Review By Melanie Parker
Chanel's latest Limited Edition (LE) neutral nail lacquer is Antilope. At first, I was shocked that a color called Antilope would be in the 2008 Summer makeup line. But then I remembered the photographs of Coco Chanel's apartment that were posted here on Blogdorf Goodman, and Chanel's collection of stags, and the name had a new found symbolism to me. Antilope seemed like a chic neutral that is destined to be a classic and like so many LE nail lacquers from Chanel before it, I was afraid that it was bound to go waitlist or sellout if I didn't act quickly
Antilope looked like a golden brown that flashed bronze in some of the swatches that I'd seen online, so I was intrigued. The other nail lacquer in this color story is a typical bright pink called Flamingo. I love a bright pink pedicure in the summer as much as the next girl, but I'll take an OPI, China Glaze, or even go to my local Walgreen's and check out the Sinful display and get one for a fraction of the price.
Antilope is lighter than it appears in promotional photographs. It's not too golden, so I think it works well with cool and warm skin tones. It's has a pearly luster to it. I am not sure it was worth the $19 price tag, as I don't find that Chanel polishes last longer than other salon formula polishes, but I do think it offers a chic and very wearable color.
Disclosure: The product reviewed in this post was purchased by the reviewer.