[Essence] Meet Me Midnight

This is from the current Midnight Masquerade collection and reminds me of Chanel Ombre Essentielle “Swing” eyeshadow, only as nail varnish. They are a perfect match. Meet Me Midnight is a blue glitter polish; the small glitter being so dense that I’m not sure whether it has a blackened base … It’s also a bit iridescent, shifting from medium blue to dark blue, sometimes with a hint of purple.

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Two coats shown below. I had slight issues with the stubborn brush, maybe because I have not applied Essence nail colours for quite a while and because of the bristles being cut straight at the tip. But then I got the trick and the second coat was flawless.

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Close-up views.

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[Chanel] Gris Obscur (#538)

Here’s Gris Obscur, my latest Chanel nail varnish. Although it is called Gris, it is more a blackened dark grey (if not black) with silver microshimmer – but still unique.

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Application was two coats. On the nails, the shimmer does not really show, it’s very, very subtle.

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Close-up picture under direct sunlight.

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[A England] Heathcliff

Heathcliff presents multicolour glitter in a black jelly base, the glitter bits being red, blue, silver, gold, and purple.

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I applied two coats for perfect coverage (and tried not to think about removal issues, haha). To achieve a smooth finish, I sealed the mani with top coat.

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Close-up picture.

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[Dior] Black Out (982)

With Black Out (matching the mascara of the same name), Dior released another black nail varnish.

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This is totally made for Fantasy Filmfest, which started yesterday – but as for me, blacks can be a bit messy to apply, especially when in a hurry and as first job to do in the morning, without my usual caffeine intake. :mrgreen: Nevertheless, here we go, two coats applied.

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As regards the shade itself, there is no difference to Bar or Untitled Black, which is still my favourite Dior black. However, Black Out is deeply pigmented, with just one coat achieving almost full coverage, and I have the feeling that it dries more quickly. In addition, Untitled Black does not have the “gel shine” formula that has been introduced by Dior last year.

[Yves Saint Laurent] Nuit Noire (59)

Nuit Noire. This is probably a quite unusual colour to wear for summer and especially on hot, sunny days – but I thought that its silver glitter might look great in the sun. Overall, Nuit Noire is packed with square-shaped glitter in a black, rather opaque (in terms of glitter polishes) base.

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Two coats applied. I guess a second layer of top coat (this is only one) would have been good regarding a smooth surface (it’s a bit gritty otherwise).

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Close-up view.

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[Dior] Bar (902)

That’s it, I’m already past the first half of Fantasy Filmfest (today is Day 7 of 12, and I’m about to leave for the awesome Savoy), and it has been great so far. 🙂

This is Bar, a black nail varnish, but with hints of shimmer, being visible in the bottle as well as (under direkt light) on the nails, but only slightly.

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Two coats.

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Close-up view.

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My favourite black Dior polish is Untitled Black (904), but actually there is not any difference between Bar and Untitled Black, except that Bar has the new gel-like formula, and with 902 and 904 even the numbers are close.

[Chanel] Cosmic

Cosmic was released for last year’s Vogue Fashion’s Night Out, and thanks to C.M of ChaHeVu I could add it to my stash. It’s a black base with lots of small glitter particles.

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This is two coats; I have applied Cosmic for a couple of times so far (it is indeed very pretty), but it’s always been hard to photograph, I don’t know why.

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Nevertheless, a macro view.

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Next to Black Sequins.

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