[Chanel] Celebrity (#580)

This is the latest black Chanel has released – for Christmas last year, who would have thought? 😉 It’s stunning (although “just” black) and would be perfect for Fantasy Filmfest White Nights, which will finally take place in Hamburg too. Can’t wait.


Two coats shown below.

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Artificial light.

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[A England] Lancelot

Lancelot was perfect for the final day of Fantasy Filmfest. Amazing blackened cherry red, which I could not wait to try.


Two coats shown below. It’s hard to see that this is actually a very, very deep red. But it is, although the proportion of black is really high.





Artificial light.


Matte Is Murder

Last matte nail colour I am showing for the time being – you have my word. 😉 I’ve posted Matte is Murder before, back in 2011, and wore it again during Fantasy Filmfest. Because black and horror movies are a good match, and matte black with glitter is even better. Two coats applied, no top coat.

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Natural light.

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Close-up picture.

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[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.


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.





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.