Chanel Attraction, Frisson, Distraction & Tentation Le Vernis

Happy Valentine’s Day! A quick peek at the latest from Chanel: four new Le Vernis shades in Attraction, Frisson, Distraction & Tentation.

I didn’t have enough time to take photographs of them swatched on the fingers before the sun went down yesterday. I did play a bit though, more swatches to come later. Initial thoughts:

  • Attraction is a nightmare with streaking. Looks horrid.
  • Frisson is sheer and requires 3+ coats to show up, but it’s a nice sheer shimmer.
  • Distraction is a gorgeous coral with a fuschia sheen in the bottle, on the nails it’s more coral.
  • Tentation is a fuschia/pink version of Rouge Carat.

These close ups were taken with my iPhone, sorry about the craptastic quality. I’ll get better shots later.

The one thing I wanted to post first was the comparisons for those wondering how similar/different the new shades are from prior releases. I hope this helps!


  1. February 14, 2012 / 6:39 pm

    Your wheel swatches has finally convinced me I need to do the same with my collection. Just picked up the same wheels on ebay. Should be a fun project!

  2. February 14, 2012 / 6:55 pm

    Attraction does streak, doesn't it?!!! I am not that good at the application, so thought it's partly my fault 😀

  3. February 14, 2012 / 7:17 pm

    wow! I love all of them! <3 < 3 <3

  4. February 14, 2012 / 7:41 pm

    Happy Valentine's Day Sabrina! 🙂



  5. February 14, 2012 / 7:47 pm

    Such lovely colors….I loved all the colors!

  6. February 14, 2012 / 9:42 pm

    Shoot, I was most excited to see Attraction, not now. Thanks for saving me the money 🙂

    Happy Heart Day!

  7. Anonymous
    February 14, 2012 / 10:51 pm

    How does Frisson compared to Tendresse? Thanks for the review

  8. Anonymous
    February 14, 2012 / 11:38 pm

    I put these on my wishlist for Valentine's day. Did you pick up any of the glosses?

  9. February 14, 2012 / 11:53 pm

    ahhh CHANEL I'm weak when it comes to their polishes

  10. February 15, 2012 / 12:41 am

    i had my eye on distraction when i first saw this collection. is it just me or are companies coming out with knock-out corals lately?

  11. February 15, 2012 / 3:00 am

    I'm wearing Distraction right now. It's an absolutely amazing coral; so saturated, it's practically neon. Get it.

  12. February 15, 2012 / 4:17 am

    Thanks for the swatches! Distraction looks lovely. Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

  13. February 15, 2012 / 7:35 am

    you have some very pretty color combinations for tips and toes in that color wheel. where did you get those color wheels for nail polishes I have been seeing in your posts.

  14. February 15, 2012 / 7:58 am

    I like Frisson, such a lovely color!

  15. February 15, 2012 / 2:49 pm

    So pretty, they look like the colors in a bouquet of roses! Attraction is the only one I didn't get, but I keep debating whether to go back for it, so am grateful for your honest assessment — now I think I'll save the money for something else! 🙂

  16. Eileen
    February 15, 2012 / 4:25 pm

    I love a good white pearl, but Attraction is a definite no go for me. The streaks really look terrible. What a disappointment!

  17. February 15, 2012 / 4:38 pm

    The lady at my Chanel counter yesterday showed me these…I like the soft white (cuz it has a sheen with fine flects of gold shimmers in it) and I like the hot pink one just cuz it's hot for summer. I think I'm going to go get the white one.

  18. February 15, 2012 / 4:42 pm

    Sorry I meant the pink one with the gold shimmers.

  19. February 15, 2012 / 4:56 pm

    Gosh, Frisson is love at first sight!!!! So pretty!!

  20. Anonymous
    February 16, 2012 / 8:36 pm

    Help! Does anyone know where to look for last year's Morning Rose?