Monday, 26 March 2012

Review: Chanel Black Pearl

I don’t know about you but I always feel as beauty bloggers and readers we are constantly on the lookout for the next new product or item.  It is therefore easy to forget about permanent products that may have been available for some time, and are unloved gems.
Please excuse my awful cuticles and smudge on the 2nd finger - taken in a rush!
Chanel’s Black Pearl is one of my favourite polishes.  Released in late 2012 and now available on a permanent basis, this is an almost greened grey with a pearly finish (hence the name!).  When I was first introduced to it, I was a little afraid that it would be tricky to use without having the dreaded visible brushstrokes so often present in frost-type finishes.  However I am pleased to report that the formula is very easy to use, and two coats produces the perfect opaque finish. 

I’ve personally never got to grips with the whole, almost-black nail trend as I just look someone in fancy dress pretending to be a goth!  This is a much more wearable way of wearing dark polish as, although it is dark, it is a very easy-to wear grey, and the finish makes it significantly different from any other polishes that I own.

Verdict
If you like dark polishes and enjoy Chanel’s formula, this is a must-have in your collection!   It is the very definition of a grown-up grey polish and I feel extremely sophisticated when wearing it!  
5/5
Price - £17.50


8 comments:

  1. I love dark nail polish, and this looks like a great colour xx

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    1. Thanks, its one of my favourites!
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  2. That's really pretty but I don't think I could justify paying so much for a nail varnish!

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    1. It is at the higher end of the scale for nail polishes but I probably wear it more than most of my other polishes so figure on a cost per wear it is quite good value - or so I tell myself!
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  3. ooh, thats lovely! So different to most greyish shades that are around at the minute.
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    1. Thank you, I have a few other greys but none quite like this.
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