Estee Lauder Chrome Violet nail polish review

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Top: Estee Lauder “Chrome Violet” in direct sunlight.
Estee Lauder “Chrome Violet” nail polish inside with natural light.
Both photos: one 
base coat, one coat of color.

I am drawn to any shade of purple, as well as metallics; especially when it comes to nail polish. When I saw “Chrome Violet” nail polish from Estee Lauder I had to give it try.

In the bottle, “Chrome Violet” by Estee Lauder looks like a pewter hue. Not the case when applied! Estee Lauder’s “Chrome Violet” offers a distinct violet hue with pewter undertones which offers a cool tone and an easy color to wear for fall 2013. Love that!

Fall 2013 is all about shades of wine, purple, navy, red, cobalt and neutrals. “Chrome Violet” by Estee Lauder plays well with all of these colors; regardless of their cold or warm undertones. Although “Chrome Violet” looks amazing with silver and pewter colored metals, it does not clash with yellow gold and blends easily with gold-tone jewelry. Perfect!

Estee Lauder’s “Chrome Violet” nail polish applies quickly and very thick. I found I needed to polish each finger quickly or the polish would begin to dry and clump if I ran the brush back over the paint. This was a bit of challenge which resulted in four fingers needing to be redone; it was worth the hassle. “Chrome Violet” nail polish by Estee Lauder only needed one coat of color. The end result is a slightly matte, metallic violet hue which is extremely chip resistant. Love!

I was able to wear “Chrome Violet” nail polish by Estee Lauder for six days before my nails showed growth at the bottom and needed to be repolished. They did not chip at the tips despite some heavy housework!

Estee Lauder nail polish is $20 and can be found online here.