Chanel Tentation 541 Le Vernis

February 19, 2012

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.

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

    Thanks for the awesome post!

  • This is a gorgeous colour put it on my wishlist πŸ™‚

  • 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!

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

  • Gorgeous colour and photography!

  • oooh lovely colours! πŸ™‚ makes me think of summer….

  • Super bubbly color. I like this pink.

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

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

  • That is unbelievably gorgeous!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

  • Gail

    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!

  • Anonymous

    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.

    • what a stupid thing to say I totally disagree.

  • Kathy

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

  • 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.