Chanel came out with 3 shades - Island, Delight, and Holiday in this collection. Each of the shades cost $26USD. As usual, I picked up the lighter and more neutral leaning shades. I was particularly excited about Island from the promo pictures. Seashell pinky beige? Must have!
Look at all those beautiful shimmers!
Delight on the other hand was a blind purchase. It is my very first gold nail polish purchase.
I really didn't know what to expect with Delight. In the sun, it turns into this bright shimmery burnt gold.
The one thing that Chanel seems to do so well is to create chameleon-like shades. Indoors, Island is a soft pink with a hint of beige and Delight is a medium gold with lots of shimmers.
The minute I step out into the sun, Island turns completely Beige with very fine shimmers but there is virtually no pink detected. Delight on the other hand is super bold, glittery, and shimmery.
Out of the two, I find Delight a bit more unique compared to Island. I say that because OPI's Cosmo Not Tonight Honey! is incredibly similar to Island. In fact, it has a little bit more shimmer in comparison. I was also disappointed that it turned beige in the sun. I really wanted the seashell pink color instead. Chanel's Delight is much more gold compared to LMdB's Lame Entertain You.
Overall, I like Chanel's new summer polishes but I am not in love with them. I had a hard time pulling off Delight since the color is completely out of my comfort zone. However after wearing it for a week, the shade somewhat grew on me. Its texture is so much better compared to Island, which required 3 coats to get full opacity. I can get away with just 1 coat for Delight.
Bottom Line: These are nice shades that are dupable and not must-haves for me. I purchased these without seeing them in person but would most likely skip if I had. If you're on a budget, I'm sure you can find plenty of similar colors at a lower price point. I'm really looking forward to seeing more innovative shades from Chanel. As of late, I feel like the colors are not as unique as the ones from last year.
What are your thoughts on Island and Delight?