It's a bright zesty yellow with the typical subtle Chanel shimmer, and the colour and finish are bright and cheery. The particular shade of yellow chosen is likely to be flattering on a range of skin tones (for yellow) and the hidden shimmer stops it looking flat and paint-like. It was a pain to apply; very draggy, and it required three coats to get a vaguely even finish on my short nails.
I really can't decide if I like it, or if it's a bit hideous. Mr London prefers it to the American Apparel Butter nail lacquer I featured here, and I think he is right.
Only Chanel could make yellow nail polish so desirable. Perhaps this is what went on in product development...
Chanel Nail Guy: Come on people, I need a challenge. I've had them wearing black nails, blue, mint, taupe, aqua....even the khaki brown sold like hot cakes. What colour next?
Development intern: What about...yellow?
Chanel Nail Guy: Yellow nails? That's insane! Let's do it.Perhaps they put catnip for women in the nail polish.