Chanel Eastern Light #613 ($27, limited-edition) is a re-promoted shade in the Reflets D’Été de Chanel Summer Collection. It was originally released as a limited color with the Hong Kong Collection in February 2013 along with Western Light. I never reviewed it when it was released because it took me a while to track one down (mine is the original without a number on the label). If you missed out the last round, now is your chance to revisit and check it out. Eastern Light is a pure white. I had slight issues with application – it applied slightly streaky and uneven, but I was able to get full coverage with three coats. Even after a year of playing around with this shade on the fingers or on the toes, I’m undecided on how I feel about it. The white has a crisp clean sharp feel that contrasts sharply with my olive skin. I like the clean feeling it gives but it seems a bit too stark for my taste. I’ve been trying to wear it with an open mind but each time I wear it, all I really want to do is take it off immediately. Here are a couple more photos and swatches:
Swatched with three coats:
I don’t own many pure white nail polishes. I have a few limited-edition pearly whites/pale silvers. I will repost a comparison I did with Tom Ford Vapor Nail Lacquer that was released a year ago as well. As you can see below the color of Eastern Light with three coats is sharp and crisp. (All shades listed below are either discontinued or were limited-edition,)
If you’ve tried Eastern Light I’d love to hear your thoughts. If you missed out over a year ago, be sure to visit your counter soon to check it out so you can purchase/order it before it’s gone again. We all know Chanel regret can be expensive. It’s listed online as limited-edition. Online now at Nordstrom, Saks, Bloomingdales and Chanel.com.