Monday, June 25, 2012

Chanel Vertigo 563

The Chanel Autumn 2012 Collection included 3 new colors, one of which is Vertigo.

First of all, don't confuse this lacquer with Chanel Vertigo 60. I (not having a very large collection of Chanel lacquers) did not realize there was an older Chanel nail color also called Vertigo until I went to look up photos online and almost bought the older edition off ebay by mistake.

(two coats, no top coat or base coat, indirect sunlight)

In most lighting, this is what Vertigo looks like (as seen in the above photo).

(two coats, no top coat or base coat, direct afternoon sunlight)

Vertigo 563 is supposed to have a red hue - and this polish does have the requisite Chanel secret shimmer, which can only be seen in bright direct light.

(two coats, base coat and top coat, ott light)

To get the full effect of the shimmer, click on each photo to enlarge it.

(two coats, base coat and top coat, incandescent light bulb)

The red shimmer can be seen in the above and below photo just around the shine on each nail caused by the light bulb reflection.

(two coats, top coat and base coat, incandescent light bulb)

Chanel Vertigo 563 is most like Chanel Paradoxal 509.  A dark smoky color with slight shimmer.  In most lighting the polish looks dark gray with a slight brown/purple shade mixed in.  Not only is Vertigo a tad darker than Paradoxal, the main difference lies with the shimmer running through the polish: Paradoxal is purple and Vertigo is red.

In regards to release dates of the Fall Chanel 2012 line, according to the representative at my local Chanel counter inside Nordstrom's, the line has already been shipped to stores and should arrive in 1-2 weeks or soon there-after.  I was able to find the collection at a Chanel boutique, so if you want this collection early, try contacting actual Chanel stores (rather than the counters inside department stores) to see if they have it in stock.

Chanel Vertigo 563 retails for $26US.  So, do you think this polish is worth the price tag?  And will you be checking out your local Chanel retailer in the next few weeks?


  1. I have bought this two days ago. It seems very different in each photo. But I know the original and loved the color, unfortunately it makes tiny bubbles. First time bubbles with Chanel..
    It's more ticker than my pink chanel varnishes..

    1. I agree this Chanel polish is on the thicker side. I haven't gotten bubbles from any Chanel polish before, but sometimes when the polish is thicker than normal it causes bubbles to develop on the nail. Have you tried thinning the polish? That might help. :)


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