As you might have noticed, I am Chanel obsessed when it comes to nail polishes. I have quite a lot of them, you could even say I am a collector. But I do use them regularly, and I don’t buy all of them. Promise! So that’s why you’ve only got four of the six new Chanel Summer 2016 Swatches here, rather than all six.
This is a light putty grey, but leans somewhat towards khaki. It isn’t what I would associate as a traditionally summer colour (in fact none of these are) but it is a lovely neutral shade. This took three coats to completely obscure my nail line, and is shown with top coat but dries glossy without it.
It’s similar to Frenzy but much cooler with the green-grey tones.
This is a darker, more khaki version of Monochrome – it definitely still has the grey tones in there. It’s 100% related to the lighter colour and I think these would work beautifully together in a gradient. Two coats and top coat is shown, but dries to a glossy finish.
This is lighter that Mysterious, but I think it is closer to Khaki Vert (which I don’t own) but I think that this has more grey tones than either.
This is a dark blue creme, but doesn’t have any of that classic Chanel shimmer in the bottle. It’s also slightly grey toned (can you see a theme in my purchases yet!)This is two coats and was perfectly glossy without top coat, as blues often are. I can’t help adding it, so there is top coat in the pictures.
This is a red creme, which is slightly orange leaning, but not too bright. It dries to a slightly satin finish, so the two coats here definitely needed top coat for this photo.
Chanel Summer 2016 Swatches
These polishes aren’t classic summer colours that you’d expect, but I think that the cool neutral colours will look classy with your hot weather wardrobe. There’s none of that Chanel shimmer (sometimes more visible in the bottle than the nail), but there is a new brush.
The new brush is slightly softer and therefore wider than the old one. Controversially (and I know I’m in the minority) I like the narrower brushes, which help painting just my nail and not my whole finger particularly on my narrow little fingers. The end is still squared off, not rounded which I also prefer – my thumbs have very square cuticles which is a pain with a rounded brush.
I’m also little sad that the polish name isn’t on the front of the bottle any more – it makes my photos less useful!