Since the Chanel Paris-Bombay Métiers d'Art show back in December last year, I had wanted to get my hands on Diwali and the Nirvana Illusion d'ombre. Sadly Nirvana never made it into production, so I only picked up Diwali from the Bombay Express collection. And just as I had suspected, the Route des Indes de Chanel is disappointingly far too gold and sparkly for me.
Gold is a colour that I find very difficult to wear, as I have yellow based skintone - I find wearing gold coloured anything tends to make me look jaundised. Diwali looked like a pale "silvered-down" gold in the fashion show photos and I wanted to try it immediately.
Diwali is a pale champagne gold with lots of micro shimmer particles - which Chanel is so good at. As always, the shimmer is more evident in the bottle than when applied.
Initially I thought Diwali and Delight from the summer collection might look almost identical. But next to each other, you can see Delight takes on more of a rose gold tone and is grittier in texture.
I found Diwali had a shorter wear time than my other Chanel nail polishes. However I still love it as it is an unique and flattering colour.