Thursday, 14 June 2012

Chanel - Rouge Noir

Back in the dark ages, years and years ago, in the days when I only owned TWO nail varnishes, one of them was this one, Chanel's Rouge Noir.
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Rouge Noir became all the rage when Uma Thurman wore it and looked unbearably cool in Pulp Fiction, which was aaaages ago. I haven't worn mine in ages, and I regret it now, because LOOK! It's fabulous (of course)!
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This is two coats of Rouge Noir, with no topcoat.  It's a really dark vampy blackish red, almost the colour of dried blood. In a tasteful, classy way though, haha!  
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I wore this all day, and then this evening I've added a bit of my favourite glitter, China Glaze Solar Flare, because tomorrow is Friday, and Friday has to have glitter!  
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I'm pretty happy with this look.  
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Solar Flare is a great glitter - big sparkly shiny pieces of pure gold glitter. What could be better?
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6 comments:

  1. Now that is lovely, and just right for this moody "summer" weather we're having

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    1. Thanks!

      I'm going very neon this weekend, in the hope it'll bring out the sun.

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  2. That is THE color that got me into varnish (in the 90's) and then pulled me back in after a few years out of the game. =) This color was called "Vamp" in the US (Chanel's current "Vamp" is a totally different color; a metallic red thing) and it was a *huge* deal. It was sold out everywhere. You couldn't find it to buy it, at any price. There's a legend about a big Hollywood actress who stole the bottle at a party where Chanel was giving free manis. Another big actress said she 'dupped the vamp look by layering Wet 'n Wild varnishes.

    Mind you I have *never actually owned* this color-- or any other Chanel for that matter. Reviews on their quality vary so widely, I don't know what to believe. But I do own several 'vamp dupes' which I adore. First on my list is Essie's "Wicked". I bought it in '07 one day when I decided I absolutely needed to paint my nails & I needed it to be with "a vampy color". I went to a nail supply & perused the wall of Essie's until I found gorgeous "Wicked". I still have that bottle -of course- but now it's vintage. It's from the pre-3-Free days. ;-)

    All that said-- I ♥ this color so very much and I think it looks amazing on you. =)

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    1. Thanks! I love this colour too.

      I can't fault the Chanel polishes that I've tried, although there haven't been many. This, and Peridot, and a really really good basecoat, and a gorgeous clear red jelly back in the 80s (or possibly 90s) that looked just like watermelon Jolly Ranchers.

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  3. Oh oh, that looks very similar to one I have! I'm going to google, I think it was Max Factor. When I bought it I thought it was brown with an odd name for a brown but when I put it on it was dark blood red and awesome.

    *googles*

    It was ruby fruit. It must be hard to photograph because most of the ones that are coming up in image search look much more brown than it actually is.

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    1. You probably need this one too!

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