Thursday, 9 September 2010
Chanel Khaki Rose nail polish
I bought this polish yesterday during an emergency lunch break sanity stop in Selfridges. I was sucked into the whole limited-edition-buy-it-now-if-you-want-it-before-it's-a-million-pounds-on-ebay thing, and if this was part of a regular Chanel collection I don't think I would have bought it.
Khaki Rose is part of the very limited edition Les Khakis de Chanel; a set of three nail polishes released by Chanel to celebrate Fashion Night Out (as far as I can tell, an annual shopping evening event). The idea, according to the sale assistant, is to wear all three colours on alternative nails in a kind of tonal ombre manicure. Nice idea, looked interesting on the sales assistants sporting them, but would set you back close to £60 to buy all three (I don't remember Chanel nail polishes being £19 each either). I wasn't that tempted by Khaki Vert or Khaki Brun* so just opted for the Khaki Rose.
This taupe/sludge shade doesn't look particularly rosy on its own, but it is is pinker than the Vert or Brun, and also a touch pinker than Particuliere from Spring 2010, which is a bit more mauve. The texture is a cream with no shimmer whatsoever, and it applied very easily indeed with full coverage in two coats.
There are excellent comparison pictures on www.thebeautylookbook.com here:
The Beauty Look Book: Les Khakis de Chanel
More pictures on my nails in various (natural) light:
*I thought Khaki Brun looked like baby poo and Khaki Vert looked like poorly baby poo.