This summer's L’Été Papillon de Chanel collection brings three vibrant options for the nails: Lilis #647, Azuré #657 and Bel-Argus #667 ($27 each, all limited-edition). The color theme of this collection is very different from what Chanel typically designs. As a die-hard Chanel fan I wasn't sure if I would be able to pull off such bold colors for nails but after testing am happy to report that while the colors are edgy they are still wearable.
Lilis 647 is a beautiful peach coral red. It's a mix between Holiday and Distraction making it the perfect blend of coral and pink. It's different enough from other corals from both Dior and Chanel to justify owning.
This one was a bit difficult to photograph for comparisons, I've included two views since the white background + sunlight skews the colors a bit.
Chanel Azuré 657 is a stunning mermaid-like teal. I featured it a few days ago so I won't repost the photos, but you can see it here.
Chanel Bel-Argus 667 is an electric metallic blue. It applied smoothly with minimal visible brush strokes. I was afraid this would be too over the top for me, but was surprised that it's actually wearable.
I don't own anything like it but here are some blues next to Bel-Argus.
I surprised myself by only picking up the three nail polishes from Chanel's summer collection. I might go back for the glossimers. Did you pick up anything from the summer set?
All shades retail for $27 each, all limited-edition. They are at counters now in store and also online at Nordstrom.com as well as Chanel.com.