Welcome to the last of my three swatches from the Spring 2018 Neapolis collection. From Chanel Nuvola Rosa is a soft pink, and it definitely reminds me of strawberry gelato from Italy!
Although there is a fourth shade in this collection, it’s an orange leaning red which I couldn’t bring myself to buy. I have plenty of Chanel reds already! Check out Chanel Gitane – it’s not quite as orange-toned as Arancio Vibrante but it’s a good substitute.
Even if I hadn’t swatched this collection close together, I would have known they were sisters just from the formula. Highly pigmented, with a soft but vibrant colour.
Like pastels, but without the hassle of a chalky finish.
Formula: Creme, no shimmer
Coats: Two for full opacity
Brush: Standard, fairly soft and slightly rounded
Swatch of Nuvola Rosa
I used my standard base coat combination of Jessica Fusion and Orly Bonder as I have with my previous swatches of Verde Pastello and Giallo Napoli.
The amount of pigment in this polish does make it a bit thicker and therefore trickier to work with. But the compensation in terms of colour payoff is worth it. I used top coat – Seche Vite – to add a glossy finish. It’s needed, because the pigment levels make it closer to a satin finish naturally.
Similar Chanel nail polish colours
I thought I’d show you some similar shades from my stash to compare to Chanel Nuvola Rosa. I’m not really that into pale pinks, so these tend to be from the older collections. You can probably see why I generally don’t go for these shades – I don’t think they suit me at all!!
I’ve got to say, this looks way better in person! Frisson is a sheer pale pink and has gold microglitter too. I get a French tip effect with it, it’s really pretty. I used three coats and topcoat here.
Chanel Frisson is from the Spring 2012 collection.
When pink goes bad! Orange-toned pinks look horrendous against my neutral/cool toned skin, so don’t hold it against Biarritz. I’m sure this looks fabulous on someone with a tan though!
I used two coats and top coat for this swatch. It has a strong gold shimmer, but has blue shimmer in the bottle too – very unusual. Chanel released this back in Summer 2006.
Something a bit more recent! Pink Rubber was from the Christmas 2016 collection and is a shell pink with a rubberised finish. If you prefer a glossy look, you could add top coat though.
This is definitely one of the better pale pink shades for me, though I prefer Nuvola Rosa.
Another throwback, but not to be confused with the more recent release Organdi. This is 165 Organdy which is a candy pink colour. 504 Organdi is a paler, brown toned pink. Very similar names, but very different pinks.
165 Organdy was my go-to summer pedicure shade back in the day. I think it was originally released in 2008 and has long been discontinued. This is two coats and top coat. It does still pop up on EBay if you love this bubblegum pink. Much brighter and more saturated than Chanel Nuvola Rosa.
Chanel Nuvola Rosa
For a pink, I’m shocked how much I like this colour. It’s so work-appropriate (which really isn’t me) and doesn’t hate my skin tone. Would you believe it?! I’ve got to recommend it to you.
I purchased mine from John Lewis, but it’s out of stock there. Several other places I checked are also out – it’s proving popular! At the time of publication, Harvey Nichols and Boots had it in stock online.
Do you like this colour? Do you prefer the work-appropriate shades or want to be a bit more challenging? Has a colour surprised you with how much it suits you? I want to hear in the comments…
Chanel Nuvola Rosa Swatch Neapolis Spring 2018
Pretty in pink
A soft pink that will transport you to summer and the beautiful city of Naples. It’s pigmented, so the consistency leaves a little to be desired, but the opacity is great as a result. I’m not really a pink nails kind of person, but this looks great even with my neutral/cool skin tone. Get this limited edition before it disappears!