Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Nail of the Day: Chanel Black Pearl

Today's Nail of the Day is from Chanel's Spring 2011 collection, and it is a gorgeous dark shade called Black Pearl. This is one of the most beautiful polishes I have ever seen, and it really is one of those that you cannot appreciate until you see it in person/painted. I looked at photos of this online and thought "nothing special", saw it in store and thought "pretty", painted it and thought "OMFG". It's just that beautiful.

natural light, 2 coats

The shade truly is the color of a black pearl, so it really isn't black at all, but more of a deep grey with a subtle deep green reflect in it. This was a really hard one to photograph, because it wants to look like a solid, dull grey in photos, but I think I managed to catch a bit of the green reflect for the photo in this post.

As expected for a $23 nail polish (my first Chanel... ouch!), consistency was good and it only took 2 coats to get a nice, opaque finish. I have a feeling this is going to become a year-round staple for me!

Would you wear it?
xx, Allison

19 comments:

  1. I would definitely wear it. (Altho for the price I may try and look for a cheaper dupe since I'm on a makeup budget) looks great on you!

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  2. a cheaper one is "Gunmetal" in the Xtreme wear!!!! (:

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  3. it looks lovely on your skintone :) which is also mine.. you're my go-to-guru for colors!

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  4. Ooo, That color is awesome! But $23 is not for me

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  5. I would totally wear it... but $23 is really steep!

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  6. Ooooh that looks pretty! I own Paradoxal, which was a gift from my mum's friend (lucky me!), not sure I can justify the price tag though...will have to think about it ;) x

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  7. It does look pretty! Lucky that you were able to get it at $23 because now Chanel nail polishes are $25! Yikes!

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  8. Ohhhh no... I was convinced I wouldn't get it but... you're making it hard. lol

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  9. Prettyyyyyyy! I've never been a huge fan of black nail polish, so owning a (not really black) polish with the name Black Pearl might be one step forward. Haha. :)

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  10. I don't know...I expected more from a Chanel nail polish.Maybe because I haven't seen yet in real life.

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  11. I think it looks pretty good but I'm still too scared of "black" polish. I watch the Tyra Show and the gay booth of truth said you wanna say Marilyn Monroe not Marilyn Manson when it comes to nails.

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  12. Looks beautiful! Sure would wear it!

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  13. Is this color similar to Lucerne-Tainly Look Marvelous by OPI?

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  14. I just bought this too! My first Chanel polish too! Have you bought any other Chanel polishes since this one?

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  15. This has been on my lust-list for ages.... love love love but R250.00 for a nail polish.... gonna have to run that one past my husband, LOL

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  16. Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Nail Color Black Tie 470 is an EXACT dupe for this! you'll love it, its amazing quality and a fraction of the cost. try please!

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  17. http://cdn.makeuptalk.com/7/72/72bbdf47_IMG_8404.jpeg

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