Chanel Holiday Nails: Pulsion Le Vernis

October 6, 2010
Chanel Pulsion Le Vernis ($23) is a vibrant hot pink cream color that is cool-toned. I thought Riviera was bright but Pulsion is like Riviera electrified. It’s a few shades deeper and significantly brighter. I’m not sure I would really associate this with a winter/holiday color except maybe for a holiday party. Definitely too bright for a conservative office environment, perhaps ok for the toes.

Here it is compared to a few other pinks, left to right:
Chanel Melrose, Chanel Riviera, Chanel Pulsion, Dior Red Dahlia

One last view:

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  • This is really pretty. I love pinks.

  • This color is gorgeous!
    I CANNOT wait to purchase this color πŸ™‚

  • Woah! It's so bright! πŸ˜€

  • I loved the comparison photo! It looks like a trendy gradation manicure lol. Pulsion is a bit bright for my taste, but I think I could grow to love it. Melrose and Riviera on the other hand.. so lovely. I'm sad I missed out on them. Thank you for sharing!

  • Such bright colors!

  • It's pretty but I don't know if I'm feeling the bright pink for holiday. Especially with all the pretty purple/greige colors out there. But yeah, I agree that this would be a fantastic pedicure color.

  • This is so bright! I was thinking about getting Mica Rose since it's being re-promoted. Slowly adding to my collection, hehe.

  • Looks great on the 2nd pic, but on all other ones, it looks super bright. Not my favorite, but pretty!

  • wow! I looooove this color, so lovely!

  • Tina

    Looks pretty on your nails!
    I was surprised that you did not do a comparison against the recent Rose Insolent since they look quite possibly a dupe πŸ™‚ How would you say they compare?

    Btw, I'm a new reader and I love your blog! Keep up the great job πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous

    This reminds me of a retired Chanel color #57 Pimpant/Pop – Love it!

  • I really appreciate your blog. All the cosmetics featured on here do you use them as testers and return the colors you don't want? I am also grateful for the blogging tips. It is proper blog etiquette. I also believe adding a youtube channel is also good to get a blog noticed.

    Thank you for the blog. I love all the featured products

  • Hi, this looks so familiar to Splendeur..Do you have that to dupe?

  • Gisele

    I couldn't wear it (too bright and too pink for my pink skin). But dear daughter says it is the pink she's been waiting for! Thanks for the comparisons.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, Rose Insolence is pale against this color. I think dupe for Pulsion is KOALA BEAR-Y by OPI, they are very close

  • wowsers – i love this colour, its so gorgeous!!! you have super nails by the way x

  • That color is amazing!

  • Catherine – YES it's VERY bright!

    Reene – If you missed out on Riviera, check out the new Rose Insolent. I already did a review to show that it's almost an exact dupe. Click here: http://www.thebeautylookbook.com/2010/08/chanel-le-vernis-rouge-fatal-rose.html

    Stephanie – Mica Rose is pretty, but not all that unique. But if you missed out the first time around it's a great time to get it now.

    Tina – Thanks for visiting. If you check out my review on Rose Insolent, you will see that Rivera = Rose Insolent. See here for more details. http://www.thebeautylookbook.com/2010/08/chanel-le-vernis-rouge-fatal-rose.html

    From this review you can deduce that if Riviera = Rose Insolent, then you can see how Pulsion compares. I do not swatch everything since these are my own purchased products.

    Anonymous – I don't have either of those colors but I wouldn't be surprised if Chanel released a color similar to what they have in the past.

    Brittany – Not to be rude, but I find it ridiculous that anyone would buy simply to swatch. I am thoroughly offended that you would suggest that I would do such a thing. Most of the items I feature are things I have already tested at the counter (hence the purpose of testers) and then purchased. You should be able to see that I don't purchase everything from every collection. I don't typically return things as the stores I shop from are mostly high end department stores with strict return policies. I strongly believe in testing before you buy to see if you like something or not. This should help one avoid returning things.

    The brands I do not have in person access to I research thoroughly before purchasing.

    As far as returning products – I have returned at most 5 different products I've featured over the hundreds of posts I've done. All of which I have disclosed on each post for the products I did not like.

    Nudibelle – I don't have Splendeur, sorry.

    Anonymous – I was thinking Pulsion was similar to Koala-Bear-Y as well but am not 100% sure. I gave Koala-Bear-Y to my mom and I'm pretty sure it's a more elegant bright pink rather than an electric pink, but I could be wrong.

  • I am OBSESSED with this color! GORGEOUS!

  • Z'

    I meant to take my bottle of Splendeur to Niemans to see how similar it is to Pulsion and I forgot it. πŸ™ I may try again later in the week.