Chanel introduced four limited-edition "classic and trend-defining shades" of Les Vernis nail color - straight from the runways of Paris - with the Roses Ultimes de Chanel Collection for Spring 2012. The new Les Vernis shades are Attraction, Frisson, Distraction, and Tentation. I selected #543, Frisson.
This baby pink shade is an office-friendly color. Other than being a pink shade that defines spring, it's not really trend-setting. That's its attraction. It's a shade we can wear every day to have beautiful hands without drama - hands that won't scream fashion victim. I'm enormously happy I selected it. It may turn out to be one of my top spring nail colors. I found a salon that can apply it far better than I can, so I'll be wearing it often.
I applied three coats of Frisson to the color wheel and took my photos in full sun. With the first coat, I saw a very sheer light pink. With each additional coat, the color became more intense. I could have stopped at two coats, but I wanted to see how three would look. I love this color! It is not particularly sparkly. I'd call the finish pearly. It does reflect light nicely, as you can see in my full-sun photos. It's feminine and pretty.
Frisson is part of the Infatuation collection within the Roses Ultimes de Chanel Collection. Infatuation is characterized by soft, sweet pinks. There are two lip Lèvres Scintillantes Glossimers teamed with Frisson, Surprise and Plaisir. They complement one another beautifully.
The other shades in the Roses Ultimes de Chanel Collection for spring present a range of colors, from all-consuming corals in the Devotion grouping to vibrant fuchsias in the Passion grouping. The Les Vernis shade Distraction belongs with Devotion, while Tentation, a brilliant fuchsia-rose, joins my favorite new Chanel glosses, Jalousie and Désir, in Passion.
I'm sure I don't have to tell you that Les Vernis offers a state-of-the-art formula that strengthens and moisturizes the nails as it delivers long-wearing, high-shine, chip-resistant color. It applies evenly without streaking, a plus for klutzes like me.
I bought Frisson at Chanel.com, where all of the spring items are available, and you can enjoy free shipping with your $100 purchase. My spring colors were sent in a wonderful black Chanel pouch. All of the Chanel counters now have the Roses Ultimes de Chanel Collection, so you won't have trouble finding the collection. My friend and Chanel rep Loyd Cassler would love to help you if you need assistance. You can find Loyd (or Georgia Marmaras) at (240) 497-5363 or (240) 497-5301 at Saks Chevy Chase.
Les Vernis and swatch photos by Best Things in Beauty; bottom two photos courtesy of Chanel