I'm really not that much into yellow nail polishes, their tendancy to streakiness usually dissuades me from wearing them, although I own a few, almost all untrieds...
But, just like everybody else, this summer's new "it" color, Chanel Mimosa, instantly sparked my interest, even more so that very little info was available as to color accuracy, release date, etc.
Well, I managed to get my hands on a precious bottle of Mimosa so here it is :
As soon as I heard about Mimosa, I wanted to know how it would compare to Chanel's other bright yellow from the Robertson collection : L.A. Sunrise and today I can say that they are really close.
Mimosa's shimmer particles seem to be evenly parted between yellow, orange and green while L.A. Sunrise's strong silver flash tends to outshine those same shades. L.A. Sunrise's shimmer is much thinner and abundant too, the overall effect being of a slightly lighter yellow.
In term of appliation, they're pretty much the same : very nice 2 coaters, surprisingly good for yellows.In conclusion I'd say that if you already own L.A. Sunrise you might want to pass on Mimosa although the different shimmer is actually a plus in my opinion : no brushstrokes at all (although they were almost unnoticeable in L.A. Sunrise)...
|Chanel L.A Sunrise|
|Chanel Mimosa on index and ring finger|
Chanel L.A. Sunrise on middle finger
Now, if you like yellows and haven't been able to get L.A. Sunrise, definitely grab Mimosa! It's my favorite from those two and it's a fresh, bright and funny color to wear.