Chanel Le Vernis Shades For Summer 2011: Morning Rose, Beige Pétale & Mimosa

April 13, 2011

Chanel’s Summer Collection has hit counters and I snapped up all three new Le Vernis shades in Morning Rose 557, Beige Pétale 567 and Mimosa 577 (yes, I caved for Mimosa). These are mood changing shades and as soon as I put these on I instantly forgot that it was cold and gloomy. Hours after swatching these, I still have a different shade on each finger and I feel like I’m wearing candy on my fingertips.

The Le Vernis shades have recently increased in price to $25 each which is fairly steep. I remember when Chanel nail polishes were $18, but in all fairness the formula wasn’t quite as good as they are now.

  • Morning Rose 557 is a warm candy pink with gold sparkles (the sparkles are subtle)
  • Beige Pétale 567 is a sheer transparent cool-toned cream (I’m loving this shade even though it’s so basic, it applies so smoothly)
  • Mimosa 577 the most highly anticipated shade of summer is a vibrant pearly yellow (I wonder if I’ll be brave enough to wear this to the office)

The texture and pigment of the nail colors seems slightly different from the classic Chanel Le Vernis texture. I will have to play around with these more but all the shades for summer are 3-coaters. Morning Rose and Beige Pétale applied wonderfully smooth and without any issues. Mimosa, on the other hand, was a disaster for me. It took 5 attempts for me to get a decent finger swatch. I tried it on a bare clean nail, over Chanel’s Base Coat, over Seche Vite’s Base Coat and RBL’s Base Coat. The texture is thick and applies unevenly. It took a super slow and steady hand for me to get it to work. It was difficult to get the right amount of product on the brush. In the end, I applied 3 thin streaky coats. It evens out by the 3rd coat. I highly recommend reading British Beauty Blogger’s experience and Beauty Moogle Zone’s thoughts as well. Close ups below:

Swatches on fingers, 3 coats each color:

Added in Miami Peach (Neimans exclusive, repromote, reviewed last week) for fun:

My favorite shades are Beige Petale and Morning Rose. I’m smitten with Miami Peach too. Mimosa is surprisingly a wonderful yellow (the shimmer on the nail is beautiful) just very difficult for me to apply on my own. I think with practice or a professional application it will look amazing. I’m just not used to having such a streaky finish with the first coat (at least not for Chanel) but much like others have noticed, Mimosa evens out with 2-3 coats.

I did not have time to do any comparisons yet but will try to do some before the end of this week. Off the top of my head, Beige Pétale is more beige than Allegoria which I find more white.

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  • Morning rose is my absolute favorite! It looks awesome! Great haul 🙂

  • Beige Petale and Miami Peach are must haves! Morning Rose is cute too so I'll probably end up with that as well lol. Thank you for the gorgeous swatches!

  • I love the photo of the three colors against the palm trees =). The colors feel so light and optimistic for summer!

  • All 3 of the polishes are beautiful! The Mimosa is so unique! It instantly made me think of the Balenciaga Mimosa Velo!

  • Ahhhhh. I *adore* warm pinks with the gold shimmer in them like Morning Rose. (I already have China Glaze Strawberry Fields, OPI Senorita Rose-alita, Zoya Happi, Cheri, Meadow, Cassie, etc…) But Morning Rose is so pretty. I'll have to go see it in person. I'm still deciding on Peche Nacree too ^^;;

  • Thank you so much for your swatches! I love Morning Rose and Beige Pétale! If you plan to do comparisons to similar colors: Could you compare Beige Pétale to Dolce Gabbana Nude?
    That would be great! 🙂

  • Jo

    Morning Rose is beautiful!

  • Ooooh I want all of these!! So pretty! xx

  • Morning rose and Mimosa look pretty!

  • That morning rose is just gorgeous and so wearable! Mimosa is so unique, I'm thinking about wearing it on my toes for Summer.

  • Anonymous

    I like Beige Petale, too! I hadn't planned on this. Smooth application is key, so …

    Now that I think of it, shouldn't a "signature beige" forever be in Chanel's nailcolor collection? Hmmmm….

    *bangs head*

    While the $25 price isn't a surprise, this is getting a little crazy.

    I am also loving the two Dior summer shades that Amy @ CafeMU has posted about. Totally different than muted beige, but fun colors for sure!

    Random thoughts from Laura 🙂

  • I might have to cave and get all three! However, yellows have always been hard to apply in my experience. Love your blog!


  • So pretty! These shades are perfect for the summer. I love the subtle gold glitter in Morning Rose. So pretty!

  • OMG I can't wait!

  • I've been really anticipating Mimosa – such a beautiful colour. That's so unfortunate about the texture of these though ): I guess it'll save me some money!

  • Beige Petale and Miami Peach looks adorable!

  • Pretty all of them! so summery!Thank you!

  • Morning rose is simply divine!

  • That is really yellow! It is surprisingly pretty. With my past fails involving Chanel polish, I can safely walk away and just admire the pictures of it on your tips and toes!

  • Can't wait to try Mimosa! I think it could turn out to be a perfect summer nail polish..

  • If a NW20-25 were to purchase ONE & preferred a pinky colour, would you suggest Morning Rose or Miami Peach? 🙂

  • Nina

    I already went and bought Miami Peach thanks to your post! Now I must get Morning Rose as well 🙂 So delicious :)))

  • Wow, Mimosa!!

  • I loove the pink ones! I just can't imagine wearing yellow nail polish, it definitely suits some people, but I doubt it would suit me!

  • Thank you ladies! These are definitely fun colors. I apologize but I just hit "select all" and deleted 10 comments accidentally.

    Thank you everyone for your support 🙂

  • I heart Chanel more than any other product line and it's because of colors like this!!! Morning Rose is gorgeous


  • Love the yellow and it is most suitable for the summer and spring months when the fresh blooms of such colors adorn the earth as well.It is important to use best colors for the nails to keep them in good condition.

  • Wow, I ♥ Morning Rose! (:

  • Ava

    I caved on Mimosa. I had planned to only wear it on my toes, thinking that I would probably never become accustomed to yellow fingernails. Because I had a meeting this morning, I painted over Mimosa with Dior Gris Montaigne. The Gris Montaigne is a beautiful gray but looks so boring after having looked at bright yellow nails for two days!

  • Anonymous

    God, I'm in love!

  • I'm loving this collection…. I want to get every single bit from it!

  • Wow love the beige… !!!

  • Mimosa and Morning Rose are amazing!!! I am so excited to get these! Thanks for sharing this with us! =D

    Andrée xx