Nail Polish: Chanel Rouge Carat

Is there anything better than having a bright red manicure for Christmas? Nails related, of course! I had struggled to find a perfect festive nail polish for years until I got the Chanel Rouge Carat. It is a perfect one-coater that looks stunning on the nails and is full of Christmas spirit!

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 Rouge Carat was a limited edition nail polish released within the Chanel Holiday 2011 Collection. It is definitely one of the best nail polishes Chanel has ever created and it is such a pity that this nail polish is limited edition. But I strongly believe that there have to be some very close dupes to this shade so that there is still a point to share this gorgeous Christmas nail color with you!

Chanel Rouge Carat Nail Polish
Chanel Rouge Carat Nail Polish

Chanel Rouge Carat is a beautiful deep cool-toned ruby red shade with tons of fuchsia shimmer and a flawless creamy metallic finish. The formula is marvelous – it is quite thin but no too thin to appear runny that allows this nail polish to be applied streak-free.

Chanel Rouge Carat Nail Polish (swatches)

When I said that this nail polish is one-coater I meant exactly that. It goes on completely opaque in a single coat that makes it a perfect last-minute option. Chanel nail polishes brushes are really good at drawing precise lines that makes the application process even easier.

Chanel Rouge Carat Nail Polish (swatches)
Chanel Rouge Carat Nail Polish (swatches)

This beautiful shade wears on my nails for about six to seven days with minor tip wear and no chipping. As usual, I use it with Essie base and top coats that make most of my nail polishes last longer and look shinier. Although, Rouge Carat has a gorgoeus shine on its own and does not need a top coat, rather than the quick drying one.

Chanel Rouge Carat Nail Polish | Inspiration
Chanel Rouge Carat Nail Polish | Inspiration

This is a Christmas nail polish for me. I keep wearing it for this specific occasion each year and it always gets tons of compliments. This is the most beautiful statement red nail polish in my collection and the perfect festive shade for the holiday season. It looks a lot like a shiny red Christmas ball, doesn’t it?

What nail polish are you wearing for Christmas this year? Tell me everything in the comments down below!

Thank you very much for your attention.

Have an amazing day!

Hugs and kisses,


Nail polish description and price are both taken from the Chanel official website The picture of the poppy is taken from


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