When selecting a nail polish shade during the summer, there are more factors to consider compared to the other three seasons. First off, you'll be spending a lot more time outdoors (and exposing more skin to show off that suntan) so you need a color that promises to pop. Secondly, with your toes on display thanks to all the sandals you'll be sporting, you've got to be sure your pedicure coordinated perfectly with your mani. Lastly, with trips to the beach on the calendar, you want a lacquer that lasts despite sand, salt, and seawater. Your solution? The Chanel Nail 2019 collection, which combines luxe, long-wear polish and the bright, bold shades you'll want this season.
Sophisticated and elegant, playful and whimsical. That's Chanel in a nutshell. Whatever the brand creates, it does it with that French flair and impeccable eye for style that fashion lovers everywhere know and love. And its cult-loved Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour is of course no exception. The luxe polish is loved for a reason — namely, its long-lasting formula and always on-point color selection that bring a dose of playful elevation to any look — and the brand-new Nails 2019 Collection is proof.
The just-launched collection, which is now available at Chanel's website and boutiques (before landing in department and specialty stores August 2019), includes six fresh limited-edition shades that'll shake up your summer nail style thanks to a serious dose of metallic shimmer and shine. The beach-ready colors, $28 each, range from bold, bright summer shades like a blazing mandarin orange shade, Radiant Arancio, and a sparkling teal hue, Radiant Verde, plus more classic nail colors upgraded with the metallic finish, like true-red Radiant Rouge and peachy-pink Radiant Ballerina.
The metallic polishes are quite unexpected for the season compared to the ultra-vibrant and neon shades that seemingly everyone else is sporting, but no less effective at making a striking mani statement on the beach or by the pool this summer. Pair the bold, deep Radiant Blue with an elegant one-piece suit for a luxe Mediterranean vibe, or rely on the high-shine Radiant Ballerina shade to make tanned skin pop. Plus, all the colors are enriched with bioceramics and ceramides to strengthen your nails over time — so you can expect less breakage even after a sandy beach weekend.
If you prefer a sleek, mirror-like lacquer look instead, each of the six limited-edition shades do come in a classic, non-metallic finish to round out the collection. Chanel even suggests mixing and matching one of the striking metallic shades with a contrasting lacquer-finish polish for a statement-making look — after all it's summer, so why not max out your mani-pedi with all kinds of shine? Try the Radiant Arancio on your nails plus super-glossy classic red Rouge Puissant on your toes for a red-hot look that'll add warmth to your summer-white attire.
Ready to stock up on the stylish metallic shades for a manicure that'll stand out for summer? Keep scrolling to shop all six, and head to Chanel for even more elegant nail polish options to snag for every beach and pool session this season.