Chanel’s Summer 2014 limited edition Le Vernis (nail polish) collection includes 5 brighly colored limited edition shades, as follows: 613 Eastern Light, 615 Sweet Lilac, 619 Pink Tonic, 621 Tutti Frutti, and 623 Mirabella, all of which are cream nail polishes, except 621 Tutti Frutti that has tiny gold shimmers. All five shades are perfect for summer and I am sure will look very flattering on a tan skin, or ideally complement your bright summer outfit, but I did not find these colors quite outstanding or unique, so I decided to only get one this time, the more interesting 621 Tutti Frutti. My impressions about this nail lacquer are mixed. The gold shimmer particles that I expected would add some depth and dimension to otherwise flat cream shade, appear almost entirely invisible on application and after the color dries completely.
This was quite unexpected and almost disappointing if not for the quality of the nail polish itself and the bright and cheerful pigmentation of the shade that saved the moment. Speaking of the quality of Chanel Le Vernis (nail polishes), in terms of ingredients that are free of DBP, Formaldehyde Resin, Formaldehyde, Toluene, and Camphor. The 621 Tutti Frutti comes in a typical Chanel rectangular glass bottle featuring rectangular black outer cap, which is removed to reveal a smaller round ribbed twistable inner cap. The size and width of the brush are medium, which allows for a smooth and convenient nail color application in 3 or five strokes depending on the nail width. The brush has soft bristles that allow for the color to be evenly distributed on the nails without any streaks. Having said that, I still believe that one coat of 621 Tutti Frutti would not be sufficient to ensure an even, pigmented and glossy application.
I used 621 Tutti Frutti over Butter London Nail Foundation Flawless Basecoat and followed two layers of 621 Tutti Frutti with Deborah Lippmann Hard Rock Hydrating Hardener and was satisfied with the results: my nails appeared glossy, evenly coated, and well pigmented. I also tried using MAC Cosmetics Nail Transformation Top Coats and loved the way 621 Tutti Frutti looked with MAC Cosmetics Highlight (Blue Pearl) Top Coat and MAC Cosmetics Pink Pearl Top Coat, which I applied on top of the second layer of 621 Tutti Frutti and follower with Deborah Lippmann Hard Rock Hydrating Hardener. Another transformative coat that I enjoyed over 621 Tutti Frutti is Nails Inc. Special Effects Electric Lane Holographic Glitter Top Coat.