Photos: Chanel Black Satin Polish (w/ review)
While this polish may look very black in the photos, in sunlight I find it to be a softer black than say "Wet N Wild, Wild Shine in Black Creme." Which I consider that a positive depending on the look you are going for. However in a regularly lit room, Black Satin will look pure black. There are a few negatives: 1. The formula seems different that Blue Satin; Black Satin seemed watery and not easy to control when being applied; Blue Satin has the perfect combination of thick and thin mixture. The end result was a nice even coat however while I will still use the polish, I did not enjoy applying the first coat of polish (2nd goes on easier. It grips to the first layer.) 2. The price. Yes, I can justify paying $18 for Blue Satin (the formula is wonderful and easier to apply than OPI Russian Navy) however I would not spend that much for another bottle of Black Satin; just not worth it. I love Chanel polish and while the finish color was nice, I will stick to cheap old Wet N Wild for regular black polish. 3. Even with a base coat, the polish chips far too easily (painted my nails Friday 8/1 and now on 8/3 I have chips along the tips. Not that I did not expect some chips to show, just not within a day. Oh well, I do like the color just not the mild disappointment.