Yesterday the three nail polishes 525 Quartz, 529 Graphite and 531 Peridot from the Illusions d’Ombre de Chanel Fall 2011 collection arrived and I am so grateful a dear friend helped me to get my hands on them before they are released here.
I love love love Fall makeup and nail polish collections and the Illusions d’Ombre de Chanel makes no excuse. I am glad the eye shadow quad and the cream eye shadows are perm because sooner or later I need to buy them too. ♥
Without much rambling let’s go straight to the swatches!
The application of Graphite was a bliss. I love foil nail polishes and Graphite is no exception. The gunmetal foiled base with gold foiled sparkles is just utterly gorgeous. Peridot applied well too but you will experience the application to be a bit streaky but once Peridot dries most of the streaks disappear. Quartz needed one more coat than Graphite and Peridot to be opaque and it was also a bit more streaky than Peridot and also less streaks disappeared once it dried.
Next to the sparkly Graphite and the breathtaking Peridot Quartz looks a bit unspectacular but nonetheless it is a pretty muted light brown frost. What makes it a bit more interesting are the pink and blue sparkles.
I am a bit bummed that Quartz will be the only permanent nail polish from Illusions d’Ombre de Chanel. I wish Graphite and Peridot would have been added to the permanent nail polishes from Chanel too.
All in all I am glad I purchased all three nail polishes because all of them are truly gorgeous but Peridot and Graphite are my favorites. I adore duochrome nail polishes and seeing a stunning duochrome from Chanel makes me happy.
If Illusions d’Ombre de Chanel is already released in your country have you purchased something from this collection and how do you like it? If it’s not released in your country yet what is on your wishlist?
Thanks for looking and have a great start of the week! ♥