Thursday, June 26, 2014

Chanel Secret #625, Atmosphère #629 and Orage #631 Le Vernis | Collection États Poétiques for Fall 2014


For the Chanel Collection États Poétiques there are three new Le Vernis Nail Colors in Secret #625 Atmosphère #629 and Orage #631 ($27 each for 13 ml/0.4 fl oz, made in France). All three colors are newly released shades. I was the most excited about Atmosphère but after playing with these for a few days, it turns out my favorite is Secret.


I get really excited when I find a good nude nail polish. Secret #625 is a perfect nude with a slight hint of pink. It definitely needs a good base coat underneath. The first coat will be slightly uneven in finish but the second coat levels out the texture and gives full coverage. It's has enough color for my skin so it doesn't give me corpse-like hands.




Atmosphère #629 is a unique pearly duo-chrome pink pearl with violet shimmer. It changes color as the light shifts. With one coat it's more pink/lilac. With a second and third coat it becomes more like a pearl. I wanted to love this but find it looks odd against my skin tone making my hands look a bit sallow. I'm not sure if it's just the fact that it's summer and I'm craving bright colors right now that is contributing to my "eh" feelings about this one. I don't hate it, but I'm not a huge fan. Perhaps it will grow on me. Some have suggested using this as a layering color. I'm not a huge fan of layering but this one does look nice over other colors.




Orage #631 is an indigo grey blue. It has a very slight hint of silver shimmer in the tube if you hold it against the light. On the nails you can see the sparkle in the sunlight but it acts more like a cream. Two coats almost gives full coverage. On me I found it still to be slightly transparent with two thin coats. On the hands it's dark shade but not quite black. There is enough blue in this one to soften the color and prevent it from looking too harsh.




Some comparisons below. Orage is the only one I could find close alternatives to.


Swatched above:

Tom Ford Sugar Dune (discontinued)
Dior Icy Dew (discontinued)
Guerlain Stardust (discontinued)
Chanel Island (discontinued)
Dior Perfecto (discontinued)
Chanel Steel (discontinued)
Chanel Atmosphere layered over Secret and Orage

Close ups of the comparisons:




Overall three lovely shades for fall ... but it's not fall yet which is probably why I'm not over the moon in love with these. I think they will grow on me. Secret is another perfect nude nail polish I'll be wearing a lot (going to try it on the toes this weekend). The other two are nice but for me not must-haves. That being said, Atmosphere is very unique and Orage is a nice dramatic dark shade that isn't too dark.

These are part of the fall collection and should be available at all counters now. Online at Nordstrom,  BloomingdalesSaks and Chanel.com.

18 comments:

  1. Thanks Sabrina, how does Orage compare to the Formula X Wunderkind that you posted about a couple of weeks ago?

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    1. Hi Jo, Formula X Wunderkind shows more blue and more shimmer on the nails. Orage is darker and a cream with the shimmer much less visible.

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  2. I just ordered Orage. Can't wait to get it! Atmosphere looks so pretty in the bottle but I bet I would rarely wear it. I love my dark colors. :-)

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  3. Hey Sabrina! I was initially only attracted to Atmosphere.. but on you everything is stunning! Wow! I love how good a nude Secret is!

    TheConscienceFund

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  4. Thanks Sabrina for great photos! All shades looks gorgeous!

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  5. Secret looks great and will also work for summer. I thought I'd like Atmosphere, but it looks a bit non-descript to me. And Orage is just too dark.

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  6. I think Orage looks very elegant. Susan, London

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  7. nothing new but so elegant at the same time, I'll have the three of them. in Italy I guess end of August...

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    1. Well put :) You're right they are very elegant even if they are kinda dupe-able.

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  8. I'll definitely be checking out Secret (I'm always on the hunt for that perfect nude polish!) but will likely pass on the other two. Orage reminds me of NARS Galion, which I already own.

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  9. WOW - orage plus atmosphere look amazing when applied together! that's my favorite of the bunch!

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  10. Orage and Atmosphere are my fav among these! :-D

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  11. Beautiful swatches. I love them all, but I'll probably skip Orage because I have Vertigo. :)

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  12. Orage looks similar to Dior Blue Label, which I fell in love with but never picked up. Do you think it could cure my blue label lemming?

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  13. Omg I can't wait for this collection to be released!

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  14. Another thing: Atmosphere layered over Secret and Orage is even better than alone. maybe it works well with other polishes as well

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  15. Orage reminds me vaguely of Blue Satin. Blue Satin may have more shimmer, however. I do love them both.

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