Chanel Bel-Argus is a fantastic polish. Wow. Wow. Wow. I am a bit partial to the odd blue nail polish, but this one is glorious.
Chanel Bel-Argus was released for the Summer 2013. It came out with Chanel Azure and Chanel Lilis in the L’Été Papillon de Chanel collection. I love the colours in this collection and Bel-Argus is a standout.
You know that it has to be good when Mr Swatchfest thought it was a wow polish too. It is a stunning metallic blue. It is car duco worthy. Actually, I had a car that had a metallic blue paint-job. It was called Moody Blue (on a Nissan Pulsar SSS) and it looked amazing. I loved that car. Anywho….let’s talk polish.
Chanel Bel-Argus in the bottle is gorgeous. In the Chanel formula review, I have photos of Bel Argus in its shimmery glory. It truly is spectacular. The colour from some angles shows the complexity of the colour, with dark blue coming through as well as the microglitter.
On the nail the polish applies streak free. With a metallic polish like this, often you get visible brushstrokes. Chanel Bel-Argus was not plagued by these. There isn’t a streak to be seen. Chanel Alchimie had some brushstroke issues.
The polish was easy to apply and if you are careful you can get away with one coat – it’s that pigmented. I have applied two coats without top coat so you can see the shimmery, shiny goodness. When top coat is applied the microshimmers pop like crazy. It is to die for. It really is a beautiful polish.
As for wear, again I found that this didn’t last quite as long as the usual Chanel polishes. Granted Bel-Argus didn’t chip straight away, it didn’t do the usual 7 days wear.
Disclaimer: I bought Chanel Bel-Argus from Nordstroms.