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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.

Photos: Chanel Black Satin Polish (w/ review)Chanel Black Satin Polish. $18.Photos: Chanel Black Satin Polish (w/ review)Photos: Chanel Black Satin Polish (w/ review)
tdsollog tdsollog 7 years 42 weeks
I'd wear it on my toes, not my hands. Great photos.
the-makeup-blogette the-makeup-blogette 7 years 42 weeks
I never had a problem with chipping Chanel nail polish. Having a anti-chip top coat may help.
mominator mominator 7 years 42 weeks
I wish I was one who could carry off wearing a black nail polish. It looks great on you.
kahribar kahribar 7 years 43 weeks
Yes, I don't mind paying for great color, but as you said not for a so so product! Thanks for the review and by the way, it looks great on you!
scully22 scully22 7 years 43 weeks
It's a great color no doubt but every review I've read about Chanel nail polishes always says the same thing - the polish chips easily.
the-makeup-blogette the-makeup-blogette 7 years 43 weeks
I love Chanel nail polish even though they are overpriced. My fav is still Blue Satin. You should check out the new ones, called Kaleidoscope.
Michaelrcks Michaelrcks 7 years 43 weeks
almost-famous almost-famous 7 years 43 weeks
There's nothing sexier than black nail polish! I think black nail polish puts red nail polish to shame sometimes... Love this color!