Chanel Tentation 541 Le Vernis

Chanel Tentation 541 Le Vernis is a striking deep fuschia-red shimmer. It’s the pinker sister to last holiday’s Rouge Carat 587 (reviewed here). I thought I would have something similar but I don’t. It has enough dark red shimmer to prevent it from looking too neon or cheap. I think it’s appropriate for year round. The texture is smooth and pigment rich with just 2 thin coats. If Chanel had made Attraction in the same finish I would have loved it as well. In the sunlight it glows. I love that the shimmer is visible on the nail, not just in the bottle.

In looking through my collection I found that I don’t have very many dark pink shimmers. This one is a nice addition to fill in the gap. Comparisons below to a few other Chanel shades like Rouge Carat, Pulsion and Rose Exhuberant.

Swatches of a few more, including Laura Mercier’s Luscious and Flamingo:

Overall: love.

Comments

  1. February 19, 2012 / 7:03 pm

    I love these types of shades in the summer for my toes! I'm adding it to my wishlist!

    Thanks for the awesome post!

  2. February 19, 2012 / 7:20 pm

    This is a gorgeous colour put it on my wishlist 🙂

  3. February 19, 2012 / 7:52 pm

    Isn't there a similar colour by YSL? One that's been in production for decades. Can't remember the name of it! It's very pretty and summery!

  4. February 19, 2012 / 7:56 pm

    I really like all these lively shades. I especially like how Tentation has a bit of red in it, pretty!

  5. February 19, 2012 / 9:06 pm

    Gorgeous colour and photography!

  6. February 19, 2012 / 9:17 pm

    oooh lovely colours! 🙂 makes me think of summer….

  7. February 19, 2012 / 9:51 pm

    Super bubbly color. I like this pink.

  8. February 19, 2012 / 10:01 pm

    This is exactly the colour I hoped Rouge Carat would be.

  9. February 20, 2012 / 12:10 am

    It looks so pretty! This one was my fave from this collection. I have a weakness for these types of shades 🙂

  10. February 20, 2012 / 5:52 pm

    That is unbelievably gorgeous!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

  11. Gail
    February 20, 2012 / 10:15 pm

    Beautiful! Sabrina you need to get onto Pinterest. I'm sure a ton of people would love to follow you. You have such wonderful taste!

  12. Anonymous
    February 20, 2012 / 11:02 pm

    Hate fuscia even if it is Chanel. I cannot imagine that this shade will catch on. If you're young, you look frumpy and if you're middle aged, fuscia makes you look old.

    • June 21, 2012 / 6:45 pm

      what a stupid thing to say I totally disagree.

  13. Kathy
    February 22, 2012 / 3:03 am

    It reminds me of OPI It's All Greek To Me – – – my favorite color for toenails EVER! Thanks for swatching!

  14. February 23, 2012 / 12:11 pm

    Love the color of this polish and the brand also stands for very standard products,it pays to buy good products for a long term use.