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MUG SHOT: Chanel’s Fashion’s Night Out 2012 colors – Délicatesse, Infidèle, Provocation

October 22, 2012 by pam

Petah told you how he scored this year’s Chanel Fashion’s Night Out colors for me. Now it’s time to show you the swatches.

The bottles arrived safely from New York in this box.

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I love how securely Petah packed it.

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And I love the little note he put inside.

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And the awesome sticker sheet that totally reminded me of the 90s.

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I had seen the colors over and over again online. I couldn’t wait to finally see them right in front of me.

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They were as pretty as I thought they’d be.

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The box arrived during a very busy time so I had to put off swatching the FNO shades even though I didn’t want to. I was so excited when I finally had the chance to play with them.

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Délicatesse, Infidèle, Provocation.

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A triple treat.

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Let’s start with Délicatesse.

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Chanel describes this as beige but it looks more like a rosy, peachy brown to me.

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And yup that’s how it looks on the nails too.

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Délicatesse is a creme – there isn’t a hint of sparkle in it.

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I like it.

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It’s a neutral feminine shade that isn’t boring.

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The formula was nice.

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I used two coats.

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Up next is Infidèle.

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Jill’s Lego fairy photo-bombed Infidèle.

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Chanel describes this as an intense pink.

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And yes, that’s what it is.

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I was surprised by how intense this pink was.

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All the promo shots made me expect something paler or dustier.

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It does have a little of that dusty quality which I like because it sets this color apart from my other Chanel pinks.

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Infidèle is so pretty, it became my favorite shade from this collection.

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Lovely formula.

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I used two coats.

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And finally, Provocation.

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It’s a rich, deep plum.

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I was excited about Provocation because Chanel doesn’t do a lot of purplish shades. (Seriously, Peter Philips, it’s been years since Vendetta, Rodeo Drive and Lilac Sky – we’d love to see more purples or violets from Chanel. And green! Oh god, green!)

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On the nails, Provocation is super vampy.

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It’s a sexy deep plum that would totally rock as a fall pedi too.

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It’s beautiful.

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This almost became my favorite out of the three. Actually, it might be my favorite.

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Provocation or Infidèle? I can’t decide.

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The formula was lovely.

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I used two coats.

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Was I hoping for something a little more out of the box from Chanel for this year’s Fashion’s Night Out? Yes. But did I love these shades anyway? Yes.


9 Comments »

  1. charly says:

    love Provocation…its a super sexy plum…

  2. Sara says:

    My absolute fav is Infidele. There is something about that color which made me wear it for a week. As for Provocation, yes it is nice but I like the Les Violets Hypnotiques shades (poison, orchid and shadow) of Dior much more. Dior has some very pretty purples…

  3. Jeanne says:

    Hi Pam,

    I have been following your blog for sometime and I am a Chanel nail polish fan like you too!
    Do you mind sharing what top coat and base coat you use with your Chanel manicures? I use Seche Vite but I have noticed that it starts to thicken over time and it becomes hard to remove when i put too much thinning solution. Help!

    Hear from you soon!
    Jeanne

  4. Sue says:

    Love both Infidèle and Provocation; they look great on you! The first color is too ’80s/granny for me, no offense meant.

  5. Maddie Shen says:

    These are all pretty, but definitely not as much of a wow as other years in my opinion! Great swatches as always! :)

  6. kirsten says:

    Hi! :D Can you post swatches of possible dupes of infedele? Thanks! :D

  7. kimberley says:

    Ohh I love these polishes!

  8. Teeny says:

    The colors didn’t spark my inner polish spirit but as always… Your nails are perfectly polished and you provided a good review. Have you already posted on how you care for and polish your nails? I’m not this good. Thanks!

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