I’m finally back with some new Chanel Spring 2017 swatches and these posts are always really popular content here. I thought that the colours they chose were more autumnal than spring-like, but Chanel have a new-ish creative director, so maybe that’s why. The last few collections, like Summer 2016, were kind of unexpected shades, unlike some of the candy-inspired colours you expect at this time of year.
Chanel Washed Denim swatch
I knew this would be a favourite of mine straight away, since I’ve definitely got a thing for grey polishes. This one didn’t disappoint.
This is two coats and top coat, it goes on really easy and has a lovely formula. I chose to swatch this last so that I could wear it for a few days afterwards.
566 Washed Denim is a grey blue, but there are sage-green undertones to it as well. It certainly looks more sage green in certain lights. But overall, it’s a beautiful soft grey that goes with anything and everything.
Chanel Androgyne swatch
I wasn’t sure about this one at first, but I’ve come to appreciate it’s dark taupe mysteriousness. It’s not dissimilar to the charcoal of Gris Obscur, but with definite brown undertones.
In terms of formula, it’s not thick or tricky to work with, but it does need two coats. I used top coat here too.
Allegedly it has a bit of teal shimmer in it too, but I didn’t see any of that. As with a lot of Chanel polishes, sometimes the shimmer in the bottle doesn’t always translate to the nail anyway.
Chanel Emblématique swatch
I really wasn’t expecting this to look as fabulous as it does! From the bottle, I’d thought this would be a fairly standard oxblood red, but she’s all lovely and squishy and a bit jelly. This is only two coats, with top coat, although it is super glossy on its own. I can see a hint of VNL in the photos, but it wasn’t visible in real life.
And it just glows! I love that first photo so much.
572 Emblématique is more cherry red than oxblood, and much more blue-based than I expected from the bottle. You can definitely see the jelly effect as you move the bottle, and this is a more liquid polish than Mythique below for example. Beware and don’t flood your cuticles!
Having said that, I didn’t experience any staining and it didn’t stain my skin during removal either. Although apparently my St Patrick’s Day nail art did, as I can see on my thumb!!
Chanel Mythique swatch
So this is actually from Chanel’s 2016 spring collection… derp!! In my defence, Tulle which is the fourth polish from this collection is one those orange-beige nudes that look horrific against my skin. I’ve saved you from seeing that, even if it wasn’t on purpose. Instead, I got Mythique, which is another maroon oxblood type shade.
Let’s start with the fact this is a one-coater!! No lie, this is just one coat and top coat in these swatches. No VNL, not even a hint. Perfect coverage, just beautiful. It isn’t even particularly thick in texture. I might not be wowed by the colour, but the formula and finish is perfect.
So, if this is your go-to work day colour for your nails, you need to get this. It’ll be the best £20 you spend!
Chanel Spring 2017 swatches
These might be unexpected colours for spring, but there are some lovely colours here. Emblématique was a real surprise, since I’m not often wowed by a Chanel red. If you only get one, this would be my pick. Washed Denim is also lovely, but similar in colour to Barry M Gelly Chai. Mythique is perfect if you want a quick, vampy nail.