Chanel Mysterious is quite a mystery, indeed. The description states that it’s simply a deep khaki green. But I find that it has a tinge of light beige making it quite similar to Chanel Vertigo in terms of murkiness. To be honest, Mysterious reminded me of Grade School Art class memories — that water we use to wash away the paint from the brush that has been dipped into by several colors.
In real life as well as in these photos, I couldn’t see the khaki color unless I look at it long enough that I’ve actually convinced myself I’m seeing it. I do have a slight inclination to dark colors which makes me think I like this more than I should.
Application was a breeze— it went on opaque on first coat, but I applied two coats in these photos. Formula is the great full cream that Chanel does so well. Still on the fence about the color, though. It’s a great alternative to a true black, but I already have Vertigo for that. Or Black Pearl.
For me, among the three shades in the Fall collection— this is the most skippable. I quite like Alchimie because it’s unique. Elixir is an easy shade to like. But Mysterious — still reminds me of a murky watercolor washer. It’s really of great formulation, but the color I’ll revisit in a few months to see if my mind changes about it.