You Have To See Chanel's Brand-New Nail-Polish Line

Chanel has long been the color authority on nail polish. When Uma Thurman wore its cult-y Vamp (a deep wine) in Pulp Fiction, the rest of the world followed. When the brand proclaimed marine blue the color of summer, you couldn't find a pair of toes not wearing it. Every season, beauty editors wait eagerly in anticipation of the new shades, knowing that they will inform the rest of the season's trends. And this year, we all got a major surprise.

Not only is Chanel releasing new limited-edition spring and summer colors, but it's also launching a new Le Vernis, featuring 16 long-wear nail polishes. The line will include new colors as well as many of the shades that have made Chanel nail color so famous — but this time, with a cult-worthy texture, finish, and durability to back them up. The new 5-free formula has bioceramics to prevent chips and streaks for seven days, ceramides to protect the health of the nails, and a super-glossy, gel-like finish (without the lamp).

We tried the polishes in the office, and we have to say, we were impressed. The formula was thin (unlike some thicker, gel-like ones that tend to look plastic-y) and went on perfectly streak-free. And the shine — even before we layered on the gel-like topcoat — was mirror-like. The polishes won't be available until March (we've reached out to Chanel for the exact date and will update this post when we hear back). Until then, click ahead to see the entire collection. P.S. Superfans, head over to Chanel's website to sign up to be among the first to receive more information about the launch.
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Fans will immediately recognize this pale pink — now in a formula that won't budge.

Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Ballerina, $28, available spring 2016.
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Meet your favorite neutral: an icy stone-gray.

Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Monochrome, $28, available spring 2016.
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One of our favorite nude polishes ever, this creamy brown isn't too warm or too cool.

Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Particulière, $28, available spring 2016.
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If this creamy raspberry doesn't have you dreaming of spring, we don't know what will.

Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Shantung, $28, available spring 2016.
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A cult favorite, this vampy red flatters just about everyone.

Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Pirate, $28, available spring 2016.
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We can't wait to see this rich blue peeking out of our sandals this summer.

Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Mariniere, $28, available spring 2016.
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Just as popular now as it was in 1994, this classic wine will never go out of style.

Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Vamp, $28, available spring 2016.
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But if you're looking for something a tad less dramatic, try this softer burgundy.

Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Mythique, $28, available spring 2016.
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Want to make a statement? We suggest this unapologetically bright pink.

Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Camelia, $28, available spring 2016.
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Another favorite, this deep wine has long been compared to Vamp (but is actually even darker).

Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Rouge Noir, $28, available spring 2016.
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This creamy khaki is poised to be another crowd favorite.

Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Garconne, $28, available spring 2016.
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Seeking a classic red manicure? Look no further.

Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Rouge Essentiel, $28, available spring 2016.
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We're calling this sweet beige as the next go-to shade among brides.

Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Organdi, $28, available spring 2016.
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If we get this much joy just staring at this shimmery gold in the bottle, we can only imagine the effect it will have when it's on our fingers.

Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Chaine Or, $28, available spring 2016.
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If you love Clambake, you've gotta try this poppy-orange.

Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Gitane, $28, available spring 2016.
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It's hard to tell in the bottle, but this is actually a vivid purple on hands. (And it is stunning.)

Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Roubachka, $28, available spring 2016.
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