Monday, June 25, 2012

Chanel Frenzy 559

The second color I have to share with you from the Chanel Autumn 2012 collection is Frenzy.

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

In the above photo you can see the strong taupe/beige color in this polish.

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

In the above photo, a bit of the nails underneath can be seen.  Although two coats of nail polish can give full coverage, this polish is more sheer than a normal creme (ie. Vertigo), yet the thicker the polish you layer on, the more likely bubbles are to appear, so it's better to leave it sheer. 

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

...And one last photograph (below) just for reference.

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

So what do you think of Frenzy?  This is supposed to be the new "it" color for Fall 2012.  Personally I haven't decided if I like Vertigo better because these two are so different (in finish and color).  Color comparison wise, this nail lacquer is similar in shade to OPI's Skull & Glossbones.

Chanel Frenzy 559 retails for $26US and should be available at your local Chanel counter within the next two weeks or soon there-after.

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?