Pirate (swatches)

As this nail polish is quite runny you have to be very careful with it or it may end up on your cuticles. The thin nail polish brush allows you to be quite precise with the shade but it still picks up a bit too much product. Nevertheless, Pirate goes on smoothly and evens out on its own immediately.

Chanel Le Vernis Nail Polish in Pirate (swatches) Review
Chanel Le Vernis Nail Polish in Pirate (swatches)

This nail polish requires two thin coats to be completely opaque as one coat may be a little bit see-through. It dries quickly, especially with a top coat, yet it has a very glossy finish on its own. The wear time is pretty standard for Chanel nail polishes – five to six days with minor tip wear.

Red Poppy | Chanel Le Vernis Nail Polish in Pirate Inspiration
Red Poppy | Chanel Le Vernis Nail Polish in Pirate Inspiration

This nail polish reminds me of the poppy flower – such a bright, cool-toned red it is. Pirate is my favorite Chanel red and I’ll keep purchasing it (thankfully, it is permanent!). It is a classic red that looks flattering on many different skin tones and can compliment any look. It is my go-to shade for most holidays, events and special occasions.

Thank you very much for your attention.

Have an amazing day!

Hugs and kisses,

Dorothea


Nail polish description and price are both taken from the Chanel official website www.chanel.com. The picture of the poppy is taken from newallpaper.net.

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7 thoughts

  1. I love jelly polishes, especially ones that are darker colours. I’ve never been smitten by Chanel polishes but this one is stunning! It reminds me a bit of Essie Jelly Apple, which is one of my all time favourite reds. I might have to look for this…

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