Chanel Le Vernis- 530 Rouge Radical

Chanel 530 Rouge Radical/$28
Top to bottom:
          1. 530 Rouge Radical
2. 504 Organdi
3. 506 Camélia
  4. 520 Garçonne
Two coats in outdoor lighting

Chanel reformulated their nail polish line earlier this year to a new and improved longer lasting formula. I’ve tried a couple of the new polishes and they do seem to last longer than the old version.  The bottle also got a slight change as the polish names are now on the back.

Rouge Radical is part of Chanel’s Le Rouge Collection Nº1 which is all about celebrating the color red. I thought Radical would look like a clear coat with a hint of color on the nails. Imagine my surprise when after two coats I got the vibrant, pigmented, beauty pictured above. Nothing about what I saw in the bottle prepared me for the gorgeousness that was to come.  I love it. I think it’s just the right combination of red and orange that is perfect for summer.

Is it a love or a meh for you? Have you tried any of the reformulated Chanel polishes?



  1. ahhhsoNeo
    August 1, 2016 / 3:23 am

    oh wow, in the bottle it looks so clear, I thought it was some kind of top coat. I have 2 chanel polishes, I am not 100% convinced. I cant manage to make them last longer than 4 days, but in all honesty, I can make any polish last longer than that so ….

    • Of the comely
      August 7, 2016 / 11:07 pm

      So did I ! This one lasted me a full seven days with very little tip wear. Their new formula is amazing. Have a great week :)

  2. Sateona Delora
    August 19, 2016 / 10:36 pm

    I have yet to try these but they look really pretty, especially Organdi. Thank you for sharing!

    • Of the comely
      August 21, 2016 / 7:35 pm

      You are welcome Sateona. Let me know if you try them. I wore Rouge Radical two weeks in a row and my mani lasted for the majority of the week with very little tip wear both times.

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