Chanel Lips Nail Polish

Top 10 Chanel Le Vernis Nail Shades + Lip Colors to Match

August 19, 2019

Best Chanel Nail Polishes Top 10 via The Beauty Look Book

I’ve been a long time fan of the Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colors through numerous reformulations and used to collect all the new colors religiously! They revamped the formula back in 2016 and while I was really sad so many great shades were discontinued I was really happy to find the formula was improved. I’ve reviewed many new colors / formula over the past few years. You can see the original posts here and here. A number of you have asked for an updated Chanel polish roundup so I have one today with my Top 10! Colors that you can still find today although a few of these are limited-edition. I’ve also included a fun twist and added my favorite matching Chanel lips to go with each of the 10 colors. I don’t always match nails and lips, but sometimes I think it’s fun to have coordinating colors!

I really love the formula of Chanel Le Vernis. They’re always smooth and glossy on my tips and toes and last a long time on my hands. I do think proper application is key – I recommend pairing it with a good base and top coat. If you’re finding it chips or you get tip wear I suspect it’s either the application or the top coat you’re using. As much as I love fast drying top coats, many of them shrink when drying and slowly pulls back the color underneath. Not all top coats are compatible with all nail polish formulas. This leads to early tip wear and chipping in my experience. I love the Chanel Le Gel Top Coat, but also find that the Essie Speed Setter or Smith and Cult Top Coat work well.

My top 10 favorite colors right now, all nail polish swatches have 2 coats:

Le Vernis in Organdi 504 + Rouge Coco Flash in Boy 54 (lip swatches here) + Le Rouge Double in Merry Rose

Chanel Le Vernis Organdi

Chanel Le Vernis Organdi and Rouge Coco Flash in Boy

Le Vernis in Bleached Mauve 646 + Rouge Coco Gloss in Caramel 716* (lip swatches here)

Chanel Le Vernis Bleached Mauve

Chanel Le Vernis Bleached Mauve Rouge Coco Gloss Caramel

Le Vernis Perle de Corail 695* + Rouge Coco Glosses in Subtil 744 and Physical 166*

Chanel Le Vernis Perle de Corail

Chanel Le Vernis Perle de Corail + Rouge Coco Gloss Subtil and Physical

Le Vernis in Joyau 699* + Rouge Coco Gloss in Tendresse 172 (lip swatches here)

Chanel Le Vernis Joyau and Rouge Coco Gloss Tendresse

Chanel Le Vernis Joyau and Rouge Coco Gloss Tendresse

Le Vernis in Camelia 506* + Rouge Allure Ink in Euphorie 170*

Chanel Le Vernis Camelia Rouge Allure Ink Euphorie

Chanel Le Vernis Camelia Rouge Allure Ink Euphorie swatches

Le Vernis in Coralium 564 + Rouge Coco Gloss True 782

Chanel Le Vernis Coralium and Rouge Coco Gloss True

Chanel Le Vernis Coralium and Rouge Coco Gloss True swatches

Le Vernis in Jaspe 693* + Rouge Allure Ink in Cornaline 198* (lip swatches here)

Chanel Le Vernis Jaspe and Rouge Allure Ink Cornaline

Chanel Le Vernis Jaspe and Rouge Allure Ink Cornaline

Le Vernis in Gitane 510* + Rouge Coco Gloss in Bitter Orange 752* (lip swatches here)

Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss Bitter Orange and Le Vernis Gitane

Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss Bitter Orange and Le Vernis Gitane

Le Vernis in Vamp 18 + Rouge Coco Blush in Burning Berry 420* (lip swatches here)

Chanel Le Vernis Vamp and Rouge Coco Blush in Burning Berry

Chanel Le Vernis Vamp and Rouge Coco Blush in Burning Berry

Le Vernis in Rouge Noir 18 + Rouge Coco Flash in Noir Moderne 102 or Temper 104

Chanel Le Vernis in Rouge Noir and Rouge Coco Flash Noir Moderne

Chanel Le Vernis in Rouge Noir and Rouge Coco Flash Noir Moderne

P.S. I am still really obsessed with their La Creme Main and La Creme Main Texture Riche. They just launched a new Le Lift La Creme Main which is more expensive than the other two formulas but has the Le Lift skincare ingredients to smooth the skin. If you follow me on Instagram you may have caught my sneak preview on stories over the weekend. I ordered it the day it launched and will have a review soon, but first impressions are that I really like it.

Also for those who’ve been asking and emailing me – nails are DIY, I do them on my own. How I keep them manicured in this post here. Will try to do an updated one soon as a few of my old staples have been discontinued.

You can find all the colors available now at Chanel.com. Also available at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s and all Chanel counters.

Do you have any favorite Chanel colors?

Press samples indicated with a *. All others purchased by me.

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  • nic August 19, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    Do you remember the lip color named Marilyn? I’m leaning toward Euphorie for a shade similar to Chanel Marilyn and Marc Jacobs So Sofia. Not exact but vibrant pink/coral flattering for fair skin with a cool undertones. Do you recommend the Chanel handcream for banged up cuticles as well? I’m starting to give up on these sad jackal talons. My cuticles have never been so unacceptable. Thank you for reading my ramble!

    • BeautyLookBook August 20, 2019 at 10:50 am

      Yes! I remember Marilyn lipstick and nail polish! They were the perfect pinks, I don’t think I’ve ever found anything quite like either.

      I do think the Chanel hand creams are really good, the new Le Lift Hand Cream might be nice for cuticles, but if you’re super dry I’d opt for L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream, they also have a Shea Butter Cuticle Oil which is amazing.

  • Sarah W August 19, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    Sabrina, have you tried the Chanel radiant polishes? I couldn’t find a post about it, but I’m eager to find out more about them, especially Radiant Ballerina. I’ve only seen them on the Chanel site…

    • BeautyLookBook August 20, 2019 at 10:50 am

      Hi Sarah! I did try them at the counter. I wanted to love the bright ones but they didn’t go with my skintone. I did buy Radiant Ballerina and Radiant Rouge Noir. The Ballerina one is pretty but pulls more white gold than pink. It’s ok on my skin tone – I might put it in a fall haul post soon.

      • Sarah W August 21, 2019 at 10:31 am

        Thanks! I was hoping the Radiant Ballerina was more pink 🙁

  • cpbebe August 19, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    I love this! Great ideas for pairings. I have a couple of these combos, just never thought of putting them together. More Chanel pairings and Le vernis posts, if you please- your swatches are perfection and we can’t get enough! I know you try to focus on the products still available but I’d be curious as to your top ten for discontinued Chanel Le Vernis? You know the collectors among us would love to see your list, along with current lip pairings, for a part two post. For instance – Le Vernis Rose Confidentiel + Rouge Coco Mademoiselle, Le Vernis Lovely Beige + Rouge Coco Shine Chicness, Le Vernis Black Pearl + Rouge Coco Flash Top Coat in Deepness etc? I am sure your list would rock- you know all the latest lip products and formulas that Chanel offers. Or a tips and toes post for mani pedi pairings in Chanel combinations? No one does Chanel reviews and swatches like The Beauty Lookbook!!!!

    • BeautyLookBook August 20, 2019 at 11:03 am

      You are the sweetest! And YAY for another long time Le Vernis fan. There have been so many I’d have to think hard about my top 10 discontinued, Black Pearl for sure was SO EPIC. Steel, Rose Confidentiel, Rose Cache, Granite, the Beverly Hills ones are ones that come to mind right now.

      I always thought it was Peter Philips that was the mastermind behind the old Chanel colors and hoped it would translate to Dior launches when he moved. I don’t feel like I’m really loving the Dior colors even though the formula is really really good.

      A tips and toes combo post would be a great idea, although my toes are in pretty bad shape, lol!

      • cpbebe August 23, 2019 at 3:32 pm

        So much in agreement about Peter Phillips, and there have been flashes of that brilliance with a handful of releases but not the former glory of his Chanel days- we will hoard those old colors forever. I’m here for the tips and toes post. and you don’t even have to show the toes if you don’t want- just the bottle shot pairing. (But I love your sandal collection so that would be pretty awesome. ) Chanel vernis or any other nail color posts – I am excited for it!!!

  • Miss Nahn August 20, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    Absolutely love this, please keep them coming 🙂
    I’m a collector of the Chanel nail polish as well, and used your list to check the ones I’m missing.

  • Anna August 21, 2019 at 1:06 am

    Love your nail polish posts! 😍 these are beautiful colours!

  • Suzanne_Gabrielle August 21, 2019 at 11:45 am

    Sabrina, (formerly GraceMonaco here- had to redo all my social media due to hacking – ugh!) These are all so beautiful. I’ve always loved Boy in the old formula, but have yet to try it in the new formula. I currently am loving “Immediat in the new Coco Flash formula and love Gabrielle in the Rouge Coco formula. I’m going to purchase the gloss in “Caramel” based on your photos. That looks gorgeous.

  • Susan August 22, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    I think my Chanel collection is going to double!

    http://a-woman-of-a-certain-age.com/

  • stephanieamccoy August 23, 2019 at 3:11 pm

    The Rouge Coco Shine reformulation to Flash has been so good, I might need more than two!

  • Sue August 23, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    I had no idea Chanel had such pretty nail polish! I always think of perfume and makeup only.

  • GG August 23, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    These look beautiful! Les Vernis Vamp might be my first Chanel nail polish purchase

  • kelleyhasapis1 . August 23, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    I love how Chanel gloss and nail colors match perfectly. So pretty and classy.

  • Julie Stein August 23, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    All of these pairings are beautiful – especially Perle de Corail, Les Vernis Jaspair, and Le Vernis Gitane. I love warm coral and orange red shades.

  • Madcarlotta August 23, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    I love the Caramel gloss too and I wear it constantly. As far as the Chanel nail colors go…I think I’m just at a point where my nail polish collection is so vast I’m not seeing anything new I’m really wanting. I’m a long time Chanel Le Vernis fan and I’ve got lots of colors by many, many brands (especially Tom Ford, Lippmann, and Zoya) so maybe that’s why it’s just been a while since any Chanel colors have dazzled me? I think the last one I bought was Cavaliere and that was a couple of years ago. In fact, I’m surprised that I’ve not seen any new colors from any brands that intrigue me lately. The only colors that have even remotely tempted me lately have been Smith & Cult. These pairings are fab but I guess the nail colors are like ones I already have.

  • Justine R August 23, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    My holy grail chanel colour is only in lipstick – in SUPER- and it is a hot pink that I still unconsciously try to dupe more than 5 years after its first release!

  • Melissa August 23, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    Can I just say I love that bleached mauve nail color? I’m such a sucker for nude nails!

  • Lucy August 23, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    god i just love chanel nail polish colour, the bottle just gets me!!

  • Catherine Shi August 23, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    This is such a cute and fun post! Makes me want to dig my Chanel polishes out again.

  • amcella August 23, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    My favorite is the Jaspe. It always looks lovely on your toes.

  • Leanna Ernest August 23, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    Gorgeous post! Makes me want to go shopping. I love Chanel Duos in Soft Rose, Sensual Rose, and Light Rose. Obviously a big rose fan! 😀

  • Odielle August 23, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    Bleached Mauve has to be my favorite color. I love a good neutral shade, since I love bright eye makeup, so it will pair with anything !

  • Nadya Repin August 23, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    love the orange

  • prettywahwah August 23, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    I love Vamp!

  • Lauren Hazewski August 23, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    Boy is still one of my all time favorite lip products.

  • Shelleyeatz August 23, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    I need the Camelia nail polish!

  • inkchick August 23, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    I adore Chanel colours. Right now I’m down to a gorgeous red Chanel gloss. I need to rectify that. Burning Berry tops my list.

  • Aspasia August 23, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    This is an excellent idea. Love Gitane + Bitter Orange!

  • Jessica August 23, 2019 at 6:46 pm

    I love Vamp. Gorgeous!

  • Stephanie | theFantasia.com August 23, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    Bleached Mauve would be perfect for all-year round but I can’t wait to start wearing Vamp in a few months!

  • May August 23, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    I love the Chanel nail polishes! Always goes on so smooth!

  • thought_owl August 23, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    vamp nail color looks great!

  • Jessica Soledad August 23, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    Noir moderne lipstick looks amazing!

  • Christina August 23, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    I always love seeing your posts on Chanel’s nail polishes. I don’t really paint my nails, so it doesn’t make sense for me to splurge on a Chanel one (I only own Peridot because it’s my birthstone), but if I did, I’d buy Chanel so often.

  • Hannah Mary August 23, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    I adore the Rouge Coco Flash in Boy!

  • AC August 23, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    I’ve only splurged once on a Chanel polish, Peridot. Looks like it’s time for me to splurge on a second! 🤔😉

  • talker blogger August 23, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    I love the Chanel fragrances but I am yet to give the makeup/skincare a good chance.

  • roxymisha August 23, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    I haven’t purchased Chanel for a while and don’t wear nail polish on my hands but one of my favourite lipsticks is called ‘Paris’ which I think has been discontinued (‘sigh’).

  • Valerie Manke August 24, 2019 at 12:08 am

    Ooh I need the rouge coco flash in temper! My wishlist is long but my beauty budget is not!

  • Laurie M. August 24, 2019 at 1:34 am

    Love love love Joyau!

  • Anne C August 24, 2019 at 1:34 am

    I’m liking the Jaspe shade!

  • Lauri Everlove August 24, 2019 at 1:59 am

    I think I will have to go check out Chanel’s counter soon

  • Ellya Aisyah August 24, 2019 at 3:38 am

    I think I might pick up Chanel Organdi soon!

  • Samantha White August 24, 2019 at 6:35 am

    I love the Rouge Coco Glosses, so pretty!

  • Angelica August 24, 2019 at 8:09 am

    I work at Macy’s and Chanel is one of the only counters to sell nail polish. I have been wanting to find a dupe for that great green shade that was super popular! Do you have that one?

  • Meghan M August 24, 2019 at 9:37 am

    Thank you for a great post! All the combinations look great!

  • Kim Pincombe-Cole August 24, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    I’m loving these nude shades for Fall!!

  • flyergal82 August 24, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    I am loving these colors as I prefer nudes. I haven’t ever tried Chanel nail polish as I usually try to pay less for nail polish.

  • Beautylymin August 24, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    Stunning! The top nude trio is right up my street! xx

  • Dee August 24, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    Beautiful pairing. I have the both the Le Rouge Double in Merry Rose as well as the Rouge Coco Gloss in Caramel. Will definitely try it with the nail colours you suggested 🙂

  • Shireen August 24, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    I have tried many Chanel makeup but I couldn’t bring myself to spend $$$ on the nail polish. That said, Le Vernis Gitane might just be the one I will buy.

  • Jessica August 25, 2019 at 2:20 am

    Looks beautiful! I love the darker colours

  • Marina Sopta August 25, 2019 at 7:55 am

    OMG love the Le Rouge- Duo ´´merry rose´´, but will probably be too pink on me :/

  • rachlovespenguins August 26, 2019 at 12:34 am

    Bleached Mauve is gorgeous. And this reminds me that I meant to pick up Jaspe! Thanks!!!

  • Gail A August 26, 2019 at 6:48 am

    Love Gitane. Been using for the past month. forgot about Bitter orange which I purchased when the new glosses came out. Using Now. thanks

  • Megan August 26, 2019 at 9:29 am

    I’ve wanted Boy for years and this post finally inspired me to actually go buy it! I love it so much and it looks beautiful with the polish you chose with it.

  • CherryQoo SS August 26, 2019 at 10:42 am

    I will grab vamp as I already have burning berry 🙂

  • Anna August 26, 2019 at 11:01 am

    I am excited about Rouge Noir. Very beautiful shade.

  • Brittany Castaneda August 26, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    I love the look of Chanel, I hope to try more from the brand soon. Love these shades!

  • Liz August 26, 2019 at 11:43 pm

    I love the look of those nude shades of gloss! I haven’t bought a Chanel Gloss in a while but they look so lovely, I may have to check them out.

  • hofken August 26, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    I love Chanel nail colors! Often they are very inventive. I have yet to try the top coat though.

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