Chanel’s new collection for winter 2015 is Rouge Noir Absolument, which includes the classic Rouge Noir, as well as two new lacquers:
Rouge Noir (18) Le Vernis
Rose Fusion (757) Le Vernis
Rouge Noir Le Top Coat Lamé, a “tri-phase” top coat
Here’s the link to the full collection, which also includes some stunning lip and eye shades. I think I’m liking the new eye colors best! Rose Fusion looks way too frosty for my taste, and I’m not overly into glitter top coats. And Rouge Noir is already in my collection.
I recently picked up a three-pack of holiday-ready China Glaze nail lacquers from Winners, and the first of the set is Red Satin (80645), a basic true red cream with a clean look. It’s midtoned, but on the lighter and brighter side.
I didn’t find it especially satin-y—it’s more of a glossy, candy cane red with a slight jelly finish.
At first glance, today’s polish isn’t a standout in Essie’s Fall 2015 collection. The first time I saw the whole set, I instantly picked out Frock ‘n Roll (which turned out a little disappointing) and Leggy Legend (massive love), and didn’t look back. The next time I came across the set, I was moved to pick Bell-Bottom Blues (which I’m wearing now and will hopefully review later this week or next) and With the Band. I’m now convinced that I need to return to grab the remaining two from this collection—Color Binge and In the Lobby—before they go out of stock, just in case either of those two cream finish shades is as fab as this one is…
Essie describes With the Band (934) as a “toasted spice burgundy”. It’s a mid-deep red cream with a curiously cool berry undertone coupled with a stronger, hot chili.
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Today’s polish is from a Fall 2009 collection, so it almost works for Throwback Thursday, but not quite (I’ve arbitrarily decided that Throwback polishes have to be seven years old).
Angora Cardi (700) is described by Essie as a “creamy, deep dusty rose”. It’s a midtone mauve, which is nicely balanced between red, violet and taupe. I think of it as a subdued raisin.
Mauve is actually named for the mallow flower, Malva (mauve in French). The flower itself simply appears to be a light purple, but the reason we now think of mauve as a more subdued shade is that mauve dye, originally named Tyrian purple, faded easily, and that color became associated with the word mauve.
So, I’ve been completely smitten by Yves Rocher’s new line of Botanical Colour Nail Polish and I’ve taken advantage of their many sales and ordered even more colors. I mean, they end up coming in at around CA$3 a pop. What’s not to love?
Black Cherry / Cerise noire (43) is a deep, burgundy red velvet cream. It qualifies as vampy, but it’s not blackened, so it still reads as deep red even in dim light.