This is clearly the ‘It’ nail polish of the season and sceptical though I was about a green-blue-gold colour, one swipe was all it took to hook me on Chanel’s Peridot. Based on the gemstone that is also known as ‘the evening emerald’, this is one nail polish that reaches out to grab you from right across the room. Case in point – even my totally oblivious husband noticed it within the dark confines of a car!
Depending on the angle, the extremely limited edition duochromatic colour is an astonishing fusion of green and antique gold, with indigo ribboning. In sunlight and night sparkles, it is mega-reflective with high shimmer; in more sedate white light, it looks golden in the middle and green on the edges. The formula is thin without being sheer – two coats is perfect for an opaque result – and even though there is a metallic finish, it was easy to control brush strokes. Take a look: