Chanel has been pumping out several mini-releases this year in between main collections. The latest in the US is the Rouge Moiré collection focusing on lips and nails. The two new Le Vernis shades in the U.S. are Rose Moiré 593 and Rouge Moiré 595 ($27 each, limited-edition).
Rose Moiré is a pale frosted lavender pink pearl while Rouge Moiré is the darker more dramatic frosted cool dusty rose-red metallic. Both are highly metallic with slightly visible brush strokes but they apply surprisingly smooth. The Rose Moiré applies with visible brush strokes while the brush strokes on Rouge Moiré are a bit more subtle. The pigment on these colors is amazing – one brush stroke covered the nail entirely. These have a similar feel to past seasonal releases but comparing them proved these are slightly different – they have an updated more modern feel. (Comparisons in the next post).
Details of Rose Moiré #593, the color has a rosey-mauve-lilac base loaded with tons of pale silvery pink shimmer/frost:
Applied with two coats:
Details of Rouge Moiré #595, it’s a dusty cool plum-red shimmer, in light it pulls more warm but I find it to be more of a cool-toned shimmer:
In my opinion, both must-haves. I tested Rouge Moiré for a full week – the last swatch photo was taken on Wear Day 5 where you can see there is only a little bit of tip wear. Otherwise it lasted incredibly well (used Deborah Lippmann’s Rehydrating Base Coat and Chanel’s Top Coat).