Chanel Charivari #603 and Tapage #605 Le Vernis | Spring 2014

December 24, 2013

Chanel spring brings us two new Le Vernis shades in Charivari #603 and Tapage #605 ($27 each). Both are rich vibrant creams without any shimmer. If you didn’t like the dusty/muted effect of Paradoxal (swatched here) or Elixir (review here), you may find the colors from the spring collection will suit your taste better. They are sharp and rich in color.

Charivari #603 is a dark purple cream. It applied smoothly with two coats. I found it to be an exact dupe for Rescue Beauty Lounge Recherchรฉ (sold out). If you already own that shade you do not need both.

Comparisons to Rescue Beauty Lounge Recherche, JinSoon Debonair (swatched here), Chanel Paradoxal (here) and Dior Purple Mix (discontinued):

Tapage #605 is a rich bright red pink. This one was a bit difficult to photograph. It has an incredibly bright base. In all my photos it looks like a straight red. It’s actually a pink-red in real life. In the bottle I assumed it was a straight pink, but after comparing it to other pinks, I found this one to be more red. I like this color because it has the holiday new-year’s feel without being the traditional red or pink, it’s somewhere in between.

Comparisons to Chanel Rose Exhuberant, Lilis (swatch here), Fracas (swatch here), Elixir (swatch here) and Pulsion (swatch here).

The quality, coverage and pigment of both shades are excellent. The colors are safe classics and similar to many other rich pink-reds or purples, but I’m particularly smitten with Tapage. If you’re looking for something new and unique you may want to wait for other collections to arrive in the next month.

Chanel Charivari #603 and Tapage #605 Le Vernis both retail for $27 each. You should be able to find the collection at your counters now. I found mine at Nordstrom.

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  • I can't wait for these to get to my local Chanel counter, I do believe I'll get them both! Thank you for the swatches. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Tapage looks gorgeous! It's actually very unique looking…a nice departure from a true red without going crazy.

    Am I remember incorrectly or did Le Vernis used to retail for $26?

  • Hi Sabrina,

    Happy holidays! CHANEL Tapage looks to be quite an intriguing shade; it seems almost to be in the red-orange/coral family from my screen- a great transition shade from the holidays into spring! It looks beautiful on your nails here ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Like the red one.

  • Tapage is stunning!! Merry christmas ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  • Wow, these are both spot-on! Will probably be snatching up both of these ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Love them both) Merry Christmas!

  • I actually really loved the muted feel of paradoxal ^^. Both shades here are so pretty but I do lean a bit more to Tapage, it's a fun shade!

  • I love both of these colors! I think the purple is great for winter and the pink for summer!

  • Merry Christmas! I have Taboo and Paradoxal and think that either is more interesting than the purple, and I have Lillis and Fracas and really, when you're wearing one of those shades on your nails no-one would notice the difference from any of the similar Chanel colours. I wish they'd not bring out the same colour over and over again, it's the same with their lipsticks and eyeshadows!!

  • I love them <3 <3 <3 and I need both shades <3

  • Thanks for reviewing you have such elegant hands and nails the nailpolish looks perfect on you. Merry Christmas.

  • These are both very pretty. I think I like the purple shade the best out of the two

  • JDV

    Thank you thank you for what you do. I have Recherche and until I found this post I was torn on whether to buy Charivari or not.